This dictionary, in contrast to other crossword puzzle dictionaries, is for the most part a one word, one definition dictionary. Herein are found the words that one is most likely to encounter in solving crossword puzzles. These are also the words that many people are not familiar with. Unless one wants to own a very large dictionary there is no reason to pore over and carry around a large unwieldy book. Most of the words in an average puzzle can be solved without the use of any dictionary, it is the unfamiliar ones that give trouble. Here we have a small easily carried, easily handled booklet which, at the same time, contains the most often used but least familiar words that the puzzle solver will encounter. The author is pleased to present this little volume as a convenient much needed addition to the world of crossword puzzle fans…And especially to beginners.