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Webster's New Explorer Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
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Webster's New Explorer Crossword Puzzle Dictionary from Miles Kimball has 350,000 words that help conquer puzzles.
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  4. 2 Stars
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  5. 1 Star
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Pros

  • Can withstand use (2)
  • Deserves multiple readings (2)
  • Easy to understand (3)
  • Easy to use (1)
  • Educational (2)
  • Entertaining (1)
  • Helpful for novices (1)
  • Informative (4)
  • Just plain wonderful help (1)
  • ONLY ONE NEEDED (1)
  • Pretty complete (1)
  • Relevant (4)
  • Well written (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to follow (1)
  • Disappointing (3)
  • Many words not included (1)
  • Must LEARN how to use (1)
  • NONENONENONE (1)
  • Not the authors best (1)
  • Not what I expected (3)

Best Uses

  • Adults (1)
  • EASY TO HARD PUZZLES (1)
  • Family (2)
  • Gift (2)
  • Novice crossword puzzle w (1)
  • Nytimes puzzles (1)
  • Older readers (2)
  • Reference (4)
Crossword Addict Germantown, TN

Rarely Read

1/6/2016
2.0

A disapointment

Comments about Webster's New Explorer Crossword Puzzle Dictionary:

Use in working crosswords. Not good in many cases and not as useful as former dictionaries. Realize many use their phones or google

Cons

  • Not The Authors Best
  • Many Words Not Included
  • Disappointing
  • Not What I Expected
Bottom Line

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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none Miami,fl.

Everyday Reader

12/24/2013
2.0

The dictionary lacks many common words.

Comments about Webster's New Explorer Crossword Puzzle Dictionary:

I use the dictionary with the daily crosswod puzzle. Like I said before many words are lacking.

Cons

  • Disappointing
  • Not What I Expected

Best Uses

  • Older Readers
Bottom Line

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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SunnyKat Richland, WA

Everyday Reader

3/22/2013
4.0

Great Crossword Dictionary

Comments about Webster's New Explorer Crossword Puzzle Dictionary:

I am really pleased with this newer version of Webster's crossword puzzle dictionary. It replaced an older, worn-out paperback version which I'd owned and used extensively for at least 15 years. The new one has everything the old one had and much more. It includes a lot of information besides synonyms for words (e.g., a complete list of Academy Award winners, works of famous authors, etc.), and for many of the words it includes sub-categories (e.g., under the word 'cat', there is 'disease', 'female', 'male', 'sound', 'young', etc.) This is a very useful book for an avid puzzler like me.

Pros

  • Well Written
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Relevant

Best Uses

  • Reference
Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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Carol Southern Illinois

Bookworm
Verified Buyer

9/15/2011
3.0

Not enough crossword puzzle information

Comments about Webster's New Explorer Crossword Puzzle Dictionary:

I don't think this is any better than a regular dictionary. I have several of them. Had I known, I would have saved my money.

Cons

  • Not What I Expected
  • Disappointing
Bottom Line

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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AUNT PAM FULTON,N.Y.

Everyday Reader
Verified Buyer

6/29/2011
5.0

FROM A CROSSWORD GEEK

Comments about Webster's New Explorer Crossword Puzzle Dictionary:

I AM AN AVID CROSSWORD GEEK, i.e. N.Y.TIMES SUNDAY PUZZLES. I HAVE GIVEN THIS DICTIONARY TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY WITH UNDYING THANKS FROM ALL. THIS IS ACTUALLY THE ONLY DICTIONARY YOU NEED TO WORK ANY PUZZLE. I AM ROUGH ON IT AND IN THE THREE YEARS I'VE HAD IT NOT ONE PAGE HAS COME LOOSE OR SEPERATED FROM THE BINDING. BUY ONE, YOU WILL LOVE IT AND ENJOY PUZZLES EVEN MORE

Pros

  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Relevant
  • ONLY ONE NEEDED
  • Well Written

Cons

  • NONENONENONE

Best Uses

  • EASY TO HARD PUZZLES
  • Older Readers
  • Gift
  • Reference
Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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Aunt Pam Fulton,N.Y.

Bookworm

6/8/2011
5.0

Great,Great,Great

Comments about Webster's New Explorer Crossword Puzzle Dictionary:

I am an avid crossword solver, I love the harder puzzles,N.Y.Times Sundat puzzles etc..I have had this dictionary for over a year now and I use it so much I need to order another one. I didn't think it would contain enough info for the harder puzzles but, it's great,great,great.A must for us crossword freaks.

Pros

  • Relevant
  • Informative
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Well Written
  • Easy To Understand

Best Uses

  • Gift
  • Nytimes puzzles
  • Reference
Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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Mirtie Buffalo, N. Y.

Puzzle Whiz
Verified Buyer

1/28/2011
5.0

Websters New Explorer Puzzle Dictionary

Comments about Webster's New Explorer Crossword Puzzle Dictionary:

I am better at solving puzzles with my wonderful Websters Dictionary !! A wonderful book.

Pros

  • Educational
  • Just plain wonderful help
  • Entertaining
  • Can Withstand Use

Best Uses

  • Family
Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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tennis Iowa city, Iowa

Puzzle taker
Verified Buyer

1/26/2011
4.0

Good description

Comments about Webster's New Explorer Crossword Puzzle Dictionary:

Helps a lot when I can't come up with the right word. Quite complete book

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Pretty complete
  • Can Withstand Use
  • Educational

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Adults
  • Family
Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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"Michael J." Lake County Ohio

Everyday Reader
Verified Buyer

6/8/2010
4.0

Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

Comments about Webster's New Explorer Crossword Puzzle Dictionary:

This book is a "must" for novice crossword puzzle workers. It takes a while to learn how to use the book, and when to refer to it, and how powerful it can be as a resource.

Pros

  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Helpful for novices

Cons

  • Must LEARN how to use
  • Difficult To Follow

Best Uses

  • Novice crossword puzzle w
  • Reference
Bottom Line

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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