Sure, it's a great feeling of accomplishment to finish a crossword puzzle without help, but sometimes the clues are so abstruse that even the most brilliant polymath is left scratching her head in bewilderment. For those times, you'll want to keep Random House Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
at your elbow. Now in its third edition and completely revised by Nancy Schuster, the former editor in chief of the Dell Champion crossword-puzzle books, this dictionary offers a plethora of facts from a broad spectrum of disciplines, from natural sciences and history to literature and the arts. One of the nicest features of this dictionary is the inclusion of new words and popular culture. For instance, along with finding all the books of the Old and New Testament, you can also find out who directed The Bicycle Thief
(Vittorio De Sica), where Michael Jackson
was born (Gary, Indiana), and who wrote Mildred Pierce
(James M. Cain). Although created for those of us who love the challenge of a good crossword puzzle, Random House Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
will also provide hours of browsing enjoyment for word lovers and trivia buffs, as well.
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Bigger, Better, and Hipper Than Ever
For Today's Crossword Puzzle Enthusiast: A Reference That Is More Comprehensive, More Up-to-Date, and More in Touch with Today's Culture Than Any Comparable Dictionary
Looking for the answer to a clue that calls for the first name of the Kramer character on TV's Seinfeld? What about a four-letter answer to a clue about sneaker manufacturers? Or a list of Shakespeare's plays? Or the most recent winners of the Nobel Prize?
Thoroughly revised by Nancy Schuster, former Editor in Chief of the Dell Champion crossword puzzle books, Random House Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary is the one source you need for today's puzzles.
¸ More than 700,000 clue and answer words, with thousands of entries new to this third edition.
¸ More clue words, special categories, and subcategories than any comparable dictionary.
¸ Hundreds of extended features with in-depth coverage of people (including all the U.S. presidents), places (including continents, countries, and U.S. states), events, Biblical people
and places, mythology, history, science, and the arts.
¸ General vocabulary and synonyms derived from the Random House Living Dictionary Database?, the source of all the dictionaries published by Random House.
¸ Easy to use: all clue words and information (number of letters; category) in easy-to-spot boldface; all answer words grouped by number of letters.
Unlike other crossword puzzle dictionaries, Random House Webster's Crossword Puzzle
Dictionary includes thorough coverage of the new words and popular culture terms that are an integral part of the new wave of American puzzles: movies, television, sports (including team names and stadiums), music, literature, actors and actresses, art, brand names and nicknames, and the Internet.