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Publisher: HarperResource / HarperCollins
Release Date: March 2, 2004
ISBN: 0060517565
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre: Nonfiction / Reference / word puzzles
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Brenda Weeaks
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The Million Word Crossword Dictionary
By Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

One across: two words, seven letters - Blessed bovine.

Crossword puzzles are popular than ever. A newspaper just isn't complete without one. Authors use them as a backdrop in their mysteries. In addition, the crossword obsession is often spoofed in movies and on TV shows. They are a part of our everyday world.

Die-hard puzzlers will come to value The Million Word Crossword Dictionary. I'm not a die-hard puzzler, but I can appreciate the hard work that has gone into it. Comprehensive doesn't cover the amount of content in this 1268 page dictionary. Although the print is small, it is set up in an easy to read manner. The book offers words for single and double words. It includes typical words as well as celebrities, artists, authors, chemists, noblest, slang, popular phrases, movie titles, etc. Moreover, if you don't find what you are looking for, you can contact the authors through the snail mail or email addresses included in the book.

Holy cow is the answer -- an expression that will easily come to mind the first time you sift through The Million Word Crossword Dictionary.