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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
11.94RAMI
12.93TAA
13.87STOSS
14.79NEP
15.76SAIC
16.75OLENT SNY
18.70PALI UNAU
20.68AROA ILI
22.67EBOE
23.66AET
24.65RENAN SPT
26.63ACOR
27.62INIA NEF
29.60ANNAM
30.59ICA SPES
32.58TOLA
33.57IRO
34.55ADIB
35.54ANAM
36.53ARRA
37.52APRA BLE ENAM NIDE SCAP SERES TEIL
44.51ARADA IMPI REHAN SIDI
48.50BORI LAON TOLU
51.49ESSED ONAS UNIO
54.48SLEY
55.47AFER ARNA
57.46ANAK NOIL
59.45ALEM ANETA AROE ECAD
63.44ANETO AULA INONU SABA SORI
68.43IRRA RIF SALSE
71.42ADRA MEED MEMEL UNDE URAN
76.41ALEP ELANET ELU ESER PERA
81.40BIRR DREE RAAD SOONG TST
86.39AAL ADIPOSE AVENA HOARE LORO MUT NUNC
93.38COBH ESTOC SBE ULEMA UME
98.37EMPS ILUS LORY RIE RYOT UNIAT
104.36ABB AINE ATETE DENES EHEU ELOD EVORA GAMP NIRA URGA
114.35ACIER EBO ENEAS
117.34ALME APURE ATAS AYAH ENTAD ETORO MAHAN ODAL OLIC RASSE TIENS TRIN
129.33ANANA ARNEE ETANA FAMA FRAP OBED OCRA OMO SCIO SKEP TSANA
140.32ALARY ERIAN IRI RAMEE SASIN SIF
146.31AETA ARAD MUR NORE RENIG SAPO SLEAVE TRASS VARA
155.30AGONE DOON EGIL ENIF FANE ICENI ILLA LATERAN MALAN MERO OHRE OTES RIOM SERAPIS TAINE
170.29ABIB ABL COPAL EYAS MALMO NIG OTATE OTSU URFA
179.28ADAD AGIOS ALN AMMA ASUR ATOLE BEATA CATA GENU GRA NARDS POH RINE RUGA SAVA SIND
195.27AMENE ANER AOH ATABAL BICE BLET ERP HERTER IPIL NBE ORNES PARTE SAVO SCOTER SNED STRASS TENE UMT
213.26ARALU ARANS AVENS BENARES CONGE INION IOOO ITU MELOS MESSINA NENG NUMA OSCAN PANI PARRS PIR RIGI SHARED SMALT UFA
233.25ADMI ALEXANDRIA CIST HAMES HILA ISBA LCI LELIA NARINE NEOCENE RADA SPS TEER TOSTI ULTO VITE VRAI
250.24ACCA AHAH ALIDADE AUDE AULIS BUNA CEARA DEMES EAM ERD FEME GATH GATUN ILMEN ITEAS LALLA MONEL NID REMEMBER SELIM SIEPI URIAL UTAS WEEN
274.23ABADAN 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
303.22ACERATE 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
334.21ACEA ACET ARARAS CIMA CLEMENT DHU ELEME EPHAH ETSI EXEAT FANES FUAD GRANADA GRS IGNI IRONE LEUR LIAS NAA NENNI NETOP NISH NIZAM ONCA ORAGE ORISSA OXON PEBA PHOT POPULAR RACA REPP RETEM RYOTS SCS SENA SERIC SURAT SUS SWART UMPH USSS VAE VATIC YNE
379.20AAF ABRIS ACARI ADUST AEGIR ANOAS BEVAN BRAW CALIBAN DRINA EDAR ESKAR ESTREAT FIACRE FID HORTA ILOT LOIR LOVERS NARRA NOPAL OBOLE RANN SETEE SINON SISE SPOOLS TAEN TEOS TUFA TUR UNIR UPOLU
412.19ACINI ALCO AMORET ARLINE ARNI BOWLES CALOR DARNEL DONEGAL DREST ECTAL ELAMITE ESTRADE EYOT FOSSA GANNET HUSS ICENT INAE IRIAN LCT MACLE MANU NAPU NEPOS NOCT NONAGE NORNS NOVE OKEH OLAM PILI PLASH PRASE RANCE SAIGA SCEND SERRY SICE SIMLA STREETER TRONA TSIN UCUT URUGUAY USANCE USOS