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brain-twister

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

brain-twister

and brain-teaser
n. a puzzle, especially one that requires thinking. Can you help me with this brain-teaser? I can spend my whole vacation doing brain-twisters.
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At the Vue only there is the thriller Cold Pursuit (15), the comedy Instant Family (12A), the brain twister, Glass (15), the delightful Stan and Ollie (PG) and, of course, The Favourite (15).
Talk about a brain twister. Scottish people have another year and a half of this farce to put up with - we will all end up wearing straitjackets!
Called Hijack Reality, it is colourful, bright and breezy and also a brain twister.
The brain twister lies in figuring how to arrive at the answer.
(Review: The law required every state to set standards so high that at least 20 percent of students started out in schools that were substandard.) Now comes the answer to this brain twister: Why do so many states have more than 20 percent of their schools missing the mark--in many cases over 50 percent more?
Night Shyamalan brain twister with Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Samuel L.
A smorgasbord of casual game genres awaits the players: from brain twisters and match 3 games to hidden object and strategy games.
Girls shared their favorite brain twisters in NMG's "Think Outside the Box" survey.
In the meantime, The Heist transports you into a Mission Impossible-style situation where you must crack dozens of tricky brain twisters to unlock the vault and claim your reward inside.
Created and compiled by Kelly Whit (who creates puzzles of 'Country Woman' magazines, and newspapers throughout Wisconsin) "Badger Brain Twisters: Wisconsin Trivia, Games, Puzzles, and More!" is a compendium of crosswords, sudoku, cryptoquotes, trivia quizzes, trivia quizzes, word finds, and other puzzles with a Wisconsin theme.
In others, the game relies on more devious brain twisters, one of which even involves hidden numbers and the use of cryptology.
Hercule Poirot, everyone's favorite fastidious chocoholic Belgian detective, appears here in a dozen unrelated brain twisters of the sort that have made Christie and her sleuth immortal.
Tricks for Trainers (in two volumes) offers brain twisters, early-bird exercises and easy tricks to teach participants.
To get an idea of what the brain twisters are like, consult your library's ACM SIGCSE Bulletin.