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Most popular answers found only in pre-Shortz puzzles

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RankCount   Words
1.148INEE
2.135ARAR
3.119UNAL
4.109ENARE
5.107ENNS
6.106ATLE
7.103ISER
8.102IRADE
9.98AMENT
10.95AVAL
11.93TAA
12.87STOSS
13.79NEP
14.76SAIC
15.75OLENT SNY
17.70PALI UNAU
19.68AROA ILI
21.67EBOE
22.66AET
23.65RENAN SPT
25.63ACOR
26.62INIA NEF
28.59ICA SPES
30.58TOLA
31.57IRO
32.55ADIB
33.54ANAM
34.53ARRA
35.52APRA BLE ENAM NIDE SCAP SERES TEIL
42.51ARADA IMPI REHAN SIDI
46.50BORI LAON ONAS TOLU
50.49ESSED UNIO
52.48SLEY
53.47AFER ARNA
55.46ANAK NOIL
57.45ALEM ANETA AROE ECAD
61.44ANETO AULA INONU SABA SORI
66.43IRRA RIF SALSE
69.42ADRA MEED MEMEL UNDE URAN
74.41ALEP ELANET ELU ESER PERA
79.40BIRR DREE RAAD SOONG TST
84.39AAL ADIPOSE AVENA HOARE LORO MUT NUNC
91.38COBH ESTOC SBE ULEMA UME
96.37EMPS ILUS LORY RIE RYOT UNIAT
102.36ABB AINE ATETE DENES EHEU ELOD EVORA GAMP NIRA URGA
112.35ACIER EBO ENEAS
115.34APURE ATAS AYAH ENTAD ETORO MAHAN ODAL OLIC RASSE TIENS TRIN
126.33ALME ANANA ARNEE ETANA FAMA FRAP OBED OCRA OMO SCIO SKEP TSANA
138.32ALARY ERIAN IRI RAMEE SASIN SIF
144.31AETA ARAD NORE RENIG SAPO SLEAVE TRASS VARA
152.30AGONE EGIL ENIF FANE ICENI ILLA LATERAN MALAN MERO OHRE OTES RIOM SERAPIS TAINE
166.29ABIB ABL COPAL EYAS MALMO NIG OTATE OTSU URFA
175.28ADAD AGIOS ALN AMMA ASUR ATOLE BEATA CATA GENU GRA NARDS POH RINE RUGA SAVA SIND
191.27AMENE ANER AOH ATABAL BICE BLET ERP HERTER IPIL NBE ORNES PARTE SAVO SCOTER SNED STRASS TENE UMT
209.26ARALU ARANS AVENS BENARES CONGE INION IOOO ITU MELOS MESSINA NENG NUMA PANI PARRS PIR RIGI SHARED SMALT UFA
228.25ADMI ALEXANDRIA CIST HAMES HILA ISBA LCI LELIA NARINE NEOCENE RADA SPS TEER TOSTI ULTO VITE VRAI
245.24ACCA AHAH ALIDADE AUDE AULIS BUNA CEARA DEMES EAM ERD FEME GATH GATUN ILMEN ITEAS LALLA MONEL NID REMEMBER SELIM SIEPI URIAL UTAS WEEN
269.23ABADAN APARA ATRO AVAR AVINE BINES BORU DERNA DOUD ELLICE EUA FESTE ISOLT LACET NAGA NIEL OESE PASSY PENANG PIAVE PICE SAIPAN SERG STYR THEW TOMAN TSTS UNRRA XAT
298.22ACERATE ALIM AMASA APL ATEO CERATE CHINE DEMY EDENITE ENSATE ERISTIC HORSA LENES NEESE NEPS OETA OMAO ONGO PALEA PENSE PRATER RIDD RMA SALAL SENNET SPRAG TEGS TOBIN TRIANON UCA UNCO
329.21ACEA ACET ARARAS CIMA CLEMENT DHU ELEME EPHAH ETSI EXEAT FANES FUAD GRS HORTA IGNI IRONE LEUR LIAS NAA NENNI NETOP NISH NIZAM ONCA ORAGE ORISSA OXON PEBA PHOT RACA REPP RETEM RYOTS SCS SENA SERIC SURAT SUS SWART UMPH USSS VAE VATIC YNE
373.20AAF ABRIS ACARI ADUST AEGIR ANOAS BEVAN BRAW CALIBAN DRINA EDAR ESKAR ESTREAT FIACRE FID ILOT LOIR NARRA NOPAL OBOLE RANN SETEE SINON SISE TAEN TEOS TUFA TUR UNIR UPOLU
403.19ACINI ALCO AMORET ARLINE ARNI BOWLES CALOR DARNEL DONEGAL DREST ECTAL ELAMITE ESTRADE EYOT FOSSA GANNET HUSS ICENT INAE IRIAN LCT MACLE NAPU NEPOS NOCT NONAGE NORNS NOVE OKEH OLAM PILI PLASH PRASE RANCE SAIGA SCEND SERRY SICE SIMLA STREETER TRONA TSIN UCUT URUGUAY USANCE USOS