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263 debut words in 2024

261 are still unique, and 2 have been reused in later puzzles

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

Words here did not appear previously in any puzzle including pre-Shortz and Variety.

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

DateAuthorDebutsStill uniqueReused later
Mon Jan 1, 2024Harry Zheng2TICKTICKBOOM THERETHERENOW
Tue Jan 2, 2024Jeffrey Martinovic1STANDDOWN
Wed Jan 3, 2024Jared Goudsmit4FIRESISTANT BOREPEATING NATURESERVE FAREDUCTION
Thu Jan 4, 2024Chase Dittrich and Christina Iverson1PROSANDCONS
Fri Jan 5, 2024David P. Williams2YOINKED IFIGURED
Sat Jan 6, 2024Ben Tolkin and Julian Xiao7BOKEH PAGINGDRFREUD UNMUTES THATDOGDONTHUNT YEARENDBONUS HUMANPYRAMID HAZYIPA
Sun Jan 7, 2024Michael Schlossberg12SFMOMA SWIMSHIRT ONCEMOREWITHFEELING DATASCRAPER LUCKYNUMBER WERESAVED MUDSEASON KRYSTEN BLAC FLUSTRAIN SPIDERWEBS CBRADIOS
Mon Jan 8, 2024Nate Cardin3SANANTONIOSPURS REDBULLS NOTMYFIRSTRODEO
Tue Jan 9, 2024Adam Wagner4WENTKABOOM FOLLOWEDTHESUN SATINTHEFRIDGE SOLOMONNORTHUP
Wed Jan 10, 2024Chloe Revery and Alissa Revness4TAMINGOFTHECREW GETSINTOCAPE NOGREATCAKES GIFTCOP
Thu Jan 11, 2024Damon Gulczynski4BRAZILIAN AS= BADBREAKUP Y=X
Fri Jan 12, 2024Hemant Mehta6STUFFYNOSE SHOOKTHINGSUP HIDDENFEES BOOTYCALLS BORETHECOST BANNEDBOOKS
Sat Jan 13, 2024Hoang-Kim Vu7JUSTAMOMENT EASYMODE THISISPOINTLESS ABOVEMYPAYGRADE BABYMOON PLAYCATCHUP JIA
Sun Jan 14, 2024John Kugelman13ANOFFERYOU NUMBEROFTHEBEAST AUROR BODYCAM TOYDRIVE BESTACTOR WANDERAROUNDTOWN POWEROFTWO CHICKENTENDERS CANTREFUSE PEREMPTORY FLICKEROFLIGHT WHITTLES
Mon Jan 15, 2024Peter A. Collins4HOPONTHETRAIN LEAPATTHECHANCE BOUNDTOHAPPEN JUMPINTHESHOWER
Tue Jan 16, 2024Marshal Herrmann2SELFFIVE LASTHOPE
Wed Jan 17, 2024Morton J. Mendelson5LEGATOS HALFPAST TEASERRATE BULLETTRAINSSAHARANS
Thu Jan 18, 2024Jon Michnovicz and Carl Michnovicz7HIGHPROTEINDIET HANGGLIDES HEIGHHOS ITSAHELP STIRTHEPOT ONEEIGHTIES THEINDIES
Fri Jan 19, 2024Jacob McDermott4LOOKIEHERE MOVIEDEAL EVILLAUGHS HOMEATLAST
Sat Jan 20, 2024Caitlin Reid and Matthew Stock3ATTAWAY PRINTISSUE INCOGMEATO
Sun Jan 21, 2024John Westwig13WIDEOUT DIDNTSCALEWELL GOTITOFFTHEGROUND CRONUT CORNEREDTHEMARKET RANOUTOFRUNWAY SUFFEREDFROMBURNOUT BAREESSENTIALS POACHEDOUREMPLOYEES SMASHIN YEAHSO FLIPSONACAIBOWL
Mon Jan 22, 2024Jake Halperin3PENGUINBOOKS BIRDSANDBEES TURKEYBOWL
Tue Jan 23, 2024Patrick Maher3LEADAPRON GOLDGLOVE ELEMENTSOFSTYLE
Thu Jan 25, 2024Sam Ezersky9WNBAFINALS WECARD PIGEAR ASKMOM BOHEMIANRHAPSODY LIBDEM DREYERS AREOUT GLASSTHERMOMETER
Fri Jan 26, 2024Sarah Sinclair and Rafael Musa4SOFTLAUNCH GROUPDATE BEBOLD ENEMYTURF
Sat Jan 27, 2024Grace Warrington and Greg Warrington10LEASINGTO JAUNDICE TOOKLEAVE CULTCLASSIC RUSHJOBS GLORIOUSLY RAILTHIN MANDALORIAN BALLUP HOTSOAKS
Sun Jan 28, 2024Nathan Hasegawa7SILENTM CLUBSCENE SPEWSOUT HASABLAST LANEHOG ZIPCARS HOMESTATE
Mon Jan 29, 2024Garrett Chalfin and Andrew Kingsley2FLASHSALE FAIRTRIAL
Tue Jan 30, 2024Freddie Cheng4TJUNCTION COMBATVEHICLE SLEEVELESSTOP DROPSLIKEASTONE
Wed Jan 31, 2024Nathan Hale5POLYGRAPH BACKEDAWORK CROSSEDABEAR TIMEDAGETUP READIEDAROCK
Thu Feb 1, 2024Simeon Seigel7NEGAWATT SWELLING JAMON LATEBET RAMALAMADINGDONG DOXES WHENTHETIMECOMES
Fri Feb 2, 2024Ryan Judge5TUPLES ICEARENAS SUNKCOSTFALLACY BELLYOFTHEBEAST HERELIES
Sat Feb 3, 2024Carolyn Davies Lynch and Jeff Chen7BRAINSURGERY ICEHUT COMEINHOT UNDYING SOURBEERS KIARIO ELKSLODGE
Sun Feb 4, 2024Daniel Grinberg11SIXINCHORFOOTLONG JOGGLE BIFLAG PLEASEBESEATED SIRYESSIR CANTCOMPLAIN JILLBIDEN ALLEGORIC STUNKAT YOURETHEBOSS TELLMEIMPRETTY
Mon Feb 5, 2024Desirée Penner and Jeff Sinnock4POLKAPOWER RUBOFFON SCUBAMASKS LEAKTO
Tue Feb 6, 2024Victor Barocas3FORGEDALLIANCES SPICEDRUM RAISINBRAN
Wed Feb 7, 2024Daniel Mauer6FLYINGSOLO MYGGGGENERATION PPPPOKERFACE HEMOGLOBIN LOWHIT LALALALALOLA
Thu Feb 8, 2024Samuel A. Donaldson3CHARGEUP FLUBUG CAPTCHAS
Fri Feb 9, 2024Christina Iverson5ALOTTOUNPACK QUIETQUITTING CUREDPORK FLUTESOLO HIERARCHAL
Sat Feb 10, 2024Zhouqin Burnikel8EWALLET CATDAD MEGACON ELFHAT OKISEE ROTELLE RECLEAGUES GONGXIFACAI
Sun Feb 11, 2024Peter Koetters7SIDENOTES PITCHMEN SPIRITPHONE STOCKTICKER THOMASALVA STUDIOERA NOCOVER
Mon Feb 12, 2024Jess Shulman and Amie Walker3NUDGENUDGE COUGHCOUGH POTBROWNIES
Tue Feb 13, 2024Peter Gordon4BLUEFLAME SUNKING DOGTV TEAMPLAYERS
Wed Feb 14, 2024Ella Dershowitz3TVACTOR TIMEGAPS THEVA
Thu Feb 15, 2024Teddy Katz and Rich Katz1DERIEN
Fri Feb 16, 2024Colin Adams3HBCU MESSYBUN HIGHWAYHYPNOSIS
Sat Feb 17, 2024Spencer Leach and Jem Burch9VRHEADSETS SUSHIPIZZA ONTOPOFIT DONEZO BRUISING POKEBALL TSWIZZLE QBSACKS DOJA
Sun Feb 18, 2024Sid Sivakumar5OVERSTOCKS CATSPA HEARDTHROUGH RESCUEOP DOLLPARTS
Mon Feb 19, 2024Adam Wagner3BADNAME FOURDIMENSIONAL VAPER
Tue Feb 20, 2024Robert S. Gard4CONTACTHIGH SNARKED WILDIDEA BIKINITAN
Wed Feb 21, 2024Jeffrey Martinovic2TAUTOLOGICAL EASTTIMOR
Thu Feb 22, 2024Dan Schoenholz1PRIVACY
Fri Feb 23, 2024Larry Snyder4THERANOS EMMYNOD TATTEDUP ATEONESWORDS

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