New American Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

New American Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

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Overview

The essential tool for every crossword puzzle lover!

This updated and expanded third edition of the New American Crossword Puzzle Dictionary is a rich storehouse of indispensable information that puts the correct answer right at a puzzler’s fingertips.

With over twice as many entries as other crossword dictionaries and revised for the way clues are written today, it is the most thorough and easy-to-use crossword reference on the market with:

• The most comprehensive and up-to-date definitions available
• Advice for solving cryptic puzzles
• A unique categories section which makes looking up clues even easier, including The Bible, Chemical Elements, Foreign Words, Geography, Mythology, Academy Awards, Sports, and Prefixes and Suffixes

...And More!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451212559
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/06/2004
Edition description: Revised and Expanded Edition
Pages: 768
Sales rank: 133,520
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.24(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Philip D. Morehead is the editor of The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary and The New American Rogets College Thesaurus and the author of the New American Crossword Puzzle Dictionary and The New American International Dictionary of Music. He is the son of late lexicographer and games expert Albert H. Morehead, the original co-editor of this book, who was the Bridge Editor of the New York Times for over 25 years and the editor of many books on games.

Table of Contents

Preface: How to Use This Dictionaryv
Section IDefinitions and Answers1
Section IICategories478
Abbreviations and Acronyms478
Airport and Airline Codes493
Anatomy--Parts of the Body500
Arms and Armor
Arms502
Armor504
Awards
Academy Awards505
Miss America507
Nobel Prize508
Pulitzer Prize510
Grammy Awards512
Tony Awards512
The Bible
Books of the Old Testament515
The Apocrypha515
Biblical Names516
Biblical Rulers516
Priests516
Patriachs516
Prophets517
Queens, Queen Mothers517
Judges517
Women Church Workers517
Apostles and Disciples517
Biblical Places518
Biblical Sites, Mountains, Lands518
Tribes of Israel518
Tribes519
Books of the New Testament519
Family Relations519
Birthstones
Chemical Elements521
Collective Nouns523
Colleges, Nicknames and Teams524
Colors531
Diseases and Aches533
Entertainment
Famous Movies534
Famous TV Shows535
Fabrics and Fibers535
Man-Made Fabrics and Fibers537
Rugs and Carpets537
Famous Names
Architects537
Astronomers538
Biologists, Naturalists538
Chemists538
Cartoonists538
Choreographers539
Comedians539
Composers539
Dancers540
Directors540
Discoverers540
Entrepreneurs541
Explorers541
Historians541
Inventors541
Journalists542
Mathematicians542
Military Leaders542
Opera Singers543
Painters543
Philosophers544
Physicians and Medical Researchers545
Physicists545
Religious Leaders545
Sculptors545
Statesmen546
Famous Trios546
First and Last Names546
Middle Names555
Unused First or Last Names556
Pen Names and Pseudonyms557
Original Names of Celebrities557
Food and Drink
Menu and Cooking Terms561
Menu Items and Dishes562
Sauces563
Herbs, Spices, Flavorings563
Wines563
Cordials and Spirits564
Cocktails and Mixed Drinks564
Foreign Words
Alphabetical by Foreign Word565
Alphabetical by Definition573
Articles, Pronouns, Possessives, and Numerals in Five Languages582
Games586
Geography
Countries and Capitals586
Other Countries of Europe, Ancient and Modern589
Departments, Colonies, Possessions591
Cities--United States and Territories593
Foreign Cities598
Islands603
Rivers of the United States606
Foreign Rivers607
Mountains, Ranges, Passes611
Volcanoes611
Lakes, Seas612
Waterfalls612
Deserts613
Bridges613
Dams613
Canada at a Glance614
U.S. at a Glance615
Heraldry
Bearings619
Creatures619
Objects620
Tinctures620
Lines of Partition620
Furs620
Cadency Line of Succession620
Other Terms620
Language
Language Families and Groups621
American Indian Language Families621
Languages621
Alphabets623
Literature
Authors624
Poets625
Dramatists625
Short-story Writers, Essayists626
Famous Books626
Fictional Characters626
Unusual First Names in Literature630
Names in Nursery Rhymes630
Animals in Literature630
Measures and Weights
Linear Measures631
Surface Measures633
Liquid Measures633
Dry Measures635
Weights636
Money and Coins
Ancient and Modern638
Slang Terms640
Denominations and Portraits640
Music
Musical Terms640
Notes of the Scale641
Musical Directions641
Musical Instruments642
Musicians and Musical Parts643
Musical Forms and Dances643
Operas, Operettas, Musicals644
Mythology
Gods and Goddesses Listed by Culture645
Gods and Goddesses Listed by Specialties651
Family Relations653
Terms and Names656
Monsters659
Round Table Knights and Relations659
Natural History
Mammals660
Crustaceans667
Arachnids668
Fish668
Reptiles671
Amphibians672
Birds673
Insects676
Low (Marine) Life, Worms and Larvae679
Mollusks680
Plants681
Minerals and Stones689
Prefixes and Suffixes (Combining Forms)
Prefixes691
Suffixes694
Presidential Information696
Sounds and Cries701
Exclamations and Oaths702
Sports702
Auto Racing703
Baseball704
Basketball707
Boxing708
Football708
Golf710
Hockey710
Horse Racing711
Olympics713
Skating713
Soccer714
Tennis714
Time Divisions--Calendars717
Seasons, Days, and Other Terms718
Birthstones718
Wedding Anniversaries718
Tools, Instruments, Implements (and Parts)
Shaping, Polishing, Separating719
Lifting, Levering, Prying719
Gripping, Holding, Connecting720
Cutting, Striking, Pounding721
Moving, Revolving, Flexible722
Piercing, Boring723
Printing Tools and Terms724
Surgical Tools and Terms724
Others725
Transportation
Vehicles726
Ships728
Tribes, People, Natives
North of Mexico730
Mexico-Central America732
South America732
Europe733
Africa735
Asia, Austronesia737
The Universe
Planets and Satellites740
Stars740
Asteroids740
Comets and Meteors741
Constellations741
Zodiacal Constellations741
Man's Probes into Outer Space742
Wearing Apparel743
Wedding Anniversaries
Section IIISolving "Cryptic" Crossword Puzzles748

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