Webster's New World Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, Second Edition

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Over 300,000 entries puzzle hounds up-to-the-minute puzzle clues and answers to help solve the most common—and arcane—puzzles around. Lists are arranged both alphabetically and by letter count, and cover a wide range of variant spellings, multiword phrases, and foreign-language terms.

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Overview

Over 300,000 entries puzzle hounds up-to-the-minute puzzle clues and answers to help solve the most common—and arcane—puzzles around. Lists are arranged both alphabetically and by letter count, and cover a wide range of variant spellings, multiword phrases, and foreign-language terms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028612126
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Series: Webster's New World Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 190,033
  • Product dimensions: 5.67 (w) x 8.85 (h) x 1.45 (d)

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Webster's New World Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

2nd Edition
By Jane Shaw Whitfield

Pocket

Copyright © 2003 Jane Shaw Whitfield
All right reserved.

ISBN: 067100977X

Foreword

This new edition of Webster's New World Crossword Puzzle Dictionary represents a thorough revision and updating of the highly successful work originally compiled by Jane Shaw Whitfiels. Thousands of new clue words and answer terms have been aded from crossword puzzles published since last revision. Biographical and geographical entries are now completely up to date. Tables have been introduced to provide a particularly effective and convenient way to locate large bocks of related terms in one place. In addition, a user's guide created especially for this edition will assist readers in finding precisely the words they want quickly and easily.

Crossword puzzle dictionaries and crossword puzzle solvers share, predictably, some special characteristics. Both are distinguished by their breadth of vocabulary and by their unique intellectual focus on the relationship between clues and answers. The editors of Webster's New World dictionaries wish to acknowledge the contributions to this edition of one very gifted crossword puzzle enthusiast, Mr. Joe Forest of Sharonville, Ohio, whose insightful suggestions have been invaluable.

This all-new second edition remains in one respect unchanged, namely, it is, as Jane Shaw Whitfield wrote in her foreword to the first edition, dedicated "to all enthusiasts of crossword puzzles and to their creators."

Copyright © 1997 by Hungry Minds, Inc.

Foreword

This new edition of Webster's New World Crossword Puzzle Dictionary represents a thorough revision and updating of the highly successful work originally compiled by Jane Shaw Whitfiels. Thousands of new clue words and answer terms have been aded from crossword puzzles published since last revision. Biographical and geographical entries are now completely up to date. Tables have been introduced to provide a particularly effective and convenient way to locate large bocks of related terms in one place. In addition, a user's guide created especially for this edition will assist readers in finding precisely the words they want quickly and easily.

Crossword puzzle dictionaries and crossword puzzle solvers share, predictably, some special characteristics. Both are distinguished by their breadth of vocabulary and by their unique intellectual focus on the relationship between clues and answers. The editors of Webster's New World dictionaries wish to acknowledge the contributions to this edition of one very gifted crossword puzzle enthusiast, Mr. Joe Forest of Sharonville, Ohio, whose insightful suggestions have been invaluable.

This all-new second edition remains in one respect unchanged, namely, it is, as Jane Shaw Whitfield wrote in her foreword to the first edition, dedicated "to all enthusiasts of crossword puzzles and to their creators."

Copyright © 1997 by Hungry Minds, Inc.

Foreword

This new edition of Webster's New World Crossword Puzzle Dictionary represents a thorough revision and updating of the highly successful work originally compiled by Jane Shaw Whitfiels. Thousands of new clue words and answer terms have been aded from crossword puzzles published since last revision. Biographical and geographical entries are now completely up to date. Tables have been introduced to provide a particularly effective and convenient way to locate large bocks of related terms in one place. In addition, a user's guide created especially for this edition will assist readers in finding precisely the words they want quickly and easily.

Crossword puzzle dictionaries and crossword puzzle solvers share, predictably, some special characteristics. Both are distinguished by their breadth of vocabulary and by their unique intellectual focus on the relationship between clues and answers. The editors of Webster's New World dictionaries wish to acknowledge the contributions to this edition of one very gifted crossword puzzle enthusiast, Mr. Joe Forest of Sharonville, Ohio, whose insightful suggestions have been invaluable.

This all-new second edition remains in one respect unchanged, namely, it is, as Jane Shaw Whitfield wrote in her foreword to the first edition, dedicated "to all enthusiasts of crossword puzzles and to their creators."

Copyright © 1997 by Hungry Minds, Inc.



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Table of Contents

Staff.

Foreword.

Guide to the Use of This Book.

Abbreviations Used in This Work.

Crossword Puzzle Dictionary.

Tables.

Books of the Bible.

Chemical Elements.

Chief Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Famous Names in Crossword Puzzles.

Nations of the World.

Selected Nobel Prize Winners.

Pulitzer Prize Winners for Fiction.

Shakespeare's Plays and Characters.

Presidents and First Ladies of the United States.

States of the United States.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2002

    I could do better

    I have been using this dictionary for a while, but I am findng that i use the A-Z dictionary more and more. I just dont think that this dictionary is complete!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

    Recommended

    The Webster's New World Crossword Puzzle Dictionary has proven to be the most helpful for me.I like the layout and words broken down by letter count. The print size is good and easy to read. This is my second copy of the book. I literally wore out my first copy. I had been given two other crossword dictionaries from other publishers and found them harder to use or not as helpful. This is still the best one for me.

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