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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