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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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Never; for we are no puzzles to ourselves, and so there wouldn't be any fun in it.
I wouldn't puzzle the poor people with my eloquence for the world.
What puzzles me, is her letting lodgings with an income of her own to live on.
That's what puzzles me; for I know there ain't more coals in her than would take her to about Woolwich and back.
it puzzles me what you can find to be so merry about.
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.
Well, just like the little Mexican, he seems to spend his time peddling puzzles.
Being safe, now, I began to puzzle through my sincere but ungrammatical thanks, when there was a sudden mutual recognition --the benefactress and I had met at Allerheiligen.
What a sane man should be doing carrying about with him a woman's petticoat and silk stockings, may well be a puzzle to the most intelligent reader.
How such a topsy-turvy scene ever came to be tolerated in the colonel's office, of all places, was afterward a puzzle in the memory of many, including the colonel.
The photograph only served to puzzle the girl still more, for it was evidently another likeness of the same man whose picture rested in the locket beside that of the beautiful young woman.
Having failed in those days to discover why I was driven from the garden, I suppose I ceased to be enamoured of myself, as of some dull puzzle, and then perhaps the whimsicalities began to collect unnoticed.