Chambers Pocket Crossword Dictionary

Chambers Pocket Crossword Dictionary

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Small but perfectly-formed, "Chambers Pocket Crossword Dictionary" is the key reference for crossword solvers on the move. This new compact crossword dictionary is packed with thousands of words and phrases; each word list is sorted by word length and then alphabetically, to make finding the solution easy and fast. The convenient size means it can be slipped into a briefcase, beach bag, or pocket and thanks to the clear design, it's an absolute joy to use. A portable treasury of words and phrases, "Chambers Pocket Crossword Dictionary" is an indispensable tool for solving even the most fiendish crossword puzzles.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 106 x 150 x 36mm | 421.84g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • 0550104062
  • 9780550104069
  • 454,916

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They're like buses - you wait for a portable version of Chambers or Bradford's, and they both come along at once...

Bought the new "pocket" versions of both Bradford's and Chambers Crossword Dictionaries this afternoon. Nothing to choose between them on price - 6 quid each. Chambers is smaller (size-wise), but lists 200,000 words, as opposed to 120,000 in Bradford's.

Of the two, I'd recommend Chambers. Bradford's has made a massive error - they have removed all the tables of useful lists from the full-size version, so if you want, say, the name of a tree, you're out of luck, as there are no suggestions in Bradford's at all. I don't know if this means that a pocket version of Bradford's Lists is in the offing (Amazon don't list one) but with this flaw, I can't recommend the pocket Bradford's at all.
Simon Long, post on the Crossword Centre Message Board (website)
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There is a new pocket version of Chambers Crossword Dictionary. It is small and neat and perfect for taking on holiday. All of the entries are listed according to word length so it is easy to search for an answer. As well as the usual headwords there are fairly extensive lists of places and people that adds an encyclopaedic essence. I feel that in this new edition a lot of the pointless duplications have been omitted and there is more a sense of contact with the Chambers lexicon. Cross-references are clearly indicated and words that may be used by setters are marked with Hidden, Anagram etc. At GBP5.99 it is a bargain and I can certainly recommend it. -- Derek Harrison, Crossword News 20081009 Very useful for all [puzzle] types...very good value for money. -- Brian Head, Crossword magazine 20080901
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About Chambers

Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the 19th century.
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