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2.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Obscure Knowledge X-word?, 4 Nov 2013
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This review is from: The Telegraph: Ultimate General Knowledge Crosswords 1 (The Telegraph Puzzle Books) (Paperback)
We got this to keep us company on a trip based around a remote mountain valley in Slovenia. Only when we got there did we spot the note inside the book that you should expect to have to refer to the internet to get to some (in our case, most, of the) answers - Stephen Fry excepted of course but he wasn't with us. Luckily for us the Oxford American dictionary that came with the Kindle had definitions that matched, word for word, many of the clues in the book otherwise we might very well have ended up like Jack Nicholson in The Shining by the end of our week away.

Typically a crossword would have 3 or 4 really obvious answers and the remainder, very, very obscure (at least for us non-crossword buffs). There didn't seem to be much in the way of middle ground so although, with the help of the Kindle, we did quite well in terms of numbers of correct answers, it wasn't a particularly rewarding experience, more like those cross-country races we had to do at school that you were just relieved to get to the end of.

Be aware that putting 'General Knowledge' in the title doesn't equate to answers you'd expect to be carrying around in your head. Next time it'll have to be the Sun Crossword book methinks!
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