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puzzler

[puhz-ler] /ˈpʌz lər/
noun
1.
a person who puzzles.
2.
a baffling thing or problem.
3.
a person who is occupied or amused by solving puzzles.
Origin of puzzler
1645-1655
First recorded in 1645-55; puzzle + -er1
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puzzler

/ˈpʌzlə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that puzzles
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Word Origin and History for puzzler
n.

1650s, agent noun from puzzle (v.).

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