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New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary Mass Market Paperback – Oct 1 1996
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About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
I have 8 other Crossword Dictionarys and the only other one equal to this is A to Z.
The only reason this book did not get the five stars, but deservedly a 4 1/2, was the fact that it is a soft-covered book which has greatly disintergrated from constant usage and the book binding broke in half in less than a year.
I made it a point to buy a similiar book which was a hard cover,(Webster's) but was sorely disappointed in the book itself. It was not nearly as informative as the A-Z Crossword Dictionary and leaves much to be desire in the way of information. Thank you for letting me have my say.
Most recent customer reviews
I returned one of them because it was not what I needed. I don't remember which one. It could have been this one.Published 9 months ago by Joseph Samuels
I admit I don't do crossword puzzles. I bought this for my dad, and he likes it. He claims it is different from his other books (I guess the style of looking up words. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Alana
I do a lot of crosswords and find that this is the best dictionary.Published 18 months ago by Diane b
This item was received in perfect condition, better than expected. Service was five star and I would go with these people anytime you can trust them 100%.Published 20 months ago by Warren Taylor
I never know a crossword dictionary existed. I really appreciate it and looking forward to use as travel companion to all crossword puzzles books I intend to bring along with... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
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.Published on March 7 2014 by M. A. Pepper
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.