Collins Bradford's Crossword Solver's Dictionary

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Bradford’s Crossword Solver’s Dictionary is a unique type of crossword dictionary in that it has been compiled and crafted by a single author based on her 45 years’ experience of crossword solving. Every word in this dictionary has appeared as a solution to a real crossword clue. Previous readers have found this book an invaluable reference work for both cryptic and quick crosswords, and new users will be quickly converted. Crossword enthusiasts will be able to solve puzzles with over 250,000 solutions, recognize words used in clues which indicate that the answer is an anagram, pun, or word-play, learn about different types of cryptic clues, and get instant access to vocabulary lists with themed panels arranged by length and alphabetically.

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Anne Bradford has been compiling her Crossword Solver's Dictionary since 1957, and regularly publishes new editions. She devotes a considerable time each day to solving crosswords, and notes, on average, 150 words a week. She is an active member of the Crossword Club and also sets crosswords. She lives in London.

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'I've been doing crosswords for over 60 years - but I still can't do without my companion - Anne Bradford's Crossword Solver's Dictionary' - Colin Dexter 'Truly indispensable' - Derek Harrison, The Crossword Centre 'This book is rarely out of my sight; need I say more?' - Aragon, The Times 'The result of a 50-year compilation... excellent' - Quixote, Independent '... a comprehensive and invaluable tool for all solvers and setters alike' - Rufus, Guardian 'An unrivalled and dependable companion for all serious setters and solvers' - Azed, Observer 'A treasure store for anyone who loves words ... I think it's amazing' - Araucaria, Guardian 'The crossword setter's Holy Grail, a must-have for all cruciverbalists ... [and] ... lovers of crosswords' - Mawby, Daily Telegraph

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