Matters were in this cryptical state when the door opened and Father came in.
To most of us the Bible has long been a work of profound mystery, cryptical, undecipherable.
But else, and failing these cryptical or subterraneous currents of communication, for us the record is closed.
The conductor opened the door and bawled a cryptical announcement.
1630s, "hidden, occult, mystical," from Late Latin crypticus, from Greek kryptikos "fit for concealing," from kryptos "hidden" (see crypt). Meaning "mysterious, enigmatic" is recorded from 1920. Related: Cryptically.
cryptic cryp·tic (krĭp'tĭk)
Hidden or concealed.
Tending to conceal or camouflage, as the coloring of an animal.