To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter. To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study: He puzzled out the significance of the statement. To be perplexed. To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it. Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling. Something that baffles or confuses. The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment.