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Another word for puzzle

  1. To cause to be unclear in mind or intent

  1. Anything that arouses curiosity or perplexes because it is unexplained, inexplicable, or secret

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    puzzle out

  1. To find the key to (a code, for example)

Another word for puzzle

  1. The state of being puzzled

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  2. A problem

  3. A problem to be worked for amusement].

  1. To perplex

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  2. To wonder

Synonym Study

  • Conundrum is specifically applied to a riddle whose answer is a pun, or generally, to any puzzling question or problem
  • A riddle is a problem or enigma (usually in the form of a question in guessing games) that involves paradoxes
  • Enigma specifically applies to something whose meaning is hidden by cryptic or ambiguous allusions, or generally, to anything baffling and often mysterious
  • Mystery is applied to something beyond human knowledge or understanding, or may refer merely to any unexplained or seemingly inexplicable matter
  • A puzzle is a situation, problem, or, often, a contrivance, that requires some ingenuity to solve or explain