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  • noun Plural form of crypto.


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  • All this speculative denunciation of the author of 1984 has been based on three incomplete sources: the publication of many (but not all) entries from the strictly private notebook in which Orwell attempted to identify "cryptos" and "F.T." (his abbreviation for fellow travelers), his published correspondence with Celia Kirwan, and the partial release seven years ago of the relevant files from the Information Research Department of the Foreign Office.

    Orwell's List

  • The "cryptos" list is only one of many wonders to be discovered in Peter Davison's magnificent edition of Orwell's complete works.

    Revealed: George Orwell's Big Brother dossier

  • Such "cryptos" may be the pilots of advanced technology.

    Dad2059's Webzine of Science Fiction, Science Fact and Esoterica

  • Then Blunt spoke again 'Yes, those were active cryptos.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • Certainly the diaries appear to show great familiarity with the Sovs, their operational methods, cryptos, drops, the works.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • Names; cryptos; ClOps; CE Ops; what we knew; what we didn't know; who'd been doubled; names of targets.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • And by what you've already told us, I want to run a few cryptos through your mind.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • If you are still around Wednesday night, let me know -- you can hang around with us cryptos.


  • We need more articles like this to create informed debate and expand it beyond the die-hard cryptos and dogmatic skeptics.

    Frame 352, and all that

  • But some folks urged caution: "Logical and technical flaws must be answered before we accept the cryptos 'prescription," said one.

    Mail Call


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