I'm looking for a four-letter answer to the following puzzle:

My coworker's apparantly hard to buy for.
A calender might make a good gift.
It's a consciencious man I'm dealing with.
He's indispensible in the work he does.

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    $\begingroup$ Bitten once again by the similarity of the Puzzling and Workplace icons in the HNQ – was wondering how a coworker being hard to buy gifts for was a workplace problem! $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 12, 2023 at 14:09
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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Gung glcb va gur gvgyr ernyyl, ernyyl, vexf zr... V nz tynq V ernq gur fbyhgvba orsber cebcbfvat na rqvg gubhtu!) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 12, 2023 at 15:01
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    $\begingroup$ @MatthieuM. rot13(V unq gb onggyr zl BPQ ba guvf bar...) $\endgroup$
    – rybo111
    Commented Apr 12, 2023 at 16:45
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    $\begingroup$ Here's predicting you're going to have to do a lot of rolling back of well-meaning edits on this one. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 12, 2023 at 17:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor They can edit my posts but they'll never take my commentz! $\endgroup$
    – rybo111
    Commented Apr 12, 2023 at 23:32

1 Answer 1


You are a


Every line has a word which is misspelled.
apparently - apparantly
calender - calendar
consciencious -conscientious
indispensible - indispensable

Thanks to @M Oehm

If we take the indexes of the incorrect letters and take related A..Z values, we get T, I, P, O which is again a misspelled TYPO which fits the pattern. Since, there's no riddle tag, this is all we need to look for.

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    $\begingroup$ Good observation. If you rot13(gnxr gur glcbf' cbfvgvbaf nf N-M vaqrk, lbh rira trg n gurzngvp zvffcryyvat bs n gurzngvp jbeq). That would give an answer to bobble's comment above, but it doesn't explain the riddle itself. $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    Commented Apr 12, 2023 at 6:38
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    $\begingroup$ @MOehm Ah. Yep. Thanks. That makes more sense. Will add it in. $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Commented Apr 12, 2023 at 7:11
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    $\begingroup$ @rybo111 Sure. If there's also a riddle, you can add it. I've tried to explain it. But I could be far off lol. $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Commented Apr 12, 2023 at 8:27
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    $\begingroup$ @rybo111 Done that. $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Commented Apr 12, 2023 at 8:58

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