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Baffle vs. Puzzle

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Baffleverb

(obsolete) To publicly disgrace, especially of a recreant knight.

Puzzlenoun

Anything that is difficult to understand or make sense of.

‘Where he went after he left the house is a puzzle.’;

Baffleverb

(obsolete) To hoodwink or deceive (someone).

Puzzlenoun

A game for one or more people that is more or less difficult to work out or complete.

Baffleverb

To bewilder completely; to confuse or perplex.

‘I am baffled by the contradictions and omissions in the instructions.’;

Puzzlenoun

A crossword puzzle.

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Baffleverb

To foil; to thwart.

Puzzlenoun

A jigsaw puzzle.

Baffleverb

(intransitive) To struggle in vain.

‘A ship baffles with the winds.’;

Puzzlenoun

A riddle.

Bafflenoun

A device used to dampen the effects of such things as sound, light, or fluid. Specifically, a baffle is a surface which is placed inside an open area to inhibit direct motion from one part to another, without preventing motion altogether.

‘Tanker trucks use baffles to keep the liquids inside from sloshing around.’;

Puzzlenoun

(archaic) Something made with marvellous skill; something of ingenious construction.

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Bafflenoun

An architectural feature designed to confuse enemies or make them vulnerable.

Puzzlenoun

The state of being puzzled; perplexity.

‘to be in a puzzle’;

Bafflenoun

A lever for operating the throttle valve of a winding engine.

Puzzleverb

(transitive) To perplex (someone).

Baffleverb

To cause to undergo a disgraceful punishment, as a recreant knight.

‘He by the heels him hung upon a tree,And baffled so, that all which passed byThe picture of his punishment might see.’;

Puzzleverb

(intransitive) To think long and carefully, in bewilderment.

‘We puzzled over the curious-shaped lock, but were unable to discover how the key should be inserted.’;

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Baffleverb

To check by shifts and turns; to elude; to foil.

‘The art that baffles time's tyrannic claim.’;

Puzzleverb

(transitive) To make intricate; to entangle.

Baffleverb

To check by perplexing; to disconcert, frustrate, or defeat; to thwart.

‘A suitable scripture ready to repel and baffle them all.’; ‘Calculations so difficult as to have baffled, until within a . . . recent period, the most enlightened nations.’; ‘The mere intricacy of a question should not baffle us.’;

Puzzlenoun

Something which perplexes or embarrasses; especially, a toy or a problem contrived for testing ingenuity; also, something exhibiting marvelous skill in making.

Baffleverb

To practice deceit.

Puzzlenoun

The state of being puzzled; perplexity; as, to be in a puzzle.

Baffleverb

To struggle against in vain; as, a ship baffles with the winds.

Puzzleverb

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.’; ‘He is perpetually puzzled and perplexed amidst his own blunders.’;

Bafflenoun

A defeat by artifice, shifts, and turns; discomfiture.

Puzzleverb

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.’;

Bafflenoun

A deflector, as a plate or wall, so arranged across a furnace or boiler flue as to mingle the hot gases and deflect them against the substance to be heated.

Puzzleverb

To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; - followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.

Bafflenoun

A lever for operating the throttle valve of a winding engine.

Puzzleverb

To be bewildered, or perplexed.

‘A puzzling fool, that heeds nothing.’;

Bafflenoun

a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy

Puzzleverb

To work, as at a puzzle; as, to puzzle over a problem.

Baffleverb

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’;

Puzzlenoun

a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution;

‘he loved to solve chessmate puzzles’; ‘that's a real puzzler’;

Baffleverb

hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of;

‘What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge’; ‘foil your opponent’;

Puzzlenoun

a toy that tests your ingenuity

Baffleverb

check the emission of (sound)

Puzzleverb

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’;

Puzzleverb

be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide;

‘We puzzled over her sudden departure’;

Puzzle

A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity or knowledge. In a puzzle, the solver is expected to put pieces together in a logical way, in order to arrive at the correct or fun solution of the puzzle.

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