puzzle


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puzzle

a toy, game, or question presenting a problem that requires skill or ingenuity for its solution
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I found myself wondering what she had meant by this and that; I did not see that when she began to puzzle me she was already lost to me.
This puzzle has done me more harm than the loss of her.
Well," said Dorothy, "there used to be a picture puzzle craze in Kansas, and so I've had some 'sperience matching puzzles.
Were I not a really good puzzle, there would be no object in my scattering myself.
She proved an easier puzzle than old Larry, and when she was completed they found her a pleasant old lady who welcomed them cordially.
Never; for we are no puzzles to ourselves, and so there wouldn't be any fun in it.
Emily has received a very strange letter this morning, which puzzles her and alarms me.
And just as there are things which puzzle little folks, there are things which puzzle big folks.
The problems of virtue and knowledge have been discussed in the Lysis, Laches, Charmides, and Protagoras; the puzzle about knowing and learning has already appeared in the Euthydemus.
I know an Esquimau in Upernavik who sends to Cincinnati for his neckties, and I saw a goatherder in Uruguay who won a prize in a Battle Creek breakfast food puzzle competition.
At my suggestion, however, he gave up smoking and drinking; though why such a magnificent animal as he should have headaches at all puzzles me.
That's another one of his puzzles, I guess, because nobody knows what a spirit looks like.