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cryptic

, cryptical
Zoology (of the coloration of animals) tending to conceal by disguising or camouflaging the shape

cryptic

Secret. See cryptography and cryptanalysis.
References in classic literature ?
A telegram to this effect would be cold and cryptic, a personal visit seemed each moment more impossible.
There, hidden among those cryptic singing lines, was the clue.
A soft, cryptic utterance which seemed to reach deeper than any diamond-hard tool could have done.
This is evidence that cryptic Trichoderma infestations do not require grain.
one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and acclaimed MMO developer Cryptic Studios(TM), has announced pre-launch promotions and subscription pricing for the highly anticipated PC MMORPG, Star Trek Online.
A mysterious loner (De Bankol) receives a series of cryptic instructions as he travels through Spain on a criminal mission.
The delicate creature on this month's issue is Sybilla pretiosa, a species of mantis found in southern Africa, also known as the cryptic mantis.
CHELTENHAM is on the horizon for Cryptic as the 6-4 favourite decimated his rivals in the Clydesdale Bank "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle.
PfL has teamed up with Cryptic Peach Training to offer training in disciplines from design to print, new media, video and animation.
The new Online Aware monitoring solution has been introduced by Cryptic Software, a software provider, aimed at informing parents of what their children are doing on the Internet.
The thick, glossy, perfect-bound book holds lots of good reading and photos: There's an article on the infamous Zodiac Killer and tips on how to solve his cryptic ciphers; a tutorial on how to become a ninja; Cockfighting in the Philippines (no doubt inspired by this page's usual compiler); and a profile on wrestler Larry Shreeve, aka Abdullah the Butcher.
For another, all those cryptic riddles required some intelligence to write, and to enjoy reading.