Have you ever been stuck thinking of a brass instrument with 9 letters in it, or another word for `aggressive' with 7 letters? Can't remember all of the actors who played James Bond? The highest mountain in the world? China's lucky number? The three ships of Christopher Columbus or the Greek goddess of wisdom?
Venturing closer to home, can you recall all of Australia's wine regions? The designer of the Sydney Opera House? Western Australia's floral emblem? Famous sportspeople and artists? Our notorious bushrangers?
The Macquarie Crossword Dictionary makes solving such crossword clues easy, with answers grouped according to the number of letters in each. So to solve your clue requiring a 7-letter word for `aggressive', you would go to the entry:
AGGRESSIVE  aggro (Colloq.);  hawkish;  militant;  assailant, combative, incursive, offensive, predatory, truculent;  belligerent, depredatory, persecutive, persecutory
The Macquarie Crossword Dictionary includes:
* a wide-ranging list of synonyms and related words and phrases
* lists of animals, plants, geographical features, mythical gods, political leaders, Biblical characters, explorers, aviators and many more
* encyclopedic entries, covering both the modern and ancient world, and featuring tips such as MELBOURNE CUP, first winner of  Archer, PARIS, river of  Seine, and ALEXANDER THE GREAT, warhorse of  Bucephalus.
Find crossword help on the Macquarie Dictionary website www.macquariedictionary.com.au
Both organisers of and participants in trivia nights will find it a mine of information as well.
Drawing on the comprehensive resources of the Macquarie Dictionary and the Macquarie Thesaurus, this is the reference book for all crossword lovers.
Published: 1st December 2007
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.499