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brain-teaser

A puzzle or riddle that is challenging to solve. Boy, that's a real brain-teaser—anyone got any ideas for what it could mean?
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brain-teaser

verb
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"We have shifted away from these types of questions because candidates hate them, answers leak easily and, most importantly, research on the connection between being able to correctly 'solve' a brainteaser and future job performance and/or IQ is questionable and inconsistent," Wandres said.
The famous faces answer questions asked by various celebrities, including a brainteaser sung by pop three-piece the Hoosiers and a regular spot by Ozzy Osbourne.
It will include answers to residents' composting conundrums with the chance to enter a brainteaser quiz and win pounds 100.
But at this stage the mosaic-like elements are so pulverized that one wonders if this enterprise isn't just a brainteaser, one that probably makes real sense only to the artist.