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Perplex
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Perplex as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

5 February 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 26 answers for the crossword clue 'Perplex', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Perplex a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Perplex as an answer itself some 49 times.

Perplex is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Tuesday, 09 February 2021 with the answer being FLUMMOX, but the most popular answer for this clue is BAFFLE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
  • Make more complicated; "There was a new development that complicated the matter"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

GET
A return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

VEX
Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

4 Letters

BEAT
The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

POSE
A deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

5 Letters

ADDLE
Mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues"

AMAZE
Be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"

STICK
Stay put (in a certain place); "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!"

STUMP
Remove tree stumps from; "stump a field"

6 Letters

BAFFLE
A flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy

BEMUSE
Cause to be confused emotionally

GRAVEL
Rock fragments and pebbles

PUZZLE
A game that tests your ingenuity

STYMIE
A thwarting and distressing situation

7 Letters

CONFUSE
Make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"

FLUMMOX
Be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"

FLUSTER
Cause to be nervous or upset

MYSTIFY
Make mysterious; "mystify the story"

NONPLUS
Be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"

STUPEFY
Make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow; "stun fish"

8 Letters

BEFUDDLE
Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"

BEWILDER
Cause to be confused emotionally

CONFOUND
Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"

9 Letters

BAMBOOZLE
Conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"

DUMBFOUND
Be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"

10 Letters

COMPLICATE
Make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern"

12 Letters

DISORIENTATE
Cause to be lost or disoriented

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