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Random unique answer words

40 answers which have never been reused

This page is just for fun. It's a random collection of rare crossword answers; so rare that each appears only in a single Shortz Era puzzle. Bogus entries (thematic words that make sense only in that crossword) are excluded.

There are 46,617 unique Shortz Era answer words in the database.

Click any word to see it in the context of its puzzle. Words in this color did appear in pre-Shortz crosswords.

ASMALLTue Nov 13, 2001With 52-Across, answer to the riddleNancy Salomon and Bob Peoples
AUSTRALIANFri Apr 30, 2021One who might reply to "Thank you" with "No wukkas"Kate Hawkins
BANDIESFri Jan 19, 1996ExchangesC. Gersch
BIGIFSThu Jan 21, 2021Worrisome uncertaintiesDaniel Mauer
CATCALLSFri Dec 9, 2005RaspberriesSherry O. Blackard
CATFIGHTSun Nov 2, 2008Scratch causeElizabeth C. Gorski
CAUSERFri Sep 10, 2004Activist?Brendan Emmett Quigley
CRIMEPREVENTIONFri Nov 28, 2008Goal of a neighborhood watchJoe Krozel
CUMLAUDETue May 30, 1995Graduation honors for Caesar?Richard Hughes
DARKMONEYSat Sep 19, 2020Campaign contributions that are given anonymouslyRobyn Weintraub
GAMECALLSat Feb 17, 2007Hunter's lureRobert H. Wolfe
GENEFLOWFri Jul 6, 2007Result of cross-fertilization within a populationPete Mitchell
GEORGECLINTONSun Feb 14, 1999Singer with Parliament and FunkadelicElizabeth Gorski
GERIATRICFri Sep 2, 1994Hospital's ___ wardBryant White
GHOSTWRITERSThu Oct 27, 2011Helps for autobiographersKurt Mueller
HEADSHOPTue May 5, 2020Purveyor of drug paraphernaliaLee Taylor
HINKYPINKYMon Nov 24, 2008Rhyming word gameBillie Truitt
INADMISSIBILITYThu Feb 24, 2005Cause for suppression of evidencePatrick Merrell
INFORMEDCONSENTWed Jun 24, 2020Medical ethics topicJoe Deeney
JUINThu Jan 6, 1994Part of an étéArthur W. Palmer
LENSCOVERSFri Jan 15, 2016Shot blockersPatrick Berry
LIFEOFTHEPARTYMon Feb 2, 1998Good-time CharlieGregory E. Paul
LIVEAIDWed Dec 12, 20181985 fund-raising event watched by 1.5+ billion peopleDavid J. Kahn
LOWCOSTAIRLINESFri Sep 7, 2012Options for reduced fareMartin Ashwood-Smith
LOWNECKThu Feb 21, 2002DécolletagePeter Gordon
MULTIPLICATIVEINVERSESun Dec 22, 20191/x, for xLaura Taylor Kinnel
NOTTOBEBELIEVEDMon Mar 14, 2005Possibly prompting a reply like 25-, 47- or 62-AcrossRobert Malinow
ONTHEPODIUMMon Apr 9, 2001Champion's placeMel and Peggy Rosen
PLAYDATESSun Jul 23, 2006After-school arrangementsFred Piscop
ROGUISHSun Jul 7, 2019MischievousJack Reuter
SAHARASFri Apr 11, 2008Vast arid wastesManny Nosowsky
SEAHOLLYSun Jun 29, 2014European coastal plant once thought to be an aphrodisiacByron Walden
SENSORIASat Dec 9, 2006Stimuli-perceiving brain partsRobert H. Wolfe
SEXCELLSat Sep 17, 2011Member of a very early union?Peter A. Collins
SHACKEDUPSat Jan 5, 2019Lived in a love nestAndrew Zhou
SUPERUSERSun Apr 26, 2020One with special I.T. privilegesRoyce Ferguson
TELEGSat Feb 10, 2007Wire: Abbr.Bob Peoples
TRIVIAGAMESThu Sep 28, 2017Home version of "Jeopardy!" and othersJoe Krozel
USPOETSun Sep 29, 1996e.e. cummings, e.g.M. Reagle
WITHEASESat Dec 1, 2012EffortlesslyJoon Pahk