puzzle

(redirected from Puzzlingly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

puzzle

a toy, game, or question presenting a problem that requires skill or ingenuity for its solution
www.puzzles.com
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
This combination of factors certainly makes that 10% average look puzzlingly inaccurate.
With his musical hat on, he appeared at his most comfortable and competent when venturing into the near classical register, which begged the question of why he felt it necessary to include songs such as his opener, Rainbow's Since You've Been Gone and even more puzzlingly, Wombling in the Rain, which didn't really see him firing on all cylinders.
Then, puzzlingly, animals in white outline materialise on the coloured walls, but almost immediately they leave--off they go, a flight of birds, a shoal of fishes.
A gassy planet, close to its star, with a puzzlingly small mass.
Yet the Islamic State now appears puzzlingly intent on provoking Egypt, Jordan and other Arab nations.
In this rearranged U16 Northern Counties League fixture at Liverpool Soccer Centre, the home team always appeared to have an edge, against visitors who puzzlingly semed to be only at their best when a goal down.
"Personally it has gone well," said Randolph who, puzzlingly, has not won regular international favour with Ireland manager Martin O'Neill.
The author puzzlingly recounts the unsuccessful 1934 and 1940 attempts to deport labor leader Harry Bridges in the chapter before the one devoted to policy changes during the New Deal.
Dhoni is perhaps now ruing the fact that he took off Ashwin and Jadeja after a ten over spell in tandem, with the skipper then choosing to go back to some of his pacers, while also puzzlingly giving Ambati Rayudu a go.
Somewhat puzzlingly it didn't happen for the consummate songwriter.
Calvin's worsening grief is achingly convincing but also puzzlingly unrecognized by his family.