Random unique answer words

40 answers which have never been reused

This page is just for fun. It's a random collection of rare crossword answers; so rare that each appears only in a single Shortz Era puzzle.

Not all these words make sense. Some of them are unique because they're part of some wacky theme. Some are errors that don't fit the standard Across Lite format. There are 50,026 unique Shortz Era answer words in the database.

Click any word to see it in the context of its puzzle. Words in this color did appear in pre-Shortz crosswords.

WordDateClueAuthor
ACTTHEPART Fri 2/13/2004Do a performanceManny Nosowsky
ALETOTHECHIEF Wed 6/5/2002Presidential pint?Richard Silvestri
BEREAL Tue 12/30/1997"Get with it!"Elizabeth C. Gorski
BLACKBIRD Sun 8/27/2000Crow, e.g.Dana Motley
BOILERS Sat 2/7/2015Providers of housewarmings?Byron Walden
CRUELEST Thu 8/27/2009Most mercilessDerek Bowman
DAWDLED Thu 9/24/2009LallygaggedBrendan Emmett Quigley
FORALOSS Sat 2/11/1995One way to be thrownRandolph Ross
FORMULAE Tue 5/22/2001Chemists' knowledgeJohn D. Leavy
GOODES Thu 6/16/1994Former Philly mayor Wilson et al.Jim Page
HUGOBOSS Fri 4/23/2010Giant in fashionBrad Wilber
HUHUH Thu 1/26/1995"No, sirree!"A.J. Santora
KHLOE Sun 4/20/2014One of the KardashiansElizabeth C. Gorski
LOCHNESTEA Sun 4/11/2010Scottish body of water with beverage concentrate added?Patrick Berry
LSHAPED Fri 11/8/2002Having a wingManny Nosowsky
MAKESTHEFIRFLY Sun 12/24/2006Throws a Christmas tree?Brendan Emmett Quigley
MATINGDYNASTY Sun 3/18/2001Chess empire?Richard Silvestri
MESSING Sun 11/5/2006Fooling (around)Derrick Niederman
MONEYPIT Tue 2/22/2011<em>House that drains finances, slangily</em>Ian Livengood
MOTORED Sun 10/11/2009Went by Saturn, sayRandolph Ross
NETPROFITS Mon 12/5/2011Earnings after expensesKenneth J. Berniker
ODYSSEUS Tue 12/30/2008He devised the Trojan horseDoug Peterson
OPTEDFOR Thu 1/28/1999ChoseHenry Hook
PERSIANS Mon 11/25/1996Followers of XerxesM. Huret
PETROGRAD Mon 11/20/1995Russian Revolution localeSidney L. Robbins
PILLBOXES Wed 4/13/1994Jackie's hatsJim Page
REVOLUTIONARIES Thu 5/15/200337-Across extrasDavid J. Kahn
SELFPERCEPTION Sun 4/27/1997One magazine's view?Matt Gaffney
SHEASTADIUMGROUP Sun 12/28/1997MMatt Gaffney
SISTERINLAW Sun 10/22/2006Hera, to PersephoneHarvey Estes
SLINKIER Sun 2/21/1999More sinuousFred Piscop
SOGOOD Wed 9/30/1998See 36-AcrossFran and Lou Sabin
SOLOPARTS Sat 9/11/2004AriasByron Walden
SOUTHCS Sat 5/3/2008"Mutiny on the Bounty" localePatrick Berry
THEDECEMBERKING Wed 4/12/2000John Philip Sousa, after a pregnant pause?Peter Gordon
TRUMPEDUP Tue 12/9/2003Falsified, as chargesAlan Arbesfeld
UNCOINED Sun 7/1/2001Already existing, as a phraseManny Nosowsky
UNDEVELOPED Tue 11/23/1993Not yet in full bloomLois Sidway
UNIONDUES Fri 6/22/2012Local money?Josh Knapp
ZHIVAGO Fri 11/2/2007Fictional doctorBarry C. Silk