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rid·dle 1

 (rĭd′l)
tr.v. rid·dled, rid·dling, rid·dles
1. To pierce with numerous holes; perforate: riddle a target with bullets.
2. To spread throughout: "Election campaigns have always been riddled with demagogy and worse" (New Republic).
3. To put (gravel, for example) through a coarse sieve.
n.
A coarse sieve, as for gravel.

[Middle English ridelen, to sift, from riddil, sieve, from Old English hriddel; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

rid′dler n.

rid·dle 2

 (rĭd′l)
n.
1. A question or statement requiring thought to answer or understand; a conundrum.
2. One that is perplexing; an enigma.
v. rid·dled, rid·dling, rid·dles
v.tr.
To solve or explain.
v.intr.
1. To propound or solve riddles.
2. To speak in riddles.

[Middle English redels, from Old English rǣdels; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

rid′dler n.
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