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Dumbfound in a puzzle (5)


I believe the answer is:


'dumbfound' is the definition.
(I know that dumbfound can be written as amaze)

'a puzzle' is the wordplay.
'puzzle' becomes 'maze' (maze can mean a puzzling situation).

'in' is the link.

(Other definitions for amaze that I've seen before include "Greatly surprise in a labyrinth" , "Dumbfound" , "Greatly surprise, fill with wonder" , "Bewilder" , "Cause wonder" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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