Simon Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book

Overview

Everything a crossword solver could ever need — in one complete volume!
Who won the Academy Award for best actress in 1993? What's another word for "nerd"? If you're a modern puzzler, you need not only a quick and easy reference, but a book that is as interesting and intelligent as the puzzles of today — and the people who solve them.
The Crossword Puzzle Dictionary section is brimming with more than 200,000 ...

See more details below
Paperback (Original)
$41.47
BN.com price
(Save 13%)$47.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (43) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $28.07   
  • Used (37) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

Everything a crossword solver could ever need — in one complete volume!
Who won the Academy Award for best actress in 1993? What's another word for "nerd"? If you're a modern puzzler, you need not only a quick and easy reference, but a book that is as interesting and intelligent as the puzzles of today — and the people who solve them.
The Crossword Puzzle Dictionary section is brimming with more than 200,000 words organized by letter count and synonym. Looking for an 11-letter word for "knotted"? It's not too complicated:
knotted: 5 kinky; 6 gnarly, kinked, knotty, snarly; 7 gnarled, knobbed, raveled, snarled, tangled; 8 involved; 9 entangled, intricate, perplexed; 11 complicated; 12 inextricable
The Reference Book section is jam-packed with up-to-date lists of awards, important figures, records, and happenings in a wide variety of fields, including sports, history, literature, film, music, and politics. It's just what you need to stir your memory, brainstorm ideas, get out of a rut, and maybe even learn something new.
The Simon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary and Reference Book brings together the solid information of an almanac, the word power of Roget's, and the quirkiness of a trivia collection all in one place. Eminently practical, this fun- and fact-filled volume, bursting with all manner of information, belongs in the library of every puzzle aficionado.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684856964
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Series: Simon and Schuster Crossword Puzzle Bks.
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 981,924
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Abbreviations Used in the Dictionary
DICTIONARY
REFERENCE SECTION
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Academy Award Winners
The Animal Kingdom

Kingdoms, Phyla, Subphyla, and Classes
Insects
Arachnids
Fish
Other Marine Animals
Amphibians
Reptiles
Snakes
Birds
Mammals
Cats
Dogs
Primates
Cetaceans
International Most-Endangered Species List
Endangered Mammals
Endangered Birds
Endangered Fishes
Endangered Reptiles
Prehistoric Creatures

The Bible — King James
Old Testament
New Testament
The Prophets
Biblical Names

Celestial Bodies
The Planets and Their Moons
Asteroids
Comets
Constellations
Meteorites
Meteoroids
Major Stars
Order of Brightest Stars as Seen from Earth
Other Celestial Bodies

Chemical Elements
Sorted by Element Name
Elements Sorted by Atomic Weight
Elements Sorted by Symbol

Gemstones and Precious Metals
Lifestyle
Anniversaries
Birthstones by Month
Signs of the Zodiac

Musical Terms and Styles
Mythology — Greek and Roman, Norse, and Egyptian
Roman-Greek Mythological Equivalents
Greek-Roman Mythology
Norse Mythology
Egyptian Mythology

Nations of the World
Nobel Prizes
Nobel Prizes by Year
Nobel Prizewinners in Chemistry
Nobel Prizewinners in Economics
Nobel Prizewinners in Literature
Nobel Prizewinners in Medicine and Physiology
Nobel Peace Prize Winners
Nobel Prizewinners in Physics

North American Native Peoples
Olympic Games
Olympic Games — Winter
Olympic Games — Summer

Presidents of the United States
The Pulitzer Prize
Biography or Autobiography
Drama
Fiction
History of the United States
Nonfiction

Shakespeare's Plays
Comedies
Tragedies
Histories

Sports
National Basketball Association Champions (1947-1998)
World Series Champions (1903-1998)
Super Bowl Champions (1967-1998)
NHL Stanley Cup Winners (1917-1998)
Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown Winners (1875-1998)

Sports — U.S. and Canadian Professional Teams
Supreme Court Chief Justices (1789-1998)
The United States and Its Territories
U.S. Territories
Weights and Measures
International System (Systeme International, SI) Units
Other International System Units
International System Prefixes
U.K. (Imperial) System of Measurements
U.S. System of Measurements
Complete List of Units
Measurements of Length
Measurements of Area
Measurements of Volume or Capacity
Measurements of Weight/Mass
Measurements of Line Density
Measurements of Energy or Work
Measurements of Force
Measurements of Fuel Consumption
Measurements of Power
Measurements of Pressure or Stress
Measurements of Speed
Measurement of Torque
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Recommended

    I thought this would be helpful in solving the Simon $ Schuster Crossword
    Puzzle books to a greater extent, however, your puzzle authors seemed to have paid no attention to the dictionary. There is also not enough descriptions of "regular" words. I have to keep referring to a regular dictionary to help solve clues.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2003

    Useless

    This book is completely worthless. Try the Random House Crossword Puzzle Dictionary instead. (Available in paperback)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)