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The most popular 9-letter answers

Here are the most popular 9-letter answers sorted by count of occurrences across all puzzles: pre-Shortz, Shortz Era, and Variety.

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CountAnswer words
44TENNESSEE
42AMERICANA
39ARISTOTLE INDONESIA
38ROOSEVELT
35AUSTRALIA
33ALEXANDER
32ARGENTINA
31IRONSIDES
28ALMAMATER ASIAMINOR
27MINNESOTA SINGAPORE
26ENTERTAIN SPARETIRE STEVENSON
25ALABASTER ANTIPASTO ERIECANAL MARESNEST PALESTINE SATELLITE STALEMATE
24AMSTERDAM ANASTASIA ESPERANTO HOTPOTATO MANHATTAN OPENHOUSE
23CLEOPATRA HOLEINONE ILLATEASE MACARTHUR PRESIDENT STREETCAR
22ALIENATED ELABORATE EXONERATE INTERALIA MISTLETOE RIGOLETTO SHORTSTOP TETEATETE
21ELIZABETH EYEOPENER NEVERMORE OUTANDOUT REDLETTER TESTAMENT TREASURER
20EVERGREEN PRINCETON TANGERINE
19CHURCHILL ELEMENTAL MILESTONE RINTINTIN SCARECROW SENTIMENT SHANGRILA STONEWALL TARANTULA TELEPHONE
18ADORATION AGAMEMNON AREACODES ASTRONAUT BEETHOVEN CARPENTER ECCENTRIC FOOTLOOSE GRAPEVINE INTERESTS NORTHSTAR ROSINANTE SEVENTEEN SOAPOPERA TELESCOPE TOPBANANA TWENTYONE VALENTINE
17ANNAPOLIS ANTARCTIC CLEVELAND CONESTOGA DALAILAMA DOOLITTLE ELIMINATE ENERGETIC KITTYHAWK NEGOTIATE NORTHPOLE PRIMETIME SCORECARD SPAGHETTI TEAKETTLE TRANSIENT TRANSLATE
16BAGATELLE DANDELION EDITORIAL ENTOURAGE ESCALATOR FIRSTLADY HITORMISS INAMORATA INTESTATE LIFESAVER OHIOSTATE PIPEDREAM RACEHORSE REINSTATE ROTTERDAM SENSELESS SHIPSHAPE STILLLIFE TENEMENTS TOPSECRET TOSCANINI YESTERDAY
15ABOUTFACE BALDEAGLE BALTIMORE COSTARICA DAREDEVIL DARKHORSE EAGLEEYED EASTERNER ENIGMATIC ETERNALLY FOURSCORE GLADSTONE GREATDANE MAELSTROM MENAGERIE MIDDLEMAN NOTREDAME OVERSTATE PENNYANTE POSTHASTE PUSSYFOOT PYGMALION RASPBERRY SCAPEGOAT SHELLGAME SPEAKEASY TIMELIMIT
14ABORIGINE ARMADILLO BENGURION CATAMARAN CROWSNEST DESTROYER DETONATOR EASTEREGG ERADICATE ESSENTIAL HEADSTART JEFFERSON LANCASTER LANDSLIDE LENINGRAD LIONTAMER METRONOME MINUTEMAN MOONSHINE MOTHEATEN ONTHENOSE OPERATIVE ORCHESTRA PERIMETER SOLITAIRE SPACESHIP SPARERIBS STAIRCASE SUNYATSEN TEAFORTWO TEAMSTERS TOPDRAWER TOTEMPOLE ZOROASTER
13ALTERNATE ANDROMEDA ANNIEHALL ANTIPODES APARTHEID ASSOCIATE ASTEROIDS ASTRODOME ATOMICAGE ATONETIME AVALANCHE BALLERINA BONAPARTE CHRISTMAS DEMITASSE EAVESDROP ELECTORAL ENTRENOUS GOLDENAGE HONESTABE HOPSCOTCH HUMBLEPIE HURRICANE INANIMATE INATRANCE IRISHSTEW IRONHORSE ITINERANT IVYLEAGUE LAGUARDIA LANDSCAPE LATECOMER LIBERATOR MORSECODE NINELIVES NOSTALGIA ODDMANOUT ORATORIOS OVERTHERE PANTOMIME REALISTIC RIOGRANDE ROBINHOOD SLINGSHOT SNAKEEYES SNAREDRUM TALLORDER TEENAGERS TITFORTAT TOLERANCE WATERPOLO YOGIBERRA
12ACROPOLIS ALIENATES AMUSEMENT ANECDOTAL ANIMATION APHRODITE ASTERISKS CIGARETTE DESDEMONA DREAMLAND EBULLIENT ELEPHANTS EMOTIONAL ENDURANCE ENUMERATE EPICENTER ESMERALDA FIRSTRATE GOOSESTEP GRANDSLAM GREENEYED HEMINGWAY HORSERACE ICELANDER INELEGANT INTHEPINK IRREGULAR JERUSALEM LASTSTRAW MACEDONIA MANGANESE MELODRAMA MOONSTONE MOUSETRAP OBEISANCE ORANGEADE ORIENTATE PALISADES PANHANDLE PARTYLINE RACETRACK RATIONALE REDSQUARE REVERENCE SALADDAYS SAMARITAN SLAPSTICK SLIDERULE SORELOSER STARGAZER SUBMARINE TIMETABLE
11ACETYLENE ADAPTABLE AGREEMENT AMERICANS ANECDOTES ANITALOOS APARTMENT APPLECART ARGENTINE ARISTIDES ARMSTRONG ARTICHOKE ASSERTIVE AUTOMATON BLUEJEANS BOOMERANG CARDINALS CARNELIAN CASTANETS CELESTIAL CHARLOTTE CRABGRASS DEARSANTA DEBUTANTE DERELICTS DESPERADO DOGEATDOG DOWNGRADE EARLYBIRD EASTSIDER EDELWEISS EDUCATION EIGHTBALL ELECTIONS EPHEMERAL ETCETERAS GENERATOR GHOSTTOWN GRACENOTE GREENLAND HOMEPLATE HORSEPLAY IDENTICAL INCAHOOTS INCARNATE INDOCHINA INESSENCE INTERCEDE KNEEPANTS LENAHORNE MANCHURIA MARDIGRAS MAYFLOWER NECTARINE NEWJERSEY NIETZSCHE NIGHTMARE OGDENNASH OLDMASTER OPERATION ORANGUTAN OSTEOPATH OVERBOARD OVERSEERS OVERTURES PARACHUTE PASTORALE PLASTERED POKERFACE PRETENDER PROMENADE QUIZZICAL RAINMAKER REMBRANDT RESIDENCE RIGMAROLE ROSEMARIE SANDSTORM SENORITAS SERENADES SETSASIDE SEVERANCE SHOESHINE SMELLARAT SPADEWORK STATELINE TALLTALES TEMPERATE TESTPILOT TITLEROLE TOADSTOOL TOLERATES TURNSTILE URSAMINOR YARDSTICK
10ALLATONCE ALLFORONE ALLIGATOR AMARYLLIS ANCHORAGE APENNINES APRILFOOL ATTENDANT BACKSTAGE BARCELONA BAREFACED BARNSTORM BARTENDER BEEFEATER BLACKHOLE BLINDDATE BRETHARTE BURLESQUE CAFETERIA CEASEFIRE CHARACTER CHINAWARE CLOSECALL COOPERATE COVERGIRL CROSSWORD DALLIANCE DAVENPORT ELCAPITAN ELLINGTON ENRAPTURE ESOTERICA ESTIMATES EVAPORATE EYESHADOW EZRAPOUND FANTASTIC FORRESTAL GIBRALTAR GOLDENROD GOODTIMES GUATEMALA HENDERSON HINDSIGHT HIROSHIMA HORSESHOE ICEPALACE IDONTCARE IGNORANCE INFLATION INTRANSIT IRRADIATE ISOLATION ISRAELITE ITERATION LAZYSUSAN LEFTOVERS LEXINGTON LIMELIGHT LUSITANIA MARCOPOLO MESSENGER NAMENAMES NANTUCKET NESTLINGS NORTHEAST OCTAGONAL OPERETTAS OVERTONES PARTISANS PASTTENSE PATTERSON PERISCOPE PIEDPIPER PINEAPPLE POOLTABLE POSSESSED POTENTATE PRICELIST QUICKSAND RAINSTORM RECESSION REITERATE RETALIATE ROADBLOCK SASSAFRAS SATURNINE SCENARIOS SCIENTIST SEESSTARS SERGEANTS SKELETONS SLEEPLESS SOMETIMES STAGPARTY STANDARDS STATESIDE STATESMEN STEAMBOAT STEPASIDE STOVEPIPE STRIKEOUT TEATASTER TEDDYBEAR TERRAPINS THATSLIFE TICTACTOE TINDERBOX WESTPOINT WHITEWASH WINTERSET WONDERFUL YELLOWSEA
9ABANDONED ACADEMIES ADVENTURE AFTERNOON ALANARKIN ALBATROSS ALLABOARD ALLIANCES ALLOTMENT AMERICANO ANCESTORS ANDROCLES ANNEMEARA ANOMALIES ANTEATERS APPLESEED ARCHITECT ASSISTANT ASTRONOMY ATONEMENT ATTENUATE BANDWAGON BARITONES BARRYMORE BERNSTEIN BETENOIRE BRIMSTONE BUTTERFLY CAMERASHY CANDIDATE CARETAKER CARNATION CAROLINAS CASANOVAS CASSANDRA CASSEROLE CENTIPEDE CHOUENLAI CLEARANCE CLOUDNINE COLERIDGE CONSTABLE CRANKCASE CROSSOVER DEADBEATS DEDICATES DEMOCRATS DERRINGDO DIMESTORE EASTRIVER ELBOWROOM ELIAKAZAN ELMERRICE ENCHILADA ENDEAVORS ENTRECHAT ERRORLESS ESTRANGED ETHIOPIAN EURIPIDES EVENTUATE FASTBREAK FULLHOUSE GARIBALDI GLADIATOR GOITALONE GOLDWATER GREATBEAR HANDLEBAR HAPPYDAYS HAWTHORNE HEARTLESS HITPARADE HOMESTEAD HOROSCOPE IDALUPINO IDIOMATIC IMITATION IMITATORS INNKEEPER INSISTENT INSPECTOR INTENTION INTERSECT IPSOFACTO ITINERARY KALAMAZOO KITTENISH LASERBEAM LILYWHITE LOANSHARK LODESTONE LONGGREEN LOSALAMOS LOVEAPPLE LOVINGCUP MELBOURNE MINCEMEAT MOONLIGHT MOONRIVER MOSSADEGH NECESSARY NEFERTITI NEWSSTAND NEWYORKER NICARAGUA NOVELETTE OKEYDOKEY ONEANDALL ORANGEMEN OVERRATED OVERTAKES PARASITES PENETRATE PENSACOLA PEREGRINE PINETREES PLEASURES PLUSFOURS POLICEMAN PRISONERS RACKETEER REDCARPET REDHANDED RESTRAINT RETENTION RETICENCE RETREATED RETRIEVER RICEARONI SACREDCOW SAGEBRUSH SANMARINO SATIRICAL SEENOEVIL SEMAPHORE SEMICOLON SEPARATED SEPTEMBER SERENADED SIGNATURE SOPHOCLES SPARETIME STARTLING STATESMAN STEAMIRON STINGAREE TENTATIVE THROWAWAY TIGERLILY TOUCHDOWN TRADENAME TREASURED TRENCHANT TROUSSEAU TSETSEFLY UNNATURAL UPPERHAND VICEVERSA WALLPAPER
8ABSENTEES ABYSSINIA ADDRESSES AFORESAID AIREDALES ALCHEMIST ALEUTIANS ALIENATOR ALONGSIDE ALTEREGOS ALTIMETER AMPERSAND ANATOLIAN ANNAPURNA ANTEDATED ANTIPODAL ARABESQUE ARMISTICE ARROGANCE ARSONISTS ASSONANCE ATANYRATE AUNATUREL AYEAYESIR BADMINTON BANDSTAND BARHARBOR BATMOBILE BEANSTALK BEELZEBUB BETSYROSS BITTEREND BLUECHIPS BOMBSHELL BREAKFAST BRICABRAC BUCCANEER BUMBLEBEE BUTTERCUP CALIBRATE CANADIANS CANOPENER CANTONESE CARROTTOP CHOCOLATE CLASSICAL COALMINER CONSTANCE COUNTDOWN COVERALLS CRANBERRY CROSSROAD DENIGRATE DESMOINES DESPERATE DETERGENT DETERMINE DIMENOVEL DISMANTLE DRAMATIST DROMEDARY EARTHWORM EASYMONEY EDINBURGH EGGBEATER EGLANTINE EGOMANIAC ELALAMEIN ELECTRODE ELEVATION ELEVATORS EMERGENCY EMILEZOLA EMILYPOST ENGINEERS ENSEMBLES ERSTWHILE ESSAYISTS ESSAYTEST ESTATETAX ETTUBRUTE ETYMOLOGY EVENMONEY EVILDOERS EXISTENCE EXQUISITE EZIOPINZA FAIRYTALE FATCHANCE FLAPJACKS FORESTALL FREELANCE FREESTONE GIFTHORSE GOREVIDAL GRANDIOSE GREENHORN GREENROOM HAILSTONE HARDTIMES HITANDRUN HOTTENTOT HUNGARIAN ICESKATES INORDERTO INSATIATE INTERLACE INTERLUDE INTERVENE INTHEHOLE INTHEMAIN IRRITABLE ISLEOFMAN JAMESBOND KINESCOPE LABYRINTH LADIESMAN LAFAYETTE LASTDITCH LAZYBONES LEICESTER LENDLEASE LETTERMAN LEVANTINE LEVIATHAN LONGJOHNS MAJORDOMO MAKESHIFT MARMALADE MASSMEDIA MEATEATER MINNEHAHA MOVIESTAR NAMESAKES NARCISSUS NEROWOLFE NEVERMIND NEWSPAPER NORTHWEST NOSECONES NUREMBERG OBFUSCATE OLIVEDRAB ONESEATER OPIONEERS ORIENTALS PAPERMOON PARAMOUNT PARTHENON PARTRIDGE PASTERNAK PATAGONIA PATRONAGE PEACEPIPE PENITENCE PENNSTATE PERMANENT PETITFOUR PETRUCHIO PIROUETTE PLAINJANE POLITBURO POLYESTER POTPOURRI PRAGMATIC PRECEDENT PRETENDED PRETENSES PRINCIPAL PRIVATEER PURPLECOW QUASIMODO RADIATION RAINCHECK REDALERTS REENTERED REGISTERS REGISTRAR REHEARSED RENEGADES RESERVOIR RESILIENT RESTORERS RICEPAPER RIVERSIDE ROSENBERG ROYALTIES RUNNYMEDE SANDSTONE SCENARIST SCHROEDER SCREWBALL SEATBELTS SEMESTERS SEMINOLES SENSATION SEVENSEAS SHADOWBOX SHORTHAND SIDCAESAR SINGLETON SKEDADDLE SMALLTALK SNOWWHITE SPARKPLUG SPARTACUS SPEARMINT SPINALTAP STATEROOM STATUSQUO STEADFAST STEADIEST STEELTRAP STEVEDORE STOPWATCH STOREROOM STRANGERS TACOSALAD TEALEAVES TRANSPORT TRANSVAAL TREATMENT TURQUOISE TWOBYFOUR URIAHHEEP UTTERANCE WATERGATE WITCHHUNT XENOPHOBE YOUBETCHA