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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 52,110 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
ABIESIRISHROAST Sun 5/27/2007Play about a guy ordering beef from Dublin?Patrick Berry
ACOUSTICS Fri 10/14/2011Sound system?Caleb Madison and J.A.S.A. Class
ASTOLDTO Sun 7/13/2008Part of many an autobiography's author creditMatt Ginsberg
BEAUJOLAISNOUVEAU Thu 2/10/2005Wine that doesn't ageFrank Longo
BLOWHOTANDCOAL Thu 12/19/1996Use bellows?C. Millhauser
BOGOSITY Thu 12/9/2004Modern jargon word for complete nonsensePaula Gamache
CAMELHAIR Sun 8/3/2014Fine coat materialIan Livengood
CLAIMJUMPER Sun 8/24/1997Miner's apparel?Michael S. Maurer
COORSFIELD Tue 4/2/1996Where the Rockies playG. E. Paul
CREWNECK Sat 4/28/2001Jersey featureRich Norris
DECAMPS Sun 2/20/1994LeavesHarvey Estes
EIGHTDAYS Thu 9/26/2013Length of a Beatles "week"Tom Pepper and Victor Barocas
ENCODING Sat 3/7/2015Some intelligence workDavid C. Duncan Dekker
ENVYING Sun 7/26/2009Green-eyedKevin G. Der
EXACTER Thu 5/7/1998More accurateEd Pegg Jr.
FELICITATION Sat 10/3/1998ComplimentRich Norris
FIOS Sat 10/3/2015Verizon serviceBarry C. Silk
GETSTHEGREASE Mon 9/17/2001See 17-AcrossPeter Gordon
GROUTLAWS Thu 5/6/2010Rules regarding tile setting?Dan Naddor
HANDLERS Sun 10/30/1994SecondsR.M. Hopkins
INBACKOF Mon 10/23/2000BehindNancy Salomon and Marjorie Berg
INTHECLUTCH Thu 12/11/2014See 52-AcrossJoe DiPietro
JANACEK Sat 2/6/1999Czech composer LeosBob Klahn and Martin Ashwood-Smith
MANICS Thu 10/17/1996Hyperactive onesJ. R. Conrad
MASTEROFARTS Sun 6/3/2007Leonardo da Vinci?Kelsey Blakley
NERFHOOP Sat 4/23/2005Toy placed over a doorPatrick Berry
NIXONCUTS Tue 8/27/2002Presidential shaving goofs?Denise M. Neuendorf
OCCLUDES Sat 10/14/2000BlocksRich Norris
PATCHEDUP Sun 10/4/1998Settled, as a quarrelFrank Longo
REGULARS Tue 2/15/2005HabituésGene Newman
ROSTI Sun 4/13/2008Swiss dish of grated and fried potatoesCathy Millhauser
SACAIREATAILLORE Sun 2/21/2010Anatomical pouch / Run on TV / Consume / Feel sick / Oral historyEric Berlin
SAYHELLO Sun 4/6/2008Greet someoneDaniel C. Bryant
SECONDHANDSTORE Fri 8/21/1998Bargain establishmentNoah Dephoure
SPOILEDBRAT Sun 6/20/2004Sitter's headacheManny Nosowsky
TEETERTOTTERED Thu 2/19/1998WaveredA. J. Santora
TOWNMOUSE Sat 1/13/2007Aesop character with a country cousinPatrick Berry
WHITEROCK Fri 8/11/2000American chicken varietyJoe DiPietro
YAKKED Fri 6/29/2007Ran on and onMike Nothnagel
YOUROYSTER Wed 8/2/2006See 24-DownHarvey Estes