puzzler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n puzzler a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles","that's a real puzzler"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Puzzler One who, or that which, puzzles or perplexes. "Hebrew, the general puzzler of old heads."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n puzzler One who or that which puzzles or perplexes.
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Usage

In literature:

Miss Ophelia found the case a puzzler; her rules for bringing up didn't seem to apply.
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
We are at a loss as to how he came into the empty house; indeed, the whole affair is a puzzler.
"A Study In Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The wound itself was a puzzler.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
But this question was a puzzler for him.
"The Tale of Miss Kitty Cat" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Rather a puzzler to them at first.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
This was a puzzler, for I could not remember the name of the fort, or, indeed, of a castle in French.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
Where the Turks begin and we end is a puzzler, and if you do happen to take a wrong turning, it leads to Paradise.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
The question was really a puzzler.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
Then lemonade and wafery little cakes were brought in, that the puzzlers might refresh themselves.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
This was a puzzler surely.
"Three Little Cousins" by Amy E. Blanchard
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In news:

A puzzler of a cancer drama.
Readers suggest how to address a hard-running vaporizer in this month's Process Puzzler.
The Politicians In Opera Puzzler .
Pop Goes Classical Puzzler .
Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons in a phony literary puzzler .
We have a chance for you to win Schlitterbahn tickets with today's KICKS 105 Picture Puzzler .
A Puzzler 's Puzzler : On Frank W Lewis The Nation.
See thesolutionto last month's Puzzler .
Here's another chance to win Schlitterbahn tickets with our KICKS 105 Picture Puzzler .
Readers weigh the wisdom of cladding exchanger tubes to answer last month's Process Puzzler.
Here's a puzzler from an FAQ accompanying Romney's release of his 2011 tax returns and a summary of his returns from 1990-2009.
Chicago ex-pat Michael DeLaRosa, who grew up on the Northwest Side in the 1970s, emailed me a puzzler last week.
A sticky situation made worse, 10 reasons not to retire, and a new puzzler: Dumb DP Transmitter.
PUZZLER BMW's latest niche vehicle puts a fastback body over components from the flagship 7 Series sedan.
Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons in a phony literary puzzler.
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In science:

Fraenkel, Mathematical chats between two physicists, in: Puzzler’s Tribute: A Feast for the Mind (D.
Difference between minimum light numbers of sigma-game and lit-only sigma-game
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