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Browse the Thema subject categories hierarchy, or search for a specific term within the hierarchy.
|W||Lifestyle, Hobbies and Leisure
Use all W* codes for: popular accounts for general adult readership. DO NOT USE: code ‘W’ itself, but select specific categories from section W*. Use all W* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate.
Prefer: codes from A*, K*, P*, R*, T*, etc, for specialist, technical and academic works
|WD||Hobbies, quizzes and games|
|WDK||Puzzles and quizzes
Class here: brainteasers, lateral thinking puzzles, logic tests, memory games, guessing games, jigsaw puzzles. Use for: works that set any form of conundrum or puzzle to solve, or questions to answer
|WDKC||Crosswords and word games
Class here: Scrabble dictionaries, wordlists, letter arrangement games, semantic games, language games
|WDKN||Sudoku and number puzzles
Class here: number games
|WDKX||Trivia and quiz questions
Class here: General knowledge quizzes, ‘pub quiz’ questions. Use with: other subject codes for quizzes about a specific subject as appropriate.
See also: GBD Miscellanies and compendia
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