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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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As the king might have said in the movie The King and I, "Motherhood is a puzzlement.
Social media users expressed their puzzlement on Sunday when the distinctive red dragon of Wales was spotted fluttering above Sheffield's Town Hall.
After initial puzzlement as to where the tellers were I found the service pretty good and the staff friendly and professional.
Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub expressed puzzlement at being the target of a death threat after the carcass of a calf and a note were delivered to his service centre in Johor on Sunday.
That some congressmen saw it fit to shelve and most likely archive a possible solution to the high cost of power is a source of puzzlement to us long-harassed consumers.
Why someone would want to eradicate most of the markings is a puzzlement. Other than the above thoughts, I really cannot give you an adequate judgement without actually viewing the piece.
Jean is mum to EastEnders' Stacey Slater, played by Lacey Turner, and Gillian said viewers can expect "a lot of laughter, and a bit of puzzlement, mystery and secrets being hidden".
The unsuspecting public looked on in puzzlement as a white van arrived at the town's Maes around 3pm yesterday and huge grey-coloured CND letters and its iconic logo were duly unveiled and installed.
Download Bou Assi to Kuwait's alAnba: For constructive dialogue to end puzzlement caused by Hezbollah
Filled with surprises and digressive yet fascinating footnotes on everything from mathematics to chemistry to literature, Robert Edeson's novel will delight readers with a healthy appetite for intrigue, puzzlement, and fun.
The water in the Olympic diving pool appeared to turn a bright green hue on Tuesday, causing puzzlement among divers and audiences as the women's 10 metre platform final progressed.
Then on his countenance would come such a look of puzzlement as he said: 'I'm terribly sorry, I've forgotten the rest of the trick'.