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Definition of Puzzle

Puzzle

  1. Something which perplexes or embarrasses; especially, a toy or a problem contrived for testing ingenuity; also, something exhibiting marvelous skill in making.
  2. The state of being puzzled; perplexity; as, to be in a puzzle.
  3. To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus.
  4. To make intricate; to entangle.
  5. To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; -- followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.
  6. To be bewildered, or perplexed.
  7. To work, as at a puzzle; as, to puzzle over a problem.

Puzzle Quotations

I wanna make a jigsaw puzzle that's 40,000 pieces. And when you finish it, it says 'go outside.'
Demetri Martin

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
Douglas Horton

There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
Deepak Chopra

Colors must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel.
Hans Hofmann

Why do we take pleasure in gruesome death, neatly packaged as a puzzle to which we may find a satisfactory solution through clues - or if we are not clever enough, have it revealed by the all-powerful tale-teller at the end of the book? It is something to do with being reduced to, and comforted by, playing by the rules.
A. S. Byatt
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Puzzle Translations

puzzle in Afrikaans is verwar
puzzle in Danish is forvirre
puzzle in Dutch is puzzel, raadsel
puzzle in Portuguese is enigma
puzzle in Swedish is pussel

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