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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Puzzlewright (May 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140272134X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402721342
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #724,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mark Diehl constructs crosswords for The New York Times, New York Sun, Los Angeles Times and other puzzle venues. Kevin McCann is the creator of cruciverb.com, a web site for crossword constructors.

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Expanded area covers areas not in old puzzle dictionary.
E. M. Wada
I am a new crossword puzzler and this dictionary is one the best I've used so far!
R.
When you do you'll find a unique and very useful crossword puzzle dictionary.
Lewis M. Greer

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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Felicia Williams on April 7, 2009
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This crossword dictionary is a great buy for anyone who does a lot of crosswords. There are up to date pop culture references, great lists and even an index at that end which tells what lists are included. The most used clues are highlighted. I am definitely glad I purchased this dictionary. I have The Million Word Crossword Dictionary which is a nice crossword dictionary but does not include the comprehensive lists that this dictionary contains.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Inge M. Seybold on June 2, 2009
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I have a crossword dictionary from almost every publisher. This is the only one with a recent publishing date and includes a lot of trivia. I like it a lot and am glad I purchased it.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Lewis M. Greer on August 13, 2009
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If you have seen the movie "Wordplay" you will recognize the names of Trip Payne, Tyler Hinman and Ellen Ripstein, all of whom share the distinction of having been the champion of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Each of those amazing crossword solvers endorses this dictionary, as does Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! champion and no mean crossword puzzle solver himself. (If you enjoy crossword puzzles and haven't seen the movie, get the DVD. The movie is worth the price of the DVD, and so are the special features.)

Those endorsements alone give enough credibility to this incredible piece of work to pick it up and research it. When you do you'll find a unique and very useful crossword puzzle dictionary. One of the features that has impressed me (in the few days I've had it) is that a number of complete clues are included, set off by quote marks. For instance one entry is "Same here!" with the answers: 5 ASAMI DITTO METOO SODOI. Because those are in alphabetical order, you might assume ASAMI to be the most popular answer, when in fact DITTO is. We know that because DITTO appears in red, as do all the most popular answers to actual clues.

Additionally, there are comprehensive lists of winners of nearly everything important, from the Pulitzer Prize to The U.S. Open (golf and tennis) and lists of famous positions from Popes to Poets Laureate. One could easily use this part of the dictionary as a quick reference guide or as a study guide.

Puzzles by Mark Diehl can be found in many of the NYT puzzle collection books, which we often buy for my mother-in-law, and he is an excellent cruciverbalist. It turns out that he and Kevin McCann are also outstanding (crossword puzzle) lexicographers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Berardi on March 16, 2010
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I bought this crossword puzzle dictionary to replace an older one. This dictionary has helped me to find at least 80% of the answers when I am stuck.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By scrublady on April 9, 2011
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I have several crossword dictionarys but I just love this one. Its in big print and highlights the most used answeres. Also lists authors, actors and some titles which the other ones don't.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amber Hutto on February 8, 2010
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Great crossword dictionary. I like that the most common answers are in red. Very easy to use once you read the introduction in the front of the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael E. Mckeown on January 30, 2010
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I ordered 'The 21st Century crossword Puzzle Dictionary' to replace an old edition of 'A-Z Crossword Dictionary'
The new book exceeds the capabilities of the one I replaced. It is also extremely user friendly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Nielsen on October 9, 2010
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I gave this book to my grandmother as a Christmas gift last year and she loved it!! It now has a permanet spot on her table and she uses it everyday!
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