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puzzle (půz´el) verb
puzzled, puzzling, puzzles
1.To baffle or confuse mentally
by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.
2.To clarify or solve
(something confusing) by reasoning or study: He puzzled out the
significance of the statement.
1.To be perplexed.
2.To ponder over a problem in
an effort to solve or understand it.
1.a. A jigsaw puzzle. b.
Something, such as a toy or game, that tests one's ingenuity.
2.Something that baffles or
3.The condition of being
- puz´zler noun
Synonyms: puzzle, perplex,
mystify, bewilder, confound. These verbs mean to cause bafflement or
confusion. Puzzle suggests a problem or matter that is difficult to
solve or interpret or that puts one at a loss: "The poor creature
puzzled me once . . . by a question merely natural and innocent, that
I scarce knew what to say" (Daniel Defoe). Perplex stresses puzzlement
resulting in uncertainty or
anxiety, as over attaining comprehension, reaching a decision, or
finding a solution: "It is not worth while to perplex the reader with
inquiries into the abstract nature of evidence" (Joseph Butler). To
mystify is to perplex by defying or seeming to defy comprehension: The
author's imagery mystifies me. Bewilder emphasizes both perplexity and
extreme mental confusion: "The old know what they want; the young are
sad and bewildered" (Logan Pearsall Smith). To confound is to bewilder
and astonish so that one becomes immobilized or loses one's
equanimity: "God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to
confound the wise" (I Corinthians 1:27). The fugitive doubled back to
confound the pursuers.
Communications and Media, 1913
The first U.S. crossword
puzzle appears December 21 in the weekend supplement of the New York
World. English-American journalist Arthur Wynne has seen similar
puzzles in 19th-century English periodicals for children and in the
London Graphic and has arranged squares in a diamond pattern with 31
clues which are for the most part simple word definitions: "What
bargain hunters enjoy," five letters; "A boy," three letters; "An
animal of prey," four letters (sales, lad, lion).
You must always be puzzled by
mental illness. The thing I would dread most, if I became mentally
ill, would be your adopting a common sense attitude; that you could
take it for granted that I was deluded.
(1889-1951), Austrian philosopher. Conversations 1947-48 (published in
Personal Recollections, ch. 6, ed. by Rush Rhees, 1981).
Carroll delighted in logic puzzles and games and even published
books of some he created.
There was a crossword puzzle, in the London Daily Telegraph shortly
before D Day. On May 3 - 23 - and June 2, the crossword solutions were
Utah, Omaha, Neptune and Overlord. Samuel Dawe the compiler, had
unwittingly supplied some top secret information,
and he was interrogated. Overlord - name of the D day operation.
Neptune - name of naval operation. Utah and Omaha - American beaches.
Mulberry - floating harbors.
- 604 track
_Batman vs. Puzzler_ MP3 (192k) by Squaremeat
- 604 track _Hypno Puzzle_
MP3 (160k) by Squaremeat
- 604 track _Monkey Puzzle_
MP3 (224k) by Humito off of _Elucidations_
compilation CD on Dragonfly (2002)
punk release _Flight Of The Wounded Locust_ 7"x4 (shaped: 4
interlocking jigsaw puzzle pieces
marbled: green, orange, dark green, grey) on Gold Standard
Laboratories #041 (2001) / Erika #004 (2003)
_Gluing Carpet To Your Genitals Does Not Make You A Cantaloupe_
- b1) _Turning Your Merchandise Into A
Ripped Wall Of Mini-Abs_
- lyrics: "Now you can manhandle the maladroit
missile. Now you can fabricate the fabulous flight
forte. Delcepts tritiods, altiques, and other muscle
groups that don't exist."
_Bring Your 6.5 Italian Carbine_
- c1) _Alas Here Come The Hypochondriacs To Wait With
You In The Lobby_ MP3 (96k)
_Siphoning Projectiles During Selective Amnesia_
_Get Off The Cross, The Wood Is Needed_
_Wet Nurse Syndrome Hand-Me-Down Display Cash_
"Passed down, tuned in,
turned on, face down. Loose screws swallowed
sometimes stick out. Stomach acid exceeding blood,
victory factory all tapped-out. Conveyor belt hobbies
seldom furnish in unfamiliar settings. The ultimate
dependence shower. Sore thumb sandwich tastes great at
this point. The nervous system never had
it so good."
_This Is Radio Surgery_
"Avoid the hooplah - the lock groove is set.
Avoid the hooplah - so place all your bets. Wounded
insects eating their pets, dumb down
talk sects must clear all debts. Face knew nothing of the
matter, indicators - splatter, splatter!"
_Spitting In The Faces Of Fools As A Source Of Nutrition_
"Picking the scabs off of regret because it doesn't seem
to be your birthday yet. Spotting and removing the fly from the
ointment. A beautician looking for a good source of
nutrition. A fool sure can get the cattle to start to
_Sever The Toes_
_Flight Of The Wounded Locust_
- blues rock track _Jigsaw
Puzzle_ MP3 (192k) by Rolling Stones off of _Beggar's
Banquet_ 12" on ABKCO (1968)
- 604 track _Puzzle_ MP3
(192k) by L.A.B. off of _Israeli Pitch Process_
compilation CD on Dance & Dust (2002)
- punk funk/indie
rock track _Puzzled States_ MP3
by Rain Like The Sound Of Trains off of _Rain Like The Sound Of
Trains_ 12" on Dischord #096.5/Rebel Music #003 (1994)
a little confused, maybe a whole lot now
maybe it's just my inclination growing in this divided nation
this confused conglomeration in its present day vocation
calls itself father as if it controls the situation
- tribal techno track
_Puzzle Drums_ MP3 (192k)(audio) by Chris Vareland off of _Groovy Wavedrums ep_ 12" on Primate
Recordings #032 (1999)
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- techno acid track _Machine Puzzle_ MP3
by Tobias Schmidt off of _We Teach
Mistakes ep_ 12" on Sativae #014
- detroit techno track _Air
Puzzle_ MP3 (192k) by Silent
Phase off of _Theory Of Silent Phase_ on Transmat/R&S (1995)
- track _Puzzled Into
Pieces_ MP3 by All Natural Lemon And Lime Flavors off
of _Turning Into Small_ on Gern Blandsten
- track _Monkey
Puzzle_ MP3 (96k) by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
- dub jazz dream pop
track _Monkey Puzzle_ MP3 (vK) by Pram off of _Somniloquy_CD on Domino Recording Company, Ltd. (2001)
- acid house techno track
_Machine Puzzle_ MP3 (192k) by Tobias Schmidt off of _We Teach
Mistakes ep_ 12" on Sativae #014
- track _This Ruined
Puzzle_ MP3 (192k) by Dashboard Confessional off of _Places
Where You Have Come To Fear Most_ on Vagrant (2001)
- 604 track _Mind Puzzle_
MP3 by Xenomorph off
of _Enlightenment_ compilation 12"x3 on Koyote