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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
28.60ANNAM
29.59ICA SPES
31.58TOLA
32.57IRO
33.55ADIB
34.54ANAM
35.53ARRA
36.52APRA BLE ENAM NIDE SCAP SERES TEIL
43.51ARADA IMPI REHAN SIDI
47.50BORI LAON TOLU
50.49ESSED ONAS UNIO
53.48SLEY
54.47AFER ARNA
56.46ANAK NOIL
58.45ALEM ANETA AROE ECAD
62.44ANETO AULA INONU SABA SORI
67.43IRRA RIF SALSE
70.42ADRA MEED MEMEL UNDE URAN
75.41ALEP ELANET ELU ESER PERA
80.40BIRR DREE RAAD SOONG TST
85.39AAL ADIPOSE AVENA HOARE LORO MUT NUNC
92.38COBH ESTOC SBE ULEMA UME
97.37EMPS ILUS LORY RIE RYOT UNIAT
103.36ABB AINE ATETE DENES EHEU ELOD EVORA GAMP NIRA URGA
113.35ACIER EBO ENEAS
116.34ALME APURE ATAS AYAH ENTAD ETORO MAHAN ODAL OLIC RASSE TIENS TRIN
128.33ANANA ARNEE ETANA FAMA FRAP OBED OCRA OMO SCIO SKEP TSANA
139.32ALARY ERIAN IRI RAMEE SASIN SIF
145.31AETA ARAD MUR NORE RENIG SAPO SLEAVE TRASS VARA
154.30AGONE EGIL ENIF FANE ICENI ILLA LATERAN MALAN MERO OHRE OTES RIOM SERAPIS TAINE
168.29ABIB ABL COPAL EYAS MALMO NIG OTATE OTSU URFA
177.28ADAD AGIOS ALN AMMA ASUR ATOLE BEATA CATA GENU GRA NARDS POH RINE RUGA SAVA SIND
193.27AMENE ANER AOH ATABAL BICE BLET ERP HERTER IPIL NBE ORNES PARTE SAVO SCOTER SNED STRASS TENE UMT
211.26ARALU ARANS AVENS BENARES CONGE INION IOOO ITU MELOS MESSINA NENG NUMA OSCAN PANI PARRS PIR RIGI SHARED SMALT UFA
231.25ADMI ALEXANDRIA CIST HAMES HILA ISBA LCI LELIA NARINE NEOCENE RADA SPS TEER TOSTI ULTO VITE VRAI
248.24ACCA AHAH ALIDADE AUDE AULIS BUNA CEARA DEMES EAM ERD FEME GATH GATUN ILMEN ITEAS LALLA MONEL NID REMEMBER SELIM SIEPI URIAL UTAS WEEN
272.23ABADAN 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
301.22ACERATE 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
332.21ACEA 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
377.20AAF ABRIS ACARI ADUST AEGIR ANOAS BEVAN BRAW CALIBAN DRINA EDAR ESKAR ESTREAT FIACRE FID HORTA ILOT LOIR NARRA NOPAL OBOLE RANN SETEE SINON SISE SPOOLS TAEN TEOS TUFA TUR UNIR UPOLU
409.19ACINI 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