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“cryptic crossword” in British English

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cryptic crosswordnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkrɪp.tɪk ˈkrɒs.wɜːd/ us /ˌkrɪp.tɪk ˈkrɑːs.wɝːd/

a type of crossword (= word game) that has difficult clues (= pieces of information) that are not obvious in their meaning

(Definition of “cryptic crossword” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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