Synopses & Reviews
With more than 1,000,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many answers as any other crossword dictionary-the New York Times Crossword Puzzle Dictionary runs a distant second at less than 500,000 words. More important, it is the first crossword dictionary ever to comprehensively cover the clues and answers that actually appear in today′s most popular crosswords. It has all the fill-in-the-blanks, synonyms, slang terms, pop culture references, brand names, literary works, people, abbreviations, and foreign word answers puzzlers need, including thousands of films, thousands of songs, and hundreds of television shows.
Meticulously compuiled by two crossword professionals with a combined 40 years in the field, and based on a massive analysis of current croswords, there has never been a crossword dictionary with the breadth, depth, and scope of this one. Featuring an introduction by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, The Million Word Crossword Dictionary makes every other crossword dictionary obsolete.
For the new edition, the authors have gone line by line to make sure all data is up-to-date and relevant, and have added 64 new pages of content, such as the latest slang terms, films and TV shows, celebrities from all fields, Nobel Prize and Academy Award winners, and more. Additionally, the new edition features thousands of new entries submitted by "Stan and Dan′s Puzzle Patrollers," buyers of the first edition who took the authors up on their offer to submit new answers they found in crosswords. And taking reader feedback into account, this edition will have larger, easier-to-read type, ensuring it remains the ultimate in crossword puzzle dictionaries, as well as a must-buy for anyone who enjoyed the previous edition.
“[An] excellent resource.” Library Journal
“Youll find 40 entries here under ‘comprehensive. Id say that pretty well sums it up.” Mike Shenk, Wall Street Journal crossword editor
“This book is unlike any crossword reference Ive ever seen. A must for the crossword aficionado.” Rich Norris, Los Angeles Times crossword editor
“Surely the most comprehensive crossword clue-and-answer resource ever compiled...” Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, Boston Globe and Atlantic Monthly crossword creators
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
“...this remarkable book is destined to be not just another crossword dictionary, but the crossword dictionary.” Wayne Robert Williams, Chicago Tribune crossword editor
“The largest, most up-to-date, and most useful crossword dictionary available.” from the Introduction by Will Shortz, New York Times Crossword Editor
“Long overdue but well worth the wait, this is the only crossword dictionary youllever need.” Merl Reagle, San Francisco Chronicle crossword creator
“Newman and Stark. . .know what should (and shouldnt) be in a 21st-century crossword dictionary. . . .This is the book you want. ” Fred Piscop, Washington Post Magazine crossword editor
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.
Quite simply the most comprehensive and painstakingly researched crossword dictionary Ive ever seenand Ive seem them ALL.... The only crossword dictionary youll ever need.
Merl Reagle, San Francisco Chroniclecrossword creator
With an introduction by renowned New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz and 64 new pages of content featuring all the latest slang terms, pop culture references, and more, the expanded 2ndedition ofThe Million Word Crossword Dictionaryis arguably the most comprehensive, most authoritative, most useful crossword dictionary ever published.
The largest, most up-to-date, and most useful crossword dictionary available. from the introduction to the first edition, by Will Shortz, New York Times
"This book is unlike any crossword reference I've ever seen. A must for the crossword aficionado." Rich Norris, Los Angeles Times crossword editor, on the first edition
The most comprehensive, authoritative, and useful crossword dictionary ever published is now in its second edition. With up-to-date cultural references and colloquial expressions, a focus on low letter-count words, and more than twice as many answers than even the New York Times Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, Stanley Newman and Daniel Starks TheMillion Word Crossword Dictionaryis an indispensible asset for crossword aficionados and anyone with a love of word puzzles.
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 t o 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. And now you can sign up for free annual updates, with all the new clues and answers compiled after the book's publication.
About the Author
Acclaimed puzzle creator, editor, and publisher Stanley Newman is crossword editor for Newsday
, with puzzles syndicated worldwide. He holds the world record for the fastest completion of a New York Times
Daniel Stark creates the daily crosswords for United Feature Syndicate. His puzzles also appear in many national publications.