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A Housekeeper, a Doctor, a Baker and a Detective are gathered in one place. Only 3 of them are people (and none has more than 1 job).

Who is not and why?

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    $\begingroup$ Is it "an" Housepkeeper? $\endgroup$ – prog_SAHIL May 7 '18 at 14:38
  • $\begingroup$ @prog_SAHIL I assume so, in analogy with "an hour" $\endgroup$ – Arctomachine May 7 '18 at 14:41
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    $\begingroup$ Don't try to be smug about creating a bad puzzle. I am familiar with the setting, but the puzzle just doesn't work. rot13(Onxre Fgerrg vfa'g n onxre; vg'f n fgerrg. Onxre Fgerrg 221O vfa'g n onxre, rvgure; vg'f na nqqerff be n ubhfr. Lbhe svefg fragrapr qbrfa'g jbex, orpnhfr gur cynpr jurer gurl zrrg vf bar bs gur guvatf gung ner tngurerq. Guvax nobhg vg: Vg qbrfa'g znxr frafr. Ng nyy.) $\endgroup$ – M Oehm May 8 '18 at 5:26
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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Zrn Phycn'f nafjre svgf zhpu orggre, ohg vg'f abg n cresrpg svg, orpnhfr bar qbrfa'g zvk crefbaf naq vanavzngr guvatf va qrfpevcgvbaf yvxr guvf. "Orggl, Crgre naq n obk ner tngurerq va gur unyy" vf fgenatr. V'z svar jvgu chmmyrf gung nera'g jung gurl frrz, ohg cyrnfr chg fbzr rssbeg vagb vg. Abj vs lbh pbhyq svaq n jnl gb erjbeq lbhe fragrapr fb gung vg pbhyq zrna obgu "FU, QJ, ZU naq n onxre unir zrg" naq "FU, QJ, ZU zrrg va Onxre Fgerrg", gung jbhyq or pyrire. Ohg whfg guebjvat va n onxre naq gura fnlvat "Un, un, vg jnf Onxre Fgerrg, bs pbhefr, qba'g lbh xabj nalguvat?" vf whfg ynml.) $\endgroup$ – M Oehm May 8 '18 at 5:27
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, you've read that correctly: Your puzzle doesn't work. I've explained why. It was solved, I'll give you that, buit it wasn't exactly well received. Meanwhile,you've put in more effort into defendig it than you've put into creating it. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm May 8 '18 at 13:57
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The Baker, because

It's Sherlock Holmes, the detective, Dr. Watson, the doctor, and Mrs. Hudson, the housekeeper, who are all gathered in 221B Baker Street.

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  • $\begingroup$ Right answer this is! $\endgroup$ – Arctomachine May 7 '18 at 14:21
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    $\begingroup$ I like the answer, but this doesn't make the baker a 'job', which contradicts the '4 jobs' in the title. $\endgroup$ – PL457 May 7 '18 at 15:10
  • $\begingroup$ It's not a job, but it is related to an occupation. $\endgroup$ – Apep May 7 '18 at 15:34
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The Doctor, because

One of the people has a doctor degree, allowing them the title Doctor. This is not a job but a title.

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  • $\begingroup$ No, here a doctor is actually a job, not a title. $\endgroup$ – Arctomachine May 7 '18 at 13:58
  • $\begingroup$ @Arctomachine it was worth a try $\endgroup$ – Sean May 7 '18 at 14:02
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Maybe it is

the Baker

Because

The Baker is not a "person" anymore, but a corpse. He was found dead in his home, the Doctor is here to pronounce the death while the Housekeeper answers the questions of the Detective.

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  • $\begingroup$ No. Nobody have died there. You guessed who, but not why. $\endgroup$ – Arctomachine May 7 '18 at 14:12
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The Baker, because

The Doctor's surname is Baker (e.g. Tom Baker from Doctor Who)

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  • $\begingroup$ This is only half right. You guessed who, but mistaken why. $\endgroup$ – Arctomachine May 7 '18 at 14:04
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Baker, as

It can be a person, but not necessarily, as it can be an oven or similar lifeless object that bakes.

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  • $\begingroup$ That is the closest guess so far, but not yet right. $\endgroup$ – Arctomachine May 7 '18 at 14:15

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