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Bigger, Better, and Hipper Than Ever

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

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Overview

Bigger, Better, and Hipper Than Ever

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 cultureterms 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375426087
  • Publisher: Diversified Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/9/2006
  • Edition description: 4TH Large Print
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 880
  • Sales rank: 200,042
  • Product dimensions: 7.69 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 2.00 (d)

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    Very reliable resource book

    Use it everyday and this is about the 5th one I've purchased.

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  • Posted January 21, 2012

    My sister wore out her first copy

    My sister is an avid crossword puzzle fan. She has tried several other crossword puzzle dictionaries but this is her absolute favorite. I gave her a copy a few years ago and she wore it out - literally. Kept using it even when in 3 pieces. So I bought her another copy. She thinks it is the best one out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2009

    Random House Crosword Puzzle Dictionary

    I origianlly bought this beacuse the NY Times Puzzle hard cover edition was not available. The strong points of this volume include focus on popular culture figures such as actors and writers, etc., movies, televison,award winners, and literature. However, I did not find as authoritative or comprehensive as the Times volume in the areas word definitions and geographic locales.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2009

    Buyer beware!

    After having several paperback dictionaries, we decided to purchase a hardcover, to last. I am very disappointed in this particular one because it hasn't any references to languages, which I need nearly every day. I would not recommend it to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2009

    Not the best tool for a a so-so puzzler

    While it's nice to have word entries broken out by the number of letters, I find my trusty crossword dictionary compiled by Edy Garcia Schaffer (Putnam 1995) is still the reference I turn to when I get stuck. The Schafer book includes many more entries under each word and includes related phrases.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2006

    Current?

    Excellent book, but needs updating badly.Good layout, opens flat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2003

    too big to carry with you...

    My Dad does crossword puzzles and loves this book but keep in mind it's much bigger than regular paperbacks. He wanted something to carry with him to work but it's too big to carry. It's the size of a hardcover. I think they should have mentioned that in the info about this book so you know before you buy it. So now you know...

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