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154 debuts in year 2020

154 are still unique, and 0 have been reused in later puzzles

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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
Christina Iverson and Jeff Chen8
Ed Sessa5
Will Treece6
Adam Aaronson14
Will Nediger9
Tess Davison and Kathy Lowden0
Ross Trudeau7
Amanda Yesnowitz and Joon Pahk6
Alex Eaton-Salners5
Brendan Emmett Quigley9
Andrew J. Ries7
Evan Mahnken and David Steinberg10
Alan Arbesfeld5
Jim Peredo2
Mary Lou Guizzo0
Erik Agard and Jeff Chen4
Ryan Patrick Smith5
Ryan McCarty7
Victor Barocas12
Evan Kalish5
Carl Larson1
Alex Eaton-Salners1
Barbara Lin4
Scott Earl5
Stella Zawistowski4
Erik Agard13

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