puzzle

Part of speech: noun

PUZZLER.

Part of speech: verb

To confuse or be confused; perplex; mystify.

Part of speech: noun

A perplexing problem; perplexity; quandary.

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Usage examples "puzzle":

  1. How she could do it had been rather a puzzle to me. - "Missionary Work Among The Ojebway Indians", Edward Francis Wilson.
  2. He liked to puzzle teachers with hard questions. - "Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans", Edward Eggleston.
  3. I understand, she said; at least I think I do; but, Mr. Richmond, this does not get Norton and me out of our puzzle. - "Opportunities", Susan Warner.