Updated February 09, 2018 by Sheila O'Neill

The 8 Best Crossword Puzzle Dictionaries

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New York Times Third Edition
Webster's New Explorer
Merriam-Webster 4th Edition

This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Sitting down to a daily or weekly crossword puzzle has been a cherished activity for generations. And for many, it's a great chance to get some time away from phone and computer screens -- unless you have to Google an answer. Luckily, these specialist dictionaries give you all the help you need without the tempting distraction of the Internet. Look up anything from authors to abbreviations. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best crossword puzzle dictionary on Amazon.

8. Andrew Swanfeldt 6th Edition

7. New York Times Third Edition

6. Webster's New Explorer

5. The 21st Century 3rd Edition

4. New American Revised and Expanded

3. Merriam-Webster 4th Edition

2. Comprehensive A-Z

1. The Million Word

Sheila O'Neill
Last updated on February 09, 2018 by Sheila O'Neill

Sheila is a writer and editor living in sunny Southern California. She studied writing and film at State University of New York at Purchase, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree. After graduating, she worked as an assistant video editor at a small film company, then spent a few years doing freelance work, both as a writer and a video editor. During that time, she wrote screenplays and articles, and edited everything from short films to infomercials. An ardent lover of the English language, she can often be found listening to podcasts about etymology and correcting her friends’ grammar.

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