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 49,762 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
ANNUITCOEPTIS Thu 4/24/2003Phrase on the back of a buckPaula Gamache
ARIANES Sat 11/3/2001Some satellite launchersRobert H. Wolfe
BABYSNOOKS Tue 11/15/2005Fanny Brice radio characterSarah Keller
BADRECEPTION Thu 8/31/2000Excellent hip-hop affair?Gene Newman
BESTOFFIVE Thu 11/6/2008A.L. or N.L. Division Series formatJeremy Newton
BUTTERFLYTRACTOR Sun 1/9/1994Heavy-duty farm machineMel Rosen
CARPEDM Sun 9/27/2009Latin catchphrase sometimes seen on sundialsPatrick Berry
CATSANDDOGS Fri 2/2/2007See 25-DownDavid J. Kahn
DADECOUNTY Wed 9/12/2001Janet Reno's former jurisdictionPhilip Lew
DEADBODY Thu 10/10/2013Nonspeaking role on "CSI"Jeffrey Wechsler
DETERMINED Sat 6/28/2014Not willing to giveJosh Knapp
EDAMSAPPLE Wed 2/24/1999Cheesy part of the neck?Mark Elliot Skolsky
EVENMONEYCHANCE Thu 1/25/200750% likelihoodManny Nosowsky
FBIAGENTS Tue 4/11/2006Detectives with their HQ in D.C.Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
FEEFIFOFUM Thu 2/16/2006Ominous cryLevi Denham and Nancy Salomon
GUINNESSONTAP Sun 11/12/2000Obi-Wan Kenobi actor's thoughts about Gregory Hines?Joe DiPietro
HEADTOTOLL Sun 1/20/2013Approach a thruway booth?Yaakov Bendavid
INCORRIGIBLE Thu 10/27/1994Start of a lapel-button warning messageFred Piscop
INERTIAS Sat 6/12/1999They keep you goingMatt Gaffney
IRAKI Sun 5/21/1995Basra resident: Var.Dean Niles
KEEPAWAY Tue 11/24/2009Avoid, with "from"Victor Fleming and Bonnie L. Gentry
KEPTON Wed 3/24/2004ContinuedNorma Johnson
LATEAUTUMN Fri 5/23/2014When Winesap apples ripenDavid Steinberg
LOOSECANNIN Sun 11/9/2003Problem that grandma had after usin' poorly-made jars?Patrick Berry
MCINTYRE Sun 1/10/1999Trapper John's last nameDavid J. Kahn
MILKFARM Sat 7/19/1997DairyRobert H. Wolfe
MUCKS Sun 7/16/2006GoosAshish Vengsarkar
NOBLEGASES Thu 4/26/2007One column in the periodic tableMike Nothnagel
OPALESCES Fri 1/22/2010Is like a moonstoneNatan Last
PATHE Sun 12/17/2000Newsreel pioneer CharlesFrances Hansen
PLEATED Sat 11/3/2001Like some fansRobert H. Wolfe
REGENCY Sun 11/24/2002Interim governmentNancy Salomon and Lee Glickstein
SILESIANS Fri 12/9/1994Dwellers on the upper OderMatt Gaffney
SNATCHED Sun 2/3/2002KidnappedRichard Silvestri
SNOT Thu 11/30/1995Impudent personSusan Smith
SWIMMASK Fri 9/14/2001Flippers accompanimentMark Diehl
TIPO Sat 4/14/2012___ the hatMark Diehl
TOTEBOARDS Fri 11/17/1995Track fixturesFran & Lou Sabin
WHITERTHANWHITE Mon 6/17/1996Ad puffS. L. Robbins
YESVOTES Fri 8/12/2005Those in favorManny Nosowsky