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53 puzzles with repeated answer words

One of the unwritten rules of crossword construction is that no grid should repeat an answer word.

For various reasons you can discover here, that rule is sometimes broken.

It's often interesting to see how repeated answers are clued in the same puzzle.

Click here to see all the clues used for repeated words.

DateAuthorRepeated wordsEditor
Tue Feb 19, 2019David Alfred BywatersTOBE Shortz
Thu Dec 20, 2018Ruth Bloomfield MargolinNO Shortz
Wed Oct 17, 2018Patrick Blindauer and Tony OrbachPANCAKE (3) Shortz
Thu Nov 16, 2017Alex EylarTAUTOLOGY Shortz
Sun Jun 4, 2017Tom McCoyAVOIDREDUNDANCY Shortz
Tue Aug 9, 2016Andrea Carla MichaelsAUTHOR HEARYE NEWYORK SING ZOOM Shortz
Tue Jun 7, 2016Peter A. CollinsHOME Shortz
Sat Oct 17, 2015Timothy PolinBLANKS (8) Shortz
Thu Apr 16, 2015Joe Krozel and Peter CollinsBACKWARD Shortz
Wed Feb 19, 2014Michael DeweySIR Shortz
Sun Dec 15, 2013Jeff ChenCCCCC (3) TTTTT UUUUU (3) Shortz
Thu Aug 30, 2012Stu OckmanOOOOOO Shortz
Wed Sep 14, 2011Jeff ChenSPY Shortz
Tue Aug 31, 2010Paula Gamache and Ed SteinADDRESS CONSOLE EXPLOIT INCENSE PRESENT Shortz
Thu Jul 1, 2010Clive ProbertONE Shortz
Thu Dec 17, 2009Francis Heaney and Patrick BlindauerCAT DOG HORSE LION MOLE SEAL Shortz
Tue Nov 17, 2009John FarmerBLING DURAN KNOCK SUGAR TWINKLE Shortz
Fri Jul 4, 2008John UnderwoodUSA (3) Shortz
Tue Aug 22, 2006Michael J. DoranEXAMINES FIRES HAIRS ROADS SECTIONS WORDS Shortz
Thu Aug 11, 2005Michael ShteymanOOO (4) Shortz
Thu Jan 15, 2004Patrick MerrellLORE Shortz
Sun Oct 13, 2002Elizabeth C. GorskiOOO Shortz
Fri Jul 5, 2002Manny NosowskyPAR Shortz
Mon Apr 1, 2002Roger BarkanACADIA ACTS AGGIE ALIENS AURA BALLPARK BASIC CARS CHOP CHUM ELKS ENTREE ERA GRUBS ICE IRON KAT LAB LAWS LEI LOOKINTHEMIRROR NOAH OCEANS OLDMAN REDLIGHT RUNAT SERA SHOOT SIE SMOKED SPAN STEEP STEP TAI TIS TORA TOTO UNCLE WHITE Shortz
Thu Feb 21, 2002Peter GordonBEWARYOF Shortz
Sat Apr 1, 2000Manny NosowskyTTTT (8) TTTTT (4) Shortz
Thu May 20, 1999Zack ButlerIWILL Shortz
Sat May 8, 1993Tap OsbornLIZZIEBORDEN Maleska
Wed Sep 2, 1992Wayne Hall-EastmanADAM Maleska
Sun Jul 30, 1989Frances HansenWEREYOUTOCALLAVASEAVASE Maleska
Sun May 14, 1989Charles M. DeberSTE STEP (3) Maleska
Thu Apr 29, 1982Teresa ForestallANON Maleska
Wed Dec 31, 1980Nancy McCarthyLEES Maleska
Mon Sep 15, 1980Richard N. Platt, Jr.RAT Maleska
Mon Dec 23, 1974John LandenbergerIAM Weng
Sun Jun 23, 1974Frances HansenTICK TICKTOCK (4) TOCK Weng
Sun May 7, 1972Frances HansenHEART Weng
Wed Sep 15, 1971UnknownAND Weng
Sun May 30, 1971Keith BlakeMILESTOGOBEFOREISLEEP Weng
Thu Apr 1, 1971UnknownFOOL Weng
Thu Oct 15, 1970UnknownREST Weng
Sun Jul 19, 1970Hume R. CraftAMES Weng
Fri Mar 20, 1970UnknownYEN Weng
Wed Dec 24, 1969UnknownINTO Weng
Wed Sep 10, 1969UnknownALI Weng
Sun Jul 20, 1969H. L. RisteenIND Weng
Tue Dec 31, 1968UnknownWANE Farrar
Sun Dec 24, 1961Jules ArensbergDDE Farrar
Sat May 25, 1957A. H. Drummond, Jr.AGE Farrar
Sun Feb 27, 1955William A. Lewis Jr.AGE Farrar
Thu Jun 11, 1953George HendersonISSUE Farrar
Mon Feb 5, 1951UnknownHEN Farrar
Sun Sep 4, 1949William Spaar Jr.STRADS Farrar

In some of the older puzzles, the repeats are presumably inadvertent.