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puz·zle

 (pŭz′əl)
n.
1. Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling.
2. Something that baffles or confuses; an enigma: the puzzle of the author's true identity.
3. The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment: I'm really in a puzzle over how this happened.
v. puz·zled, puz·zling, puz·zles
v.tr.
1. To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter. See Synonyms at perplex.
2. To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study: He puzzled out the significance of the statement.
v.intr.
1. To be perplexed.
2. To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.

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puz′zler n.

puzzler

(ˈpʌzlə)
n
a person or thing that puzzles
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.puzzler - a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solutionpuzzler - a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that's a real puzzler"
problem - a question raised for consideration or solution; "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"
sudoku - a number puzzle in which the numbers 1 through 9 must be placed into a grid of cells so that each row or column contains only one of each number
acrostic, word square - a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across

puzzler

noun
Anything that arouses curiosity or perplexes because it is unexplained, inexplicable, or secret:
Translations

puzzler

[ˈpʌzləʳ] Nmisterio m, enigma m

puzzler

n (= problem)harter Brocken (inf)

puzzler

[ˈpʌzləʳ] nmistero, enigma m
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