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The Million Word Crossword Dictionary
With more than 1,000,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many answers as any other crossword dictionary. More important, it is the first crossword dictionary ever to comprehensively cover the clues and answers that actually appear in today's most popular crosswords, including contemporary slang, phrases, and brand names.

Meticulously compiled by two crossword professionals with a combined thirty years in the field, and based on a massive analysis of current crosswords, there has never been a crossword dictionary with the breadth, depth, and currency of this one. From Jim Carrey to Sister Carrie, Homer Simpson to Homer's Iliad, the wide-ranging entries include 500,000+ synonyms, 3,000+ literary works, 5,000+ films, 20,000+ famous people from all fields, and more than 100,000 fill-in-the-blank clues so popular in today's crosswords.

Featuring an introduction by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, The Million Word Crossword Dictionary makes every other crossword dictionary obsolete.

 The New Comprehensive A-Z
Crossword Dictionary

With more than 50,000 new words added-now over 225,000 entries-the world's most extensive, up-to-the-minute and easy-to-use crossword puzzle dictionary is bigger and better than ever! Arranged alphabetically from start to finish, THE NEW COMPREHENSIVE A-Z CROSSWORD DICTIONARY is a boon for puzzle fans young and old-with thousands of updated references from the worlds of art, literature, sports, politics, and pop culture; geographical and technical terms; famous and not-so-famous figures from the past and present; biblical references; computer terminology; new and old words; variant spellings; idioms, slogans, slang, abbreviations ... and much more!

Containing nearly twice as much information as competing crossword dictionaries, this handy volume not only provides indispensable help to anyone occasionally stumped by the subtle and sophisticated clues employed by today's master puzzle constructors, it is also a treasure trove of fascinating facts and trivia. And if you're looking for the right word to fill those little white boxes, the solution is here ... at your fingertips.

The Dell Crossword Dictionary
Word Finder"" for three- and four- letter words, a ""Name Finder,"" and much more, a dictionary as up to date as the morning paper includes computer-age acronyms and timely puns.

Webster's New World
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

Over 300,000 entries puzzle hounds up-to-the-minute puzzle clues and answers to help solve the most common -- and arcane -- puzzles around. Lists are arranged both alphabetically and by letter count, and cover a wide range of variant spellings, multiword phrases, and foreign-language terms.

The New York Times
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

America's foremost crossword puzzle reference revised and expanded with thousands of new words, up-to-date factual references, including famous people and the latest geographical changes, bearing the trustworthy New York Times name.

Now presented in a handy mass market size, this edition contains the full text of the hardcover, so puzzle fans looking for that exclusive clue won't miss a thing.

Random House Webster's
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

For Today's Crossword Puzzle Enthusiast: A Reference That Is More Comprehensive, More Up-to-Date, and More in Touch with Today's Culture Than Any Comparable Dictionary

Looking for the answer to a clue that calls for the first name of the Kramer character on TV's Seinfeld? What about a four-letter answer to a clue about sneaker manufacturers? Or a list of Shakespeare's plays? Or the most recent winners of the Nobel Prize?

Thoroughly revised by Nancy Schuster, former Editor in Chief of the Dell Champion crossword puzzle books, Random House Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary is the one source you need for today's puzzles.
   More than 700,000 clue and answer words, with thousands of entries new to this third edition.
   More clue words, special categories, and subcategories than any comparable dictionary.
   Hundreds of extended features with in-depth coverage of people (including all the U.S. presidents), places (including continents, countries, and U.S. states), events, Biblical people
and places, mythology, history, science, and the arts.
   General vocabulary and synonyms derived from the Random House Living Dictionary Database, the source of all the dictionaries published by Random House.
   Easy to use: all clue words and information (number of letters; category) in easy-to-spot boldface; all answer words grouped by number of letters.

Unlike other crossword puzzle dictionaries, Random House Webster's Crossword Puzzle
Dictionary includes thorough coverage of the new words and popular culture terms that are an integral part of the new wave of American puzzles: movies, television, sports (including team names and stadiums), music, literature, actors and actresses, art, brand names and nicknames, and the Internet.

Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
Featuring more than 330,000 answer words, this sixth edition of the popular crossword reference continues to provide the most extensive and accessible guidance to perplexed solvers. Includes the much-imitated "Instant Finder System," which groups answer words by their number of letters.

Book Description

  • More than 1/3 million answer words
  • Easiest to use
  • Easiest on the eyes

Here is the work that made all other puzzle dictionaries obsolete.Its unique Instant Finder System saves you time-consuming searches through the long, jumbled paragraphs of words that are so common in other crossword puzzle dictionaries. Suppose your clue is a six-letter word for RAGE: just turn to that entry and your eye immediately picks out the bold number 6. Now you can pick your answer from just five words, ignoring the 32 others that can't fit.

And note how the clear type and uncluttered format help make your search quicker and easier!

 Webster's New Explorer
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

Completely revised and updated for 1999, the Webster's New Explorer Crossword Puzzle Dictionary is a must for all puzzle lovers. Developed by the editors of Merriam-Webster, this easy-to-use dictionary provides quick solutions to even the hardest puzzle entries.

Chambers Crossword Dictionary
This crossword dictionary is for solvers and lovers of crosswords of all kinds. Compiled from Chambers' extensive wordlists and databases, this book includes over 290,000 words arranged into over 15,000 'one-stop' entries combining lexical synonyms and reference lists. Thousands of reference lists cover a wide range of the proper names, place names and miscellaneous items that may occur in crossword solutions. Also covered are cryptic crosswords, anagram indicators, and understanding clues. Special features: Over 290,000 words, over 290,000 solutions. Compiled from Chambers' extensive wordlists and databases, and with advice from a team of top crossword setters and solvers. Unique 'one-stop' entries combine sections for lexical synonyms and for reference wordlists. All wordlists are arranged alphabetically and by word length to make finding solutions easier. Over 15,000 reference words covering a wide range of the people and places whose names may occur in crossword solutions. Useful introduction covers how cryptic crossword setters compile crossword puzzles, and a summary of key words used in clues, including words which indicate that the solution is an anagram of one or more words in the clue.

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