(1) 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.(2) 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.(3) When was the last time you did a cryptic crossword or challenged yourself with a difficult puzzle to solve?(4) A few species of accipitrids may use cryptic coloration to get close to their prey.(5) This is a book where even the title sounds like a cryptic clue from an Irish Times crossword.(6) This shielding along with the cryptic coloration of the predator prevents the prey from becoming alarmed.(7) On the contrary, the singer values his cryptic , enigmatic inscrutability.(8) 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.(9) 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.(10) To some, modern poetry is like a cryptic crossword devised by second world war codebreakers.(11) 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.(12) 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.(13) I hate cryptic crosswords, that doesn't tend to be how my intelligence can be applied.(14) It may sound like a simple solution to a cryptic clue but it's reality.(15) She sings cryptic , mysterious lyrics, letting her voice guide the song.(16) While males remain white, females molt into one of the most cryptic plumages known in birds.