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  • Mass Market Paperback: 1376 pages
  • Publisher: Avon; Revised edition edition (2 Jun. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380724251
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380724253
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 10.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 254,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Crossword puzzle aficionados will recognize the name Edy Garcia Schaffer as the co-author of the world's best-selling crossword dictionary, The New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary.

Mrs. Schaffer's decision to produce a new edition under her sole authorship was inspired by the remarkable performance of A-Z, thanks to the splendid response from the literary society of crossword puzzle enthusiasts. The author dedicated years of painstaking, extensive compilation and research work to bring this edition to fruition. Mrs. Schaffer takes great pride in her accomplishment and she assures that the same proven quality of excellence demonstrated in the original A-Z dictionary has been sustained throughout her ensuing version, which crossword puzzle buffs will find to be a substantially improved and expanded compilation of useful and expedient clues and solutions. She is ever grateful to her patrons and it is her hope that all crossword puzzle devotees will come to depend on this valuable aid and reliable reference, and will want to own a copy of her new dictionary.

Mrs. Schaffer hails from the Philippines originally and has three sisters and two brothers. Due to the early loss of both parents, Edy's ambition to be a criminal lawyer remained unfulfilled. After high school, she supported herself during a two-year secretarial course, which she successfully completed in half the time. Her formal education was later broadened, thanks to an employer's sponsorship of her studies at the American Institute of Banking in San Francisco, California. She then held positions ranging from senior stenographer, secretary, liaison officer, executive administrator to general manager of various trade firms and banking institutions in the Philippines, Guam, and California.

Mrs. Schaffer migrated to the United States in 1969, following her marriage to Art Schaffer, her husband of twenty-six years. She is enjoying a blissful life in her adopted country with her loving husband and their children: Karl, Bobby, Lynn, Ruby, and Venus; and their eleven lovely grandchildren: Tanya, Liza, Jacquelyn, Eddie, Joel, Ricky, Eric, Robert, Jennifer, Jade Benae, and Jon Benjamin.

Edy is now devoting her time to the pleasures of grannyhood and traveling with her husband all over scenic America.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. Goodwin on 2 Feb. 2009
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Had this book now for about 12 years, had to purchase a new one because I wore the old one out. Apart from some US spellings being different I cannot find anything negative to say. I do a lot of crosswords and word games and find this book invaluable. You get plenty of options for each word you look up and I have never had any difficulty in locating the actual words for my clues. It is a small handy book packed with tons of information.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By AUNTIE B on 21 April 2010
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This is the third time I have bought this dictionary as I find it extreamly useful on solving crossword puzzles. Its the third one as the other two have fallen apart with so much use. I highly recommend it to any fanatic crossword solver.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By eileen leonard on 30 Sept. 2008
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This is the most brilliant helper for crosswords I have ever found

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sandy on 4 April 2009
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A fantastic book for all crossword fans. so large my first one came apart from over use! now on second one and would not be without it! worth every penny
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sue on 24 April 2011
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the ist copy of the a to z crossword dictionary was given to me as a gift and i used every day until it eventually fell to pieces. i'm delighted with my new copy, i use it every day as i am a crossword addict and found words i never knew existed. please keep it on sale because the way i'm using this one it could get tatty very quickly. value for money 10/10. sue revis
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By olive on 5 April 2012
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Although this is quite useful, it is very obviously American and therefore has rather limited use for dedicated crosswords solvers. It would also be better if it had subject index with common requirements, such as Greek letters, etc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Andrew on 3 July 2012
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A- Z Crossword Dictionary- An excellent price and very useful buy, unfortunately the printing of my copy was inconsistant -which was rather disappointing. Purchased from Amazon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Grey on 27 Nov. 2012
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AN EXCELLENT BOOK.WELL WORTH THE FEW PENCE IT COST.EASY TO USE.SOLVES PROBLEMS EASY. HELPS.GIVES HINTS. NOTHING BETTER ON THE MARKET .
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