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Most popular answers for all Shortz Era crosswords

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RankCount   Words
1.593ERA
2.508AREA
3.482ERE
4.478ONE
5.465ELI
6.460ORE
7.440ATE
8.437ALE
9.422ETA
10.421ALI
11.415ERIE
12.410ARE
13.407OLE
14.399ERR
15.390ALOE
16.388ALA
17.383IRE
18.382ODE
19.368EEL
20.367ARIA
21.366ADO ESS
23.364EDEN
24.362ACE
25.361EAR
26.359ANTE ENE
28.356ASH SPA
30.355ELSE
31.348IRA
32.339END
33.338NEE
34.329ESE
35.327APE EST
37.319EAT SEE
39.318AGE
40.316OREO
41.308IDEA
42.307ANT
43.299EVE TEE
45.297EGO ICE
47.296NET
48.295ART
49.293ANTI
50.292ASS TEN
52.291AHA
53.287TEA
54.286ANA
55.285TAR
56.284ARI
57.283ETE
58.282ISEE
59.280ARENA LEE SEA
62.275ASEA
63.274ORAL
64.273ASIA SET
66.270TNT
67.268ECO SHE
69.267ESP
70.265ODOR TSAR
72.264EASE ELS
74.263EPEE EROS
76.262USE
77.261ACRE YES
79.259EON ETNA
81.258ALAS
82.256IDO
83.255NOR OSLO
85.254ETAL TREE
87.253ONCE
88.252ERASE
89.251ALEE OLEO
91.250NEO RIO
93.249ENS RES STAR
96.247ISLE OAR
98.246ECHO
99.245LIE
100.244ADS AMI IDOL LEI
104.243RTE STY
106.242RNA
107.241AIR ENDS EPA
110.240ANON EDGE
112.239ALL
113.238NRA STE
115.235ENOS OBOE ONO
118.234ANN
119.233ERIN
120.232AMEN EWE IRON OAT ONES
125.229ALEC ENO SSE STIR
129.228EDIT ESSO
131.227ACHE ACT ANNE ASHE ETS
136.225ABE RAN
138.224ASAP EERIE
140.222AERO AMA ELAN ITEM
144.221ADAM ALTO LEA
147.220EMU ERAS ETON LET RAE
152.219ARES EAST ROE
155.217ADE RED TOE
158.216ABLE IRAN TIE
161.215ARC OIL OMAR
164.214INRE LES OTTO
167.213ALOT TSE
169.212ELO ERIC ERS
172.211RAT
173.210DEN PER RARE
176.209AGO EYE ILE ORR REST
181.208ELLA ETTE IAN IDA
185.207NEST
186.206ALAN ITO KNEE LEO NERO SAT UTE
193.205OGRE SRO
195.204ARLO AXE ENID
198.203EMIT ITS
200.202OTIS
201.201ADA EDNA SIR SLY
205.200OVA URN
207.199ASP ATOM INN OER
211.198ALES ELL ETRE ILL OPAL
216.197ANNA ETC EVA ION
220.196APSE OLD TED
223.195ARM NIL ORES USER
227.194AVE AWE EDS ESAU IDLE OMEN ORO OVER
235.193AAA IOTA PTA
238.192EER ERLE
240.191DNA ETTA NEA UTAH
244.190ALSO NEAT OPERA RENE RENO
249.189ATM NED ONTO
252.188ABET AFAR ASA IRS
256.187EVER SAD
258.186ELAL ELIA SOS
261.184ANEW ANTS ARAB IRENE NNE SRI STET USA
269.183ANY ARID ASTI ENTER IRIS NTH RAH
276.182SRS SST
278.181RCA STAT TAN
281.180AURA AVA INTO SNL
285.179AGEE ALIT ELM OGLE OMIT SSTS
291.178ACNE EPIC ESTE PEA TRA UNIT
297.177PRO STEM
299.176AND ASTA
301.175EURO NEED STEP
304.174ARA BRA REA STAN TERI UNO
310.173EGAD ESSE ORCA OTT TRI URGE
316.172EMO ODES
318.171EDAM EIRE ELLE EVIL ROT SAL
324.170EKE IGOR NEON
327.169ADD AONE ATARI ECRU ERRS ONEA OPEN
334.168ABA AVER EMIR HER PAR RUE
340.167ACES ANI INCA
343.166ENT ERN MAR OVAL SNAP SON TON
350.165ALAI ANO APT EVEN
354.164AKA ALT ASST ELK GEE IRATE LSD PSST
362.163ATOP ELSA INS OBI TAO TIN
368.162AJAR ALONE AOL ARTS ERGO SEN SSS TIS
376.161ACME ACTS ORA REO SENT TRIO URAL
383.160AROMA GAS OWE SLO
387.159ABEL INANE LED NAT OMNI RAP TOT
394.158ICON NESS SIS SLED SNO SPAR YEN
401.157AGES EAU ETAS OMAN OPT OTOE RENT URSA
409.156ADORE ATSEA CIA EGOS MIA ORATE REAR RYE
417.155ARAL ELF REED
420.154EARL EEN ERTE PAL PSI SRA STS
427.153ASK EGG ERATO OHIO TRE
432.152ABS AVON CAR EDIE NOSE ODD SAG TEEN USES
441.151AIL ERAT NSA TDS
445.150AMES ONUS PIE RIOT SAN SCAR
451.149ALOHA ALP ATIT OLA OLIO TEL
457.148AGRA ALAMO ALIEN EELS ELATE ORB RHO YET
465.147ASIS ESTEE NAP NEAR ONA RATE STA
472.146ADEN AMP CAT CPA DOE ERNIE ETTU NBA PEN REN SARI SEC SSN TET
486.145IKE ULNA YEA
489.144AGAR ASTO ELENA LEER RBI REEL STAG USED