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Merriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary [Kindle Edition]

Merriam-Webster Inc.
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

America’s favorite puzzle solver is bigger and better than ever! The 335,000 clues and answer words include 80,000 new words. This edition is fully searchable, organized both alphabetically and by number of letters. Containing the most comprehensive coverage of “crosswordese,” the words most frequently encountered by puzzlers, this dictionary will instantly help target the words you need.


Product Details

  • File Size: 2675 KB
  • Print Length: 24317 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HILY1U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #409,339 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Crossword Dictionary for Kindle February 12, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
When it came time to select a crossword puzzle dictionary, I knew that I wanted one for my Kindle and one that would not disappoint. I grabbed "The Million Word Crossword Dictionary" and found it quite nice, easy to search, and in general, quite well suited for the new Kindle. But, as I began to tackle some tough crossword puzzles, I found that even at a million words, it did get stumped from time to time. I had read where many people own more than one crossword dictionary so I thought I would grab the Merriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary as a supplement and see how it went. Let me say that I was immediately impressed. Searching with the Kindle is a breeze and low and behold, it did offer suggestions that my Million-Word monster failed to provide. Now I find myself switching from one to the other and getting stuck far less often. I am sure that the Million Word offers more sheer volume but the Merriam-Webster's is a slick, quick reference for most easy to moderate crossword puzzles. I give it 5 stars for the ease of searching and clear, simple design. If you already have one dictionary, you may find this an excellent second, or perhaps, even an excellent first.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Broth
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have been looking at various crossword dictionaries and have always tried samples on the Kindle app for the iphone. Looking at samples seemed to simply be a reader type of experience without any way to do a look up of a headword. This was true for the sample book for this dictionary. I found this on sale and decided to spring for it. It does indeed act like a dictionary when you do a search. It looks at the headwords just like the built in dictionary. So I am happy with this. I have always wanted the other book, The Million Word Crossword Dictionary, but was afraid to spring for the expense, wondering if it would work as a real dictionary look up experience. So this will work.

So for the other reviewer who mentioned that it doesn't act like a dictionary, try purchasing it and you should be happy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for the KINDLE August 22, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is hard to use. There is no way to do a search for a word. All you can do is go page by page from A to Z. I got this as a sample so I could check it out. I'm glad I didn't purchase this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good for Kindle July 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found this extremely difficult to use on the Kindle. I wish I had not purchased this. I would not recommend this to anyone. At this time I would recommend a hard copy of a crossword dictionary rather than a kindle version. Unless someone can recommend one that is easier to use.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars outdated August 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I owned a printed version for years. I thought I was getting an updated version. However the ebook version is outdated by several years and does not contain as much information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Has most of the answers January 11, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
One of the most complete crossword dictionaries I have ever used. I have found solutions here that surprise even me, an old puzzle fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars needs upgrade November 20, 2012
By Paul
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
needs to have a search feature or better index cannot even look up alphabetically, need just scan back and forth
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Good October 24, 2011
By myis
Format:Kindle Edition
Bad mistake, I bought the book. The book is not helpful. I would like to get my money back. Guess I will go back to my old dictionary
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for cruciverbalists
I had a paperback edition of this and it fell to pieces from constant use. I had hoped to get an online version so I could search it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Halifaxx
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for on the go.
Great app for one on the go. I have both hard copy and e copy.
Published 1 month ago by Gene Spreitzer
4.0 out of 5 stars It would be nice if I could get an A-Z or Guide Word ...
On my Android running 4.4.2 on a Samsung S4 using Amazon Kindle App, there are very few links in the Dictionary for my liking. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Dictionary
This dictionary is just what i was in need of. The search procedure is very simple, and the format is easy to understand.
Published 7 months ago by JWoods
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible for e-book version
I would of given it NO stars except you can't. It is EXTREMELY difficult to search for something. I LOVE the paperback version.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars crossword puzzle dictionary
Very accurate and dependable. Would recommend to anyone that needs a good dictionary. If you do crosswords you needs this.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't like layout
I would not recommend this. I don't like the layout of the words. I would want the words listed by number of letters needed in the cross.
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Crossword Dictionary
Not really what I wanted - ordered by mistake - I should have looked at it a bit longer before my decision
Published 15 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
Although I did by it, I have not used it that much yet. I purchased for my Kindle, so when I play scrabble on my iPad, I can look up words that may fit my clue. Read more
Published 21 months ago by woody clip
5.0 out of 5 stars User Friendly
This item is user friendly and easy to use. I also want to say that I do not like ducks.
Published 21 months ago by C. Gilbert
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