Synopses & Reviews
At last! A crossword dictionary with clues you can use!
Based on a massive analysis of the words that appear most frequently in American crosswords, puzzle editors Stan Newman and Dan Stark have painstakingly -- one by one -- selected the 150,000 most important clues for these words.
Check it out for yourself. Open Square One and you'll notice the difference right away. You'll not only find synonym-type clues, but also fill-in-the-blanks, colloquial phrases, abbreviations, and the "modern" clues (like movies, music, TV, sports, brand names, etc.) so prevalent in today's crosswords, that no other crossword dictionary has
ever included before.
Among the thousands of popular crossword clues that can be answered only by The New York Times Square One Crossword Dictionary are:
FDR's successor (3 letters, page 150)
Skater Lipinski (4 letters, page 255)
"Diana" singer (4 letters, page 114)
Traffic sign (5 letters, page 458)
"Shakespeare in __" (4 letters, page 396)
Maytag rival (5 letters, page 275)
"The Crucible" setting (5 letters, page 100)
Users of crossword dictionaries are the most demanding of reference-book users. They want the answer to a particular clue in a particular crossword, and they want it NOW.
If this sounds like you, or your favorite puzzle fan, you need The New York Times Square One Crossword Dictionary---America's most useful crossword dictionary by far for the new millennium.
About the Author
STANLEY NEWMAN is publishing director, puzzles and games, for Times Books, as well as crossword creator for People, Sport, and Business Week magazines. Over the past 18 years, he has created or edited more than 10,000 crosswords and more than 100 crossword books. In 1996, Newman established, under Guinness Book conditions, the world's record for the fastest solution of a New York Times crossword---2 minutes, 14 seconds. He lives in Massapequa Park, New York.
DANIEL STARK is a professional crossword creator and editor whose work appears nationally in newspapers, books, and magazines. He lives in Cumberland, Wisconsin, with his puzzle collaborator and wife, Roslyn. Over the past 12 years, the Starks have created or edited over 10,000 crosswords.
Newman and Stark have also collaborated on The New York Times Crossword Answer Book (ISBN 0-8129-2972-1)---an "answers-only" word finder with an unmatched 83 percent of all answers found in American crosswords.