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Collins Bradford's Crossword Solver's Dictionary Paperback – 1 Sep 2008

4.4 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; Third edition edition (1 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007274645
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007274642
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 4.1 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 353,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

‘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

About the Author

By Anne R. Bradford


Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
This is undoubtedly the best and most comprehensive dictionary on the market for serious crossword addicts. For those of us who have to "cheat" occasionally to complete a crossword it is definitely the first book of reference to choose. I give it five stars plus.
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Format: Paperback
This book is every crossword addict's dream. No mere list of synonyms, the words in this book have been culled from actual crosswords from almost a lifetime's study of these puzzles. Anyone using this book will soon come to appreciate how it has been put together. Whether it's a foreign word, archaic term or simply a word with a recognised association with the words in the clue, you will find this book indispensable in solving crosswords quickly and with ease.
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i owned an old copy of this itle picked up at a boot sale, when i saw this advertised on amazon i could not wait to receive my copy, it fulfilled all my expectations. for any crucivebalist this is the holy grail, come on araucaria, paul, et al we can solve even the most difficult now. my only wish is that we could have an e-book please!!
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By A Customer on 2 Aug. 2001
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for the use for crosswaord solving. This will be the third that we have bought, the other two have just fallen apart due to the amount of use they have had.
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Of all the crossword aids available, Anne Bradford's comes out top because it has been edited by a true crossword enthusiast. It contains those obscure words that are so hard to find and makes solving a far easier task.
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I bought this not realising this was the gem version and have subsequently bought the full size version.
The full size version costs more but contains loads more definitions and word lists and is in my opinion much better value. The only reason I would buy this again, would be to have as a portable maybe.
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Bradfords is my Bible, and I seem to tear apart every edition that comes out. It's an absolute godsend for helping me with the really difficult general knowledge clues. My only qualification is that the pages become loose very easily, so I have to resort to sellotape. A stronger binding on the spine would be appreciated!!!
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By A Customer on 7 Feb. 2001
Format: Paperback
I have Chambers crossword dictionary as well and although Chambers is a fine book I have found that in practise this leads you to the answer you are looking for more often. If you had to have one, and only one, crossword dictionary this would be it.
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