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The Chambers Book of Quick Crosswords, Book 1

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
Give your brain a workout with 100 puzzles from Chambers, the most crossword-friendly dictionary in the worldPut your feet up and escape from it all with The Chambers Book of Quick Crosswords featuring 100 puzzles to test your general knowledge. The puzzles occupy the "challenging", mid-range territory, striking a balance between the accessible and the unattainable. Each includes a handful of clues from both ends of the spectrum: relatively easy ones, allowing solvers a way in, and toughies, that stretch the cerebral powers much more. You will find a mix of music, flora and fauna, TV, cinema, geography, literature, the Classics and sport; orthodox general knowledge to help you extract maximum enjoyment and satisfaction from every 15 x 15 word square.Entertaining, fun and challenging enough to tax even the most seasoned crossword aficionado, you'll need quick wits to go head-to-head with Chambers.
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The Chambers Book of Cryptic Crosswords, Book 1

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
Give your brain a workout with 100 puzzles from Chambers, the most crossword-friendly dictionary in the worldPut your feet up and escape from it all with The Chambers Book of Cryptic Crosswords featuring a 'ton' of cryptic challenges to give your brain a workout.In each puzzle there are one or two easy clues to provide a way in, and all the solutions, bar the odd exception, can be found in the Chambers Dictionary. No specialist knowledge is required: if you have a good grasp of the English language and an interest in words, you should be able to crack the clues.This collection is designed to provide a fair challenge for seasoned experts, but also give 'average solvers' a decent chance of completing the puzzles. Entertaining, fun and challenging enough to tax even the most seasoned crossword aficionado, you'll need quick wits to go head-to-head with Chambers.
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The Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 4th Edition

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
The bestselling reference for crossword solvers and settersThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary is the perfect tool for any crossword solver - and you know it because it is used by the setters themselves! What makes The Chambers Crossword Dictionary different? Comprehensive, reliable and easy-to-use, this major new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by a team of crossword experts, and is specially tailored to the needs of crossword solvers. With more than 500,000 solutions to cryptic and quick clues, plus explanations of cryptic clue types and the use of anagram and other indicators, and insights into the world of crossword setting and memorable clues, it is truly the ultimate crossword bible.This new edition features:- Over 500,000 solutions for every kind of crossword.- More than 2,500 crossword code words alerting you to cryptic ploys. - Over 19,500 'one-stop' entries, with both synonyms and encyclopaedic material, for extra guidance in finding the right answer.- A wealth of recent synonyms to give you up-to-the-minute answers.- New topic lists to help you solve general-knowledge clues.- Word lists sorted by length and then alphabetically to make finding solutions easy.- Includes words, phrases, abbreviations, symbols, codes and other cryptic 'building blocks'.- Packed with crossword jargon, anagram and other indicators and essential cryptic vocabulary.- Draws on the latest edition of The Chambers Dictionary and the authoritative Chambers reference range.It is packed with expert advice and editorial from:- Derek Arthur (1945-2010), co-editor of The Listener crossword in The Times and of The Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 2nd edition- Ross Beresford, former co-editor of The Listener crossword- Peter Biddlecombe, The Sunday Times crossword editor and The Times Crossword Championship winner (2000, 2007)- Jonathan Crowther, better known to cryptic crossword solvers as Azed, having set crosswords for The Observer for over 40 years- Don Manley, crossword setter for many quality newspapers under various pseudonyms (Duck, Quixote, Bradman, Giovanni) and Church Times crossword editor- Tim Moorey, crossword setter for The Sunday Times and The Times, and crossword editor and setter for The Week and MoneyWeek magazines. He is author of How to Crack Cryptic CrosswordsChambers is one of the world's most respected dictionary and thesaurus publishers.
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The Chambers Thesaurus, 5th Edition

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
The Chambers Thesaurus sells more copies, and contains more synonyms, than any other English thesaurus. This 5th edition, new for 2015, retains the much-loved features of The Chambers Thesaurus, but also includes a brand new two-colour Word Lover's Ramble at the back, showing how English words and definitions have changed in recent years.The Chambers Thesaurus is now the UK's number 1 selling hardback thesaurus. It is regarded as the thesaurus of choice for crossword setters and solvers, and is popular with players of wordgames such as Scrabble(R) and Words With Friends(R). It is famous for its Scottish heritage, its thorough coverage of obscure words and its unique personality."Chambers stands out like a baroque mansion in a city of faceless concrete." Melvyn Bragg
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The Chambers Dictionary (13th Edition)

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
'THE CHAMBERS DICTIONARY IS THE MOST USEFUL AND DIVERTING SINGLE-VOLUME WORD-HOARD AVAILABLE' Telegraph'CHAMBERS IS A MARVEL OF WIT, CLARITY AND PRACTICALITY' Observer'THE MOST HUMAN OF DICTIONARIES' Philip Pullman'CHAMBERS IS AN OPEN DOOR TO WORDS AT THEIR WITTIEST, MOST ROOTED, MOST REVEALING, AND MOST POWERFUL' Ali SmithFirst published in 1872, The Chambers Dictionary contains more words, phrases and meanings than any other single-volume English dictionary. Yet it remains lighter and easier to hold, and now has an even more durable jacket so that it will be a beautiful hardback reference for many years to come.This 13th edition retains the much-loved features of The Chambers Dictionary, including the unique, quirky definitions. There are over 1,000 new words and meanings, and there is also a brand new two-colour Word Lover's Ramble, showing how English words and definitions have changed over the history of The Chambers Dictionary.The Chambers Dictionary is now the UK's number 1 selling hardback dictionary. It is regarded as the dictionary of choice for crossword setters and solvers, and is popular with players of wordgames such as Scrabble(R) and Words With Friends(R). It is famous for its Scottish heritage, its thorough coverage of obscure words, and its unique personality that comes across in a definition style that is both useful and witty.'CHAMBERS STANDS OUT LIKE A BAROQUE MANSION IN A CITY OF FACELESS CONCRETE' Melvyn Bragg***Fully revised and updated February 2016 to include additional 'enriching' words***
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The Chambers Paperback Dictionary

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
Containing thousands of clear definitions, The Chambers Paperback Dictionary is the ideal easy-to-use guide to finding the right word and spelling every time.Clearly structured word entries include information on pronunciation, related terms and associated set phrases to give you extra help with choosing and using the right word. New good writing supplement informs and entertains with tips on effective style and structure, global English and memory prompts for remembering tricky spellings.
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The Chambers Mini Dictionary

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
Containing 36,000 references and 47,000 definitions, The Chambers Mini Dictionary is the ideal easy-to-use guide to finding the right word and spelling every time.Clearly structured entries include information on pronunciation, history, related terms and examples to give you extra help with choosing and using the right word. New good writing supplement informs and entertains with tips on effective style and structure, global English and memory prompts for remembering tricky spellings.
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The Chambers Paperback Dictionary and Thesaurus

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
The Chambers Paperback Dictionary and Thesaurus provides thousands of clear dictionary definitions plus thesaurus alternatives for 9,000 common words in a single volume.The dictionary: word entries include information on pronunciation, related terms and associated set phrases to give you extra help with choosing and using the right word. The thesaurus: word entries include numbered alternative meanings as well as antonyms - opposite words - to give you extra context in choosing and using the right word.A selection of 'types of' panels gives extra depth in a range of fields from song and dance to food and flowers.New good writing supplement: informs and entertains with tips on style and structure, commonly confused words, words to impress, global English and memory prompts for remembering tricky spellings
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Chambers Word Lover's Crossword Dictionary Set

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
"Chambers is the one I keep at my right hand" -Philip Pullman- Special two-in-one set for crossword lovers. 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. This new two-in-one set comprising of the 12th edition of The Chambers Dictionary and the latest Chambers Crossword Dictionary, is the ideal companion for word lovers and crossword enthusiasts all over the world!What's in the Chambers Crossword Lover's Dictionary Set?- The Chambers Dictionary (New 12th Edition)The dictionary of choice for word loversImmerse yourself in the most interesting, authoritative, and helpful English dictionary available--the unrivalled guide for lovers. Whether you're an avid wordgamer or just enjoy revelling in the quirks and curiosities of the English language, The Chambers Dictionary is your ultimate companion. The Chambers Dictionary delves deep into all the glories of the English language, covering weird and wonderful words like spoffish, jobernowl, mullligrubs and humdudgeon, all the while ensuring it covers the latest developments in English. - The Chambers Crossword Dictionary (New edition)The ultimate resource for all crossword loversIt is the essential resource for crosswords of all kinds. Comprehensive, reliable and easy-to-use, this major new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by a team of crossword experts, and is specially tailored to the needs of crossword solvers. With more than 500,000 solutions to cryptic and quick clues, plus explanations of cryptic clue types and the use of anagram and other indicators, and insights into the world of crossword setting and memorable clues, it is an indispensable companion for all cruciverbalists.What's special about these editions?- The Chambers Dictionary (12th edition) New wordsNow in its 12th edition, the dictionary has been updated to include words and expressions that have entered the language in the four years since the last edition was published. Word Lover's MiscellanyThe 12th edition includes a Word Lover's Miscellany with list upon list of words to appeal to the English language addict:- words to impress and surprise- words to cherish- words that are extinct- words that merit rescue- words to use in Scrabble(R) and other word games- words to watch- collective nouns- useful similes. . . and many moreBeautiful finishing touchesRibbon: The Chambers Dictionary is the only popular dictionary to still provide one. Why? Simply because people love them.Beautifully flat on a desk: The Chambers Dictionary lies perfectly flat on a desk so you can read the whole page with ease - even into the spine.Strong cloth binding, gold blocking, beautiful endpapers: The Chambers Dictionary is made to an incredibly high quality, guaranteed to withstand years of love.Foiled cover: Foiling on the cover gives The Chambers Dictionary a luxurious aesthetic.Less cumbersome than other dictionaries: Slimmer and easier to hold, despite the fact that it contains more words than any other single volume dictionary. And all without reducing text size. It's a neat trick.Thumb index: Only provided by Chambers! A standard version without a thumb index is also available.- The Chambers Crossword Dictionary (3rd edition)New solutions, synonyms, and topic listsThis brand new edition, compiled from Chambers' highly acclaimed and vast crossword resources, has been fully updated with thousands of new solutions to be even more useful to crossword fans. New synonyms for publication such as 'podcast' and 'blog' bring the content bang up-to-the-minute. New topic lists such as 'curries' and 'geese' help solve general knowledge clues. All words are grouped by meaning, then by number of characters, then alphabetically, to make finding the solution quick and easy. Special cryptic crossword words which indicate anagrams, reversals, etc give hints and tips for solvers.The best-selling reference for crossword solvers and setters- Over 500,000 solutions for every kind of crossword- More than 2,500 crossword code words to alert you to cryptic ploys- New synonyms to give you up-to-the-minute answers- New topic lists to help you solve general knowledge clues- Over 19,600 'one-stop' entries, with both synonyms and encyclopedic material- Word lists sorted by length and then alphabetically to make finding solutions easy- Includes words, phrases, abbreviations, symbols, codes and other cryptic 'building blocks'- Packed with crossword jargon, anagram and other indicators and essential cryptic vocabulary- Draws on The Chambers Dictionary, the authoritative Chambers reference range and the vast Chambers crossword clue databasePacked with expert advice from crossword masters- Derek Arthur (1945-2010), co-editor of The Listener crossword in The Times and of the Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 2nd edition- Ross Beresford, former co-editor of The Listener crossword- Jonathan Crowther, better known to cryptic crossword solvers as Azed, having set crosswords for The Observer for almost 40 years- Don Manley, crossword setter for many quality newspapers under various pseudonyms (Duck, Quixote, Bradman, Giovanni) and Church Times crossword editor- Tim Moorey, one of the crossword setting team for The Sunday Times, crossword editor of The Week and author of How to Master The Times Crossword
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The Chambers Dictionary, 12th Edition (Standard)

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
The Chambers Dictionary, 12th Edition (Thumb Indexed)The dictionary of choice for word loversImmerse yourself in the most interesting, authoritative, and helpful English dictionary available -- the unrivalled guide for word lovers. Whether you're an avid wordgamer or just enjoy revelling in the quirks and curiosities of the English language, The Chambers Dictionary is your ultimate companion. The Chambers Dictionary delves deep into all the glories of the English language, covering weird and wonderful words like spoffish, jobernowl, mullligrubs and humdudgeon, all the while ensuring it covers the latest developments in English. 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.Over 620,000 words, phrases, and meaningsFirst published in 1872, The Chambers Dictionary contains more words, phrases, and meanings than any other single-volume English dictionary. Rather than clog up space with lengthy definitions of everyday words, The Chambers Dictionary keeps them short, creating space for more intriguing, obscure, and historically-charged entries -- from alizari through to zuz. Peppered with witty definitions, Chambers is a pleasure to read.Highlights gems of EnglishEnglish is full of words that sound great, or that you never thought would exist. Only The Chambers Dictionary helps you discover them.Unrivalled help for wordgamesChambers is the dictionary of choice for crossword solvers, Scrabble(R) fans, and wordgame enthusiasts. The new Wordgame Companion section offers crossword code-breakers, indispensable two-letter word solutions, top-scoring Q and Z words, and much more.What is new in this edition?New wordsNow in its 12th edition, the dictionary has been updated to include words and expressions that have entered the language in the four years since the last edition was published. Word Lover's MiscellanyThe 12th edition includes a Word Lover's Miscellany with list upon list of words to appeal to the English language addict:- words to impress and surprise- words to cherish- words that are extinct- words that merit rescue- words to use in Scrabble(R) and other word games- words to watch- collective nouns- useful similes. . . and many moreBeautiful finishing touches:Ribbon The Chambers Dictionary is the only popular dictionary to still provide one. Why? Simply because people love them.Beautifully flat on a deskThe Chambers Dictionary lies perfectly flat on a desk so you can read the whole page with ease - even into the spine.Strong cloth binding, gold blocking, beautiful endpapersThe Chambers Dictionary is made to an incredibly high quality, guaranteed to withstand years of love.Foiled coverFoiling on the cover gives The Chambers Dictionary a luxurious aesthetic.Less cumbersome than other dictionariesSlimmer and easier to hold, despite the fact that it contains more words than any other single volume dictionary. And all without reducing text size. It's a neat trick.Thumb indexOnly provided by Chambers. A standard version without a thumb index is also available (ISBN: 9780550102379).
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Green's Dictionary of Slang (multi-volume set)

By Jonathon Green
Authors:
Jonathon Green
The three volumes of Green's Dictionary of Slang demonstrate the sheer scope of a lifetime of research by Jonathon Green, the leading slang lexicographer of our time. A remarkable collection of this often reviled but endlessly fascinating area of the English language, it covers slang from the past five centuries right up to the present day, from all the different English-speaking countries and regions. Every word and phrase is authenticated by genuine and fully-referenced citations of its use, giving the work a level of authority and scholarship unmatched by any other publication in this field.Green's Dictionary of Slang is a groundbreaking work. Quite simply, it is the most authoritative and comprehensive record of slang ever to be made available.
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Wyse Words: a Dictionary for the Bewildered

By Pascal Wyse, Joe Berger
Authors:
Pascal Wyse
Illustrated by:
Joe Berger
Pascal Wyse's Wyse Words have been a regular feature of the Guardian Weekend magazine since 2006. Wyse Words is a collection of words that should exist, but don't, helping us define an increasingly bewildering world. Wonderfully funny, yet touchingly human, this is a book that encapsulates a spirit of the times.Suckwit:What you become if you attempt not to sound out of breath during a conversation with someone you fancy, having bumped into them at the gym. Combined with the inevitable holding-in of the stomach, the overall effect is so unpleasant, you would be more cool if you just stood there and wet yourself.Novada: Brief, exciting state of mind during which it seems as if you understand the workings of the US presidential election. You rush to find a water cooler at which to practise sounding casual about New Hampshire, Super Tuesday and article 2 of the US constitution, but suddenly it's gone. What is 'federal' again?Chronanism: Watching a movie you already have the DVD of, just because it is on the telly; Googling ex-lovers; contemplating a cheese diary; starting a charity bag; experimenting with screensavers ... The special collection of vague activities that gets you from 11pm (when you were totally ready for bed) to 1.30am.
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Smut: Down and Dirty with the Filthiest Words

By Jonathon Green
Authors:
Jonathon Green
955 vaginas - 851 penises - 797 acts of self-abuse743 acts of intercourse - 239 oral sex acts444 breasts (that's 222 pairs) - 65 prophylactics - 15 scrotaSMUT is a guide to the coarsest, the most lubricious, the downest and distinctly dirtiest of the wonderful counter-language that is slang.These singularly degenerate pages contain every word you would want to know, and plenty you don't want to know, to describe the lewdest of subjects, including thousands of terms for genitalia and sex acts. A thoroughly, fabulously disgusting book that will have readers simultaneously tittering and blushing.
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