• Is your cryptic crossword (23 October) the latest secret weapon in the culture war?
Kim scrawled a cryptic message in slightly awkward Japanese: “Definitely welcome home.”
Your pharmacist can walk you through a cryptic ingredient list and point out any red flags.
Morrison created cryptic dreamscapes tinged with Celtic mysticism, sung with artfully slurred diction.
Pale, skittish, aggressively tattooed, they wore black T-shirts with a cryptic white logo over their hearts.
Insects such as caterpillars, which rely on cryptic coloration, often combine it with a rigid deathlike position.
Vice's Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai writes that while cryptic, these files may be designed to tamper with Cellebrite software or devices.
Because religious ideas that are obscure or cryptic may be called “mystical” in popular parlance, mysticism is often mistakenly thought to be essentially irrational.
One of Our Conquerors (1891) is probably the most difficult of his novels because of the indirect and cryptic style, metaphor, and long passages of interior monologue.
When moths such as the underwing moths (Catocala) are disturbed, they move the cryptic forewings to expose bright patches of colour on the upper surface of the hind wings.
The only clues to the prize’s whereabouts were located in a cryptic 24-line poem written by Fenn and added to the last pages of his autobiography, The Thrill of the Chase.
But more than seventy years passed before the magazine introduced a crossword puzzle—a British-style cryptic crossword, which was gone before the twenty-first century arrived.
Call on a relative or a friend, pace around the room, but stick with it: wringing sense out of even one cryptic clue is deeply gratifying, and just might leave you wanting seconds.
Kris Kristofferson portrayed Billy the Kid and James Coburn was Pat Garrett; Bob Dylan was cast in a minor role as a cryptic onlooker, and he contributed the score, which included…
One of the conspiracy’s architects, Ron Watkins, a Japan-based conspiracy theorist who administered the now-defunct 8chan website on which “Q”’s cryptic messages were posted, says the game is up.
Radio Netherlands and Amsterdam University are refining a proposal for an early-warning system that would pick up hate-speech broadcasts, including cryptic ones, and at least mitigate their effects.
Its followers believe, on the basis of cryptic online messages and no supporting evidence, that Democrats and Hollywood stars covertly run a child abuse ring, which Trump is in the process of dismantling.
Schiff of California, demanded in a cryptic letter on Friday that Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence, turn over a whistle-blower complaint made to the inspector general for the intelligence agencies.
Nursery rhymes are as diverse as their origins and while some are rather self-explanatory – no prizes for guessing what Ten Green Bottles is about – others, particularly older rhymes, are more cryptic, as if they’re from a different world or time entirely.
Superfamily Tortricoidea6,100 species in 1 family; adults with fairly broad, short-fringed wings that seldom span more than 2.5 cm (1 inch); most have cryptic coloration and patterns; larvae mostly leaf folders and rollers, but many bore in fruits, seeds, and soft stems.Family Tortricidae (leaf…
- of an obscure nature
Example: the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms
- having a secret or hidden meaning
- having a puzzling terseness
Example: a cryptic note
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