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 51,642 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.

AMANT Fri 12/27/1996Lover, in Le HavreB. White
ATOMIZED Sat 8/29/2009Like turbojet fuelDoug Peterson
BAILERS Fri 9/19/1997Emergency boat workersRich Norris
BATTERS Sun 4/28/2013Men in a lineupPatrick Berry
BEEFSUP Thu 7/21/2011FortifiesMichael Sharp
BLOCKLETTERS Tue 1/18/2000Features of many signsNancy Salomon
BLOWDRYERS Wed 12/9/2009They're usually aimed at headsPeter A. Collins
BOOYAH Wed 7/27/2016"How do you like dem apples?!"Natan Last, Finn Vigeland and J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
BORAH Sun 1/30/1994Maverick Idaho SenatorAlex K. Justin
BUOYANT Sun 7/10/2011CheerfulBen Pall and David Kahn
CATACLYSM Mon 6/22/2015Large-scale disasterJoel Fagliano
CIRCUMNAVIGATOR Fri 6/16/2006Phileas Fogg, for oneAlan Olschwang
DEPTHOFTHEWATER Thu 4/25/2002Advice, part 2Lois Sidway
DESHA Sat 10/7/1995Arkansas countyFrank A. Longo
EIGHTNOTES Thu 9/10/2009Composition of a 30-DownKevan Choset
FLEDGE Mon 11/14/1994Provide with feathersSidney L. Robbins
FRIS Wed 9/26/2007End-of-wk. timesLee Glickstein and Craig Kasper
GROWSUP Wed 8/5/2009MaturesDonna S. Levin
HANGSIN Fri 11/5/2004PerseveresManny Nosowsky
HELLENISTIC Mon 8/11/2014Of an ancient Greek periodDavid Steinberg and Bernice Gordon
HERBCAEN Mon 3/13/2000Late prize-winning San Francisco columnistDavid J. Kahn
HOWISITPOSSIBLE Sat 3/25/2000With 58-Across, a query from George CarlinDavid J. Kahn
INTHEWURSTWAY Wed 11/10/1999How the sausage was desired?Joan Yanofsky
IVEGOTNOSTRINGS Tue 11/21/2006Song in Disney's "Pinocchio"Stella Daily and Bruce Venzke
JOSECANSECO Tue 2/7/1995Baseball slugger, 1988 A.L. M.V.P.Matt Gaffney
LADDERDAYSAINTS Sun 1/25/2009Guardians of a house painters' celebration?Michael Torch
LISTENSTOADE Sun 9/17/2006Heeds humorist George?Brendan Emmett Quigley
LOVESCENES Sat 12/23/2000Parts of movie romancesBob Klahn
MIDORI Thu 6/20/2013Olympic skater ItoElizabeth C. Gorski
MIGRANTS Sun 5/20/2001Certain farm helpAlan Arbesfeld
MUCKS Sun 7/16/2006GoosAshish Vengsarkar
OHOLYNIGHT Mon 5/6/2013Carol with the words "hear the angel voices"Joel Fagliano
OPENDOORMANPOLICY Sun 12/26/2010Hotel's ask-your-greeter-anything approach?Darin McDaniel
QTIPTOPBANANASPLITPEA Sun 11/5/2006i ___ PodDerrick Niederman
REALIGN Sat 7/30/2016Change, as allegiancesLily Silverstein
REFLECT Mon 10/6/1997MirrorBarbara Campitelli
RELEASEDOFFBAIL Sun 10/16/2005Excused from saving a sinking boat?Con Pederson
SHOWERCAPTION Sun 5/2/2010Title under a photo of rain?Kelsey Blakley
WHITEKNIGHT Mon 4/28/1997SaviorPeter Gordon
ZENOS Thu 10/19/2006___ paradoxRaymond C. Young