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Product details

  • Hardcover: 1024 pages
  • Publisher: Chambers; 4th Revised edition edition (10 Sept. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1473608406
  • ISBN-13: 978-1473608405
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 5.1 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Chambers Crossword Dictionary is the crossword dictionary the setters use.
Welcome to the ultimate resource for all crossword lovers. The Chambers Crossword Dictionary is an essential resource for crosswords of all kinds. Comprehensive, reliable, easy-to-use and containing more than 500,000 solutions, it is the indispensable companion for all cruciverbalists.

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The ultimate resource for all crossword lovers
The Chambers Crossword Dictionary is the essential resource for crosswords of all kinds. Comprehensive, reliable, easy-to-use and containing more than 500,000 solutions, it is the indispensable companion for all cruciverbalists.

Comprehensive coverage
Packed between its covers are more than 2,500 crossword code words alerting you to cryptic ploys. Also included are over 19,500 'one-stop' entries, with both synonyms and encyclopaedic material, for extra guidance in finding the right answer.

Up-to-date solutions
This edition contains a wealth of recent synonyms together with new topic lists to help you solve general-knowledge clues.

Advice and content from crossword experts
· Derek Arthur (1945-2010), co-editor of The Listener crossword in The Times and of The Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 2nd edition
· Ross Beresford, former co-editor of The Listener crossword
· Jonathan Crowther, better known to cryptic crossword solvers as Azed, having set crosswords for The Observer for over 40 years
· Don Manley, crossword setter for many quality newspapers under various pseudonyms (Duck, Quixote, Bradman, Giovanni) and Church Times crossword editor
· Tim Moorey, crossword setter for The Sunday Times,The Times, The Week and MoneyWeek, tutor for crossword-solving workshops, and author of How to Crack Cryptic Crosswords
· Peter Biddlecombe, The Sunday Times crossword editor and The Times Crossword Championship winner (2000, 2007)

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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My elderly mother loved the previous Chambers editions for helping her finish crosswords. The last one fell apart from so much use. Waited patiently for this new edition to come out - only to find they have shrunk it. Smaller, compact book, and MUCH smaller print. My poor mother can't read it even with her magnifying glass. It must be near a 6 ish size font. It's been sent back and we'll find something else. 😔
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Print too small to read.
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Too small. I much preferred the larger previous edition. Had I know it was a pocket size version I would not have bought it. I found out tonight that, just like gremlins, you must not get it wet because the ink on the cover runs all down the book. Mine is now ruined
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I would have given it 5 stars had it been bigger than previous editions but saying that it's still a handy reference tool for lovers of cryptic crosswords. I keep finding helpful answers for the tricky 4 or 5 letter clues that would otherwise prevent me from completing the crossword. Call time (4) answer: term. I was stumped. Thank you Chambers. Still a required reference book for most word puzzles especially the cryptics
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I wish I had known that Chambers had shrunk the sixe of the book.
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Although considerably expanded from previous editions this edition still falls a little short of the comprehensiveness that I and fellow solvers of advanced crosswords such as "The Listener" would like. That said it remains by far the best of its kind and an essential addition to every crossword enthusiast's ... well ... I was going to say bookshelves but it will see so much action that it will probably never actually find its way there at all!
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The product fulfilled the expectation which led me to order the book which is a terrific help in solving crosswords and/or providing alternative words for use during written exercises.
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Excellent book, very helpful with the toughies.
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