The 8 Best Crossword Puzzle Dictionaries

Updated February 16, 2018 by Sheila O'Neill

New York Times Third Edition
The Million Word
Comprehensive A-Z
We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. 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 picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. 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


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Last updated on February 16, 2018 by Sheila O'Neill

Sheila is a writer, cosplayer, and juggler who lives in Southern California. She loves sitting down with a hot cup of tea and coming up with new ideas. In her spare time, Sheila enjoys drawing, listening to podcasts, and describing herself in the third person.


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