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One day I sailed safely through a problem that was noted as a regular stumper.
AT BOARDING SCHOOL WITH THE TUCKER TWINSNELL SPEED
Enough was a complete stumper, because there was no f in it.
AT THE COURT OF THE AMRJOHN ALFRED GRAY
That was a "stumper" for the poor woman, who evidently did not understand one-half of the sentence.
AMONG THE PINESJAMES R. GILMORE
It wur a stumper to Sally, so she got Jess to explain it, and the way he did it was enormous.
THE SWAMP DOCTOR'S ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH-WESTJOHN ROBB
That was a 'stumper' for the poor woman, who evidently did not understand one half of the sentence.
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY , VOL I, ISSUE I, JANUARY 1862VARIOUS
This logic was rather a stumper; but they took him up, as before said, and carried him for further examination.
THE WOMEN OF THE CONFEDERACYJ. L. UNDERWOOD
But how the mischief even a raw Britisher could be soft-sawdered by Anstey is a stumper.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
"I thought it was a stumper," he remarked with evident satisfaction.
THE LAND OF PROMISED. TORBETT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STUMPER

  • brainteaser
  • bugaboo
  • cliff-hanger
  • conundrum
  • enigma
  • example
  • grabber
  • illustration
  • intricacy
  • mind-boggler
  • mystery
  • poser
  • puzzler
  • query
  • riddle
  • sixty-four thousand dollar question
  • stickler
  • stumper
  • teaser
  • twister
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