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 Berry2634187
2.Manny Nosowsky2587246
3.Elizabeth C. Gorski2390214
4.David J. Kahn1688158
5.Rich Norris1678186
6.Joe DiPietro1531119
7.Nancy Salomon1528185
8.Brendan Emmett Quigley1436151
9.Randolph Ross129299
10.Byron Walden114965
11.Frank Longo88568
12.Cathy Allis88184
13.Harvey Estes864116
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 Diehl60651
24.Peter A. Collins59783
25.Peter Gordon59376
26.Bob Klahn58560
27.Barry C. Silk58283
28.A. J. Santora54268
29.Martin Ashwood-Smith53970
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.Patrick Blindauer34048
46.Randall J. Hartman33973
47.Victor Fleming32442
48.Dana Motley32131
49.Ed Early31553
Karen M. Tracey31532
51.Henry Hook31425
52.Ian Livengood30643
53.Bryant White28428
54.Chuck Deodene28238
55.John Farmer27732
56.Sarah Keller26150
57.Joel Fagliano25831
58.Tony Orbach24523
59.Tim Croce24430
60.Doug Peterson24133
61.David Steinberg23832
62.Caleb Madison23730
63.Andrea Carla Michaels23244
64.Myles Callum23122
65.David Levinson Wilk21822
66.Lee Glickstein21725
67.Wayne Robert Williams21438
68.Jeff Chen21332
Tyler Hinman21322
Will Nediger21319
71.Raymond Hamel21027
72.Bill Zais20914
73.Greg Staples20225
74.Lou Sabin19729
75.Richard Hughes19135
76.Craig Kasper18815
77.Richard Chisholm18732
78.Jeremy Newton18510
79.Daniel A. Finan17415
Peter Wentz17416
81.Edward Sessa17326
82.Fran Sabin17225
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.Michael Ashley14510
97.Gerald R. Ferguson14422
98.Julian Lim14216
Michael Torch14218
100.Mel Rosen14113
101.Josh Knapp14016
102.Adam Cohen13919
Jim Hyres13920
104.Nancy S. Ross13822
105.Sidney L. Robbins13750
Jonathan Schmalzbach13730
107.Stephanie Spadaccini13436
108.Dave Tuller13314
109.Carolyn W. Stewart13020
110.Natan Last12814
111.Oliver Hill12616
Michael Vuolo12614
113.Mark Feldman12511
114.Samuel A. Donaldson12316
115.Todd McClary12012
116.Dan Schoenholz11515
Ned White11511
118.Kevan Choset11425
119.Michael S. Maurer11115
120.Stella Daily11014
121.Janet R. Bender10826
Ethan Cooper10814
123.Ernie Furtado10312
Stanley Newman10318
Adam G. Perl10324
Thomas W. Schier10317
127.Bernice Gordon10221
Alex K. Justin10214
Roy Leban10212
130.Lois Sidway10118
131.Kelly Clark9514
132.Kyle Mahowald9414
133.Randy Sowell9322
134.Holden Baker9016
John R. Conrad9011
136.Levi Denham8910
Norman S. Wizer8914
138.Todd Gross8811
William I. Johnston8815
140.Karen Young Bonin8711
141.Christopher Hurt8611
Gene Newman8614
John Wolting8614
144.Seth A. Abel8211
145.Alan Olschwang8010
146.Gary J. Whitehead7914
147.John Underwood7714
148.Alfio Micci7611
Daniel R. Stark7616
150.Patrick Jordan7516
151.John Greenman7112
Susan Harrington Smith7110
153.Robert Dillman7016
154.Mike Buckley6910
Kristian House6912
David Kwong6910
157.Gareth Bain6611
Shannon Burns6610
159.Alex Vratsanos6410
160.Gail Grabowski5913
161.Michael Blake5810
Elizabeth A. Long5811
Mel Taub5810
164.Zhouqin Burnikel5613
Mark Elliot Skolsky5613
Norma Steinberg5617
167.Alex Boisvert5310
Susan Gelfand5311
169.Sheldon Benardo5111
170.Arthur S. Verdesca4914
171.Bill Ballard4610
172.Frederick J. Healy4511
Robert Zimmerman4512
174.Eileen Lexau4310