The Chambers Crossword Dictionary

The Chambers Crossword Dictionary

by Catherine Schwarz (Author)


The Chambers Dictionary has long been the dictionary of choice for many crossword setters and solvers, and this Crossword Dictionary is the ideal companion. With extensive thesaurus information and wordlists for an enormous variety of people, places and things, Chambers Crossword Dictionary contains material that complements the lexical material in The Chambers Dictionary perfectly. The dictionary features include: over 15,000 unique one-stop entries combining lexical and encyclopaedic words; all words listed by meaning at an appropriate headword, then by length, then alphabetically; over 350 reference wordlists distinguishing between people and things in a wide range of categories; an introduction covering the vocabulary of clues and providing an insight into how one of the UK's top crossword setters approaches his task; approximately 290,000 references, with 275,000 lexical synonyms and over 15,000 encyclopaedic words arranged in over 350 reference wordlists; and it is compiled with advice from top UK crossword setters Jonathan Crowther and Don Maley. The dictionary should be useful for solvers of crosswords, including cryptic and quick -crosswords, as well as crossword compilers.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 900
Publisher: Chambers
Published: 08 Sep 2000

ISBN 10: 0550100067
ISBN 13: 9780550100061