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654 debuts in year 2018

652 are still unique, and 2 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

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
Matthew Sewell8BELEAGUERED BLAZEOFGLORY BURNINGLOVE DISCOINFERNO ETERNALFLAME ICECAVE MAKENOSENSE OILSANDS
Zhouqin Burnikel6CALLNOW EMAILALERT HAVEASEAT IHADABLAST MOVEAHEAD TAKEITSLOW
Bruce Haight5DATENUT ICANNOLIIMAGINE ITSNACHOPROBLEM LETSTACOBOUTIT YAWANNAPIZZAME
Daniel Mauer1412DOWN 18ACROSS 1SIES 2TORED 44ACROSS 48DOWN 4AGE 4WARDINGADDRESS ALLOWEDIN CRE8 CREATINE INM8 VIED4 WALRUSES
Ned White6CRAWDADDY HEADCOUNTS NOTSPAM SECRETWORD TAMALEPIE SOLOCUP (2)
Peter Wentz9CAPITALM DARETODREAM DARTGUN DIGICAMS LITTERBOXES MAJORLABELS POWERLEVEL SOLDOFF THEBEEB
David Steinberg17BRAIDEDRUG CARFIRES CHOCHANG/CHACHING DANGEROUS/DUNGAREES DEALAMEAL/DAILYMAIL DIGITIZE FOULCALL/FUELCELL HADAGOATIT MINTOREOS/MANTARAYS OPIOID RELIESUPON SAOIRSE SPICYFOOD/SPECIFIED STRINGTIE/STRONGTEA TRICKSTER/TRACKSTAR TRIJETS WHATATOOL/WHITETAIL
Sam Ezersky6GLASSOFOJ ISTHATOKAY MILOOSHEA NYJETS YEAHFINE YOUWILLOBEY
Peter A. Collins3MONKEYED NORTHAMERICA STROBEEFFECT
Sen. Joe Donnelly and Michael S. Maurer1WISEASS
Sam Trabucco10A-Z BOPIT CALPOLY DOILOOKLIKEIMD- HI-C NO-NO OPENATAB PLEASELETMEFIN- QUIETIWASSPEAK- TALKSTRASH
Erik Agard13ATIEMPO CAMELID DOSAS EACHONETEACHONE EARPIECES HARAM INDEPENDENCEAVE LENSSPEED MAKEAFRESHSTART RELOCATED TENROUNDS THATSATALLORDER THIEL
Alan DerKazarian3BITSEC SOLANGE WATERDOG
Joel Fagliano6DANTONI GODARK HOPSTEP NOFOOD OBSTRUCTIONOFJUSTICE PRICECAP
Agnes Davidson and Zhouqin Burnikel4COSPLAYS GOSOX NEWRELEASE REALDEALS
David Steinberg1KTOWN
Jules Markey5ABUNCH AGAMEOFINCHES DNASAMPLES DOWNFEATHERS TELLMEANOTHERONE
Ryan McCarty and Alan Southworth8BOBBER CEMENTMASON HIGHROBBERY KUBO ONESTREET RUNATRAIN SUBSTATIONS TRYOUTCAMPS
David J. Kahn3ALLINONEPRINTER GRABBAR PARADOR
Alex Vratsanos7BIGTICKETITEM BOOPADOOP MAJORITYRULES MORLOCKS RELEASEWAIVER SENDALETTER SISTERSOULJAH
Victor Barocas and Andy Kravis19BOYSLIFE CRYFORHELP DREYER ELIZABETHANERA GAYBORHOODS MMA NFLGAME NOTSAFEFORWORK PETGOAT PIANOTRIO PLAYFORTIME RECIPEFORDISASTER SEANYOUNG SEMIPRIVATE SHEDFUL TELECOMMUTE TEMPORARYEMPLOYEE TOTEBOARD UNALLAYED
Paolo Pasco2METRICTON OBLASTS
Jim Hilger1WHERESOEVER
Kathy Wienberg4ESTATECARAT FORWARDPASSAT HONEYCOMBAT MAMMOTHCAVEAT
Alex Eaton-Salners6BENTO CONCRETES OLINE RICOLA SCUBATANK VERBALISE
Caleb Madison7COVERBAND KARATEKID NYRANGERS ONADOWNER SISTERWIVES WIKILEAKS WORDVOMIT
Mark Diehl11BEANPLANTS BLOODBORNE CLAMJUICE ERRATAPAGE FMSTEREO MIDMARCH STEADYDIET TEAMEVENTS TEMPEH THINKYOUNG TRASHMOUTH
Priscilla Clark and Jeff Chen11ABOUTABOT BEVERLYHILLSCOW CCTV CELTICHARPS DATALOSS HUSTLEANDFLOP ILOVEYOUMAO LICENCETOKILT SWAMPTHINS TERMINATORS THECOLOROFMONET
Lynn Lempel4ATLARGERACE BPA MODELUN PRINTMEDIUM
Emily Carroll3KALAMATA LYCRAS RAMENNOODLE
Josh Radnor and Jeff Chen7MINIOREO OMAHAMOMENTS OMALLEYCATS OMENVOGUE OMITSNOJOKE PREMEDITATED TDPASSES
Damon Gulczynski0
Randolph Ross4DOGSPAS ENEWS NICHOLASI TREADEDON
Sam Ezersky and Byron Walden15AIRDAM COOKEDKALE EYEHAND GAPPY GOASKANYONE HUNGOVER IFEELLOVE KAZAKHS LGBTRIGHTS PAYAFEE PIBBXTRA SONOFADAM TRAVELBLOG TURNRIPE WESTCORK
David Levinson Wilk10DRYSENSEOFHUMOR EAGERTO EVERYBODYSACOMEDIAN FUNNYORDIE IWASONLYKIDDING LABNOTES PERINATAL THATSHYSTERICAL THELAUGHFACTORY THEPRU
Alan Arbesfeld1FULLTIMEJOB
Bruce Haight5ADOPTME DEEPVOICE DEMOVERSION DODGEVIPER ORONYMS
Stu Ockman1MAKECONNECTIONS
Erik Agard4ANSELELGORT SIDEEYE SILENTO TAYEDIGGS
Brendan Emmett Quigley5EMPHASISMINE PORTRAITGALLERY SCENEII SQUATJUMP ZAPPER
Finn Vigeland10EATATHOME GOLDENPEN LATEAPRIL LINMANUELMIRANDA MLBDRAFT NIHAO PREOPS SWIFFER WHATATRIP ZOMBIEAPOCALYPSE
Matt Ginsberg6FEVERISHLY GERIATRICIAN IDEALOGUES ISHEDEAD PROFITEERING SAILHO
Michael Black5CARDHOLDER DISCOVERSION ELVISANDME OAXACAMEXICO UNJAMS
Bruce Haight3BATCHEDIT GOSIDEWAYS MURSES
Mary Lou Guizzo5CUPIDSARROWS ITWASNTTOBE MARIONROSS MCJOBS STATESENATORS
Peter Gordon5BONDPAPER LUKEMARTIN MARIONCRANE SCOUTFINCH TRIAMINIC
David Steinberg3SPEEDBALL TATEMODERN YOGURTSMOOTHIE
Peter Wentz5AUTOMAKER BODYSPRAY FARMTEAMS MBADEGREE NBAGAMES
Elizabeth A. Long8BINGERROR EARLYAMEN LITAFIRE PHONEMARS PRIMCOLORS SLUMBERPAY SPEAKSFLY TDPASS
Bruce Haight3ANDSOAMI FILMLOVER HANDGRIP
Joel Fagliano7ACTIVIA HIGHDEFINITION HUFFPOST LEXICOGRAPHERS MEANINGOFLIFE OVEREXPLAINED SNOCAPS
Ori Brian and Zachary Spitz1SPORTSREPORTER
Zhouqin Burnikel3APPETIZERS PICANTE REVERSINGCOURSE
Trenton Charlson5BJNOVAK CTHULHU DADJOKE HEATMAP ROSECUT
John Guzzetta5AIRPLAY BASICSKILLS BINGEWATCHING FIFTHESTATE SLIPPERYSLOPE
Will Nediger4GEORGIANERA INMIDAIR SURFNTURF WENTSTAG
Andrea Carla Michaels and Mark Diehl4GREWUPON ORWORSE RUNERRANDS STILLKICKING
Ross Trudeau3EVERLYBROTHERS LANGSTONHUGHES ROTFL
Peter A. Collins3MUSICSCHOOL STAYSINSIDE WACOTEXAS
Timothy Polin2FIGHTINGWORDS TORCHRELAY
Rachel Maddow and Joe DiPietro5COUGHBUTTON FOIAREQUEST IFYOUCAN ROCKFANS SLOTTING
Damon Gulczynski4ITSAWRAP NUDESCENE POSTERIZE TATTOOIST
Byron Walden14HATTIP INTHOUGHTASMUCH LIONTAMING LOVATO OHMAMA PROBLEMSECTIONS SINGOFOMISSION SINSOMESMALLWAY STARINGQUARTET STARTINGDAGGERS STARTLINGLINEUP STINGINTHESHOWER STRINGOPERATIONS THEPIANIST
Lynn Lempel1CAPUCHINS
Bruce Greig1BEARCRAWL
Natan Last, Andy Kravis and the J.A.S.A. Crossword Class5BUILDSON CHRISMARTIN DONTEVEN ITSHOPELESS OHMYLORD
Jim Quinlan5BEINCOUNTER LYINDANCERS MOOINWALKER NOTYOU PLAYINFOLKS
Neville Fogarty and Doug Peterson3JINGOISM KABLOOEY NIGHTMAREFUEL
Ryan McCarty11BIGBATS FIXEDASSETS GEARTRAINS GETSWET GOFORASPIN HADALISP HIGHANDAWAY HOSTCITY ISLANDHOPS ITSODD PETBIRD
Matthew Sewell7DOROTHYGALE JONARBUCKLE LITTLEORPHANANNIE NICKANDNORA THEDARLINGS XSANDYS YOYODIETER
John R. O'Brien1JACKOFSPADES
Carl Worth1ENTERSANDMAN
Jeff Chen6HOTOATMEAL JOHNI MAKESBANK MONCHERI OKFINE ZORK
Joe DiPietro5IDBEHONORED IDBETTERGO IDRATHERNOT IDTAKETHAT ROLLSDICE
Robyn Weintraub7FLOORSIT FRESHENSUP HEMOPHILIA LIVINGDEAD SONDHEIM SOUNDBITES WINEMAKER
Roland Huget4ALTERNATIVEROCK CAREERCRIMINALS CONSTANTCRAVING PERVS
Daniel Raymon10BABYQUAKES HERESLOOKINGATYOUQUID HIPPER ONEUNDER ORDERINTHEQUART PEACHYQUEEN PIUSV QUERYWASHINGTON QUICKBOXER TRENCHQUOTE
Michael Wiesenberg and Andrea Carla Michaels2GREENARROW YELLOWLIGHT
Andrew Zhou7EDINBORO GOLDSTARS SEASONOPENERS SOMERSAULTED SPRINKLERHEAD STUNTSHOW WINDTURBINES
Laura Braunstein5DUCKSOUTOFVIEW FIXIE FLIESINTHEFACE SEALSWITHAKISS YAKSONTHEPHONE
Ross Trudeau5FENCEMENDER KEPTMAN MAJORITYOWNER MOTHERDUCK ROCKINROBIN
Erik Agard11AFROPUNK CHIPPY DARKDAY JANETMOCK KIBBUTZ KISSONTHECHEEK MAKEUPTUTORIAL NADJA POLICEBOX SCENEXIV ZAMBONIS
Byron Walden13AGERANGE CLEVERDICK EMPTYEYES GOPER HIYALL KONACOAST LOVEBOAT MEANGENE MOTTLERS NOSESPRAY ONEPUTTED RECIDIVISM SIRSPEEDY
Finn Vigeland10ACTORSUNIONS KPMG KUSHNER MEGATSUNAMI NERFWAR PHARMA PROMDATES SAMSUNG SUNKCOST WIIU
Andy Kravis5MICROLOAN ROCKCAVES THENFL TOETHEPARTYLINE VICTORYLANE
Peter Koetters6AUGUSTAWIND CONCORDMYFEARS FREELANSING MORETHANJUNEAU SHOTOFF VIJAYSINGH
Peter Gordon8AURILIA GOESSTAG KAHANE KEPTQUIETABOUT LILMO RBG SATBOLTUPRIGHT SCALEMODEL
Claire Muscat and David Steinberg5BURIALMOUND LEANCORNEDBEEF PIZZAFACE QAEDA TONAMEAFEW
Sam Trabucco12DONTWAITUPFORME ENEMYSPY FATHEADED MEGADEAL NEVERFAILS PLEASESTOP SURFSHOPS TIGERMOM WELCOMETOMYLIFE WELLDAMN ZEROTH ZIPON
Kevin G. Der4GOINGINALL IHAVETO LOGINTO TOTALGRIDLOCK
Sam Ezersky12AFISHCALLEDWANDA APERSON ELASTICBANDS HURRICANESANDY KIDINACANDYSTORE LEMMESEE NOTASEASY PANDAEXPRESS RIGHTFIT SPINSHOT THEAMAZINGRANDI YANKEEDOODLEDANDY
Jason Mueller1PARISFRANCE
Damon Gulczynski1THINKQUICKLY
Weird Al Yankovic and Eric Berlin5AFEWGOUDAMEN FETAATTRACTION MUENSTERSINC THEPELICANBRIE BICPEN (2)
David J. Kahn5AUDIOTAPES BOTTOMOFTHENINTH DOWNBYTHREE GRANDSLAMHOMERUN TWOMENOUT
David Steinberg9ARUNFORONESMONEY EZPASSLANE HELICOPTERPARENT LUNARROVER MERCILESS SONICDEPTHFINDER STANDINGOODSTEAD THATSWHATSHESAID WARBABIES
Mark Diehl11BEERGARITA COFFEEMATE COPIEDDOWN ENGINENUMBER FAIRDICE IMNOEXPERT MENUPAGES OPENSWIDE PRECESS RUBRAW TRAMROUTES
Patrick Berry11ABSTAINED BEAKOFLADSTRUCK BEDSIT HAPPENSON HEALFIGHTATROME PALEHAIRYMASS ROCKSTARCASES TERROROFBADGLIDINGS THEFANTATRAYSALE THESTUCKHOPSBEER TRASHPILE
Erik Agard5NIGIRI SWAGSURF TAKEACUT ULTA VIV
Alan Arbesfeld3PSYCHEDOUT SCIENCEFAIR URBANMYTH
Keiran King1SURVEIL
Jules Markey7ASWESAY CABLEBOXES DASHBOARD DREAMCATCHER GENIUSATWORK SAUSAGEPARTY TEAMCREST
Joe Krozel11DURANGOS HAVEASIP JAILABLE OPENPLAN OVERDOSE QUINNS ROUSEY TAKEMORE UNMIXED UNNAILED ZIPPERED
Sam Ezersky9BCHORD BUTALSO CUBSFAN DOTCODOTUK ECOLABEL MASHNOTES MICROUSB MYTHBUSTER ROIDED
Alex Bajcz11ATERIGHT DEADONARRIVAL ENCIPHER FLIESTO MISSESACUE PINCHRAN PUTONNOTICE RUNINCIRCLES SETTOMUSIC STANDINLINE TOSSESTO
David Woolf4ANTIIMMIGRATION ICYROADS SETIINSTITUTE SUNNIISLAM
Wren Schultz1OREDEPOSIT
Peter A. Collins and Bruce Haight6ASTROPOP BOOMING CORNCHEX IPUTASPELLONYOU MATHEXAM TOOTHEXTRACTION
Todd Gross2COUNTTHESQUARES SNEETCHES
Joel Fagliano4APOLOOHNO DEEPSTATE SUBVOCE TWENTYFIVE
Daniel Nierenberg7BUBBLETEA EROTICNOVEL FERRELL GAYMARRIAGE LIEINBED LOWFIBER SEEATTACHED

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