New York, NY (PRWEB) November 23, 2008
Crossword addicts are always in search of a new and better tool to boost their solving skills -- and the answer's not yet another dictionary. "The Crossword Puzzler's Handbook: 1000 People, Places, and Things You Need to Know to Solve Crossword Puzzles!" is something a lot more valuable: a comprehensive compilation of "cross weirds" -- words which are not often hear in general conversation but which tend to pop up in crosswords frequently, either because they use the most common letters of the alphabet or are featured in some of the most popular subjects. So it's fantastically helpful in figuring out who starred in that 1933 film or to name an island in the Central Philippines.
Organized by subject, this collection is broken down into three sections (People, Places, and Things) with invaluable clue-solvers in such sub-categories as Abstract Ideas; Actors and Actresses; Adjectives; Bodies of Water; Cities and Towns; Folklore; Foreign Words; Health, Medical Care, and Sickness; Music; Transportation; and many, many more.
It can be used either as a reference when an answer's on the tip of one's tongue or as a handy study guide. The sturdy reinforced binding will keep it in great shape for years of service and the small size makes it perfect to take anywhere.
It's also recommended by Will Shortz, the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzles and the king of the crossword world!
It's available online and at bricks-and-mortar stores now and it makes a great gift for the holidays.
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