The Million Word Crossword Dictionary

The Million Word Crossword Dictionary

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by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark
     
 

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061748004
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/09/2010
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1280
Sales rank:
220,757
File size:
7 MB

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 Dictionary 3.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 89 reviews.
GrammyCH More than 1 year ago
Thank you for this book. It was a gift for my mom. The paper was of lighter weight but relatively thick pages. My 80 year old mom can at least lift it because of this. The references were easy to figure out for me who has never used this type of book before. Mom likes it....which is REALLY saying something!!!! Trust me... She would have said she didn't like it if she didn't.
adps1949 More than 1 year ago
This is what I have found to be the best crossword puzzle dictionary. It costs a bit more, but you must be careful. It may give you too many answers if you prefer "working" your puzzles. Tony Schneider
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very comprehensive, if a little difficult to read. They've packed alot of puzzle clues into this book. So far, I've encountered only a few clues for which I could not find answers, but that just increases the challenge, right? After buying other puzzle dictionaries over the years, I must say this is the best one I have found. Have a good reading lamp nearby because the print is small with four columns per page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not user friendly for Nook...very,very slow. I'll stick with my paperback crossword puzzle dictionary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very tedious to use. Like waiting for paint to dry. Slow! Slow! Slow!
WaldoWN More than 1 year ago
I was surprised that some clues were not answered, given how many words were in this huge volume. In several cases I did not find an answer here but did findit in the ABC crossword dictionary. I did like the way the answers were organized.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the best one that I've found. too bad it has a paperback cover. mine is ragged even though I haven't had it that long
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books is great! Its full of information! The only problem is, it's not very portable!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband makes a copy of the Houston Chronicle crossword puzzle every day and we do the puzzle together. At seventy one we need all the help we can get and if we don't know the answer Million Word does!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the very best crossoword dictinary I have ever purchased. Have no difficulty finding answers to the hardest clues. A BIG thank you to the authors.
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Trying to find words is so frustrating because there is no search function. You spend all of your time trying to estimate where the word might be found.
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Ffff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We have purchased the first edition of this reference twice. When the second one was worn out, we couldn't find a copy in stores. I then went to B&N online and learned it had been updated. Useful changes were made from the first edition, and it remains our go-to resource for working cross-word puzzles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Search does not work
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tricemo More than 1 year ago
Easy to use and covers the words well. I recommend this book. I purchased one before I found this and it was the worst ever so I really appreciate finding this book.
krysascwt More than 1 year ago
This book is the best crossword dictionary I have every purchased. I only wish it had not had a Paperback cover for this is quite a large and heavy volume. My volume has split  into two pieces.  I paid in   $30 - $33 range when I purchased it. In fact even with the cost of the Hardcover edition I wonder if that would stand up any better with continued usage. This book  is almost the sole one I use  looking for answers. Most  of what I had  before were very old editions (circa 1995,etc).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book, not an app. Do not buy unless you want to flip thru over 6,000 pages looking up a word. The built in search feature does not work properly. This is a waste of money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...so ill say meh. I like it but just a little
shannonleo More than 1 year ago
Received as a gift. Best dictionary, by far. If your serious about crosswords, a must for your library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago