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 Berry2610185
2.Manny Nosowsky2596246
3.Elizabeth C. Gorski2376212
4.David J. Kahn1692158
5.Rich Norris1685186
6.Nancy Salomon1529185
7.Joe DiPietro1525118
8.Brendan Emmett Quigley1431150
9.Randolph Ross128598
10.Byron Walden114965
11.Frank Longo88668
12.Cathy Allis88284
13.Harvey Estes865116
14.Alan Arbesfeld77597
15.Patrick Merrell73481
16.Robert H. Wolfe70860
17.Jim Page70369
18.Paula Gamache69078
19.Fred Piscop683102
20.Richard Silvestri66284
21.Nancy Nicholson Joline60948
22.Mark Diehl60751
Joe Krozel60768
24.Peter Gordon59376
25.Bob Klahn58660
26.Peter A. Collins58481
27.Barry C. Silk58283
28.A. J. Santora54368
29.Martin Ashwood-Smith53169
30.Bob Peoples52839
31.Matt Gaffney51458
32.Trip Payne50441
33.Sherry O. Blackard47753
34.Mike Nothnagel47450
35.Lynn Lempel40465
36.Michael Shteyman39446
37.David Quarfoot38440
38.Matt Ginsberg38336
39.Kevin G. Der37830
40.Gregory E. Paul374116
41.Eric Berlin36437
Brad Wilber36439
43.Frances Hansen34940
44.Charles M. Deber34619
45.Randall J. Hartman33973
46.Dana Motley32131
47.Patrick Blindauer31844
48.Victor Fleming31740
49.Ed Early31653
50.Karen M. Tracey31532
51.Henry Hook31425
52.Bryant White28628
53.Chuck Deodene28338
54.Ian Livengood27540
55.John Farmer26931
56.Sarah Keller26150
57.Tim Croce24430
58.Doug Peterson24133
59.Tony Orbach23322
60.Myles Callum23122
Joel Fagliano23127
62.Andrea Carla Michaels22743
63.David Levinson Wilk21822
64.Lee Glickstein21725
65.Caleb Madison21529
David Steinberg21529
Wayne Robert Williams21538
68.Tyler Hinman21322
Will Nediger21319
70.Raymond Hamel21127
71.Bill Zais20914
72.Greg Staples20225
73.Lou Sabin19829
74.Richard Hughes19135
75.Jeff Chen19028
76.Craig Kasper18915
77.Richard Chisholm18832
78.Jeremy Newton18510
79.Daniel A. Finan17415
Peter Wentz17416
81.Fran Sabin17325
82.Rand H. Burns17121
83.Pete Muller17017
joon pahk17019
Edward Sessa17025
86.Nelson Hardy16211
87.Gilbert H. Ludwig15718
Allan E. Parrish15736
Martin Schneider15712
90.Gary Cee15425
91.Dean Niles15115
92.Nancy Kavanaugh15026
93.Bruce Venzke14918
94.Charles E. Gersch14717
Ashish Vengsarkar14715
96.Gerald R. Ferguson14422
97.Michael Torch14218
98.Mel Rosen14113
99.Adam Cohen14019
100.Jim Hyres13920
Nancy S. Ross13922
102.Sidney L. Robbins13850
Jonathan Schmalzbach13830
104.Dave Tuller13614
105.Stephanie Spadaccini13436
106.Carolyn W. Stewart13020
107.Natan Last12814
108.Oliver Hill12616
Michael Vuolo12614
110.Mark Feldman12511
111.Josh Knapp12114
112.Todd McClary12012
113.Julian Lim11914
114.Kevan Choset11425
115.Michael S. Maurer11115
116.Stella Daily11014
117.Janet Bender10826
118.Dan Schoenholz10713
119.Ned White10610
120.Samuel A. Donaldson10414
121.Ernie Furtado10312
Alex K. Justin10314
Stanley Newman10318
Thomas W. Schier10317
125.Roy Leban10212
Lois Sidway10218
127.Ethan Cooper9913
128.Adam G. Perl9623
129.Kelly Clark9514
Bernice Gordon9520
131.Kyle Mahowald9414
132.Randy Sowell9322
133.John R. Conrad9111
134.Holden Baker9016
Norman S. Wizer9014
136.Levi Denham8910
137.William I. Johnston8815
138.Karen Young Bonin8711
Gene Newman8714
140.Christopher Hurt8611
John Wolting8614
142.Seth A. Abel8211
143.Alan Olschwang8010
144.Gary J. Whitehead7914
145.Daniel R. Stark7816
146.Alfio Micci7711
John Underwood7714
148.Todd Gross7610
Patrick Jordan7616
150.John Greenman7112
Susan Harrington Smith7110
152.Robert Dillman7016
153.Mike Buckley6910
David Kwong6910
155.Shannon Burns6710
156.Kristian House6211
157.Gareth Bain5910
Gail Grabowski5913
159.Michael Blake5810
Elizabeth A. Long5811
Mel Taub5810
162.Mark Elliot Skolsky5613
Norma Steinberg5617
164.Alex Boisvert5310
Susan Gelfand5311
166.Sheldon Benardo5111
167.Zhouqin Burnikel5011
Arthur S. Verdesca5014
169.Bill Ballard4610
170.Frederick J. Healy4511
Robert Zimmerman4512
172.Eileen Lexau4310