What do we call somebody who asks only puzzles? Similar to this Post tells us the term somebody asks questions.

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How about a riddler or puzzler?


riddle: a mystifying, misleading, or puzzling question posed as a problem to be solved or guessed

puzzle: a question or problem that requires thought, skill, or cleverness to be answered or solved

A riddler is one who speaks in riddles [TFD]. A puzzler is a person that puzzles [TFD].

  • I did search on the internet for "Puzzler". The results are showing "something that is difficult to explain or understand". – Shiva Nov 15 '16 at 5:54
  • @Shiva It can also be a person who poses puzzles. I added a few more links. – Richard Kayser Nov 15 '16 at 6:06

I like riddler best. You may vary it with gamester if you like.

A person who plays games.



Consider sphinx. In allusion to the mythical, riddle-asking beast, this term can also be used for persons who ask puzzles. For example, from OED:

A person characterized by some quality of the Sphinx; esp. one who propounds or presents a difficult question or problem.

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