- Hardcover: 896 pages
- Publisher: Collins; Fifth edition edition (11 Oct. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007478755
- ISBN-13: 978-0007478750
- Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 4.9 x 25.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 349,185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Collins Bradford's Crossword Solver's Dictionary Hardcover – 11 Oct 2012
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‘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
‘When I'm stuck on a puzzle… I tend to turn not to a thesaurus but to Bradford's Crossword Solver's Dictionary’ – Alan Connor, Guardian
About the Author
Anne Bradford has been compiling her Crossword Solver’s Dictionary since 1957, and regularly publishes new editions. She devotes a considerable time each day to solving crosswords, and notes, on average, 150 words a week. She is an active member of the Crossword Club and also sets crosswords. She lives in London.
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Top Customer Reviews
Every new edition comes up with even more words - many of which cannot be found in an ordinary dictionary.
A great Christmas present!
She's absolutely delighted with it and says it's far better than an ordinary dictionary
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great improvement on the old paperback copy, and,of course, a lot more up-to-date with more lists of things and places which makes crossword solving a lot easier. Read morePublished 19 months ago by maurice spry
Bought as part of my Mother in Laws Birthday present, having seen the state of the old dictionary she used for her daily puzzles. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very good book. It was a Christmas present and the recipient was delighted.Published 22 months ago by Mrs. J. Bone
I had the old vewrsion which became to tattered and torn to refer too. This is splendid but
rather large and makes you know you are using a reference book.
Bought as a present for a friend who uses it every day and finds it essential.Published on 19 Aug. 2014 by Elaine Maher
This is fantastic. Helpful for the daily cryptic's and the IQ, EV and Listener. However, if you are a fan of a setter called Sabre, only God can help you...Published on 25 July 2014 by jake