PERPLEX CITY, SEASON ZERO
From: email@example.com Subject: A riddle from Perplex City Date: 22 April 2005 12:07:14 pm BST To: **************** Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> X-Original-To: ******** Delivered-To: *********** Received: from 242.67-19-175.reverse.theplanet.com (unknown [188.8.131.52]) by mail.blueshiftmedia.net (Postfix) with ESMTP id 9A6D73CE for <*************>; Fri, 22 Apr 2005 15:27:09 +0100 (BST) Received: by 242.67-19-175.reverse.theplanet.com with esmtp (Exim 4.44) id 1DOwDO-0002D7-Ph for *************; Fri, 22 Apr 2005 11:20:54 +0000 Sender: email@example.com Message-Id: <E1DOwDO-0002D7-Ph@242.67-19-175.reverse.theplanet.com> Dear friends, The people of Perplex City are grateful beyond measure for your patience over recent months. Our cube retrieval project is now approaching its final phase and thus I offer you, those who have kept loyalty with us, an early view of things to come. Some of you may have heard rumours of this development in the Sentinel newspaper (www.perplexcitysentinel.com) already but the full details have not been revealed. In a short while MC, on Earth, will be sending out parcels to thank you for your patience. My daughter Scarlett (www.thescarlettkite.com) tells me that you have shown deep interest in us and asked many penetrating questions; I hope that these small tokens will go some way to slaking your curiosity. Our Earth resources are sadly limited, so only 333 of these packs can be made available. As you must already know, we place the highest value upon the solving of puzzles -- thus, I have prepared a simple riddle. The first 333 people from Earth who correctly solve it will receive the parcel. I wish you all swift wits and simple solutions. Sente. My first's simply a vegetable, delicious, round and green. My third and fourth are sound asleep, as plainly can be seen. My fifth is fifty, clear enough for any riddle-setter. Two of my second on their sides will give my final letter. Now that my second has my parts, fit them together well You see me now before your eyes, it's plain for all to tell. To enter your solution, visit http://www.perplexcity.com/email/ - you will need your unique code and email addresss as well. Your code: ********** Your email address: ********************
The solution for the riddle is puzzle. Inputting the solve, the key and the email address would give you a full signup form for getting one of the parcels:
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And after we've submitted the details we got:
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