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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 Dictionary of Great Quotations

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
With over 25,000 quotations from over 4,000 sources, The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations is the category-leading quotations dictionaryWelcome to a treasure trove of the wittiest, most insightful, most famous and most important words uttered in history. With more quotes than any other quotations dictionary, from more sources, with better international coverage and full author biographies rather than just a brief line, The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations is the only book you need.This new edition brings things right up to date with thousands of new quotations right up to 2015, mixing old favourites and new sources such as Barack Obama, Bradley Wiggins, Kurt Vonnegut, Arsene Wenger, Richard Dawkins, Seamus Heaney, Pope Francis and of course, 50 Cent.This is a browser's paradise stretching from ancient times to the present day. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author, starting with Diane Abbot's description of the United Kingdom's Parliament as 'a nightmare of elderly white males' and finishing with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg telling us to 'move fast and break things'. Between those two extremes are just under 1000 pages of quotations, followed by a 350 page keyword index, so you can locate a quote even if you can only remember a single word or phrase.As well as literary quotations from important authors past and present this collection contains quotations from writers, critics, politicians and journalists. We have sought out memorable phrases from scientists, industrialists, entertainers, sportspeople, and many more, to reflect the diversity of modern life. And just as the world has changed since the last edition of this dictionary, so many of the hundreds of new quotations reflect these changes, and important global and local events.The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations includes quotations from over 4,000 sources, including: Jonathan Aitken, Woody Allen, Giorgio Armani, David Beckham, The Bible, Tony Blair, Don Bradman, Robert Burns, George W Bush, Catullus, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Brian Clough, Jarvis Cocker, Simone de Beauvoir, Charles Dickens, Tracey Emin, E M Forster, Stephen Fry, Joseph Heller, Charlton Heston, John Humphrys, Joan of Arc, Elton John, The Koran, Mao Zedong, George Melly, George Michael, Jo Moore, Andrew Motion, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sylvia Plath, Plato, Will Self, William Shakespeare, Stevie Smith, Kevin Spacey, Quentin Tarantino, Margaret Thatcher, Queen Victoria, Gore Vidal, Oscar Wilde, Michael Winner, Emile Zola and many more.If you've ever struggled with a half-remembered line or you've got a quote in your head and don't know where it comes from, this is the book for you. 'A fresh and lively collection... first-class' Sunday Times'A wonderful volume... full of goodies' Irish Independent'Chambers is the one I keep at my right hand' Philip Pullman
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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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Chambers Crossword Manual, 5th Edition

By Don Manley
Authors:
Don Manley
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Chambers Book of Great Speeches

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
The Chambers Book of Great Speeches is the most comprehensive guide available to the inspired and inspiring speeches that have shaped the world we live in.There are over 250 speakers covered, from Bella Abzug to Emile Zola. Each speaker is introduced with a brief biography setting them in context.Each speech also has an introduction explaining its setting, and is accompanied by marginal notes which fill in any background information.The speeches themselves are international in scope and stretch throughout world history, from ancient times through to twenty-first century orators such as Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lord Coe.
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The Chambers Dictionary (13th Edition)

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
***Fully revised and updated February 2016 to include additional 'enriching' words***"The Chambers Dictionary is the most useful and diverting single-colume word-hoard available." TelegraphFirst 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, new for 2014, retains the much-loved features of The Chambers Dictionary, including the unique quirky definitions for certain words. There are over 1,000 new words and meanings, and there is also a brand new two-colour Word Lover's Ramble at the back of the Dictionary, 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
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The Chambers Crossword Completer - New Edition

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
Are you stuck on that final clue? Do you know some of the letters but not enough? The Chambers Crossword Lists is the ideal reference for crosswords of all types - cryptic, quick and general knowledge.Practical helpThe Chambers Crossword Completer enables you to complete your crossword by using the words from clues you have answered to fill in the gaps on clues you are struggling with.Fully updatedThe Chambers Crossword Completer has been loved by a generation of crossword solvers. This edition is fully updated with words from the latest edition of The Chambers Dictionary.Easy to useThe book is split into two sections, one with words arranged according to odd letters and one with words arranged according to even letters. Within each section, the solutions are divided by word length, and then in alphabetical order.
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The Chambers Crossword Lists - New Edition

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
Are you stuck on that final clue? Or do you just need a prod in the right direction? The Chambers Crossword Lists is the ideal reference for crosswords of all types - cryptic, quick and general knowledge.Hundreds of categoriesFrom abbey names to zoological terms, the categories in the Chambers Crossword Lists will help you fill in the gaps in both your knowledge and your crossword.Fully updatedThe Chambers Crossword Lists have been loved by a generation of crossword solvers. This edition is fully updated, with new categories added including websites and computer games, as well as old gaps filled in such as Chinese dynasties and the Cinque Ports.Easy to useThe categories appear in alphabetical order. Within each category, the lists are organised first by the number of words, and secondly by alphabetical order.
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The Chambers Complete Crossword Companion

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
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Chambers Biographical Dictionary Paperback

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
"Some people leave a deeper footprint in the sands of time than others. In these pages we have access to their particular stories and identities."Dame Joan BakewellDiscover the most authoritative, entertaining and fascinating range of biographies in a single volume; from princes and presidents to artists, actors and authors. An historical tour de force and a joy to browse, The Chambers Biographical Dictionary includes everyone from Anne Frank to Kim Jong Il via Calvin Klein and Charles Dickens
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The Chambers Thesaurus, 4th Edition

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
In this book:'The Chambers Thesaurus is a veritable treasure-trove, including the greatest selection of alternative words and phrases available in an A to Z format. Modern vocabulary sits alongside archaic, and technical terms, formal language and slang are all covered.'This new, fourth edition contains 200 updated entries including the latest words entering the language. They reflect a range of social and technological changes: - From the digital world comes the growth of 'citizen journalism', the menace of the 'cyberbully' and the tricky rules of 'netiquette'. - The green agenda is explored through the evolution of recycling - 'precycle' and 'upcycle' - as well as the inclusion of 'organic' and 'e-waste'.- From the economic recession comes 'agflation', 'NEET', 'cash-strapped' and the increasingly popular 'daycation'.The Word Lover's Gallimaufry, a brand new 48-page section of curious and intriguing word lists, offers practical advice for anyone wanting to write, present or speak creatively. It also reflects the quirkiness and ever-evolving nature of English. Discover a range of fascinating and useful synonyms and expressions for our modern world:- Get the words to impress at an interview - 'champion' and 'skillset'.- Learn how to avoid annoying clichés - 'ultimately' not 'at the end of the day'.- Discover how to sound like a foodie or a fashionista - 'slow food' and 'fast fashion'.- Examine the rise of coffee culture - 'dead eye', 'flat white' and 'skinny'.- Understand modern phobias like 'email bankruptcy' and 'infomania'. - Explore the rise of Blinglish - 'bruv' and 'safe'.An ideal companion to The Chambers Dictionary, all lovers of language and its intricate evolution will find this new edition both compelling and indispensable
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The Chambers Crossword Dictionary 3rd edition (Hardback)

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
What makes The Chambers Crossword Dictionary different?The ultimate resource for all crossword loversThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary is an 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.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 CrosswordWhat is new in this 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.
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The Chambers Paperback Thesaurus

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
Containing alternatives for 9,000 common words, The Chambers Paperback Thesaurus is the ideal easy-to-use guide to finding the right alternative word every time.Cleary structured entries include numbered alternative meanings as well as antonyms - opposite words - to give you extra context in choosing and using the right word.'Types of' panels give 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 effective words, commonly confused words, words to impress and foreign words in English.
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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 Mini Thesaurus

By Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
Containing over 155,000 alternatives for 9,000 common words, The Chambers Mini Thesaurus is the ideal easy-to-use guide to finding the right alternative word every time.Cleary structured entries include numbered alternative meanings as well as antonyms - opposite words - to give you extra context in choosing and using the right word.'Types of' panels give 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 effective words, commonly confused words, words to impress and foreign words in English.
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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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