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New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary [Mass Market Paperback]

Edy Schaffer
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Oct. 1 1996

The Best Crossword Dictionary Just Got Better!

With more than 50,000 new words added-now over 225,000 entries-the world's most extensive, up-to-the-minute and easy-to-use crossword puzzle dictionary is bigger and better than ever! Arranged alphabetically from start to finish, THE NEW COMPREHENSIVE A-Z CROSSWORD DICTIONARY is a boon for puzzle fans young and old-with thousands of updated references from the worlds of art, literature, sports, politics, and pop culture; geographical and technical terms; famous and not-so-famous figures from the past and present; biblical references; computer terminology; new and old words; variant spellings; idioms, slogans, slang, abbreviations ... and much more!

Containing nearly twice as much information as competing crossword dictionaries, this handy volume not only provides indispensable help to anyone occasionally stumped by the subtle and sophisticated clues employed by today's master puzzle constructors, it is also a treasure trove of fascinating facts and trivia. And if you're looking for the right word to fill those little white boxes, the solution is here ... at your fingertips.


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Crossword puzzle aficionados will recognize the name Edy Garcia Schaffer as the co-author of the world's best-selling crossword dictionary, The New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary.

Mrs. Schaffer's decision to produce a new edition under her sole authorship was inspired by the remarkable performance of A-Z, thanks to the splendid response from the literary society of crossword puzzle enthusiasts. The author dedicated years of painstaking, extensive compilation and research work to bring this edition to fruition. Mrs. Schaffer takes great pride in her accomplishment and she assures that the same proven quality of excellence demonstrated in the original A-Z dictionary has been sustained throughout her ensuing version, which crossword puzzle buffs will find to be a substantially improved and expanded compilation of useful and expedient clues and solutions. She is ever grateful to her patrons and it is her hope that all crossword puzzle devotees will come to depend on this valuable aid and reliable reference, and will want to own a copy of her new dictionary.

Mrs. Schaffer hails from the Philippines originally and has three sisters and two brothers. Due to the early loss of both parents, Edy's ambition to be a criminal lawyer remained unfulfilled. After high school, she supported herself during a two-year secretarial course, which she successfully completed in half the time. Her formal education was later broadened, thanks to an employer's sponsorship of her studies at the American Institute of Banking in San Francisco, California. She then held positions ranging from senior stenographer, secretary, liaison officer, executive administrator to general manager of various trade firms and banking institutions in the Philippines, Guam, and California.

Mrs. Schaffer migrated to the United States in 1969, following her marriage to Art Schaffer, her husband of twenty-six years. She is enjoying a blissful life in her adopted country with her loving husband and their children: Karl, Bobby, Lynn, Ruby, and Venus; and their eleven lovely grandchildren: Tanya, Liza, Jacquelyn, Eddie, Joel, Ricky, Eric, Robert, Jennifer, Jade Benae, and Jon Benjamin.

Edy is now devoting her time to the pleasures of grannyhood and traveling with her husband all over scenic America.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Crossword Dictionary April 20 2013
By gussy
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Quite good but for Crosswords a little short on certain information, such a Movies, starring roles and finding individual names etc., but fine for regular words..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional standby March 7 2014
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This purchase to replace badly battered previous copy, well used by scrabble and crossword fiends alike.Not a new edition but there is no reeason to edit or change it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Information Dec 19 2013
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I have had a copy of this dictionary on hand for about 20 or more years. As one wears out I simply order another.
First time ordered on line.
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This is my bible of crossword puzzles. Once this one wears out, I will be in the market for another exactly the same.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A to Zed as we Canadians say Feb. 12 2013
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When scotch tape would no longer hold my first copy of this crossword dictionary together I just had to get a new copy. A good selection of foreign language vocabulary.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful Crossword Puzzle dictionary Feb. 18 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a very useful book to help find answers to crossword puzzles - especially those using extremely rare words - even though not fully updated for 2012 terminology.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So far one of the best. Jan. 5 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book to me is excellent. Today I did the Sunday Funnies Crossword puzzle and got through 75% of my puzzle with this book. It features TV Shows & Characters etc. for that show. Movies with stars, oscars etc. Noble prize winners through the years such as peace etc. I can't say enough about this book. Also used for the NY Times puzzle in the Sunday paper today.
I have 8 other Crossword Dictionarys and the only other one equal to this is A to Z.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A-Z Crossword Dictionary April 16 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Definitely our favorite reference. Just bought our sixth one as we keep wearing ours out. We keep a copy in Mexico, two at our cottage and two at home so we don't have to fight over who gets it when we do the Sunday puzzle.
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