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. The 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. It has been loved by a generation of crossword solvers. This edition is fully updated with words from the latest edition of The Chambers Dictionary.

The 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. This is a crucial source of advice for any crossworder.

 

Acknowledged as the definitive work on modern crosswords, Chambers Crossword Manual is an essential handbook for all crossword fans from beginners to experts. It is packed with practical advice on solving crosswords, as well as many practice crosswords.

‘ For the novice or the champion, this is the book’ Gyles Brandreth

‘The outstanding book about crosswords’ Sir Jeremy Morse

  • The most respected crossword book on the market, with incredible endorsements, and a foreword by Colin Dexter.
  • Don Manley is one of the UK’s best-known crossword setters, and is one of only a handful of people to have set crosswords for all five major broadsheet newspapers.
  • Chambers is a highly respected crossword brand with other market leaders including the Chambers Crossword Dictionary and Chambers Crossword Lists.

 

 

The treasure-trove for crossword lovers.

The Chambers Crossword Companion is designed for crossword fanatics of all ages and expertise. Dip into this definitive reference package, and you will find advice, word lists, solutions and much more.

All the solutions you’ll need: for the first time ever, the Chambers Crossword Companion brings together the two most important crossword-solvers tools: The Chambers Crossword Dictionary and Chambers Complete Crossword Lists, fully integrated with each other.

All the history you’ll need: the Companion is introduced by a brilliant essay by crossword guru Don Manley explaining ‘The History of Crosswords in Ten Clues’.

All the advice you’ll need: the first section of the book, based on Chambers Crossword Manual, is full of practical tips on how approach a crossword and understand the different clue types. All the practice you’ll need: included as part of the manual section, are over thirty actual crossword puzzles, complete with detailed explanations of the solutions.

  • Great value – three bestselling products for £39.99 (normally RRP if bought separately would be£70+)
  • A gorgeous package which will make a perfect gift for any crossword lover
  • Helps you whether you are trying to understand the clue (How to Do Cryptic
  • Crossword), find words which will help you (Chambers Crossword Lists) or actually fill in blank spaces (Chambers Crossword Completer).

 

 

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.

With hundreds of categories, from 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. Loved by a generation of crossword solvers, this edition contains categories such as websites and computer games, as well as gaps filled in such as Chinese dynasties and the Cinque Ports. The categories appear in alphabetical order. Within each category, the lists are organised first by the number of words, and secondly by alphabetical order. This is a crucial part of any crossword lover’s library

Put 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.

  • Chambers is used by all the key crossword setters, including Azed, Araucaria and Bradman
  • 100 crosswords previously only available online
  • Set by setters whose work appears in The Guardian, Private Eye, The Independent, The FT and The Telegraph

Put 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.

  • Chambers is used by all the key crossword setters, including Azed, Araucaria and Bradman
  • 100 crosswords previously only available online
  • Set by setters whose work appears in The Guardian, Private Eye, The Independent, The FT and The Telegraph

The new edition of the bestselling reference for crossword solvers and setters – now in paperback.

The 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 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 Crosswords

Chambers is one of the world’s most respected dictionary and thesaurus publishers.