brain-teaser

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brain-teaser

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brain-twister

n
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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