The Million Word Crossword Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Paperback)
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 updated edition offers thousands of new entries, including slang terms; brand names; celebrity names; and the latest films, novelists’ works, sports Hall of Famers, automobile models, and more. The new, larger type size makes finding the answers easier than ever.
About the Author
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.
“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 unlike any crossword reference I’ve ever seen. A must for the crossword aficionado.”
— Rich Norris, Los Angeles Times crossword editor
“Surely the most comprehensive crossword clue-and-answer resource ever compiled...”
— Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, Boston Globe and Atlantic Monthly crossword creators
“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
“...this remarkable book is destined to be not just another crossword dictionary, but the crossword dictionary.”
— Wayne Robert Williams, Chicago Tribune 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