The Million Word Crossword Answer Book

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The Million Word Crossword Dictionary was hailed by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz as "the largest, most up-to-date, and most useful" and praised by crossword editors nationwide. Now, noted crossword experts Stanley Newman and Daniel Stark unveil the next tool to send your solving skills soaring. THE MILLION WORD CROSSWORD ANSWER BOOK is a radically comprehensive word finder that you can use when two or more letters of the answer are known. Even easier to use than a crossword dictionary, you can use ...

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Overview

The Million Word Crossword Dictionary was hailed by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz as "the largest, most up-to-date, and most useful" and praised by crossword editors nationwide. Now, noted crossword experts Stanley Newman and Daniel Stark unveil the next tool to send your solving skills soaring. THE MILLION WORD CROSSWORD ANSWER BOOK is a radically comprehensive word finder that you can use when two or more letters of the answer are known. Even easier to use than a crossword dictionary, you can use the two together or separately to power-solve the toughest puzzle!

The 1,000,000-plus entries consist of exhaustive lists of crossword answers from 3 to 7 letters, in which 2 letters are specified. For example, 7-letter answers with H as the second letter and C as a sixth letter will include the words CHALICE and PHYSICS, the proper names EHRLICH and SHYLOCK, and the phrase THIN ICE.

The book's "base lexicon" consists of words and phrases from actual puzzles, representing about 88 percent of all crossword answers--a number untouched by any other reference book--and the inclusion of slang terms and celebrity names give this book the topicality and comprehensiveness you've come to expect from the Million Word brand.

In addition, a unique crossword answer Glossary section lists more than 20,000 definitions for less common or potentially confusing words and proper names, hand-picked by Stan and Dan based on their expert knowledge of words and terms most likely to stump solvers.

The biggest and most complete answer book ever, THE MILLION WORD CROSSWORD ANSWER BOOK is your master key for unlocking any crossword puzzle.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Comprehensive" is a 13-letter word that barely describes this truly astonishing crossword puzzle word treasury. In 1,280 pages, the specialist authors provide more than 1 million entries for crossword answers from 3 to 7 letters. The entries are exhaustive: For instance, they provide lists for 7-letter words and phrases with c as the 6th letter. The Million Word Crossword Answer Book consists of words and phrases from actual puzzles, representing an unprecedented 88 percent of all crossword puzzle answers. This massive book also contains a 100-page appendix of more than 20,000 difficult and uncommon words.
Will Shortz
“The most comprehensive source of contemporary crossword answers—now even larger and easier to use.”
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
"There are over a million reasons to be ecstatic about this book."
Maura Jacobson
"A bonanza, the ultimate reference aid for crossword solvers. . . a must for every crossword fan."
Fred Piscop
"Every word you’re ever likely to need is here."
—Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
“There are over a million reasons to be ecstatic about this book.”
—Maura Jacobson
“A bonanza, the ultimate reference aid for crossword solvers. . . a must for every crossword fan.”
—Fred Piscop
“Every word you’re ever likely to need is here.”
--Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
“There are over a million reasons to be ecstatic about this book.”
--Maura Jacobson
“A bonanza, the ultimate reference aid for crossword solvers. . . a must for every crossword fan.”
--Fred Piscop
“Every word you’re ever likely to need is here.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061125911
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/22/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 1280
  • Sales rank: 108,437
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 2.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Acclaimed puzzle creator, editor, and publisher Stanley Newman is crossword editor for Newsday, with puzzles syndicated worldwide. He holds the world record for the fastest completion of a New York Times crossword.

Daniel Stark creates the daily crosswords for United Feature Syndicate. His puzzles also appear in many national publications.

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The Million Word Crossword Answer Book


By Stanley Newman

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2007 Stanley Newman
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780061125904

Introduction

Welcome to The Million Word Crossword Answer Book, your master key for unlocking any crossword puzzle.

The 1,060,000+ main entries in The Million Word Crossword Answer Book represent the most comprehensive listing ever assembled of contemporary crossword answers. They were individually selected by the authors, both full-time crossword professionals. They include not just "regular" words, but also phrases, slang, consumer products, celebrities from all eras and milieus, song, movie, and book titles, and the latest words from popular culture--all presented in a format specially designed to get you quickly to the answer you need.

This is a thoroughly updated and greatly expanded edition of The Crossword Answer Book, first published in 1996. This new edition has over 50 percent more entries, with new features added that will make the book easier and more educational to use.

To get the most out of the book, be sure to read all the material on the next few pages, especially "How to Use This Book."

May your puzzles be completely solved--with or without our help.

Stanley Newman
Daniel Stark



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Excerpted from The Million Word Crossword Answer Book by Stanley Newman Copyright ©2007 by Stanley Newman. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.
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