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 for cryptical
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cryptic \Cryp"tic\ (kr[i^]p"t[i^]k), Cryptical \Cryp"tic*al\
     (-t?-kal), a. [L. crypticus, Gr. kryptiko`s, fr. kry`ptein to
     Hidden; secret; occult. "Her [nature's] more cryptic ways of
     working." --Glanvill.
     [1913 Webster]
     2. incomprehensible to those not familiar with the culture or
        jargon; as, the new insurance policy is written without
        cryptic or mysterious terms.
     Syn: inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     3. having a secret or hidden meaning; as, cryptic symbols
        engraved in stone; cryptic writings.
     Syn: cabalistic, occult, secret, sibylline.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     3. having a puzzling terseness; as, a cryptic note.
        [WordNet 1.5]
     4. not evident; unrecognized; as, a cryptic infection.
     5. written in a code or cipher; as, a cryptic message.
     Syn: encoded, enciphered, encrypted.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is
             written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep
             dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence";
             "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim
             origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally
             mystifying to visitors from other lands" [syn: cryptic,
             cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious,
      2: having a secret or hidden meaning; "cabalistic symbols
         engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings"; "thoroughly sibylline
         in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther [syn:
         cabalistic, kabbalistic, qabalistic, cryptic,
         cryptical, sibylline]

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