An exact map of thousands of actual crossword puzzle clues, this book gives answers, not lists of synonyms. It's the perfect help for newcomers to crossword puzzles, for people building word skills, or for anyone stumped by that one obscure clue in a puzzle. Over 179,000 clues and answer words are arranged in a simplified format that makes answers easy to find. Included are many off the beaten path entries and full clue phrases that can't be found in conventional crossword puzzle dictionaries. The author is a lifelong crossword puzzle fan, who has compiled the entries for this book over years of puzzle solving.