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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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If there's more to the man who graduated Indiana University with a degree in enigmatology (the study of puzzles) and has spent his adult life creating crosswords, Creadon doesn't find it, and that's probably fine by the Puckish Shortz.
He is the only person in the world to hold a degree in enigmatology, the study of puzzles, which he earned from Indiana University in 1974.
But his credentials go beyond that: holder of the world's only college degree in enigmatology, the study of puzzles, from Indiana University; law degree from the University of Virginia; founder of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, which will hold its 17th annual competition next year; crossword coach, editor, constructor, historian, booster, globetrotter and collector, with 15 puzzle books to his credit