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588 Shortz Era debuts in year 2017

584 are still unique, and 4 have been reused in later puzzles

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
Sun Jan 1Matthew Sewell3GROCERYSTORE ORCHESTRAHALL WEDDINGCHAPEL
Mon Jan 2Chuck Deodene4GOESBALD LIFESTYLECHOICE PARTYDOWN SCHOOLCAFETERIA
Tue Jan 3Michael Shteyman6ATHLETICTRAINER ATLANTICTIME ATOMICTHEORY LOCALCALL MIKETYSON ATANDT (2)
Wed Jan 4Samuel A. Donaldson6AIRCREW BONOBO BRIDGELOAN BRUSHPILES PRADAS WHISKAS
Thu Jan 5Ed Sessa5BOOTJACK FIREOFF JACKBLACKJACK JACKPINE YOUDONTKNOWJACK
Fri Jan 6Jacob Stulberg3BOWLASTRIKE MYPRETTY TIPSONESHAT
Sat Jan 7Roland Huget5AREWEGOOD MEATRUB TERABIT WHOWASIT WIFIZONE
Sun Jan 8Peter Broda and Erik Agard18ANTBEARS BEERDARTS BRUV CHANDLERBING CLOVECIGARETTES COLAWARS KIDNEYS MALIEMPIRE MIXCDS PROSEPOETRY RETCON SCURRYAWAY SHARPERIMAGE SNES THANKSINADVANCE TRICEP URLHIJACKING VICEUNIT
Mon Jan 9Neville Fogarty4BEDHEAD NIKKI NOAA SPORTSBAR
Tue Jan 10David Poole0
Wed Jan 11Peter A. Collins2MRCUB REALGNP
Thu Jan 12Joe Krozel2THENORM TPING
Fri Jan 13Andrew J. Ries5BORNTHISWAY MUSEUMEXHIBIT PARODYACCOUNT RYEWHISKY SKATEPARKS
Sat Jan 14Andrew Kingsley4GRASSSTAINS OPENSINCE RAREFIND RETROCHIC
Sun Jan 15Joel Fagliano10ANNCOULTER DIESELFUEL FIGWASP FLINTMI INDEFINITEARTICLE LTE OBJECTIVECASE PASSIVEVOICE SENTENCESTRUCTURE YELLOWFLAG
Mon Jan 16John Wrenholt4SIXWAYSTOSUNDAY THREEWAYTIE TWOWAYRADIO WALLSAFE
Tue Jan 17Timothy Polin7CINNAMONBUNS HELPMEOBI ONARUN PRINCESSLEIA RAPDUO WANKENOBI YOUREMYONLYHOPE
Wed Jan 18Matthew Sewell3BLOCKHEEL PASSJUDGMENT SHOOTEMUPS
Thu Jan 19Jacob Stulberg2STEEPLECHASES THECOMETS
Fri Jan 20Angela Olson Halsted4EXHAUSTFAN THEDEVILYOUKNOW TONYSOPRANO TOYSOLDIERS
Sat Jan 21James Mulhern5CATLIKEREFLEXES IHOPEYOUREHAPPY KICKBALL KINDEYES PRELOAD
Sun Jan 22Dan Schoenholz16CARPOOLER FINGERTIPTOP HERNAN INSHOCK JOINEDATTHEHIPHOP LETHERRIPRAP NEWYORKKNICKKNACK OFTHEEISINGSONG OWNIT POWDEREDWIGWAG REDCAVIAR RIFFING SEMAINE STRAWPOLLS TRIPLEFLIPFLOP TUGSAT
Mon Jan 23Bruce Haight5DADBODS IMAFAN PASTABAR STILTWALKER TOLDOF
Tue Jan 24John R. O'Brien2AUTOZONE PRESUMABLY
Wed Jan 25Tracy Gray4DAGNABIT JEEZALOO OHBARNACLES SHAZBOT
Thu Jan 26Hal Moore3ALITTLEBIRDIE BALLOONIST ULTRON
Fri Jan 27John Guzzetta6MADEABOOBOO NAVELGAZES OPENBORDERS ROUGHSIT STARTERHOME TITLEFIGHT
Sat Jan 28Damon Gulczynski1OPENDOORS
Sun Jan 29Jim Hyres and David Steinberg15ANNTAYLOR BOFA CASHISKING CRAYONBOX DAYTRADER ELITEEIGHT GIVEMEFIVE IDONTMIND ITSFINE ROOMTAXES SERVICEACE SKABAND SUMTO TOOLBAR TWOSTRIPER
Mon Jan 30Zhouqin Burnikel5BULLETPROOFVEST COCKTAILHOUR EPICFAILURE LIETESTS VIPENTRANCE
Tue Jan 31Neil Padrick Wilson5CARGOSHIP FORKEDLIGHTNING INABOTTLE LOLZ SWEETTEA
Wed Feb 1Matthew Sewell and Jeff Chen5BANDANAS HAROLDANDKUMAR LENDMEYOUREARS WENTYARD BAE (2)
Thu Feb 2Alex Eaton-Salners3DEMOED FORWARDHO MINNOWS
Fri Feb 3Paolo Pasco4DRUNKDIAL MANKINI YAHOOMAIL PITYPARTY (2)
Sat Feb 4Patrick Berry6BESTIES CLOSESON COMPANIONPIECE DANISHPASTRIES DISPLAYCASES ELECTIONEERED
Sun Feb 5Sam Trabucco13BREAKTHEGLASSCEILING COLORIZE DIDIWIN DIYKIT FLEXAGON FOGGIER IMSLEEPY ISPOSE NIETO NONETAKEN OHGEEZ SEXILE YOUIDIOT
Mon Feb 6Andy Hinz4BASMATI HIDDENCAMERA ICANONLYHOPE SPUTNIKONE
Tue Feb 7Finn Vigeland3BRUNOMARS RUPAULSDRAGRACE SXSW
Wed Feb 8Ned White5GIMMESHEL PORTRAITPAIN PRAIRIEOYS STRAIGHTSHOO TRAINSPOT
Thu Feb 9Ross Trudeau9AFLERS ALITERATE ANSARI DEERHIDES ETRAIN KNACKERED LEGROPE LININGUP BREXIT (2)
Fri Feb 10Kyle Mahowald5DATASCIENTIST ILLDRINKTOTHAT JESSEEISENBERG MINECRAFT TREVORNOAH
Sat Feb 11Frederick J. Healy2MOPHEAD SQUIBS
Sun Feb 12Lynn Lempel5DAVA FUMANCHUMUSTACHE JUSTICEFORALL POETRYREADING UNFUNDEDMANDATES
Mon Feb 13Brent Sverdloff and Michael Blake3HELLOHOWAREYOU HOLLYWOODACTOR RULEOFLAW
Tue Feb 14Daniel Larsen6AWGOON QUACKOFDAWN SWATMACHINE TWEEHOUSE WHISKEYMOVE WOWEDMOUTHS
Wed Feb 15Jesse Eisenberg and Patrick Blindauer4CHERRYPITS EARSOFCORN HEADOFLETTUCE JARRETT
Thu Feb 16Keith Redwine3AESTHETICS BLACKMAILED THEBLACKKEYS
Fri Feb 17David Steinberg10BOHOCHIC BUTTERDISH CHAINEMAIL ELAINECHAO HIDDENMIKE INDIANFOOD NEONYELLOW RACKOFLAMB STICKYRICE TEXTALERTS
Sat Feb 18Steve Overton2FREEDVD SWEATSUIT
Sun Feb 19Bruce Haight17AWHECK BREADANDBOATER CRAWDADS DIXIECOPES DWADE HACKERS HAVOLINE HOMINGBIRDFEEDER HOTDOGBONE IVOTED JANKY NEOPET NOGOATSNOGLORY NOTECRACKERSUITE OHWAIT PHONEANDGAMES STONEDSILENCE
Mon Feb 20Ed Stein and Paula Gamache0
Tue Feb 21Timothy Polin2AFROPICK AIRPIRATE
Wed Feb 22Kyle Dolan2HERETOSTAY SLIMTONONE
Thu Feb 23Jeff Chen1TRICKQUESTIONS
Fri Feb 24Andrew Zhou5BRITISHINVASION EXERCISESCIENCE LGBTQ MAINROUTE MASERATIS
Sat Feb 25Mark Diehl8AIRSOFT BIOBURDEN CAPECODBAY CRAISINS FLEXION OPENNOW SWIPELEFT TOMRIPLEY
Sun Feb 26Josh Knapp12CURBYOURSUNATHEISM DOWNERWOMAN HAVENOFARE MYSIRELOVESCOMPANY ROADBIKES SAKEBOMB STRUTWORTHY TALESOFOWE TINYAXEATTACK UPRISERSPARTY WAITFORIT WOOLITE
Mon Feb 27Zhouqin Burnikel4FEELME PAPERPLANE PLAINPAPER STARESDOWN
Tue Feb 28Jacob Stulberg5BORGIAS ILEDUDIABLE NETNEGATIVE RADICALLEFT STANDUPGUYS
Wed Mar 1David Phillips4BRANSON RISKAVERSE SNIFFAROUND STUDYABROAD
Thu Mar 2Peter Gordon6ADOUBLEDACTYL ATTACHEDTO CAKIER HASANAMETHATS MESSI WHATFAMOUSPOET
Fri Mar 3Patrick Berry7ASTEROIDBELTS BLEWINTO MADTEAPARTY MARRIEDMAN QATARIS SAUSAGEDOG SUMMERTIMEBLUES
Sat Mar 4Mary Lou Guizzo4ANYONELISTENING ITSNOTFAIR SPORCLE TAYLORSCHILLING
Sun Mar 5Timothy Polin7DAGUERREOTYPE EPICHERO INTHESHOP LASSI LUCKYDOGS MOODSTABILIZERS TOOTHDECAY
Mon Mar 6Susan Gelfand1CHEVYBLAZER
Tue Mar 7Freddie Cheng3DONTSPEAK NIKOLATESLA THATSASTEAL
Wed Mar 8Paula Gamache7CHEWTHECD HOPPINGMD INDOORCAT MILLIBARS TYRANNOSAURUSRX WHATSUPDC ZIPYOURLP
Thu Mar 9Jeremy Newton9ASYOUDO BBCNEWS HUGME MAGICLAMPS SAFEFORWORK SLICEOFLIFE TOOREAL VEGANPIZZA WORKLIFEBALANCE
Fri Mar 10Pawel Fludzinski8COSTUMER DOLOOP DUMPSTERFIRE GAMETHEORY LABEOUF SETOFPIPES TITRATOR VITRUVIANMAN
Sat Mar 11Natan Last7ADVENTURETIME ALTPOP HOTTAKE KEGSTAND SNOTS VIRTUALREALITY WHITEPRIVILEGE
Sun Mar 12Alan Arbesfeld6IRRESISTIBLEUIE LOOKATTHATMESSI NANNYGOATEE OFFTHEMARQUEE TABLETENNESSEE TIDYSUM
Mon Mar 13Alan DeLoriea1FINALSALE
Tue Mar 14Damon J. Gulczynski2HOLYARK TOMGREEN
Wed Mar 15Bruce Haight4ALPHABETICAL BZZT NOTSOMUCH STARREDENTRY
Thu Mar 16Joel Fagliano3CRYINGOUT KISSEDUP STATICKY
Fri Mar 17Jacob Stulberg5AMATEURFOOTBALL ATTENDANCESHEET BASESALARY MADETOLAST MCALLISTER
Sat Mar 18Roland Huget4BESTEVER SEACRAB YOYODIET ZEBRAFISH
Sun Mar 19Grant Thackray5ASKEDAFTER IDRISELBA KILLSDUMBLEDORE LUKESFATHER REDBUSH
Mon Mar 20Neil deGrasse Tyson and Andrea Carla Michaels3GASGIANT HEAVENLYBODY LITTLEDIPPER
Tue Mar 21George Barany and John D. Child4CABINETMINISTER DESKTOPCOMPUTER IMMEAN PUREMATHEMATICS
Wed Mar 22Jeffrey Wechsler5AREYOUIN CUTCO CYCLECYCLECYCLE GONGONGONGONGON RANTRANTRANTRANT
Thu Mar 23Sandy Ganzell7AUTEURS LEANCUISINE NARROWESCAPE PEERINTO PUTTOAVOTE SKINNYJEANS SLIMCHANCE
Fri Mar 24Michael Hawkins and John Guzzetta3ASKSFORIT HEYBATTERBATTER TAPEDELAY
Sat Mar 25Sam Ezersky and David Steinberg12ABOUTME AMERICANELM ARIGOLD FETCHES HIDEONOMO HORRORMOVIE ICECREAMBAR JACKEDUP JUMBLED LEGWEAR LIFEOFPABLO VLOGS
Sun Mar 26Tracy Gray and Jeff Chen7BADBADLEROYBROWN CATSUIT PINKCADILLAC PINKPANTHERSHOW PURPLEHEARTS PURPLEPEOPLEEATER RAZORWIT
Mon Mar 27Tom McCoy5ALLSIKNOW ALONGWAYSOFF ANDTHENISAYS HOWSABOUT LUCKYYOU
Tue Mar 28Ryan Milligan2JAMESBLUNTLY TAYLORSWIFTLY
Wed Mar 29Jules P. Markey3ELECTRICENGINES LOSTONESMARBLES OPTI
Thu Mar 30Lewis Rothlein3KOED LAPPE SKIMOFF
Fri Mar 31David C. Duncan Dekker2QUIZBOWL WELLINTO
Sat Apr 1Howard Barkin5EMIGRANTS GUNNEDIT PITBULLS THINMINT UNSNARLS
Sun Apr 2Jerry Miccolis7AIDTOLOCATEASTREET FRISSON MOSTLYARIDREDSPHERE OTHERWISEKNOWNASYES SWIMMERWITHARCHEDNECK THREEROLLEDINTOONE WINGEDANDSTINGINGPEST
Mon Apr 3Agnes Davidson and Zhouqin Burnikel5BEERBATTER PATEK PUMPKINCOACH RACHAELRAY WATERPITCHER
Tue Apr 4Timothy Polin2ASYOUWISH NEUROSCIENTISTS
Wed Apr 5Alex Eaton-Salners14AÑO BAÑOS ELNIÑO ESPAÑOL FLEXORS GASTRAPS JALAPEÑOS LTDAN MAÑANA MUTOMBO PEÑANIETO PIÑACOLADA PIÑATAS SEÑOR
Thu Apr 6Damon Gulczynski2TERABYTES TURNEDFULLCIRCLE
Fri Apr 7Patrick Berry5BRACHS CRADLESONGS FIRESCREENS SIXYEAROLDS STAYSATHOME
Sat Apr 8Jeff Chen8CANTFAIL DWEEZIL FOLKART GETSDOWN ROBABANK WOOLCAP WWIIVET XKCD
Sun Apr 9Byron Walden22AGOODWOMAN BAVIER BLUELEANING BOBROBERTS CRONUTS DOMINATORS FLOODLAMPOON HOBBITHOLE HORSEDRAWNCARTOON INDA LALOIRE MAINDRAGOON MONSTERSBALLOON MOVIEBUFFOON MYGALSALOON REFLEXTESTS SAUSAGEFESTOON SMALLMOUTHBASSOON THISISUS TURNTOGOLD TWEETSTORM WAILINGWALLOON
Mon Apr 10Lonnie Burton0
Tue Apr 11Zachary Spitz and Diane Roseman4GAZEINTO NICARAGUATEMALA PAKISTANZANIA SWITZERLANDORRA
Wed Apr 12Emily Carroll4GUESSTIMATES HOMEINVADER PORSCHES SPLITTHEBILL
Thu Apr 13Michael Shteyman6DOTDOTDOT GOTTOTHEOTHERSIDE ITHINKNOT ONEPOTATOTWOPOTATO OTTERPOPS TRIPLEOVERTIME
Fri Apr 14Andrew Kingsley3BADRAPS SOUNDASLEEP TERABYTE
Sat Apr 15Peter Wentz4DOGPARKS PHONESERVICE SPACETOURISTS THEMECHANIC
Sun Apr 16Timothy Polin9AMEXCARDS BARMAGNET LOCOMOTED ONONEHAND PLOWSINTO SENIORYEAR SILVERDOME THEHUMANTORNADO TRIGGERING
Mon Apr 17Peter Gordon5APBIO ICESAWS LULULEMON OURLADY VUVUZELAS
Tue Apr 18Bruce Haight0
Wed Apr 19Emanuel Ax and Brad Wilber3HASANIP MANGIA RUNNERSHIGH
Thu Apr 20Jeffrey Wechsler5FORHEAVENSSAKE LANDAT MIDACT TOOKACLASS YESHIVAS
Fri Apr 21Damon Gulczynski4GOGOBOOTS GRAMMARNAZI SMEARTACTIC TOTALBASES
Sat Apr 22Adam Fromm6BITEME JACKASSTHEMOVIE MAKINGDO REDDRESS SINOJAPANESEWAR SLIVERING
Sun Apr 23Olivia Mitra Framke2HOWHIGHTHEMOON ISINGLIKEIFEEL
Mon Apr 24Gary Cee2COUCHPOTATOES NOTHINGBURGER