Synopses & Reviews
Finally, a crossword dictionary with all the words solvers needand none of the ones they dont! When it comes to puzzle dictionaries, its the quality of whats inside that counts. Who needs a plethora of synonyms that never appear in an actual crossword? So, authors Kevin McCann and Mark Diehl analyzed thousands of crosswords to amass an up-to-date list of words that regularly turn up in todays top puzzles. To make the dictionary even easier to use, the most popular answers stand out in easy-to-see red, while charts highlight frequently sought-after information such as Oscar winners and Popes names. Crossword fans will keep this right next to their favorite puzzles!
Praise for Kevin McCann & Mark Diehl's The 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
“Finally, a crossword dictionary written for-and by-crossword lovers. Comprehensive and thoughtfully arranged, The 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary is an invaluable puzzle aid for experts and newbies alike.” —Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! champion and author of Brainiac
“More than any other crossword dictionary I can think of, The 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary focuses on exactly the right questions: what words are really being used in today's crosswords, and what clues are really being used for them? It's up-to-date and comprehensive without including all sorts of words unlikely to really appear in crosswords-and using red ink to emphasize the most-used answers is a simple but brilliant idea.” —Trip Payne, three-time American Crossword Puzzle Tournament champion
“A comprehensive and impressively organized volume that will render all your old crossword dictionaries obsolete.” —Tyler Hinman, four-time American Crossword Puzzle Tournament champion
“There are already excellent crossword reference tools available, but The 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary takes it to a new level. Solvers now have an extensive, useful, contemporary aid derived from crosswords themselves.” —Ellen Ripstein, 2001 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament champion
Now the very best crossword dictionary around—with all the words solvers need, but none of the ones they don't—is available in a concise version, without appendices! Kevin McCann and Mark Diehl analyzed thousands of crosswords to amass an up-to-date list of words that regularly turn up in today's top puzzles—with the most popular ones bolded and underlined. Crossword fans will keep this right next to their favorite puzzles!
About the Author
Mark Diehl constructs crosswords for the New York Times
, Los Angeles Times
, and other puzzle venues. Kevin McCann is the creator of cruciverb.com, a website for crossword constructors.