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Most popular answers for all pre-Shortz puzzles

The top 500 words sorted by popularity

Click a word to see all the clues for it. The Count column shows the number of occurrences of that word in the database.

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RankCount   Words
1.968AREA
2.920ERIE
3.845ERA
4.825ERE
5.800ARIA
6.791ONE
7.753ALE
8.745STAR
9.734ANTE
10.726ALOE
11.720ENE
12.715ORE
13.701ELSE
14.685ATE
15.684EDEN
16.678ARE
17.671ESSE
18.666ORAL
19.660IDEA
20.653ALEE
21.644ALAS
22.628ESTE
23.623TREE
24.621ASEA EASE
26.617ELI
27.612OLEO
28.610EROS
29.607OMAR
30.601ALA
31.600ALAI ENOS
33.599END
34.598ETA
35.594IRON
36.588ERASE
37.585ODOR
38.582ETON
39.581ERSE TSAR
41.579IRE
42.578ANON
43.574ACRE
44.573STIR
45.560ESS
46.557SPA
47.555AMEN
48.554EAR ONES
50.549ERR NEE
52.548ERIN
53.546ALI
54.542ELAN
55.535ARES
56.532ETAL
57.530ARA
58.528EST
59.524ETE
60.523ELIA
61.519OBOE
62.514ACE ANNE
64.513ENDS
65.512ERAS
66.510ESE
67.509IRENE
68.508ENID OLE ONER
71.506ANTI
72.503ASIA
73.502IRAN ONCE
75.501ETTE TEA
77.499SEE
78.498ANT
79.494INRE IRA
81.490ARENA ART
83.487ENS
84.486EAT ENTER EVER RARE
88.485ETNA
89.483EIRE
90.480ETRE
91.477AVER ERNE
93.475OLIO
94.474AERO
95.473ASH
96.471ALIT IDOL
98.470EVIL
99.469ADO
100.467TEN
101.465ALAN EDIT
103.461ARAB
104.459RED
105.456ABET NET
107.455YSER
108.454EAST NEST SERE
111.453ALTO ECHO
113.449AONE REST
115.447NERO
116.446ABLE RES
118.445ADE ADEN
120.444SEA
121.441ALL SNAP
123.439ARID
124.438ADAM AGE
126.437ELLA INTO RENO
129.436ORAN
130.434IDLE
131.433LEE
132.431ELL
133.429ALEC
134.428ATOM OPAL
136.426ABEL EMIT
138.425EEL NEAR TEE
141.424ORA
142.422AMOR SET SLED
145.421OVER
146.420ACHE ALONE ODE
149.419EVE
150.417APE EDGE
152.416OMIT
153.415ERIC ISLE NEAT UNIT
157.414ITEM RENE
159.413NESS URAL
161.412EPEE SSE
163.411APSE ELSA ITER STOA
167.408EVEN
168.407AFAR
169.406EERIE EMIR TAR
172.405ANA
173.404SCAR
174.403ARAL OREL
176.402ELATE LIE OPEN STEP
180.401IOTA ROE
182.400OVAL
183.398EGO SHE
185.397ALAR ANIL
187.396STET
188.395ARTS SPAR
190.394ORES
191.392REED
192.390ANI
193.389AGAR
194.387ODER
195.386OMEN ONTO ORATE
198.385AMI ERAT ERATO ERLE
202.384STOP
203.383ERN ILE
205.382ANTA
206.379ESAU ESNE
208.378ELITE
209.377RAT
210.376LIAR
211.375AMOS
212.374AGRA URGE
214.373NILE
215.372ATOP
216.371ERST
217.370ALES ASS OLLA
220.369IRIS ORO OSLO OTTO
224.366ESSEN OSSA
226.365IRATE RENT
228.364NOR
229.363ADA ADORE IGOR
232.361ARNO
233.359ALSO ANNA LEA
236.357ICE RAN TRI
239.356OGRE TIE
241.355AMA INANE SEER
244.354ATONE AVE STE STEM
248.353OAR OGEE
250.352ACT RATE REAR TRA
254.351ASA NEON
256.349EARN
257.348ASTI ATA
259.347AIR
260.346AMAH LENA NEED
263.345ASSET EPIC
265.344ARIL INA NNE SLOE
269.343ASTA NEO
271.342ISEE STLO
273.341AIDE ANEW OIL OTIS ROLE
278.339ASHE
279.338ERRS UTAH
281.337SETS
282.336EDAM
283.335ABE OPERA
285.334ALERT ASP SRO
288.333SENSE
289.332ECRU TRIO
291.331IRAE STEN TEST
294.330EWER
295.329ALIEN DEER ODES OVEN
299.328AURA STAG
301.327SEEN SERA
303.326ALAE ARC
305.325ANTS
306.324RIO
307.321ESTES LET TRES
310.320AGO IDA
312.319ANN EDNA ERODE ODIN SENT
317.318ACES EER
319.317ELLE SIR YES
322.316AGES ITE SAT SCAT
326.314ARM
327.313ARNE ELA EON IVAN
331.312ETO INN
333.311EVA OER REAL RIA
337.310STAN STEW
339.309ATTU OTOE RIOT
342.308LEER NRA TNT
345.307AROSE REEL TEAR
348.306TOE USE
350.305ONA
351.304REESE SEN USER UTE
355.303EARS LATE RAH REDS SALE SNEE
361.302AGEE ORLE
363.301EROSE ESTER IDES LANE PER
368.300AGA ELIS SPAT TESS TIER TOR
374.299ITS
375.298AERIE PRO
377.297AMES ARGO OLD
380.296ATEE EATS ERIS ETAT SOLE
385.295ASE DEE ORNE
388.294ABA ADIT MERE SOSO STAB
393.293ARETE ASST EMU
396.292RITE STA TRAP
399.291ACTS NIL OGLE SODA
403.290AHA ALIA AND APT EELS LES OISE
410.289AIDA
411.287EBON NINE RANT TRUE
415.286ERGO TIRE TROT
418.285ERI KNEE STAY ULNA
422.284ELM ONUS SNEER
425.283ADAR EGAD ETES OAT
429.282ARI NORA TRE
432.281IDEAL
433.280EMOTE THE
435.279AGED ARTE CAR CREE EARL SEAT TAN
442.278NOTE
443.277RTE SIRE TIN
446.276ERROR ERS INCA ION NOSE RAM RISE RUE
454.275ENATE ERG INERT LIRA NAME TALC
460.274ACID AHAB AVON RACE SARI SER TARA
467.273ALAMO LEO
469.272LEAR NOON REDO
472.271HERE SCOT SETA TEEN USED
477.270AMID AMIE INGE NANA ROSE SALT SEED
484.269HERO SAAR TALE
487.268ACME ARISE ELS EMMA ETTA OHIO STY
494.267ETUI URN
496.266LED
497.265RILE ROAR SANE
500.264ILL LAD LINE NED NONE SATE