A score of blanched faces were turned to him as though he must be solver of the enigma.
An exceedingly ingenious constructor and solver of fascinating puzzles, mathematical and otherwise.
The U has been taken from the second 'surely' instead of the first, to mislead the solver.
No solver of least square equations at the present day ought to make such a blunder.
One solver, who lives in Pennsylvania, found all the answers save one, and got the first prize of $10 as his reward.
A Minnesota solver secured the second prize, which in this case is made $3.
There was a trap for the solver in the words "seven times older than little Johnnie."
One solver answered correctly all save four of the questions.
It bore the name of this marvel, this solver of the sentimental riddle, and beneath it three interrogation marks.
late 14c., "to disperse, dissipate, loosen," from Latin solvere "to loosen, dissolve; untie, release, detach; depart; unlock; scatter; dismiss; accomplish, fulfill; explain; remove," from PIE *se-lu-, from reflexive pronoun *s(w)e- (see idiom) + root *leu- "to loosen, divide, cut apart" (see lose). The meaning "explain, answer" is attested from 1530s; for sense evolution, see solution. Mathematical use is attested from 1737. Related: Solved; solving.