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315 Shortz Era debuts in year 2018

314 are still unique, and 1 has 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
Mon Jan 1Matthew Sewell8BELEAGUERED BLAZEOFGLORY BURNINGLOVE DISCOINFERNO ETERNALFLAME ICECAVE MAKENOSENSE OILSANDS
Tue Jan 2Zhouqin Burnikel6CALLNOW EMAILALERT HAVEASEAT IHADABLAST MOVEAHEAD TAKEITSLOW
Wed Jan 3Bruce Haight5DATENUT ICANNOLIIMAGINE ITSNACHOPROBLEM LETSTACOBOUTIT YAWANNAPIZZAME
Thu Jan 4Daniel Mauer1412DOWN 18ACROSS 1SIES 2TORED 44ACROSS 48DOWN 4AGE 4WARDINGADDRESS ALLOWEDIN CRE8 CREATINE INM8 VIED4 WALRUSES
Fri Jan 5Ned White6CRAWDADDY HEADCOUNTS NOTSPAM SECRETWORD TAMALEPIE SOLOCUP (2)
Sat Jan 6Peter Wentz9CAPITALM DARETODREAM DARTGUN DIGICAMS LITTERBOXES MAJORLABELS POWERLEVEL SOLDOFF THEBEEB
Sun Jan 7David 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
Mon Jan 8Sam Ezersky6GLASSOFOJ ISTHATOKAY MILOOSHEA NYJETS YEAHFINE YOUWILLOBEY
Tue Jan 9Peter A. Collins3MONKEYED NORTHAMERICA STROBEEFFECT
Wed Jan 10Sen. Joe Donnelly and Michael S. Maurer1WISEASS
Thu Jan 11Sam Trabucco10A-Z BOPIT CALPOLY DOILOOKLIKEIMD- HI-C NO-NO OPENATAB PLEASELETMEFIN- QUIETIWASSPEAK- TALKSTRASH
Fri Jan 12Erik Agard13ATIEMPO CAMELID DOSAS EACHONETEACHONE EARPIECES HARAM INDEPENDENCEAVE LENSSPEED MAKEAFRESHSTART RELOCATED TENROUNDS THATSATALLORDER THIEL
Sat Jan 13Alan DerKazarian3BITSEC SOLANGE WATERDOG
Sun Jan 14Joel Fagliano6DANTONI GODARK HOPSTEP NOFOOD OBSTRUCTIONOFJUSTICE PRICECAP
Mon Jan 15Agnes Davidson and Zhouqin Burnikel4COSPLAYS GOSOX NEWRELEASE REALDEALS
Tue Jan 16David Steinberg1KTOWN
Wed Jan 17Jules Markey5ABUNCH AGAMEOFINCHES DNASAMPLES DOWNFEATHERS TELLMEANOTHERONE
Thu Jan 18Ryan McCarty and Alan Southworth8BOBBER CEMENTMASON HIGHROBBERY KUBO ONESTREET RUNATRAIN SUBSTATIONS TRYOUTCAMPS
Fri Jan 19David J. Kahn3ALLINONEPRINTER GRABBAR PARADOR
Sat Jan 20Alex Vratsanos7BIGTICKETITEM BOOPADOOP MAJORITYRULES MORLOCKS RELEASEWAIVER SENDALETTER SISTERSOULJAH
Sun Jan 21Victor Barocas and Andy Kravis19BOYSLIFE CRYFORHELP DREYER ELIZABETHANERA GAYBORHOODS MMA NFLGAME NOTSAFEFORWORK PETGOAT PIANOTRIO PLAYFORTIME RECIPEFORDISASTER SEANYOUNG SEMIPRIVATE SHEDFUL TELECOMMUTE TEMPORARYEMPLOYEE TOTEBOARD UNALLAYED
Mon Jan 22Paolo Pasco2METRICTON OBLASTS
Tue Jan 23Jim Hilger1WHERESOEVER
Wed Jan 24Kathy Wienberg4ESTATECARAT FORWARDPASSAT HONEYCOMBAT MAMMOTHCAVEAT
Thu Jan 25Alex Eaton-Salners6BENTO CONCRETES OLINE RICOLA SCUBATANK VERBALISE
Fri Jan 26Caleb Madison7COVERBAND KARATEKID NYRANGERS ONADOWNER SISTERWIVES WIKILEAKS WORDVOMIT
Sat Jan 27Mark Diehl11BEANPLANTS BLOODBORNE CLAMJUICE ERRATAPAGE FMSTEREO MIDMARCH STEADYDIET TEAMEVENTS TEMPEH THINKYOUNG TRASHMOUTH
Sun Jan 28Priscilla Clark and Jeff Chen11ABOUTABOT BEVERLYHILLSCOW CCTV CELTICHARPS DATALOSS HUSTLEANDFLOP ILOVEYOUMAO LICENCETOKILT SWAMPTHINS TERMINATORS THECOLOROFMONET
Mon Jan 29Lynn Lempel4ATLARGERACE BPA MODELUN PRINTMEDIUM
Tue Jan 30Emily Carroll3KALAMATA LYCRAS RAMENNOODLE
Wed Jan 31Josh Radnor and Jeff Chen7MINIOREO OMAHAMOMENTS OMALLEYCATS OMENVOGUE OMITSNOJOKE PREMEDITATED TDPASSES
Thu Feb 1Damon Gulczynski0
Fri Feb 2Randolph Ross4DOGSPAS ENEWS NICHOLASI TREADEDON
Sat Feb 3Sam Ezersky and Byron Walden15AIRDAM COOKEDKALE EYEHAND GAPPY GOASKANYONE HUNGOVER IFEELLOVE KAZAKHS LGBTRIGHTS PAYAFEE PIBBXTRA SONOFADAM TRAVELBLOG TURNRIPE WESTCORK
Sun Feb 4David Levinson Wilk10DRYSENSEOFHUMOR EAGERTO EVERYBODYSACOMEDIAN FUNNYORDIE IWASONLYKIDDING LABNOTES PERINATAL THATSHYSTERICAL THELAUGHFACTORY THEPRU
Mon Feb 5Alan Arbesfeld1FULLTIMEJOB
Tue Feb 6Bruce Haight5ADOPTME DEEPVOICE DEMOVERSION DODGEVIPER ORONYMS
Wed Feb 7Stu Ockman1MAKECONNECTIONS
Thu Feb 8Erik Agard4ANSELELGORT SIDEEYE SILENTO TAYEDIGGS
Fri Feb 9Brendan Emmett Quigley5EMPHASISMINE PORTRAITGALLERY SCENEII SQUATJUMP ZAPPER
Sat Feb 10Finn Vigeland10EATATHOME GOLDENPEN LATEAPRIL LINMANUELMIRANDA MLBDRAFT NIHAO PREOPS SWIFFER WHATATRIP ZOMBIEAPOCALYPSE
Sun Feb 11Matt Ginsberg6FEVERISHLY GERIATRICIAN IDEALOGUES ISHEDEAD PROFITEERING SAILHO
Mon Feb 12Michael Black5CARDHOLDER DISCOVERSION ELVISANDME OAXACAMEXICO UNJAMS
Tue Feb 13Bruce Haight3BATCHEDIT GOSIDEWAYS MURSES
Wed Feb 14Mary Lou Guizzo5CUPIDSARROWS ITWASNTTOBE MARIONROSS MCJOBS STATESENATORS
Thu Feb 15Peter Gordon5BONDPAPER LUKEMARTIN MARIONCRANE SCOUTFINCH TRIAMINIC
Fri Feb 16David Steinberg3SPEEDBALL TATEMODERN YOGURTSMOOTHIE
Sat Feb 17Peter Wentz5AUTOMAKER BODYSPRAY FARMTEAMS MBADEGREE NBAGAMES
Sun Feb 18Elizabeth A. Long8BINGERROR EARLYAMEN LITAFIRE PHONEMARS PRIMCOLORS SLUMBERPAY SPEAKSFLY TDPASS
Mon Feb 19Bruce Haight3ANDSOAMI FILMLOVER HANDGRIP
Tue Feb 20Joel Fagliano7ACTIVIA HIGHDEFINITION HUFFPOST LEXICOGRAPHERS MEANINGOFLIFE OVEREXPLAINED SNOCAPS