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My prefix will make you shiver and shake
My infix is when you hesitate
My suffix is as strong as could be
My whole will baffle you totally.

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    $\begingroup$ Just went through synonyms of baffle on a site and found the answer. $\endgroup$ – prit.patel May 29 '18 at 9:34
  • $\begingroup$ @prit.patel aaw shame you didn't answer though. $\endgroup$ – Astralbee May 29 '18 at 9:42
  • $\begingroup$ That's because when I saw your question it was already answered. $\endgroup$ – prit.patel May 29 '18 at 9:43
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You are

flummox.

My prefix will make you shiver and shake

The flu.

My infix is when you hesitate

The utterance umm.

My suffix is as strong as could be

Strong like an ox.

My whole will baffle you totally.

To flummox is to baffle.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done! I knew it was easy but I didn't think anyone would get it that quickly. $\endgroup$ – Astralbee May 29 '18 at 9:42
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    $\begingroup$ @Astralbee The clues were direct, which can be good for ensuring uniqueness of an answer but also makes solving easier. Perhaps incorporating more riddle and wordplay can add those little interesting twists. (The tag info for both tags also list good techniques for achieving this.) $\endgroup$ – noedne May 29 '18 at 9:51
  • $\begingroup$ Well that is helpful, thank you. My last few puzzles have all required several clues before anyone got them so I deliberately made this a little easier. $\endgroup$ – Astralbee May 29 '18 at 9:58
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    $\begingroup$ @Astralbee Finding the right difficulty balance is not easy but will come with practice :) $\endgroup$ – noedne May 29 '18 at 10:00

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