Crossword Innovators

Debut word count by constructor

This table shows the number of new answer words introduced by each constructor.
Only constructors with 10 or more puzzles are shown here.

*** Click any constructor name for the complete list of still-unique and since-reused words. ***

RankConstructorDebutsPuzzles
1.Patrick Berry2625186
2.Manny Nosowsky2592246
3.Elizabeth C. Gorski2390213
4.David J. Kahn1689158
5.Rich Norris1680186
6.Joe DiPietro1531119
7.Nancy Salomon1528185
8.Brendan Emmett Quigley1436151
9.Randolph Ross129399
10.Byron Walden114965
11.Frank Longo88568
12.Cathy Allis88284
13.Harvey Estes865116
14.Alan Arbesfeld77497
15.Patrick Merrell73481
16.Robert H. Wolfe70760
17.Jim Page70369
18.Paula Gamache69078
19.Fred Piscop683102
20.Richard Silvestri65984
21.Joe Krozel62069
22.Nancy Nicholson Joline60848
23.Mark Diehl60751
24.Peter A. Collins59783
25.Peter Gordon59376
26.Bob Klahn58660
27.Barry C. Silk58283
28.A. J. Santora54368
29.Martin Ashwood-Smith53069
30.Bob Peoples52839
31.Matt Gaffney51458
32.Trip Payne50441
33.Sherry O. Blackard47753
34.Mike Nothnagel47450
35.Lynn Lempel40866
36.Michael Shteyman39446
37.David Quarfoot38440
38.Matt Ginsberg38336
39.Kevin G. Der37830
40.Gregory E. Paul373116
41.Eric Berlin36437
Brad Wilber36439
43.Frances Hansen34840
44.Charles M. Deber34619
45.Randall J. Hartman33973
46.Patrick Blindauer33046
47.Victor Fleming32241
48.Dana Motley32131
49.Ed Early31653
50.Karen M. Tracey31532
51.Henry Hook31425
52.Ian Livengood30042
53.Bryant White28528
54.Chuck Deodene28338
55.John Farmer26931
56.Sarah Keller26150
57.Joel Fagliano25730
58.Tony Orbach24523
59.Tim Croce24430
60.Doug Peterson24133
61.Caleb Madison23730
62.David Steinberg23331
63.Andrea Carla Michaels23244
64.Myles Callum23122
65.David Levinson Wilk21822
66.Lee Glickstein21725
67.Wayne Robert Williams21438
68.Tyler Hinman21322
Will Nediger21319
70.Jeff Chen21231
71.Raymond Hamel21027
72.Bill Zais20914
73.Greg Staples20225
74.Lou Sabin19729
75.Richard Hughes19135
76.Richard Chisholm18832
Craig Kasper18815
78.Jeremy Newton18510
79.Daniel A. Finan17415
Peter Wentz17416
81.Fran Sabin17325
Edward Sessa17326
83.Pete Muller17017
joon pahk17019
85.Rand H. Burns16821
86.Nelson Hardy16211
Allan E. Parrish16237
88.Gary Cee15926
89.Gilbert H. Ludwig15718
Martin Schneider15712
91.Nancy Kavanaugh15026
Dean Niles15015
93.Bruce Venzke14918
94.Charles E. Gersch14717
Ashish Vengsarkar14715
96.Gerald R. Ferguson14422
97.Michael Torch14218
98.Mel Rosen14113
99.Adam Cohen14019
Josh Knapp14016
101.Jim Hyres13920
102.Nancy S. Ross13822
103.Sidney L. Robbins13750
Jonathan Schmalzbach13730
105.Stephanie Spadaccini13436
106.Dave Tuller13314
107.Julian Lim13015
Carolyn W. Stewart13020
109.Natan Last12814
110.Oliver Hill12616
Michael Vuolo12614
112.Mark Feldman12511
113.Todd McClary12012
114.Dan Schoenholz11515
Ned White11511
116.Kevan Choset11425
117.Michael S. Maurer11115
118.Stella Daily11014
119.Samuel A. Donaldson10915
120.Janet Bender10826
Ethan Cooper10814
122.Ernie Furtado10312
Stanley Newman10318
Thomas W. Schier10317
125.Bernice Gordon10221
Alex K. Justin10214
Roy Leban10212
128.Lois Sidway10118
129.Adam G. Perl9623
130.Kelly Clark9514
131.Kyle Mahowald9414
132.Randy Sowell9322
133.John R. Conrad9111
134.Holden Baker9016
135.Levi Denham8910
Norman S. Wizer8914
137.William I. Johnston8815
138.Karen Young Bonin8711
139.Christopher Hurt8611
Gene Newman8614
John Wolting8614
142.Seth A. Abel8211
143.Alan Olschwang8010
144.Gary J. Whitehead7914
145.Daniel R. Stark7716
John Underwood7714
147.Todd Gross7610
Alfio Micci7611
149.Patrick Jordan7516
150.John Greenman7112
Susan Harrington Smith7110
152.Robert Dillman7016
153.Mike Buckley6910
Kristian House6912
David Kwong6910
156.Gareth Bain6611
Shannon Burns6610
158.Gail Grabowski5913
159.Michael Blake5810
Elizabeth A. Long5811
Mel Taub5810
162.Zhouqin Burnikel5613
Mark Elliot Skolsky5613
Norma Steinberg5617
165.Alex Boisvert5310
Susan Gelfand5311
167.Sheldon Benardo5111
168.Arthur S. Verdesca5014
169.Bill Ballard4610
170.Frederick J. Healy4511
Robert Zimmerman4512
172.Eileen Lexau4310