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The Million Word Crossword Dictionary, 2nd Edition - by Stanley Newman & Daniel Stark (Paperback)

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Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 1360

Genre: Games

Sub-Genre: Crosswords

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Collins Reference

Book theme: Dictionaries

Author: Stanley Newman & Daniel Stark

Language: English

Street Date: May 10, 2011
TCIN: 12273951
UPC: 9780061689017
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-2583
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



This comprehensive, authoritative, and useful crossword dictionary, now fully updated, is the only crossword dictionary based on the actual clues in America's most popular crosswords.



Book Synopsis



With more than 1,300,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many words as any other crossword dictionary.

Meticulously compiled by two crossword professionals with a combined fifty years in the field and based on a massive analysis of current crosswords, there has never been a crossword dictionary with the breadth, depth, and currency of this one. From Jim Carrey to Sister Carrie, Homer Simpson to Homer's Iliad, the wide-ranging entries include 500,000+ synonyms, 3,000+ literary works, 3,000+ films, 20,000+ famous people from all fields, and more than 50,000 fill-in-the-blank clues so popular in today's crosswords.

Featuring an introduction by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, The Million Word Crossword Dictionary makes every other crossword dictionary obsolete.

This edition offers thousands of new entries, including slang terms; brand names; celebrity names; and films, novelists' works, sports Hall of Famers, automobile models, and more. The larger type size makes finding the answers easier than ever.



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With more than 1,300,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many words as any other crossword dictionary. Meticulously compiled by two crossword professionals with a combined fifty years in the field and based on a massive analysis of current crosswords, there has never been a crossword dictionary with the breadth, depth, and currency of this one. From Jim Carrey to Sister Carrie, Homer Simpson to Homer's Iliad, the wide-ranging entries include 500,000+ synonyms, 3,000+ literary works, 3,000+ films, 20,000+ famous people from all fields, and more than 50,000 fill-in-the-blank clues so popular in today's crosswords.

Featuring an introduction by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, The Million Word Crossword Dictionary makes every other crossword dictionary obsolete.

What's new in the second edition? This updated edition offers thousands of new entries, including slang terms; brand names; celebrity names; and the latest films, novelists' works, sports Hall of Famers, automobile models, and more. The new, larger type size makes finding the answers easier than ever.



Review Quotes




"[An] excellent resource."--Library Journal

"[The authors] have indeed delivered a boon, a gift, a windfall to crossword lovers with this long-overdue solving aid."--US Airways Attaché Magazine

"Newman and Stark. . .know what should (and shouldn't) be in a 21st-century crossword dictionary. . . .This is the book you want. "--Fred Piscop, Washington Post Magazine crossword editor

"Quite simply the most comprehensive and painstakingly researched crossword dictionary I've ever seen -- and I've seem them ALL. American crossword puzzles have evolved enormously over the past 40 years, yet most crossword dictionaries have remained mired in the past. Finally, here's a crossword dictionary for today's crossword fan. Long overdue but well worth the wait, this is the only crossword dictionary you'll ever need."--Merl Reagle, San Francisco Chronicle crossword creator

"Surely the most comprehensive crossword clue-and-answer resource ever compiled, a cornucopia of cruciverbal lore from two savvy veterans of the crossword trade. We especially love the generous servings of popular-culture knowledge."--Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, Boston Globe and Atlantic Monthly crossword creators

"The largest, most up-to-date, and most useful crossword dictionary available."--from the Introduction by Will Shortz, New York Times Crossword Editor

"This book is. . .a dozen or more of your favorite references all rolled into one. Besides the most comprehensive list of synonyms I've ever seen, there are famous names, TV shows, movies, drama, music--nary a stone unturned. A must for the crossword aficionado."--Rich Norris, Los Angeles Times crossword editor

"You'll find 40 entries here under 'comprehensive.' I'd say that pretty well sums it up."--Mike Shenk, Wall Street Journal crossword editor

A boon to solvers of crossword puzzles. You can even find names of pain relievers and rental cars!--Word Ways: The Journal of Recreational Linguistics
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