The Concise 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary by Kevin MccannThe Concise 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary by Kevin Mccann

The Concise 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

byKevin Mccann, Mark Diehl

Paperback | March 5, 2013

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Now the very best crossword dictionary around—with all the words solvers need, but none of the ones they don't—is available in a concise version, without appendices! Kevin McCann and Mark Diehl analyzed thousands of crosswords to amass an up-to-date list of words that regularly turn up in today's top puzzles—with the most popular ones bolded and underlined. Crossword fans will keep this right next to their favorite puzzles!
Mark Diehl constructs crosswords for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and other puzzle venues.  Kevin McCann is the creator of, a website for crossword constructors.
Title:The Concise 21st Century Crossword Puzzle DictionaryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1376 pages, 6.75 × 4.12 × 0.68 inPublished:March 5, 2013Publisher:PuzzlewrightLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1454907053

ISBN - 13:9781454907053

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from The caption on the cover is not true! The first five words that I looked up were not even in the dictionary. Maybe the authors felt that I "did not need them". The dictionary has helped but there are a lot of words I needed that were not in the dictionary.
Date published: 2015-02-23

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Kevin McCann & Mark Diehl's The 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary“Finally, a crossword dictionary written for-and by-crossword lovers. Comprehensive and thoughtfully arranged, The 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary is an invaluable puzzle aid for experts and newbies alike.” —Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! champion and author of Brainiac “More than any other crossword dictionary I can think of, The 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary focuses on exactly the right questions: what words are really being used in today's crosswords, and what clues are really being used for them? It's up-to-date and comprehensive without including all sorts of words unlikely to really appear in crosswords-and using red ink to emphasize the most-used answers is a simple but brilliant idea.” —Trip Payne, three-time American Crossword Puzzle Tournament champion“A comprehensive and impressively organized volume that will render all your old crossword dictionaries obsolete.” —Tyler Hinman, four-time American Crossword Puzzle Tournament champion“There are already excellent crossword reference tools available, but The 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary takes it to a new level. Solvers now have an extensive, useful, contemporary aid derived from crosswords themselves.” —Ellen Ripstein, 2001 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament champion