|part of speech:
||a puzzle or problem with a difficult or impossible solution.
Who or what produced these mysterious crop circles is still a conundrum for scientists.How to continue to provide necessary services to the people without raising taxes has always been a conundrum for the city government.
- Chinese puzzle, problem, puzzle, riddle
- similar words:
- acrostic, arcanum, enigma, knot, mystery, paradox, rebus, sphinx
||a riddle whose answer contains or is a pun.
Here's a conundrum: What is the difference between a jeweler and a jailer? The answer is that a jeweler sells watches while a jailor watches cells.
- pun, riddle
||box, problem, puzzle