Crossword clues for puzzle
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
puzzle \puz"zle\ (p[u^]z"z'l), n. [For opposal, in the sense of problem. See Oppose, Pose, v.]
Something which perplexes or embarrasses; especially, a toy or a problem contrived for testing ingenuity; also, something exhibiting marvelous skill in making.
The state of being puzzled; perplexity; as, to be in a puzzle.
To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus.
A very shrewd disputant in those points is dexterous in puzzling others.
--Dr. H. More.
He is perpetually puzzled and perplexed amidst his own blunders.
To make intricate; to entangle.
They disentangle from the puzzled skein.
The ways of Heaven are dark and intricate, Puzzled in mazes, and perplexed with error.
To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; -- followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.
Syn: To embarrass; perplex; confuse; bewilder; confound. See Embarrass.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1600, "state of being puzzled," from puzzle (v.); meaning "perplexing question" is from 1650s; that of "a toy contrived to test one's ingenuity" is from 1814.
n. 1 Anything that is difficult to understand or make sense of. 2 A game for one person that is more or less difficult to work out or complete. 3 A crossword puzzle. 4 A jigsaw puzzle. 5 A riddle. 6 (context archaic English) Something made with marvellous skill; something of ingenious construction. 7 The state of being puzzled; perplexity. vb. (label en transitive) To perplex (someone).
v. be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure"
A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity or knowledge. In a puzzle, one is required to put pieces together in a logical way, in order to arrive at the correct solution of the puzzle. There are different types of puzzles for different ages, such as crossword puzzles, word-search puzzles, number puzzles, or logic puzzles.
Puzzles' are often devised as a form of entertainment but they can also arise from serious mathematical or logistical problems. In such cases, their solution may be a significant contribution to mathematical research.
Solutions of puzzles often require the recognition of patterns and the creation of a particular kind of order. Sometimes not because of how complicated and diagonal the pattern can get. People with a high level of inductive reasoning aptitude may be better at solving such puzzles than others. But puzzles based upon inquiry and discovery may be solved more easily by those with good deduction skills. Deductive reasoning improves with practice.
Some notable creators of puzzles are Sam Loyd, Henry Dudeney, Boris Kordemsky and, more recently, David J. Bodycombe, Will Shortz, Lloyd King, and Martin Gardner.
Puzzle is a 2006 South Korean film, the feature directorial debut of Kim Tae-kyung. A group of crooks are summoned together by an unknown master planner to carry out a bank robbery, but then it goes fatefully wrong.
Puzzle is the debut album of the alternative rock group dada, released in 1992, on I.R.S. Records. The album featured the hit single " Dizz Knee Land" and sold more than half a million copies. It spent 10 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at #111. On July 13, 2004, the album was reissued with bonus tracks by Blue Cave Records.
Puzzle is the sixth album by Gianna Nannini. It was released in 1984. The first single from the album, "Fotoromanza", was a summer hit and went on to win the Festivalbar, Vota la Voce and a Gold Telegatto prize. The music video was directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. The album went platinum in Italy, with Fotoromanza topping the charts in Italy, Switzerland and Austria. The European tour to promote the album culminated with a handful of very successful dates in Berlin, at the Montreaux Jazz Festival and in Cologne, resulted in the album "Tutto Live" (1985).
Puzzle is a 2010 Argentine drama film directed by Natalia Smirnoff. It was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.
L’uomo senza memoria (internationally released as Puzzle and Man Without a Memory) is a 1974 Italian giallo film directed by Duccio Tessari. It was written by Ernesto Gastaldi. La Stampa defined the film as "full of ideas and with a strong storyline".
is a 2014 Japanese school horror film directed by Eisuke Naito and based on the novel by Yusuke Yamada. It was released on March 8, 2014.
Puzzle is the fourth studio album by Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro, released 4 June 2007 - the album was later released in America in August. It is the band's first album since leaving Beggars Banquet (though the sleeve artwork still features the Beggars Banquet logo).
The album reached #2 in the UK Albums Chart to widespread critical acclaim, receiving several perfect ratings and was voted the best album of 2007 by Kerrang! and Rock Sound. The album also reached #17 in Ireland, and #39 in the overall world charts. The album is certified Platinum in the UK, having sold over 300,000 copies. As of July 2016, it has sold 342,042 copies in the UK.
This album is notable for having somewhat more straightforward song structures and a more melodic overall sound than their previous work, while still retaining some more unusual elements.
A puzzle is a type of mental challenge.
Puzzle may also refer to:
- Puzzle (1974 film), a 1974 Italian film
- Puzzle (2006 film), a 2006 Korean film written and directed by Tae-kyeong Kim
- Puzzle (2010 film), a 2010 Argentine film
- Puzzle (2014 film), a 2014 film
- Puzzle (Narnia), a character in C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia
- Puzzle (Biffy Clyro album), the 2007 fourth album by Scottish group Biffy Clyro
- Puzzle (Dada album), the 1992 debut album by the rock band dada
- Puzzle (Gianna Nannini album), the 1986 album by Gianna Nannini
- Puzzle (Amiina album), 2010 album by Amiina
- Puzzle (Kanjani Eight album), by the Japanese boyband Kanjani Eight
- Puzzle (Tahiti 80 album), the 1999 album by the pop band Tahiti 80
- "Puzzle" (song), a 2016 song by CNBLUE
- "Puzzle", a 2014 song Fernando Milagros
- Puzzle. (Band) Post-nu gaze band from Western Australia formed in 2015
- Thomas Samuel Kuhn's concept of normal science regards science as a process of "puzzle-solving"
is the third full-length album released by the Japanese boyband Kanjani Eight. Puzzle was released almost two years after the release of their second album, KJ2 Zukkoke Dai Dassō. There were two versions of this release, a regular edition and a CD+ DVD limited edition. First press of the regular edition came with a photobook containing pictures from the making of the unit promotional videos, the normal edition came with member solos, and the limited edition CD+DVD came with a DVD documenting the making of the album, creation of the units, and music videos for each unit.
The music's style is, again, unlike its predecessor. Out of all the albums released by the group, "Puzzle" is considerably the most "modern" sounding album of the bunch compared to KJ1 F.T.O which was primarily an 80s era pop sound and to KJ2 Zukkoke Dai Dassou's 70s era pop sound. The album is well diverse, with a blended balance of R&B, pop, rock, and slow ballads that present the group in a more mature, "boyband", sounding nature than their more notorious "comedy" sound. Jouya Uenaka of The Inazuma Sentai returned to write for the album, producing the group's biggest to date, " Musekinin Hero", as well as writing every rock song on the album.
Kanjani Eight had a more creative control over the album, selecting from around 60 demos to sing for the album. Nishikido had personally requested Kazuyoshi Saito to write the title track of the album for the group.
The member solos were all written and/or composed by the group themselves as well as for the special units for the album. The units themselves were picked out through a game of Jan Ken Pon during the night of their NTV Best Hit Artist 2008 performance.
Puzzle is the second album by the Icelandic band amiina. It was released on September 27, 2010. This album has references to the bands EP Re Minore as the tracks "Ásinn", "Púsl" and "Sicsak" are re-worked versions of the songs "Ásinn", "Þristurinn" and "Tvisturinn" from that release. Additionally, the track "Mambó" is a re-worked version of the song "Ammælis" from the " Seoul" single.
As part of the pre-order package for the album the band released a video of the band playing "Glámur" from their previous studio album, Kurr, at the Reykjavík Arts Festival from 2008. This concert was the original quartets first performance together with Magnús Trygvason Eliassen and Kippi Kaninus (Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson) and it also marks the start of their collaboration.
"Puzzle" is a song by South Korean pop rock band CNBLUE. It was released on May 11, 2016, as their 10th single under Warner Music Japan and 13th single overall in Japan. The song was written by lead vocalist Jung Yong-hwa. Revolving around the theme of a wedding, "Puzzle" deals with the idea of "eternal love".
The single was released in four editions: Regular Edition, Limited Editions A and B, and a fan club-only Boice Limited Edition. "Puzzle" debuted on the weekly Oricon Singles Chart at number four and has sold over 30,000 copies since its release. The band embarked on the CNBLUE Spring Live 2016 "We're Like a Puzzle" arena tour, where they held four concerts in Aichi, Tokyo, and Osaka.
Usage examples of "puzzle".
After all, if we coolly consider those arguments which have been bandied about, and retorted with such eagerness and acrimony in the house of commons, and divest them of those passionate tropes and declamatory metaphors which the spirit of opposition alone had produced, we shall find very little left for the subject of dispute, and sometimes be puzzled to discover any material source of disagreement.
Beautiful Agami woodwork, larken-built, like all the best of the Agami: each panel was made of thousands of pieces of wood, some as large as a thumbnail, some as small as a splinter, each one invisibly glued into place, fitted together like the pieces of a puzzle.
Why a top officer of the powerful Bank of Spica should want to quiz Floyt about his inheritance, then try to shoot him and Alacrity, was still a puzzle.
I listened with interest from my reserved seat on the front row, but part of my mind remained concentrated on the puzzle of Albacore, whose duties as chair of the meeting kept him from his other task of stroking my ego.
There was puzzling evidence from all over the Altiplano that agricultural experiments of an advanced and scientific nature had been carried out, with great ingenuity and dedication, to try to compensate for the deterioration of the climate.
The active Kappa Theta Etas, the alumnae, the missing one, and even the deceased one qualified for some role in the muddlesome puzzle.
I had written down the anagram Edmund had just given us to solve, for it was his turn to provide the puzzle.
To this Sirin would contribute poems, riddles, crossword puzzles, and probably some of its unsigned anagrams, logogriphs, meta-grams.
But long before the codebreakers moved into the sterile supercomputer laboratories, clean rooms, and anechoic chambers, their hunt for the solution to that ultimate puzzle took them to dark lakebeds and through muddy swamps in the early light of the new Cold War.
He was looking at her as if puzzled, but her pain at having to walk away into anorgasmia was too great to try and figure out what he found so odd.
Puzzled by this, Sanders walked on, and then saw that Aragon was taking the craft down-river to the point of the bank where the crystallized body of Matthieu had been cast up two months earlier.
Frenchman, finding himself puzzled by the learning of his antagonist, had recourse to the argumentum ad hominem, by laying his hand upon his sword, and declaring that he was ready to lose the last drop of his blood in opposition to such a damnable scheme.
But what puzzles me most is how involved is Charles Asthenia with Ellis?
This cavern, from which The Shadow had dynamited a way to the Aureole shaft above, was the beginning of another trail that promised a solution to mysterious occurrences that still had Harry puzzled.
He was not disappointed, for presently the old fellow arrived with a very worried and puzzled expression upon his austere face.