Another word for puzzle
The state of being puzzled
enigma, mystery, riddle, problem, question, conundrum, tangle, dilemma, quandary, issue, intricacy, maze, labyrinth, query, oracle, cabala, muddle, esoterica, secret, ambiguity, difficulty, perplexity, confusion, entanglement, frustration, paradox, puzzler, poser, teaser, brain teaser, stumper, question mark, stickler*, sixty-four dollar question*; see also difficulty 1, riddle 1.
A problem to be worked for amusement].
Kinds of puzzles include: riddle, conundrum, cryptogram, logogram, crossword, jigsaw, anagram, palindrome, brain teaser, acrostic, charade, rebus, puzzle-ring, Chinese puzzle.
a puzzle is a situation, problem, or, often, a contrivance, that requires some ingenuity to solve or explain; mystery is applied to something beyond human knowledge or understanding, or may refer merely to any unexplained or seemingly inexplicable matter; enigma specifically applies to something whose meaning is hidden by cryptic or ambiguous allusions, or generally, to anything baffling and often mysterious; a riddle is a problem or enigma (usually in the form of a question in guessing games) that involves paradoxes; conundrum is specifically applied to a riddle whose answer is a pun, or generally, to any puzzling question or problem
Another word for puzzleverb
To cause to be unclear in mind or intent:addle, befuddle, bewilder, confound, confuse, discombobulate, dizzy, fuddle, jumble, mix up, muddle, mystify, perplex. (Informal) throw. Idiom: make one's head reel (or swim) (or whirl). See clear, feelings