Author(s): Anne R. Bradford
Featured on BBC 4 radio as one of the Five Great Works of Reference
I couldn't be without it - Editor of the Times crossword
The UK's bestselling, best-loved crossword dictionary, the new edition of Bloomsbury's Crossword Dictionary contains over 200,000 entries, including synonyms, anagrams and plays on words listed under 18,000 headwords, arranged alphabetically. What makes this book unique is crossword enthusiast Anne Stibbs' 35 years of careful analysis of real crossword clues. This is why Bloomsbury's includes so many obscure words and puns, unlisted in other crossword dictionaries.
"a crucial companion for any genuine cruciverbalist" Good Book Guide '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
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.