Crossword Puzzle Dictionary: Sixth Edition

Crossword Puzzle Dictionary: Sixth Edition

by Andrew Swanfeldt


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  • More than 1/3 million answer words
  • Easiest to use
  • Easiest on the eyes

Here is the work that made all other puzzle dictionaries obsolete. Its unique Instant Finder System saves you time-consuming searches through the long, jumbled paragraphs of words that are so common in other crossword puzzle dictionaries. Suppose your clue is a six-letter word for RAGE: just turn to that entry and your eye immediately picks out the bold number 6. Now you can pick your answer from just five words, ignoring the 32 others that can't fit.

And note how the clear type and uncluttered format help make your search quicker and easier!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062720535
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/1995
Edition description: REV
Pages: 864
Sales rank: 288,209
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 8.52(h) x 2.05(d)

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Editor's Preface

Since its first appearance in 1940, the Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, compiled by the late Andrew Swanfeldt, has acquired a widespread and loyal following among crossword puzzle fans. Each successive edition improved and expanded the original. The third edition introduced the Instant Finder System, in which answer words are listed according to the number of letters. In this fifth edition, the editors have responded to many reader requests by providing separate lists for prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms, lists that can be found at the back of the book. To this fifth edition thousands of new words, both clue words and answer words, have been added and the book has been completely reset in larger type for easier reading. This fifth edition more than adequately reflects today's crossword puzzle clues and answers.

We are greatly indebted to Mr. John Willig, who began and completed a substantial amount of the revisions for this fifth edition. Mr. Willig died during his work on the book, and will be remembered with great fondness and deep gratitude. Ms. Ruth Adler took over the task of revising the book with admirable drive and attention to detail. She has our sincere thanks for a superb job.

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Crossword Puzzle Dictionary: Sixth Edition 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this is the best crossword dictionary out there. It allows for easy reference right down to the number of letters in a word ... buy the hard cover too ... you will be very happy!!
adps1949 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because it had great reviews, but it does a poor job helping solve crossword puzzles. Although it has been revised and updated, one asks the question, WHY? Compared to "The New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictioary" and the "Million Word Crossword Dictionary" it fails. Even the "Dell Crossword Dictionary" is more helpful. You don't always get what you pay for. Tony Schneider
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too bad this dictionary is not updated!!!
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I bought this x-word dictionary to replace my smaller one. It looked great - big! However, I have found that it doesn't have a lot of words/phrases that I look up periodically. I was surprised at how UN-helpful this dictionary was. Don't buy this one! I like the A-Z dictionary myself.