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1,787 debuts in year 2019

1,756 are still unique, and 31 have been reused in later puzzles

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

This page shows NYT debut words by year going back to the beginning of the Shortz Era.

Words appear here only if they are true debuts. They did not appear previously in any puzzle, old or modern or Variety.

On this site, unique answers are often shown in red and answers that were reused later are purple.

DateAuthorDebutsStill uniqueReused later
Gary Cee3
Jacob Stulberg3
Timothy Polin2
Neil Padrick Wilson5
Andrew Zhou10
Zhouqin Burnikel9
Andrew Kingsley3
Freddie Cheng3
Trenton Charlson3
Jeff Slutzky and Derek Bowman7
Jim Horne and Jeff Chen6
Sam Trabucco9
Andy Kravis10
Craig Stowe3
Samuel A. Donaldson8
Bruce Haight9
Ross Trudeau2
Andrew J. Ries4
Erik Agard and Paolo Pasco6
Richard Crowe10
Sean Biggins4
John E. Bennett and Jeff Chen4
Amanda Chung and Karl Ni3
Stu Ockman1
Zhouqin Burnikel4
Grant Thackray6
Randolph Ross12
Thomas van Geel5
Benjamin Kramer1
Emily Carroll3
Peter A. Collins8
Ori Brian1
David Steinberg8
Natan Last10
Ali Gascoigne3
Erik Agard6
Queena Mewers and Alex Eaton-Salners3
Morton J. Mendelson4
John Guzzetta and Michael Hawkins6
Ryan McCarty13
Lee Taylor9
Howard Barkin3
Tom Pepper1
Ross Trudeau5
John E. Bennett and Jeff Chen3
Wyna Liu8
Andrew Kingsley and John Lieb6
David Kwong10
Leslie Rogers and Andrea Carla Michaels4
David Alfred Bywaters6
Byron Walden7
Sam Trabucco13
Daniel Nierenberg6
Sam Ezersky8
Erik Agard15
Peter Gordon3
Alex Vratsanos1
Will Nediger4
Randolph Ross6
Zhouqin Burnikel7
Peter A. Collins7
Tony Orbach and Andrea Carla Michaels12
Ellis Hay3
Joe Deeney2
Mary Lou Guizzo and Erik Agard3
Brian Thomas5
David Steinberg11
Sam Trabucco11
Adam Fromm9
Trent Evans2
Jules Markey4
Jeffrey Wechsler6
Nancy Stark and Will Nediger3
Jamey Smith7
Andrew J. Ries8
Sophia Maymudes and Jeff Chen8
Zhouqin Burnikel3
Daniel Larsen4
Erik Agard, Amanda Chung and Karl Ni7
Christopher Adams7
Brendan Emmett Quigley5
David Steinberg5
Trenton Charlson9
Kevin Christian and Andrea Carla Michaels5
Zhouqin Burnikel3
Michael Hawkins6
Damon Gulczynski2
Martin Ashwood-Smith6
Greg Johnson8
Andrew J. Ries11
Joel Fagliano6
Natasha Lyonne and Deb Amlen3
Ross Trudeau7
Lewis Rothlein5
Ryan McCarty10
Ned White6
Peter A. Collins10
Tracy Gray and Jeff Chen4
Alex Eaton-Salners3
Alan Arbesfeld4
Brendan Emmett Quigley7
Howard Barkin3
Debbie Ellerin2
Will Nediger4
Patrick Blindauer and Samuel A. Donaldson2
Gary Cee3
Alison Ohringer and Erik Agard8
Alex Eaton-Salners1
Caleb Madison4
Kevin Adamick3
Grant Thackray15
Bruce Haight4
Amanda Chung and Karl Ni5
Evan Mahnken2
Jon Olsen5
Kyle Dolan9
Joe Deeney12
Brendan Emmett Quigley7
Andrew Kingsley2
Erik Agard5
Joel Fagliano5
Julie Bérubé6
Trenton Charlson4
Mark Diehl11
Samuel A. Donaldson and Doug Peterson11
Peter Gordon2
Ross Trudeau4
Stu Ockman0
Lewis Rothlein6
Andrew J. Ries4
Robyn Weintraub3
Victor Barocas13
Gary Larson2
Damon Gulczynski4
Zhouqin Burnikel5
Jeff Chen7
Adam Fromm5
Andy Kravis and Erik Agard5
Natan Last10
Gary Cee6
Evan Kalish3
Alex Eaton-Salners6
Alex Vratsanos5
Stanley Newman1
Paolo Pasco4
Ruth Bloomfield Margolin10
Bruce Haight3
Aimee Lucido2
Jules Markey5
Brandon Koppy5
Sam Ezersky8
Ari Richter6
Erik Agard16
Lynn Lempel1
Jake Halperin7
Rich Proulx2
Fred Piscop5
Michael Hawkins5
Andrew J. Ries4
Seth A. Abel7
Brad Wilber2
David J. Kahn4
Nancy Stark and Will Nediger2
Michael Blake and Jeff Chen1
Caitlin Reid6
Ryan McCarty11
Joel Fagliano14
Erik Agard and Yacob Yonas3
Jeff Stillman5
Sam Trabucco7
Trenton Charlson1
Robyn Weintraub5
Joe Deeney10
David Liben-Nowell and Victor Barocas4
Ross Trudeau6
Alex Eaton-Salners4
Zhouqin Burnikel4
Hoang-Kim Vu6
Bruce Haight and David Steinberg3
Kameron Austin Collins9
Emily Carroll9
Damon Gulczynski3
Peter Gordon4
Evan Mahnken4
Jim Hilger4
Freddie Cheng5
Erik Agard10
Jack Reuter11
Ned White3
Bruce Haight3
David J. Kahn5
Alex Eaton-Salners6
Evan Kalish10
David Steinberg5
Caitlin Reid10
Ed Sessa2
Ross Trudeau5
Adam Nicolle0
Matthew Sewell4
Peter Wentz4
Sam Trabucco12
Jason Mueller and Jeff Chen9
Lynn Lempel3
Kyle Dolan2
Jake Halperin4
Erik Agard and Andy Kravis4
Trenton Charlson3
Byron Walden10
Christopher Adams6
Bruce Haight7
Christina Iverson6
Dan Caprera6
Patrick Merrell4
Andrew J. Ries4
Ryan McCarty7
Will Nediger9
Tracy Gray3
Jon Olsen4
Jeff Chen2
Timothy Polin6
John Guzzetta4
Anna Gundlach and Erik Agard9
Alex Eaton-Salners7
Jeffrey Wechsler4
Lynn Lempel2
David J. Kahn6
Andrew Zhou6
Ori Brian1
Michael Hawkins9
David Steinberg8
Peter Gordon2
Evan Kalish4
Samuel A. Donaldson4
Emily Carroll2
Evan Mahnken2
Sam Ezersky12
Matt Ginsberg12
Erik Agard2
Daniel Raymon5
Daniel Grinberg3
Jeff Chen3
Trent H. Evans8
Brian Thomas6
Finn Vigeland17
Zhouqin Burnikel3
Evan Kalish4
Patrick Blindauer3
Alex Eaton-Salners2
Mark Diehl6
Trenton Charlson5
Joe DiPietro12
Dan Schoenholz4
Ethan Cooper6
Ned White7
Grant Thackray9
Anne and Daniel Larsen5
Peter A. Collins5
Andrew Kingsley6
Amanda Rafkin and Ross Trudeau3
Paul Coulter0
John Wrenholt3
David Kwong4
Luke Vaughn10
Joon Pahk and Erik Agard7
Tracy Gray11
Andrea Carla Michaels1
John Guzzetta4
Natan Last, Andy Kravis and The J.A.S.A. Crossword Class8
Doug Peterson6
Jack Mowat12
Alex Eaton-Salners10
Tom McCoy10
Lynn Lempel1
Erik Agard5
Mangesh Ghogre4
Ricky Cruz3
Matthew Sewell9
Trenton Charlson2
Howard Barkin and Victor Barocas8
Keiran King1
Ross Trudeau2
Alan Arbesfeld6
Tracy Gray5
Andy Kravis4
Andrew J. Ries8
Erik Agard10
Gary Cee3
Julie Bérubé5
Peter A. Collins5
Randolph Ross4
Jamey Smith8
Byron Walden9
Natan Last6
Joe Deeney3
Saul Pink1
Jennifer Nutt4
Matt Ginsberg8
John Guzzetta4
Sam Trabucco4
Michael Paleos4
Zhouqin Burnikel4
Evan Mahnken1
David Steinberg2
Ezra Brauner and Jeff Chen2
Robyn Weintraub4
Paolo Pasco and Erik Agard7
Kristian House12
Trent H. Evans2
John Guzzetta4
Ross Trudeau7
Joe DiPietro6
Peter Wentz6
Neil Padrick Wilson8
Peter Gordon13
Evan Kalish2
Gabrielle Friedman and Jakob Weisblat7
Ed Sessa6
Alex Eaton-Salners6
Debbie Ellerin2
Daniel Larsen5
Randolph Ross8
Alan Arbesfeld2

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