Narcocorrido, from across the border, is judged outlandish and perplexing.
The most perplexing unanswered question remains: Why would the United States engage in a cover-up?
As with any good story, to divulge some of the grisly, perplexing details and the ending would be grossly unfair.
late 14c. as an adjective, "perplexed, puzzled, bewildered," from Latin perplexus "involved, confused, intricate;" but Latin had no corresponding verb *perplectere. The Latin compound would be per "through" (see per) + plexus "entangled," past participle of plectere "to twine, braid, fold" (see complex (adj.)).
The form of the English adjective shifted to perplexed by late 15c., probably to conform to other past participle adjectives. The verb is latest attested of the group, in 1590s, evidently a back-formation from the adjective. Related: Perplexing, which well describes the history of the word.