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The most popular 8-letter answers

Here are the most popular 8-letter answers sorted by count of occurrences across all puzzles: pre-Shortz, Shortz Era, and Variety.

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CountAnswer words
67SERENADE
65AMERICAN
61SENATORS
59ALIENATE ESOTERIC ORATORIO
54ANISETTE ESTIMATE
53ELEMENTS
52ALACARTE
51ELDORADO ENTRANCE ESTRANGE STONEAGE
50OPERETTA
48ELEPHANT SEPARATE
47ALTEREGO ANTEATER
46ETCETERA TOLERATE
45ADELAIDE ORIENTAL
44ETERNITY TENEMENT
43ATALANTA EMINENCE PRETENSE
42ESSENCES SCENARIO
41ELSINORE OLEANDER ONESIDED PARADISE REHEARSE STEERAGE
40ELONGATE SESSIONS
39DESSERTS EVIDENCE INTEREST PETERPAN
38ANACONDA INITIATE ONEHORSE ONEONONE RETAINER
37APPLEPIE AVEMARIA NEAREAST STEPONIT TRIANGLE
36ANTELOPE DELAWARE ENGINEER EREMITES ESTEEMED NONSENSE SENTENCE SENTINEL
35ANDERSON ARKANSAS STILETTO TESTCASE
34ELEVATOR ETHEREAL EVANESCE LITERATI OMELETTE OPERATOR PENTAGON TREASURE TREATISE TRESPASS
33ANEMONES AREACODE ENTRACTE ETIOLATE LEMONADE NESTEGGS SETTLERS
32ADORABLE ANTEDATE AROMATIC ERASURES OLDTIMER REDOLENT REINDEER STEELERS TEENAGER
31EDENTATE ELEGANCE ESCAPADE LONESTAR NATIONAL ORIGINAL PASTORAL RESTORES SNEAKERS STRIDENT
30ADENAUER ANECDOTE ENDEARED PERSONAL SARDINES SINISTER TELECAST
29AMARILLO CALENDAR DATELINE EGOMANIA EINSTEIN EMERALDS HARRIMAN INASENSE INNOCENT MARATHON MOLASSES SAUTERNE SERGEANT SLAPDASH STELLATE
28ALABAMAN ALLALONE ASTERISK BASEBALL COLESLAW ELEVATED ENERVATE GENERATE HOTWATER LONESOME NEBRASKA NINETEEN ONELINER PENITENT SARGASSO SEAHORSE SENORITA SERPENTS SOCRATES SOMERSET TEAMSTER TENTACLE TERRAPIN TRESTLES
27ALFRESCO ANNOTATE ATLANTIC ENTREATY ESPRESSO MARSHALL NAPOLEON ORNAMENT PANORAMA POLESTAR SANTAANA SARATOGA SEMESTER SIDESTEP STANDPAT STREAMER STRESSED STROLLER TELLTALE
26AGITATOR ANAGRAMS ANATHEMA ANATOLIA ASSESSES ATELIERS ELEVATES ENTAILED ICECREAM LACROSSE NEEDLESS PRESENTS PRESSURE REDCROSS RELEASED RELEASES REPARTEE SAYONARA STAMPEDE STRESSES TASMANIA TELEVISE TOREADOR
25ARTESIAN ASTEROID ATTORNEY DELEGATE DESERTER DISRAELI EMANATES LARGESSE MARTINET OKLAHOMA PARALLEL SEACOAST SENTIENT SIDELINE SINECURE SOMETIME TEAROSES
24ACIDTEST ADAMSALE ALOEVERA ALSORANS ASSESSED ASSESSOR ATTRACTS CANTATAS DOGGEREL ELECTRON EMIGRATE ENAMORED ENDORSED ENGENDER INTREPID ISABELLA ITERATES JAPANESE NAUTILUS RELEVANT REMEMBER RENOVATE RESONATE ROBINSON SALESMAN SEMINOLE STANDARD TEAPARTY TOMORROW
23ACROSTIC ATHLETES ATLANTIS ATTENDED COLORADO DEMOCRAT DERELICT DESOLATE ENAMELED ENSCONCE ENTREATS ESCALATE ETRUSCAN MESSAGES MISSOURI MONALISA NARRATOR ORATIONS RASPUTIN REDEEMER RELATION RELATIVE RESIDENT RESPONSE RESTORED RETREATS ROSSETTI ROULETTE SEESTARS SOMBRERO STARDUST STEWARDS UPTODATE WATERLOO YOSEMITE
22ABSENTEE AMENABLE ANTIETAM ANTIGONE ASPIRATE CLAPTRAP CONTESSA CONTRACT EMANATED ENSEMBLE ENTENTES FANTASIA GREENTEA ILLINOIS LESSENED MACARONI MANITOBA NAMESAKE NOSECONE OVERTIME PAKISTAN PALISADE PARASITE PASTIMES PATIENCE PINETREE PLEASANT PLEASURE REASONER RENEGADE REPORTER RESENTED RESTAREA RETICENT SAGAMORE SEASCAPE SEDIMENT STATUTES STRADDLE TRAVELER VENDETTA
21AIREDALE ALLSTARS ANIMATED ARRESTED ASBESTOS CARESSED CASTIRON DIPLOMAT ENERGIES ENERGIZE EYESORES FALSETTO HONOLULU INTIMATE IRRITATE KANGAROO LAKEERIE LANCELOT LETTERED LOTHARIO MARGARET MARIETTA MASSENET MATADORS NOSEDIVE PANATELA PASTRAMI PEDESTAL PRESENCE PRISTINE PROTESTS REASSURE REGISTER RESETTLE RETAILER REVERSAL SAMSPADE SEAPLANE SEASHORE SELECTED SILENCER STARLETS STEEPLES STIPENDS STOPOVER TALISMAN TEETERED TESTTUBE TOLERANT UNCLESAM
20AFTERALL ALCATRAZ ANDERSEN ANTILLES APERTURE APOSTATE ARGONAUT ASSAILED CASSETTE CHARISMA DEGAULLE EASEMENT ELECTION ENDTOEND ENGRAVER ESTONIAN HANDSOME ICEWATER INCREASE KEROSENE KEYSTONE LAWRENCE LEAPYEAR MANDARIN MATAHARI MONOTONE OPENDOOR PARENTAL PARTISAN RESOLUTE ROSEMARY SEALANES SEASONED SEEDLESS SENTRIES SINGSONG SKINDEEP SLIPSHOD STEAMERS SWEETPEA TATTERED TELLALIE TERMITES TRAVESTY TSARINAS
19ACADEMIA ALDERMAN ALEUTIAN ALPACINO AMERICAS APPETITE ARSONIST BARITONE BROADWAY CARESSES CHARADES CHILDREN CITATION CRESCENT DEDICATE DETONATE ELECTRIC ELICITED ENDANGER ENTITLES FLORENCE GOSSAMER INTERIOR INUNDATE LITERATE MARIANAS ODOMETER ONEPIECE OVERTAKE PINGPONG PREMIERE REDRIVER RELEGATE RENDERED REPEATER SATURATE SCHOONER SCRABBLE SKELETON SLEEPERS STARTERS STREETER TAILORED TENNYSON THIRTEEN TIRESOME TORTOISE WISEACRE WISTERIA
18ABERDEEN ADHERENT ALANALDA ALEHOUSE ALLOCATE ANIMATOR ASSERTED ASSORTED ATTEMPTS BLUENOSE CARNEGIE CAROUSEL CLARINET CONSTANT CONTESTS DECORATE DETERRED DOGHOUSE EASTSIDE ELECTIVE EMERGENT ENTANGLE ESSAYIST HABANERA IDEALIST IDOLATER INSEASON KNEEDEEP LETALONE MANEATER MARINARA NEONATAL NICOTINE NUISANCE OBDURATE ONETOONE OVERRATE OVERSEER PALATINE PATERNAL PERSONAE PREDATOR RAILROAD RARAAVIS RATRACES REGIMENT RESONANT RESTLESS RESTRAIN ROMANTIC SANTIAGO SARASOTA SAVANNAH SEAFARER SEDATIVE SERRATED SHANGHAI SORCERER STARTREK STREAMED SWANSONG TACITURN TALENTED TOILETTE TORRENTS TRANSFER TRAVERSE
17AIRPLANE ALARMIST ALLINALL ALOUETTE ALPHABET ALSATIAN ANCESTOR APTITUDE ARIETTAS ARROGANT ARSENALS AVERAGES CARELESS CAROLINE CASTANET CLARENCE CRITERIA CROSSBOW DESERTED DISASTER DRESSERS EGOTISTS EMACIATE ENDEAVOR EPITOMES ESTHETES ETHIOPIA EVERMORE FIRESALE FLAMINGO GASOLINE HATTERAS HISTORIC INACTIVE IOLANTHE ISLANDER KENTUCKY LABRADOR LACERATE LAVENDER LEAPFROG LEBANESE LIBERATE LICORICE LILABNER MATINEES MAUNALOA NEARMISS OPALESCE OPERATES OTTOMANS OVERTURE PALOMINO PARISIAN PASADENA PENNAMES PERMEATE PESTERED RADIATOR RATIONAL REDSTART RELIANCE RESPITES RESTRICT RIGATONI ROADSTER SCALAWAG SERENATA SIDESHOW SNEERERS SPARERIB SPINSTER SPIRITED STATIONS STENTORS STERLING STRAIGHT STRAINER TAILSPIN TEETOTAL TORTILLA UPINARMS WESTERNS
16ABALONES ACADEMIC AGELIMIT ANOINTED ANSERINE ANTENNAE ANTENNAS APOSTLES ARTISANS ASTAIRES AVERSION BASILICA CAREENED CATALINA CHRISTIE DAMASCUS DEBONAIR DECLASSE DIAMETER DIETSODA DRESSAGE EDITIONS EMERITUS EMOTICON ENAMELER ENORMOUS ENTRAINS EPHEMERA ERRANTRY ESTIVATE EVENTIDE FRANKLIN FRENETIC GADABOUT GANGSTER HANNIBAL HASBEENS IRONICAL ITALIANS LATERALS LEONARDO LIBERACE LITTORAL LOISLANE LOLLIPOP LOOPHOLE MARITIME METEORIC MINSTREL MONGOOSE NAGASAKI NEAPTIDE NEUROSES NOCTURNE NOHITTER NOMINATE OBEDIENT OCARINAS OPULENCE OVERSTEP PARTICLE PEEPHOLE PHARISEE PILASTER POTATOES PRESAGES RABELAIS REDALERT REGULATE RESPECTS RETURNED ROOSTERS SAILBOAT SAPPHIRE SATIATES SATURDAY SELASSIE SELECTEE SELECTOR SHERATON SIDEREAL SONATINA SPARTANS SPITFIRE STAGNANT STPETERS STRANGLE SUREFIRE TALLTALE TOASTERS TREELESS TRUELOVE UNIVERSE
15AGITATES AIRSTRIP ALEATORY ALLEYCAT ANTERIOR ANTIHERO APERITIF APPARENT ASSASSIN ASSEMBLY ASTONISH ATTITUDE AUDIENCE AVIATION AVOCADOS BALLYHOO BATTERUP CANISTER CARDINAL CASANOVA CHANDLER CHEROKEE COALESCE CONNECTS CORALSEA CREDENCE DECEMBER DEMIJOHN EGGPLANT ENTRANTS EPISTLES ESCARGOT ESCAROLE EVALUATE EVENTFUL EVENTUAL EYETEETH FIRETRAP FORESTER GENERALS GRATEFUL HEADACHE HERITAGE HIROHITO HONEYBEE IRRIGATE ISOTOPES ISRAELIS KINGKONG LAUREATE LIBRETTO LINGERIE LODESTAR LORRAINE MAINSAIL MALAPROP MANASSAS MARTINIS MECHANIC MEDIATOR MEDITATE MISNOMER MODERATE MOONRISE NAVIGATE ONTIPTOE OVERRIDE OXYMORON PALEFACE PARMESAN PARTERRE PASSPORT PEEKABOO PELLMELL PHEASANT PINOCHLE PRACTICE PRELATES PREMISES PRESTIGE PRETENDS PRETORIA PRIMATES PRINCESS PROTECTS REDSTONE RELENTED RHEOSTAT SAMENESS SARDINIA SCHEDULE SCRANTON SEAWATER SERENITY SESTINAS SHOWBOAT SIMULATE SMARTSET SORRENTO SPILLANE STEALTHY STHELENA STRAITEN STRANGER STUDENTS TANTALUS TEARDROP TELEGRAM TESTATOR TOETOTOE TROPICAL UNDERDOG UNEARNED YOKOHAMA
14ADAMSRIB ALLERGIC ALLIANCE ALLSPICE AMARANTH AMETHYST ANTIDOTE ARABELLA ASSEMBLE BABERUTH BLASTOFF BRASSHAT CAKEWALK CANADIAN CANBERRA CAREFREE CAROLINA CELIBATE CLEANSER CORPORAL COSTELLO CREATURE CULDESAC DANSEUSE DEFENDER DENTISTS DESTINES DETESTED DINGDONG DINOSAUR DISCRETE DOGEARED ECONOMIC ECSTATIC EDUCATES EDUCATOR ELEONORA ELEVENTH ELIGIBLE EMIRATES ENIWETOK ENTERING ENTREPOT EPISODES EPISODIC ERADIATE ETHELRED EUROPEAN FANDANGO GOVERNOR HACIENDA HAMILTON HARRISON HERCULES HESSIANS HOSPITAL IMITATOR INITIALS INSECURE INTHERED IRANIANS IRONSIDE KEFAUVER LAMBASTE LAMINATE LASVEGAS LEOTARDS LEVERAGE LONGSHOT LOVESEAT MACERATE MAGNOLIA MARINATE MASTERED MASTODON MATTRESS MINISTER MISTREAT MONGOLIA MONOPOLY NEATNESS NEGLIGEE NEOPHYTE NESTLING NETWORKS NOAHSARK NORSEMEN OAKRIDGE OBSOLETE ONCEOVER OPENDATE ORACULAR OVERDONE PARAKEET PENELOPE PINAFORE PRISONER PRORATES QUIXOTIC RECORDER RECOURSE RECREATE REDEEMED REMEDIAL REMINDER RESEMBLE RESPIRES RESTATES REVERENT RIPARIAN ROOMMATE SABOTAGE SALESMEN SALTINES SARACENS SCATTERS SCOTLAND SEALIONS SECONDED SECRETES SEDITION SEESAWED SEMINARS SETASIDE SHORTCUT SLOWPOKE SPECIALS SPEEDERS STARTOUT STARWARS STEELMAN STEPHENS STETSONS STOWAWAY STRANDED STREAKED TAILGATE TERMINAL TETHERED TOEDANCE TOGETHER TRAVIATA TRIBUNAL TRIDENTS TRIREMES TRISTRAM UNDERSEA VALHALLA VENERATE WHISTLER ZANZIBAR