Translation of cryptic in Spanish:


enigmático, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈkrɪptɪk//ˈkrɪptɪk/


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    (reference/remark) enigmático
    (remark/reference) críptico
    (clue/crossword) críptico
    • A vexatious variant of the crossword is the cryptic crossword - just reading the clues to a cryptic crossword is enough to reduce whole swathes of the population to weeping and gibbering.
    • When was the last time you did a cryptic crossword or challenged yourself with a difficult puzzle to solve?
    • When he felt up to it, he launched himself back into life, leaving behind selected items for safekeeping: his Highland dancing pumps, army hat and journals crammed with cryptic pieces of tattered paper.
    • This ambiguous attitude makes his art cryptic: viewers are left grasping at answers.
    • In the Great Depression, hobos who roamed transiently across North America invented pictographic graffiti languages which were cryptic to the police but well understood in their community.
    • This is not just the rich texture of external life, relationships, the natural world, occupations, society, but the internal, cryptic dimension of dreams and the sub-conscious.
    • And that brings us to that special breed of people but for whom the world would be quite clueless about crosswords, cryptic or simple.
    • You might think you are just waiting for a bus, or wandering from room to room looking for your cigarettes, watching a TV show, or reading a cryptic and ambiguous book.
    • However, the story line later digresses and becomes confusing and cryptic.
    • If there's something I want to keep private, then I simply don't write about it, or I write it in such a cryptic way that only I will know what's between the lines, when I read back on it later.
    • She differentiates between cryptic graffiti that communicates to others within a closed community, and political graffiti that aims to communicate a message to a wider audience.
    • She sings cryptic, mysterious lyrics, letting her voice guide the song.
    • On the contrary, the singer values his cryptic, enigmatic inscrutability.
    • It was his girlfriend who taught him to love cryptic crosswords, as they backpacked across Africa to a new life in London, and it's a passion that seems to have endured.
    • At first glance, this book seems cryptic, threatening and confusing.
    • This is a book where even the title sounds like a cryptic clue from an Irish Times crossword.
    • Though densely packed with official papers the narrative is never dull and for the specialist in constitutional niceties the challenge in reading is almost as subtle as a cryptic crossword.
    • It's like a cryptic crossword, you can look at a clue and not have the foggiest idea of what it is you're aiming for, but get a couple of the letters in place and something can jump out at you.
    • We should be careful, because the Delphic Oracle used cryptic answers that often left the inquisitor more confused than helped.
    • He left his cryptic crossword on the desk, with two clues still unanswered.
    • The letter bears no signature and no address; it's at once passionate and oblique, fervent and cryptic.
    • He's always been a cryptic songwriter, fond of oblique references and catchy off-the-wall phrasings, but here his metaphors and jests are haunted with regret and suspicion.
    • I hate cryptic crosswords, that doesn't tend to be how my intelligence can be applied.
    • Conversations were like cryptic crossword clues.
    • Anyone keen to learn the secrets of cryptic crosswords will find more than enough clues in this charming memoir, which traces Balfour's own growing fascination with puzzles.
    • It is not that their conversations are obscure or cryptic.
    • It bore the cryptic message, ‘Toilets downstairs then sharp right.’
    • I'm a great fan of cryptic crosswords, even though they are tantalisingly difficult.
    • It may sound like a simple solution to a cryptic clue but it's reality.
    • While the poetry is cryptic, allusive and ambiguous, the prose is lucid, oracular, loftily self-assured.
    • His lovingly made mixed-media objects, installations and text-based works possess an engagingly cryptic quality - an aspect of the power of visual art to assert its resemblance to linguistic form.
    • To some, modern poetry is like a cryptic crossword devised by second world war codebreakers.
    • While it all seems a little cryptic and confused, the duo promise a night of bizarre and sweet surprises where everyone is welcome.
    • Never trust a person who does cryptic crosswords
    • I'm having trouble locating full info and images on the web, but the CD insert folded out to become a poster that had cryptic, pie-chart-style graphics for titles.
    • Filling in the various forms is a bit like filling in a cryptic crossword, except that the answers aren't published in the paper the next day.