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cryptic crossword

noun [C] uk   us  
a type of crossword (= word game) that has difficult clues (= pieces of information) that are not obvious in their meaning
Translations of “cryptic crossword”
in Chinese (Traditional) 線索隱晦的縱橫填字遊戲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 线索隐晦的纵横填字游戏…
(Definition of cryptic crossword from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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