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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wealth of recondite knowledge
Whilst the Merriam Webster crossword dictionary is my first choice when seeking help, I always have Ursula Harringman's to hand. It is quirky but delightful. You may look up a perfectly simple word and perhaps not find it, but look up something unusual and it is almost certain to be there.I open a page at random and find the sequence: "Philtre, Phineus, Phlegm, Phoca,...
Published on 18 Oct. 2005

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1.0 out of 5 stars Universal Crossword Dictionary
I purchased this book by mistake , intending to buy the Complete Crossword Dictionary by the same author. I have had for many years a copy of the Complete Crossword Dictionary and needed to replace it, but found the Universal Crossword Dictionary to be a very poor relation. Although written by the same author, it lacked so much that the C.C.Dictionary contained.So at the...
Published on 11 Jun. 2009 by Mrs. K. P. Claridge


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Universal Crossword Dictionary, 11 Jun. 2009
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I purchased this book by mistake , intending to buy the Complete Crossword Dictionary by the same author. I have had for many years a copy of the Complete Crossword Dictionary and needed to replace it, but found the Universal Crossword Dictionary to be a very poor relation. Although written by the same author, it lacked so much that the C.C.Dictionary contained.So at the moment I am coping with a dog-eared old crossword dictionarywhich has fallen into four parts, but is much loved.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wealth of recondite knowledge, 18 Oct. 2005
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Whilst the Merriam Webster crossword dictionary is my first choice when seeking help, I always have Ursula Harringman's to hand. It is quirky but delightful. You may look up a perfectly simple word and perhaps not find it, but look up something unusual and it is almost certain to be there.I open a page at random and find the sequence: "Philtre, Phineus, Phlegm, Phoca, Phocian city, Phoebad, Phoenicia (a number of variant entries here), Phonetic" etc. The compiler seems more interested in the offbeat than the ordinary and this is what gives this dictionary its charm - and also its great usefulness.
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4.0 out of 5 stars crosswords, 28 Aug. 2011
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this book is a very useful tool to help solving crosswords, it also helps to lean more about the english language.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Found this dictionary slightly disappointing. It was to replace ..., 10 Mar. 2015
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Found this dictionary slightly disappointing. It was to replace an 'out of print' much used dictionary. It is smaller than expected; the print is small and the range is small and a little frustrating. However it has a place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very pleased with purchase, 3 Jan. 2013
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I bought one of these a few years ago for my aunt, it was used so much it was falling to bits , so this was her xmas present and she loves it
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5.0 out of 5 stars VERY USEFUL, 3 Jan. 2013
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I bought this to replace a very dilapidated one for a crossword fanatic friend. She was delighted, as she had looked in many shops for it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reason of choice, 9 Jun. 2013
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This book was a replacement for a former copy which gad been greatly used. I think the original was a little more comprehensive.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 16 Nov. 2014
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Useful, but not as good as 'The Copleat Crossword Dictionary'. Not as comprehensive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 Nov. 2014
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its great to be able to discard my tatty one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 15 Jan. 2015
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It was a good solution to a puzzle i had
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