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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
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, places, and events.
Authoritative and Up-to-Date
Extensive coverage of popular culture, brand names, current music, modern history, and sports--all the hallmarks of the new wave of American puzzles--as well as mythology, geography, synonyms, phrases, and the other standbys of puzzledom.
General vocabulary and synonyms derived from the Random House Living Dictionary Database™, the source of all the dictionaries published by Random House.
Thoroughly revised by Nancy Schuster, former Editor in Chief of the Dell Champion crossword-puzzle books and a lifelong composer, editor, and judge of crossword puzzles.
Easy to Use
All clue words and clue information (number of letters; category) in easy to spot bold typeface.
All answer words grouped by their number of letters.
All answer words in attractive, easy-to-read typeface.
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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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Book Description Random House Reference, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. 3rd. Seller Inventory # DADAX0679458565
Book Description Random House Reference, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0679458565
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0679458565