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brain-twister

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informal a difficult problem
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Noun1.brain-teaser - a difficult problembrain-teaser - a difficult problem      
problem - a question raised for consideration or solution; "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"
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I was a new minister with a young family, thrown into the rigor of new ministries from youth to seniors; I was trying to deal with diverse theological views, interpersonal conflicts, threats from a few people to leave if such-and-such didn't happen, financial issues, and a host of other emotionally heavy brain-twisters normally reserved for executives at a mid- to large-sized corporation.
The player, then, is tasked with solving a sequence of increasingly difficult puzzles, riddles, and other brain-twisters.
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