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165 debut words in 2023

165 are still unique, and 0 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
Sun Jan 1Adam Wagner, Michael Lieberman and Rafael Musa8GETBACKINSHAPE LOVEWILLTEARUSAPART MOUNTAINSTATES RECTANGULARPRISM COLLABORATE POSESNUDE BREAKOUTINSONG FRIENDSINHIGHPLACES
Mon Jan 2Seth Bisen-Hersh3BUNSENBURNER HAMBURGERBUN TRIBUTEALBUM
Tue Jan 3Margaret Seikel5BREAKTHINGS MOVEFASTAND THATSSURPRISING MEGCABOT WANNAGO
Wed Jan 4Laura Breiman and Tom Bachant1SONOS
Thu Jan 5Emily Carroll2COCHAIRS CURBYOURENTHUSIASM
Fri Jan 6Erica Hsiung Wojcik7JUDITHHEUMANN CELLOBOW CUESHEETS FURBABIES ILLMANAGE ITSJUSTME COURTSIDESEAT
Sat Jan 7Adam Aaronson13DIDYOUHEAR ITALIANLIT MEEPLE MENIALWORK THESEPARTS THEU ATAMINIMUM BAKEDCLAM INTHELOOP JENNINGS OUTOFTOUCH STANDUPGUY GOSHDARNIT
Sun Jan 8Wyna Liu11ECTOMOBILE NOGENTLEMAN SOLARENGINE ALLACCESS AUTOFILL BONSAITREE THINGY TILINGS WELP DELIWRAP LARGEBILLS
Mon Jan 9Andrea Carla Michaels and Kevin Christian4CRACKEDCRAB CTRLV KICKSBACK JACKANDCOKE
Wed Jan 11Victor Barocas4BONDRATIO GETTINGLOST MEGADEALS PAYLOTS
Thu Jan 12Grant Thackray6BETTINGGETTER NUMBINGTRACKERS SAUCINGFLYERS STUFFINGSTOCKER GETSAC ROUGHSTART
Fri Jan 13Brad Wiegmann3ARTEST RETHATCH RACEWALKS
Sat Jan 14David Karp1WHAPS
Sun Jan 15Michael Schlossberg4BITROT KORMA UPCYCLE TOMAKEALONGSTORYSHORT
Mon Jan 16Michael Paleos2TERMOFADDRESS PASSPORTSTAMP
Tue Jan 17Erika Ettin3SHADINESS DAGNABBIT TAGSALONG
Wed Jan 18Lindsay McBride2ANSWERTHEPHONE DOYOUNEEDARIDE
Thu Jan 19Daniel Bodily6FIESTABOWL PASTABARS SUBGENRE TOYPIANOS WENTABROAD RUNUPATAB
Fri Jan 20Robert S. Greenfield2YUVALNOAHHARARI DADTOBE
Sat Jan 21David Distenfeld8HALFSIBLING ICEPELLET INDEXFUND NATIVESOIL NOTDOINGSOHOT SHABBATSHALOM BESTOFSEVEN PEOPLEWATCHES
Sun Jan 22Garrett Chalfin16CHILIFACTORY CRAFTYFAIRY HIPPIEBOOTY NOSYBESTIE PHONYBOOKIE POINTYOUTIE SWEETIETREATY TESTYGROUPIE WHINYSTORY ALASNO FANTODS IFYOUWISH LAHIRI YHEAR PRTALK WILDGINGER
Mon Jan 23Adrian Johnson2PITUITARY CHAMPAGNEFLUTE
Tue Jan 24Aaron M. Rosenberg and Jeff Chen5SPEECHAID GUMSUP PASSAMILESTONE REIGNITED TOOLONGDIDNTREAD
Wed Jan 25Nancy Serrano-Wu4STARPITCHERS FANTASYDRAFTS HADITALL PENALTYSHOTS
Thu Jan 26Dan Ziring and Quiara Vasquez6FFOFORFORM GGRGROGROW SSWSWESWELSWELL SNOWBALLEFFECTS CAPRISUN FORMYPART
Fri Jan 27Joe Deeney6ALANISMORISSETTE CREAMALE SKEEZY JAGGEDLITTLEPILL JUSTINTIMBERLAKE THESOCIALNETWORK
Sat Jan 28Kevin Christian9ALPHAVILLE ARISHAPIRO EVILDEAD JUNETEENTH MOOCHEDOFF POSTMALONE REALNAME SLEEPINGIN WAYMO
Sun Jan 29Rich Katz8EVENTALLY DEATHEATER PROMPOSALS SOREFEET SPRAYON TSAPRE KCUPPOD RFIDTAG
Mon Jan 30David Steinberg5RIGHTBETWEENTHE ALICIAGARZA AUDIOINPUT DEVILEDEGGS THISISANOUTRAGE
Tue Jan 31Erik Agard5FANTASYSAGA HEROFORHIRE SHUG FIRSTUP HALOHALO
Wed Feb 1Dan Caprera4KLEPTOCRATIC MAGICMAN MOTHERSHIP TRACTORBEAMS

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