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    Default I couldn't solve the riddle/puzzle

    I couldn't solve the riddle/puzzle, so I asked my mother for help.


    Would you use riddle or puzzle in the above diction? And why? Thanks.

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    Default Re: I couldn't solve the riddle/puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    I couldn't solve the riddle/puzzle, so I asked my mother for help.


    Would you use riddle or puzzle in the above diction? And why? Thanks.
    Sure...both work. A riddle is nothing more than a word puzzle.

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    Default Re: I couldn't solve the riddle/puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    Sure...both work. A riddle is nothing more than a word puzzle.
    Thanks, Naamplao.
    Do you imply that puzzle includes the connotaions of riddle? To wit, there are crossword/jigsaw/word puzzles.

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    Default Re: I couldn't solve the riddle/puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Naamplao.
    Do you imply that puzzle includes the connotaions of riddle? To wit, there are crossword/jigsaw/word puzzles.
    of course...a riddle is just a puzzle with a funny solution.

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