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- n. A complex riddle or puzzle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a difficult problem.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a difficult problem
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Indeed, Michael Weatherly, who plays Agent Tony DiNozzo, says the "brain-teaser, easter-egg-y... fabricated realities" will bring back characters who have long been dead.
Last summer's hit "life is but a dream" brain-teaser arrives on pay cable, a perfect opportunity to kick back and try to figure out what's what and what's real all over again.
The rise of ninjas in the tech world is being fueled in part by Amazon. com Inc., the e-commerce giant, which hosts a ninja brain-teaser contest at job fairs and industry events when hiring computer-software writers.
I'm certainly not the first person to pose this question, but it seems more and more of a brain-teaser as we head deeper into the 21st century.
Updates, 4/5: "Hallström's film fits into several easily identifiable current sub-genres, including the boomer public-history/nostalgia saga, the investigation of media malfeasance and corruptibility drama, the truth vs fiction and artist vs impostor brain-teaser, and so on," notes Godfrey Cheshire in the Independent Weekly.
The answer to that brain-teaser, it turns out, is the one in Buñuel's SIMON OF THE DESERT, played with minxish aplomb by VIRIDIANA's Silvia Pinal.
Similar brain-teaser programs are available on home computers, sometimes free of charge.
Designing a form that could be interpreted in two different ways was a real brain-teaser.
Examples: Richard Serra's giant torqued steel ellipses, Fred Sandback's incisive drawings-in-space with stretched cord, Heizer's yawning geometric floor cavities, and Sol LeWitts brain-teaser permutations on a skeletal cube.
Another proposition is greater familiarity with multiple-choice questions and experience with brain-teaser IQ problems.
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