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Chambers Crossword Dictionary [Paperback]

Chambers (Ed.)
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Book Description

27 April 2007 Dictionary

The bestselling Chambers Crossword Dictionary is the essential reference for crossword lovers everywhere. This major new edition has been substantially revised and updated by crossword

experts to be even more useful. Massively expanded, it includes well over 350,000 words and phrases, arranged in over 19,600 unique 'one stop' entries. All words are grouped by meaning at an appropriate headword, then by length, then alphabetically, to make finding the solution quick and easy. The new edition now includes anagram, reverse and other indicators, crossword jargon, key abbreviations and other cryptic material and has been specially tailored to be even more useful to cryptic crossword fans.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 1024 pages
  • Publisher: Chambers; Revised edition edition (27 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0550103414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0550103413
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 5.1 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 322,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The Chambers Crossword Dictionary certainly is a fine book... and a safe Christmas present for any crossword fan.' [previous edition review] (Amazon)

'Extensive, easy to use and extremely useful, this crossword dictionary is sure to be in great demand.' [previous edition review] (The Scotsman)

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Over 500,000 solutions for cryptic and quick crosswords

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This book gives you the sort of information that you would normally spend ages trying to find in all the normal crossword reference books, but it does it in seconds. I have started to use it for the Telegraph Crosswords on Saturday and Sunday and it almost feels like cheating.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chambers Crossword Dictionary 4 Aug 2009
Chambers Crossword Dictionary

This present has become a very useful and well-used book. Opened each day it is a constant source of information for all the family.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazon service 17 Nov 2009
An exciting and updated Chambers Crossword Dictionary. This is a must for crossword addicts with its in depth detail and discription of so many words. This was a replacement for a previous edition that had been used and used again and again to almost destruction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for all cruciverbalists. 18 April 2013
By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER
If you're into crosswords you need this solver, it's so much better than a thesaurus as word lengths are separated and lots of lists are included. Since buying it my wife and I have not used the dictionary or any other reference book when doing crosswords.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crossword dictionary 26 Jun 2009
Bought this for my father-in-law who is a crossword addict. He uses it every day. Brilliant!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Crossword Book Review 8 Oct 2010
By Carmel
For someone who likes to do cryptic crosswords but is not very good at it, this is a very good book to help you solving the clues.
The thesaurus sorts the useful words into the number of letters, which makes it easier to look for the size of word you need.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful book 12 Mar 2014
By Dave
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Another 'must-have' for devotees of crossword puzzles. Very useful and clearly presented. I am sure that everyone would find it a great help.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ann from Cardiff 30 Nov 2013
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Excellent book for crosswords. This replaces my original one which is falling apart from use!!!

I would recommend it to other crossword buffs!
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