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To know the secrets of the universe and hence attain ultimate power, you just need to enter a four-letter password. All you have is a sheet of paper with the following written on it, which is supposed to be a clue. Can you read between the lines and make out the password?

To You, Dear!

Try it just deviously; this is easy, Mr. Puzzler Omniscient. Knowledge about all languages aids. Don't enter nonsense, BS or rubbish answers. Zero experience in this? Hang on, read again this epistle, minding peculiar unusual specialities. Simple afterthoughts may assist you.

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The password is

TIME

Because

The first letters of each sentence/clause spell a word that translates to time in another language

To You, Dear! -> Tyd (Afrikaans)
Try it just deviously -> Tijd (Dutch)
this is easy, Mr. Puzzler Omniscient -> tiempo (Spanish)
Knowledge about all languages aids -> kaala (Sanskrit)
Don't enter nonsense, BS or rubbish answers -> denbora (Basque)
Zero experience in this? -> zeit (German)
Hang on, read again -> hora (Galician)
this epistle, minding peculiar unusual specialities -> tempus (Latin)
Simple afterthoughts may assist you -> samay (Hindi)

And the title...

When you give it out the wrong way = EMIT backwards = TIME

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    $\begingroup$ Nice! So do you now "know the secrets of the universe and hence attain ultimate power"? If so, just know that I upvoted, Benevolent Overlord. $\endgroup$ – Dan Russell Jul 26 '16 at 17:05
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    $\begingroup$ @Dan Mr. Puzzler Omniscient totally knew that. $\endgroup$ – Will Jul 26 '16 at 17:22
  • $\begingroup$ Wonderful answer, quick too. (Urdu) $\endgroup$ – Ankoganit Jul 27 '16 at 5:00
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The password is

DEAR

Because

It's written explicitly as a clue: "To You, Dear!"

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  • $\begingroup$ i thought of that but couldt be that simple $\endgroup$ – lois6b Jul 27 '16 at 6:22

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