Four times they anagram
Once to help in judgement
Twice in the name of a book
Third could describe part of you
And last, an event with a hook


In no particular order, four hints for four words: chopper, second, durbar, midfielder

  • $\begingroup$ Hey, how about a hint? :) $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Jun 30 '20 at 19:16
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    $\begingroup$ @QuantumTwinkie done! $\endgroup$ – user69943 Jun 30 '20 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ I had an answer before but on @Stiv's request I have deleted it. I would undelete it for a while if someone wants a clear context. $\endgroup$ – Lakshay Sura Jul 6 '20 at 10:43

I have one potential set (reaching), although I can't match one of the words. The words are

replay - helps with judgement, e.g. VAR, associated with the word "second"

parley - event with a hook (not sure why), associated with durbar?

player - in the title "Ready Player One", associated with midfielder

pearly - pearly whites, associated with chopper?

  • $\begingroup$ Your answers are too close to be a coincidence so I think you're nearly there! Perhaps a basketball player takes a hook shot? $\endgroup$ – Derek O Jun 30 '20 at 22:13
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    $\begingroup$ You've got the four words. Though the matches with the lines in the riddle are a little mixed up.. if you reconsider them (hopefully) it will seem less far reaching $\endgroup$ – user69943 Jun 30 '20 at 23:21
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    $\begingroup$ Honestly I am a bit lost so I hope someone else can assist. $\endgroup$ – user110503 Jul 3 '20 at 15:23
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    $\begingroup$ @user110503 crneyl jnf lbhe pbeerpg jbex. V'yy nqzvg gung gur obbx gvgyr pyhr jnf yvxryl gbb inthr. Gur nafjre whfg pnzr gb zvaq nf V jnf jevgvat gur pyhr. Vg vf vf abg gur bayl jbeq va gur gvgyr, juvpu V jnf gelvat gb pbairl jvgu "va gur anzr" vafgrnq bs "nf gur anzr" $\endgroup$ – user69943 Jul 5 '20 at 23:33
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    $\begingroup$ This is correct! rot13(Crneyl > grrgu > "pubccre[f]". [ivqrb] ercynl > urycf va whqtrzrag > frpbaq [ivrjvat]. Cynlre > va gvgyr "Ernql Cynlre Bar" > zvqsvryqre cbfvgvba va fcbegf. Cneyrl jnf fgergpurq, ohg vg jnf zrnag gb ersre gb na rirag jvgu n ubbx[rq] crefba, vr, cvengr, n ersrerapr gb Cvengrf bs gur Pnevoorna. Vg vf fbzrjung bs n flabalz sbe qheone) $\endgroup$ – user69943 Jul 6 '20 at 15:02

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