I suppose it would be best for our brains if we sat and thought up synonyms for each part of every clue, but for those of us who don't have THAT much time, this weighty volume is packed full of useful stuff! The book is easy to use, with good sized print, and organises synonyms by number of letters in the word, making it easier and quicker to home in on possible solutions. Builds skill through making word connections not previously thought of. Hopefully the robust hardback binding will cope well with endless use! Excellent! Well worth the money.