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 50,566 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.

ARICHMANSJOKE Wed 12/21/1994Part 3 of the proverbAlfio Micci
AUNTIES Sun 6/30/2013Some baby sittersAlex Vratsanos and Jeff Chen
BOBATEA Sat 9/26/2015Frothy drink with tapioca ballsDavid Woolf
BOOBJOB Sat 10/1/2011Growing concern for a surgeon, informally?David Quarfoot
CONVENES Sun 1/18/2004Brings togetherArlan and Linda Bushman
CORDELLHULL Wed 10/6/20041945 Peace NobelistAdam Cohen
DAGWOOD Thu 9/18/2003Thick sandwichElizabeth C. Gorski
DEFJAM Wed 3/20/2013Rihanna's record labelRaymond C. Young
DERIDEAPRICOTS Sun 1/21/2007Show contempt for yellow fruit?Patrick Berry
DIRTYDISHES Tue 9/23/2008Sink itemsRichard Chisholm
DOHAQATAR Sat 6/9/2012Al Jazeera localeDavid Quarfoot
ELECTRICSHARE Sun 8/4/1996Bit of power company stock?D. Tuller
ENDCUT Fri 8/21/2015Most-cooked part of a prime rib roastDavid Steinberg
FLYBOY Wed 6/12/2002Pilot, slangilyNancy Salomon and Bill Zais
FRYINGPANAM Sun 2/8/1998What the overheated passengers called the airline?Manny Nosowsky
GALLABOUTEVE Sun 5/28/2000Bitter biblical epic?Richard Silvestri
HUTSUT Sun 1/15/1995The Merry Macs' "_____ Songs"Ernie Furtado
INSESSION Thu 11/15/2007MeetingJoe Krozel
ISINDEBTED Sun 7/30/1995OOOOCharles M. Deber
LATEBLOOMERS Tue 1/28/2003Some ugly ducklings, so to speakChristina Houlihan
LIVEDTO Fri 6/19/2009Reached the age ofDavid Levinson Wilk
MONTAGUE Mon 1/19/2004Capulet rivalZach Jesse
NEWMONEY Tue 3/6/2007*What the nouveau riche havePaula Gamache
REFINEDSUGARS Wed 12/3/1997Domino productsElizabeth C. Gorski
SERENAWILLIAMS Fri 3/31/2006One of two smashing siblings?Gilbert H. Ludwig
SHOTTWOOVERPARMA Sun 5/12/2002Photographed a couple of Italian balloonists?Alan Arbesfeld
SILENTLY Sat 9/15/2012Without attracting attention, sayJoon Pahk and Brad Wilber
SIOUXWAR Thu 11/28/2013Little Bighorn conflictLoren Muse Smith and Jeff Chen
TAXISHELTER Sun 3/27/2005Hotel awning?Con Pederson
THEDECK Wed 10/8/2008See 40-AcrossPeter A. Collins
THEYSEE Sat 10/21/2000Apt anagram for "the eyes"Bob Klahn
TIMEOFTHESEASON Thu 12/16/20041969 #3 hit … and a hint to this puzzle's themeMike Torch
TOULA Sun 11/4/2007Bride in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"Bob Klahn
TRUCKLOAD Thu 4/11/2002Six cubic yards of dirt, sayGreg Staples
TURNKEY Thu 12/11/2008Fully equipped and ready to goJim Hilger
UPFORANYTHING Tue 3/21/2006GameLevi Denham
WBYEATS Wed 3/11/2009"The Second Coming" poetCaleb Madison
WORDSPRONOUNCED Thu 3/10/2011With 36- and 58-Across, what the answers to the starred clues areMatt Ginsberg
YOURCALL Sat 4/25/2015"It's not my place to decide"James Mulhern
YOURCALL Sat 4/25/2015"It's not my place to decide"James Mulhern