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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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References in classic literature ?
That's when they get so dreadfully mixed, and it's a hard puzzle to put them together again."
"Why, it's like a picture puzzle!" exclaimed the little girl.
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.
"That's another one of his puzzles, I guess, because nobody knows what a spirit looks like."
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.
OLDER people who regularly do word and number puzzles have sharper brains.
An Anthropology of Puzzles: The Role of Puzzles in the Origins and Evolution of Mind and Culture
The following pages contain five puzzles. The first four are Sudoku puzzles which use letters instead of numbers.
Puzzles in ancient times Puzzling has been around since the dawn of time (almost).