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Bradford's Crossword Solver's Dictionary and Lists Gift Set [Paperback]

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Book Description

7 Nov 2013

The two best-selling crossword-solving books in one gift set, packed with solutions for lovers of both quick and cryptic crosswords puzzles. Never again will you be short of solutions to crossword clues!

Bradford’s Crossword Solver’s Dictionary is a unique type of crossword dictionary having been compiled and crafted by a single author based on her 50 years’ experience of crossword solving. Every word in this dictionary has appeared as a solution to a printed crossword clue. Contains over 250,000 solutions.

Bradford’s Lists, the perfect companion to the Dictionary, gives hundreds of wide-ranging wordlists to help with solving cryptic and quick crossword clues. The lists, which are sorted alphabetically and by length, provide an invaluable reference for all crossword-solvers with 100,000 solutions sorted into over 500 subject lists. Solvers can locate words by subject, spotting the word they need to complete their crossword grids quickly.

Product details

  • Paperback: 1696 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (7 Nov 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007939086
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007939084
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13.4 x 7.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 322,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘Bradford’s Crossword Lists is…a very impressive production and…makes a very useful general reference tool…Bradford’s Crossword Lists and Bradford’s Crossword Solver’s Dictionary together form a combination that is hard to beat. ’ – Brian Head, Crossword

‘I've been doing crosswords for over 60 years – but I still can't do without my companion – Anne Bradford's Crossword Solver's Dictionary’ – Colin Dexter

‘Truly indispensable’ – Derek Harrison, The Crossword Centre

‘This book is rarely out of my sight; need I say more?’ – Aragon, The Times

‘The result of a 50-year compilation… excellent’ – Quixote, Independent

‘… a comprehensive and invaluable tool for all solvers and setters alike’ – Rufus, Guardian

‘An unrivalled and dependable companion for all serious setters and solvers’ – Azed, Observer

‘A treasure store for anyone who loves words … I think it’s amazing’ – Araucaria, Guardian

‘The crossword setter’s Holy Grail, a must-have for all cruciverbalists … [and] … lovers of crosswords’ – Mawby, Daily Telegraph

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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect gift for a crossword lover! 31 Jan 2014
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This was an excellent present with a easy to use, comprehensive format. Would recommend to anyone who struggles with those last few tricky crossword clues!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dictionary 2 Jan 2014
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Bought for a friend who is a crossword fan. she is really happy with it and has thrown away her previous one
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK but not spectacular 25 Dec 2013
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Somewhat disappointing when compared to other crossword solving books. The lists are somewhat rudimentary with a number of glaring omissions. The dictionary has its uses but is again somewhat limited.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Words for Nerds!! 23 Dec 2013
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Great choice for all crossword addicts. Useful for Codewords and other word games as well. A must have set in the home
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must for crossword lovers 11 Dec 2013
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These two books are wonderful & a great asset for anyone who enjoys words. Lots of information which would be useful in any household & I would highly recommend them.
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