puzzling

[ puhz-ling ]
/ ˈpʌz lɪŋ /

adjective

confusing or baffling: a puzzling answer.

noun

the skill or pastime of constructing or working crossword or other puzzles.

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Origin of puzzling

First recorded in 1590–1600; puzzle + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM puzzling

puz·zling·ly, adverb

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