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a head-scratcher

A thoroughly complex or difficult mystery, problem, puzzle, or riddle. I'm not sure how we'll be able to reach an agreement with the labor unions on this issue. It's a head-scratcher, to be sure. A: "What is weightless but can be seen, and if you put it in a bucket, it will make the bucket lighter?" B: "Hmm, I don't know. That's a real head-scratcher!"
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And this is the real headscratcher because, by standing shoulder to shoulder with his manager, Lawwell positioned himself directly in the firing line.
Evan Williams' perpetual headscratcher seems to always arrive on a racecourse with questions to answer, as those who have followed him over fences will solemnly testify.
The identity of captain Alastair Cook's opening partner is sure to have been the principal headscratcher - in a likely list of 17 names - for national selector James Whitaker, coach Trevor Bayliss and their panel of colleagues.
HEADSCRATCHER Gilroy and Dubs get ready to face Kerry in 2009 quarter-
Why security remains an afterthought for all these systems is a headscratcher.
The Guineas itself is a real headscratcher too and we're trying to give you a little bit of help by paying each-way bets down to fourth place - very much needed help
But it's been 40 years since the BBC's seminal headscratcher for secondary school kids disappeared from our tellies (barring a one-off BBC4 special in 2006), having been phased out around the same time as most grammar schools in the UK.
You then wait for a kicker of a plot twist but, alas, the revelation in the nal 10 minutes is such a headscratcher, you may actually draw blood.
You then wait for a kicker of a plot twist but, alas, the revelation in the final 10 minutes is such a headscratcher, you may actually draw blood.
Meanwhile, Brax's mysterious link to newcomer Ash is still proving a headscratcher for Ricky, but her boyfriend isn't giving anything anyway.
Slightly less of a headscratcher, although only by comparison, was the huge run of Kylecrue in the feature handicap chase at Leopardstown on Sunday.
Crystal Bridges is still a headscratcher for the East Coast art establishment, but someone with the "financial muscle," as the Times said, of Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton need not be concerned with small minds.
They paid a headscratcher of a valuation," said Patrick Becker Jr.
There's a headscratcher of an article on weirdo-attracting libertarian nutcase Ron Paul that fluffs his followers just a little too much (although he has no chance, I'm still hoping his supporters pull a reverse Ralph Nader and throw away their votes on him).
But overall it's been a disappointing weekend, a bit of a headscratcher.