Part 17: Chapter 17
This was obviously written before "That's what she said!" jokes came around.
Better days, my friend.
You are inside a building, a well house for a large spring.
Adventure: Behind the Parser
XYZZY is not just a magic word. When it comes to text games, it's the magic word. Virtually every text game made contains the xyzzy command as an easter egg, even if the command just yells at you for expecting the author to implement it. The Magic Word is usually pronounced zi-zee. Crowther claims to have just made it up on the spot when he wanted a magic word.
E: Don't worry, there will be fewer large infodumps as we go.