Random House Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

Random House Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

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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

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

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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375721311
Publisher:
Diversified Publishing
Publication date:
05/09/2006
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
880
Sales rank:
234,580
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.67(d)

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Random House Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
newt1234 More than 1 year ago
Use it everyday and this is about the 5th one I've purchased.
Chezmoi More than 1 year ago
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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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, but needs updating badly.Good layout, opens flat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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...