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To confound or perplex someone
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“Isabelle's apparent change of heart puzzled me.”
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To think hard about something because one cannot understand it
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“His mind flew from one wild idea to another as he tried to puzzle out the reason she was closeted in her room like that.”
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Solve or understand something by thinking hard
“I shall not identify which daughter said which thing, leaving it as a task for the reader to puzzle it out.”
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To cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck
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To divert one's mind or attention (to something else)
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To cause distress or anxiety to
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Cause to become twisted together with or caught in
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A toy, game, or question presenting a problem that requires skill or ingenuity for its solution
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“The Two Reconstructions explains a puzzle that lies at the heart of America's development as a political democracy.”
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Anybody's guess
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An unpleasant situation, usually where difficult choices have to be made
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A seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true
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A poem or other text in which certain letters, often the first in each line, spell out a name or message
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A saw with fine teeth and a narrow blade which can cut curves in wood or metal
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A confusion, mistake, muddle or misunderstanding
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Any of several annual horse races
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A feeling or attitude that one does not know the truth of someone or something
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A hidden problem or disadvantage in an apparently ideal situation
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A feeling of self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness
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The state or condition of being difficult
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A test of knowledge, especially as a competition between individuals or teams as a form of entertainment
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A system of words, letters, figures, or symbols used to represent others, especially for the purposes of secrecy
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