The Million Word Crossword Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Paperback)

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The Million Word Crossword Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Paperback)

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With more than 1,300,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many words as any other crossword dictionary.

Meticulously compiled by two crossword professionals with a combined fifty years in the field and based on a massive analysis of current crosswords, there has never been a crossword dictionary with the breadth, depth, and currency of this one. From Jim Carrey to Sister Carrie, Homer Simpson to Homer’s Iliad, the wide-ranging entries include 500,000+ synonyms, 3,000+ literary works, 3,000+ films, 20,000+ famous people from all fields, and more than 50,000 fill-in-the-blank clues so popular in today’s crosswords.

Featuring an introduction by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, The Million Word Crossword Dictionary makes every other crossword dictionary obsolete.

This edition offers thousands of new entries, including slang terms; brand names; celebrity names; and films, novelists’ works, sports Hall of Famers, automobile models, and more. The larger type size makes finding the answers easier than ever.

Acclaimed puzzle creator, editor, and publisher Stanley Newman is crossword editor for Newsday, with puzzles syndicated worldwide. He holds the world record for the fastest completion of a New York Times crossword.



Daniel Stark creates the daily crosswords for United Feature Syndicate. His puzzles also appear in many national publications.

Product Details ISBN: 9780061689017
ISBN-10: 0061689017
Publisher: Collins Reference
Publication Date: May 10th, 2011
Pages: 1360
Language: English
“The largest, most up-to-date, and most useful crossword dictionary available.”
from the Introduction by Will Shortz, New York Times Crossword Editor

“This book is. . .a dozen or more of your favorite references all rolled into one. Besides the most comprehensive list of synonyms I’ve ever seen, there are famous names, TV shows, movies, drama, music--nary a stone unturned. A must for the crossword aficionado.”
Rich Norris, Los Angeles Times crossword editor

“Surely the most comprehensive crossword clue-and-answer resource ever compiled, a cornucopia of cruciverbal lore from two savvy veterans of the crossword trade. We especially love the generous servings of popular-culture knowledge.”
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, Boston Globe and Atlantic Monthly crossword creators

“Quite simply the most comprehensive and painstakingly researched crossword dictionary I’ve ever seen -- and I’ve seem them ALL. American crossword puzzles have evolved enormously over the past 40 years, yet most crossword dictionaries have remained mired in the past. Finally, here’s a crossword dictionary for today’s crossword fan. Long overdue but well worth the wait, this is the only crossword dictionary you’ll ever need.”
Merl Reagle, San Francisco Chronicle crossword creator

“Newman and Stark. . .know what should (and shouldn’t) be in a 21st-century crossword dictionary. . . .This is the book you want. ”
Fred Piscop, Washington Post Magazine crossword editor

“You’ll find 40 entries here under ‘comprehensive.’ I’d say that pretty well sums it up.”
Mike Shenk, Wall Street Journal crossword editor

A boon to solvers of crossword puzzles. You can even find names of pain relievers and rental cars!
Word Ways: The Journal of Recreational Linguistics

“[An] excellent resource.”
Library Journal

“[The authors] have indeed delivered a boon, a gift, a windfall to crossword lovers with this long-overdue solving aid.”
US Airways Attaché Magazine