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puzzle

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpʌzl/
GAME A2 a game or activity in which you have to put pieces together or answer questions using skill: to do/solve a puzzle a crossword puzzle a jigsaw puzzleMiscellaneous games and activitiesChildren's games
SITUATION a situation that is very difficult to understand: Scientists have been trying to solve this puzzle for years.Puzzle and confuseDifficult to understand
(Definition of puzzle noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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