The Dell Crossword Dictionary

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Overview

No longer a test of classical knowledge, the modern crossword is a challenging labyrinth of clever clues, timely puns, and computer-age acronyms that baffle even veteran wordsmiths. Completely revised and expanded, The Dell Crossword Dictionary includes an extensive crossword definitions section, a thoroughly cross-referenced "Word-Finder" section, the most extensive "Name-Finder" in any dictionary, and every trivia fact a puzzle fan could ever want to know.
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Overview

No longer a test of classical knowledge, the modern crossword is a challenging labyrinth of clever clues, timely puns, and computer-age acronyms that baffle even veteran wordsmiths. Completely revised and expanded, The Dell Crossword Dictionary includes an extensive crossword definitions section, a thoroughly cross-referenced "Word-Finder" section, the most extensive "Name-Finder" in any dictionary, and every trivia fact a puzzle fan could ever want to know.
Comprehensive and easy to use, The Dell Crossword Dictionary is a must-have for any crossword lover.

Stumped by ths site of the '68 Olympics? Pondering the name of a Portuguese coin? Look it up in The Dell Crossword Dictionary, the ultimate reference for word puzzle solvers. Packed with solving aids for pun-filled clues and difficult "cryptic clues, " the dictionary has been fully updated for the computer age.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440218715
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Series: 21st Century Reference Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 102,536
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne Robert Williams is the creator of the prestigious Dell Champion line of puzzle magazines. A familiar and well-respected figure in the puzzle world, he has created and edited a wide variety of puzzles, puzzle books and puzzle magazines. He's been the Chicago Tribune crossword editor since 1997.
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Table of Contents

Clues and Definitions Introduction 8
Clues and Definitions 9
Name Finder Introduction 136
Name Finder 137
Kentucky Derby Winners 188
Native American People 189
United States Presidents 190
Shakespeare 192
Bible 196
Gods & Goddesses 198
Academy Award Winners 199
Colleges & Universities 200
Sports Teams 206
Constellations & Stars 207
Olympic Games Sites 208
United States Information 209
Nations Information 213
Animals 225
Groups of Animals 232
Music Terminology 233
Abbreviations & Acronyms 235
Elements 245
Weights & Measures 246
Word Finder Introduction 247
3-Letter Word Finder 248
4-Letter Word Finder 310
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  • Posted March 23, 2012

    A must for crossword nuts like me.

    A have purchased this book many, many times. I wear them out. The last one I had was worn to a nub- with most of the a's gone and the pages loose and dog-eared. The special sections are lifesavers - I have become fairly expert on the gods and goddesses of ancient civilizations and never knew there was a bird called an argala or there were 12 distinct types of mice. The only drawback is that as I get older it is harder to read the small print.
    Perhaps if one were printed the size of a soft-covered book?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2009

    Big Help For Crossword Puzzle People

    This is my second copy. The printing version was unchanged. This book is very valuable for people who don't follow modern stars of stage and screen. It also has sections devoted to Gods and Goddesses, colleges and universities, states and countries, etc. It could be updated by adding more recent information in many of the categories.

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  • Posted August 5, 2009

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    Not As Good As It Used To Be

    I remember the "Dell Crossword Dictionary" from when I was in college. It was bigger and better. It is now small, but has value for it's size. It's contents are well organized, but I wish it was again bigger and better.

    Tony Schneider

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