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 for conundrum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Conundrum \Co*nun"drum\, n. [Origin unknown.]
     1. A kind of riddle based upon some fanciful or fantastic
        resemblance between things quite unlike; a puzzling
        question, of which the answer is or involves a pun.
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              Or pun ambiguous, or conundrum quaint. --J. Philips.
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     2. A question to which only a conjectural answer can be made.
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              Do you think life is long enough to let me speculate
              on conundrums like that?              --W. Black.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a difficult problem [syn: riddle, conundrum, enigma,

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