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

cryptic

Secret. See cryptography and cryptanalysis.
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Near the end of the evening, Cunanan remarked cryptically to a waiter, as recounted to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, "Everyone has their own version of what they think I am.
Billie is lovely and although I can't say too much I can tell you that she has landed something special with the BBC so we are all happy,'' he says, cryptically.
I know," adds his lover cryptically, as if it now all makes sense.
But, cryptically, Deans then went on to say, 'Wouldn't it be a massive irony if, over 100 years on from that Bob Deans try, I became coach of Wales?
Though the item pertaining to hiring Miller as chief executive officer was on the agenda in time to be heard in the board's closed session Tuesday, it was cryptically worded and at least two board members said they were not informed about the controversial move.
Through tear-stained eyes, Casillas (right) said he was joining Porto because of "the affection they have shown me", and cryptically told Madrid fans: "I don't want to be remembered as a good goalkeeper or a bad goalkeeper, I just want to be remembered as a good person, with my faults.
Rumours of an Oasis return started on Thursday when Liam Gallagher began cryptically tweeting letters of the band's name - but organiser Michael Eavis has insisted the last act has been signed.
On duty with the Republic Of Ireland this week, Keane initially refused to speak about Ferguson before cryptically stating: "There will be a day for me to go into that.
Joined by his three kids, Warne left Melbourne airport and cryptically said that they are going to have a good time, asserting that they are going to be away for ages.
TV QUIZ 1 Which sitcom could cryptically be known as Little Manchester United fan?
But Kone may have a secret weapon - of all the players to score 10 or more last season, Kone scored the greatest proportion (9%) with what OPTA cryptically refer to as 'other body parts'.
Hooper has been linked with a summer move to England, and when asked if he will still be a Celtic player next season he cryptically added: "We'll see won't we?