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The Master Crossword Puzzle Dictionary Hardcover – March 24, 1981


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1693 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday; Reissue edition (March 24, 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385151187
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385151184
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 2.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #509,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Ecomp@prodigy.net on July 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I have a thumb indexed hardcover version that I just happened upon at a Navy Exchange Store in California. When I bought it, I had no idea how much I'd use it. It has gone with me around the world on several different aircraft carriers, and has been used by me and my shipmates as we whiled away the hours at sea. Since then the book has gone out of print, and that is a tradgedy! This book has to be the best of its kind. It's not as easy to use as some of the newer crossword dictionaries, but once you learn HOW to use it, there's nothing that even comes close to it in content. And it comes in handy as a regular dictionary when you come across a word or foreign phrase in a book are article that isn't in your standard dictionary. I've found information in this tome that I couldn't find anywhere else. If you love to read and/or do crosswords, this book is indispensible. My edition is still in fair shape, but I'd love to see a revised edition. What was Doubleday thinking when they stopped the presses?
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Kennedy on April 24, 2002
Format: Hardcover
incredible source for resolving difficult crosswords..best resource on the market, bar none...wish the publisher would do another printing...
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ecomp@prodigy.net on March 29, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Along with F. Forsyth in CA., my edition of The Master Crossword Puzzle Dictionary by Herbert M. Baus is getting old and USED! No other crossword puzzle dictionary even comes close to this monumental work. I would like to have a NEW and Revised edition, but I'll take whatever I can get. I'll even take two!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 15, 1998
Format: Hardcover
It is a shame that Baus' book is no longer in print, as my copy is about to disintegrate. After trying just about all of the other such books, this one is still my favorite and I consider it to be head and shoulders above the competition.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 8, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Best dictionary I own not only for crosswords but for school papers,I would like to find it on a computer cd to go along with my New York Times puzzle site.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Trikcee on July 6, 2011
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I purchased this book through Amazon from Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg Penn. Their service was outstanding. The book was to replace one that I have more than overused in the past several years; one that was a gift to my husband from a dear uncle. Unfortunately, it is almost beyond repair. When I found this one described as "unread and unmarked, with some shelf damage to the dust cover" at $12 plus shipping I grabbed it!! My husband had recently bought himself one through another online vendor - may have been ebay, for $100 plus. My copy is every bit as good as his "new" one. It may qualify as a collector copy that some vendors are asking $300+ for. Am I happy? You bet!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam West on January 31, 2011
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I have used a whole bunch of puzzle helpers through the years but this is the best as far as I'm concerned. There are so many different words that you will never find in other books that help out when doing all sorts of word puzzles. My brother has used one of these for years and always told me it was great, so I was glad to pick one up for a great price! Get a hold of a copy and you will really appreciate it! Happy puzzling!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Benson's mom on July 23, 2010
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This is the first time I have used Amazon.com and I am extremely pleased that I was able to find what I was looking for. I have the same book but it is missing the cover and the binding, and it is in like 4 separate sections and taped together and some pages are missing. Thank you Amazon.com for helping me find a replacement to my cherished book. I love doing crossword puzzles from the local Sunday paper and it has ALOT of the answers I am looking for. Thanks again Amazon.com
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