Merriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
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(8 customer reviews)
America’s favorite puzzle solver is bigger and better than ever! The 335,000 clues and answer words include 80,000 new words. This edition is fully searchable, organized both alphabetically and by number of letters. Containing the most comprehensive coverage of “crosswordese,” the words most frequently encountered by puzzlers, this dictionary will instantly help target the words you need.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful.
Very Nice Crossword Dictionary for Kindle
By Samuel J. Perry
When it came time to select a crossword puzzle dictionary, I knew that I wanted one for my Kindle and one that would not disappoint. I grabbed "The Million Word Crossword Dictionary" and found it quite nice, easy to search, and in general, quite well suited for the new Kindle. But, as I began to tackle some tough crossword puzzles, I found that even at a million words, it did get stumped from time to time. I had read where many people own more than one crossword dictionary so I thought I would grab the Merriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary as a supplement and see how it went. Let me say that I was immediately impressed. Searching with the Kindle is a breeze and low and behold, it did offer suggestions that my Million-Word monster failed to provide. Now I find myself switching from one to the other and getting stuck far less often. I am sure that the Million Word offers more sheer volume but the Merriam-Webster's is a slick, quick reference for most easy to moderate crossword puzzles. I give it 5 stars for the ease of searching and clear, simple design. If you already have one dictionary, you may find this an excellent second, or perhaps, even an excellent first.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Not for the KINDLE
By Peter Rabbit
This is hard to use. There is no way to do a search for a word. All you can do is go page by page from A to Z. I got this as a sample so I could check it out. I'm glad I didn't purchase this.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Works like a dictionary in Kindle app - looking up words
I have been looking at various crossword dictionaries and have always tried samples on the Kindle app for the iphone. Looking at samples seemed to simply be a reader type of experience without any way to do a look up of a headword. This was true for the sample book for this dictionary. I found this on sale and decided to spring for it. It does indeed act like a dictionary when you do a search. It looks at the headwords just like the built in dictionary. So I am happy with this. I have always wanted the other book, The Million Word Crossword Dictionary, but was afraid to spring for the expense, wondering if it would work as a real dictionary look up experience. So this will work.
So for the other reviewer who mentioned that it doesn't act like a dictionary, try purchasing it and you should be happy.