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 51,375 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.

BARRELBOLT Tue 8/31/2004Simple door fastenerNancy Kavanaugh
BLEEDDRY Sat 6/8/2013Milk and milk and milkDavid Quarfoot
CLOSELYHELD Fri 2/4/2005Like some corporate stockRobert Bridges
COACHESUP Mon 8/18/2014Instructs, informallyIan and Katie Livengood
DONTBOTHERME Tue 12/26/2000More 60-AcrossGene Newman
ELIN Sat 10/15/2011___ Nordegren, ex-wife of Tiger WoodsJoon Pahk
FEARSNOT Wed 10/17/2012Is intrepidPeter Koetters
GENEFLOW Fri 7/6/2007Result of cross-fertilization within a populationPete Mitchell
GOTOWAR Thu 3/29/2012Commence hostilitiesMilo Beckman
GOUGER Mon 4/2/2001ExtortionistPeter Gordon
IGLESIAS Sun 11/25/2012Spanish churchesJeff Chen
IWANTTOBEALONE Wed 4/10/2013... Greta GarboJulian Lim
IWISHIDSAIDTHAT Fri 3/19/2004Envious wit's remarkManny Nosowsky
IXTACIHUATL Wed 7/8/1998Volcano southeast of Mexico CitySam Bellotto Jr.
KRISTOFF Sun 11/29/2015Male lead in Disney's "Frozen"Alex Vratsanos
LAURELED Sat 7/22/2006Like some ancient Greek victorsRobert H. Wolfe
LOOKEDON Sun 9/30/2007ObservedKelsey Blakley
MANYHAPPYRETURNS Sun 4/13/2014What C.P.A.'s wish for their clients?Dan Schoenholz
MIDDLEAGED Thu 12/15/2011In the 40s?Jim Hilger
MINORERROR Tue 9/14/2010Slip-upEshan Mitra, Brown University '12
MONTEZ Tue 4/24/2007Exotic dancer LolaBrendan Emmett Quigley
OFSELLINGGOODS Sun 9/28/2003Quote, part 5Brendan Emmett Quigley
OLDFUDDYDUDDY Wed 2/21/2007Stuffy sortElizabeth C. Gorski
ONETHOUSAND Sat 11/12/1994007's boss, in old Rome?Bryant White
ORANGEPEELS Sun 5/22/2005Fruit refuseA. J. Santora
PASCHAL Sat 2/2/2008Easter-relatedNatan Last
PHINEAS Sat 12/17/2005Anthony Trollope's "___ Finn"Patrick Berry
PLAQUEART Sun 11/2/2014Engraving on an award?Brendan Emmett Quigley
POWERTOOLS Fri 2/17/2012Drills, e.g.Ian Livengood
RAVERS Sat 6/27/2009Movie critics, sometimesTrip Payne
RAZEYOURSITES Tue 2/3/1998How to succeed as a demolition crew?Nancy Salomon
RELEASEME Sat 11/13/20041967 Engelbert Humperdinck hitFrank Longo
RIDESHERD Sat 2/7/2004Oversees, with "on"David J. Kahn
SOSIOUXME Sun 2/22/1998Indian's "Well, sorr-r-ry!"?Fred Piscop
TENLITTLEINDIANS Sun 4/23/1995Agatha Christie mysteryRandolph Ross
TOUGHLOVE Sun 2/14/2016Sending a child to military camp, sayMary Lou Guizzo
TURCO Wed 12/15/1993Ottoman: PrefixFred Piscop
UNSORTED Thu 4/3/2014Like socks right out of the dryerDavid Benkof and Jeff Chen
WHATSTHEPROBLEM Fri 3/23/2007"So?!"Manny Nosowsky
YODELERS Fri 7/9/1999"The Lonely Goatherd" performers, e.g.Ingrid Truemper