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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 46,701 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.

ABACUSESSun Jun 13, 2010You can count on themFrancis Heaney
AIRLINESTue Feb 2, 2021El Al et al.Adesina O. Koiki
ANTONYMSTue Oct 17, 2017Stop and go, e.g.Jeff Chen
ARANEIDSSat Aug 3, 1996SpidersA. D. Cover
ATTHEHOPSun Mar 14, 2004#1 Danny & the Juniors hitCraig Kasper
BRASSERAFri Nov 1, 2013Pre-W.W. I in automotive historyBrad Wilber
BUSYASABEEWed May 28, 2014Working awayTim Croce
CREAKSTue Oct 20, 1998Haunted house soundsFred Piscop
DABNEYWed Apr 30, 1997Actor ColemanBrendan Emmett Quigley
DNATURALFri Apr 4, 2008Accidental in the key of B or EDavid Quarfoot
DRESSCOATSat Sep 25, 2010TailsPatrick Berry
FEELINGTHEHEATSun Jan 26, 20148-Down, relativelyDaniel A. Finan
FIZZERSun May 17, 2020Alka-Seltzer tablet, for oneByron Walden
FLUNKEDWed Feb 4, 2015Didn't make the grade?Julian Lim
FRENCHTOASTTue Mar 29, 1994"Cheers!" in Cherbourg?Mark Danna
GIVEMETHATWed Sep 10, 2014"Hand it over!"Jim Peredo
GOODMANFri Jan 31, 2003Krupa played for himBrendan Emmett Quigley
GROSSOUTMon Feb 15, 2010Fill with disgustLynn Lempel
HOMERINGSun May 16, 2004Making a big hitPatrick Berry
JUNIORPARTNERWed May 20, 2009Subsidiary member of a firmAshish Vengsarkar
LEGALRIGHTThu Apr 4, 2002Governmental guaranteeTrip Payne
LOZENGESSat Jul 29, 2017Hackers' helpersErik Agard
MACLEISHSat Sep 9, 2006His "J.B." won the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for DramaBob Klahn
MISTOOKMon Nov 4, 1996Identified wronglyP. Wilson
OVERDRAFTMon Jan 27, 2003Checking account woeStanley Newman
PANTOMIMEQUIZThu Sep 19, 20191949 (first winner)David Kwong
PHANTOMSTue Mar 19, 2013Ghostly figuresMike Buckley
PSYCHOANALYSISThu May 23, 2002Field that may include 36-AcrossJohn Underwood
RENAMINGThu Feb 10, 2011Changing of labelsDerek Bowman
SALESCLERKSFri Dec 9, 2005Ones who'd like to get the goods on youSherry O. Blackard
SCOUTTROOPFri Oct 19, 2012Boy band?Patrick Berry
SCREWEDINSun May 28, 1995Twisted, as a bulbMatt Gaffney
SKIDMARKTue Mar 20, 2001Evidence at an auto accidentPeter Abide
SQUEEZEBYFri Feb 8, 2002Barely get pastManny Nosowsky
STRANGEBIRDSat Sep 29, 2012Odd oneJoe DiPietro
TITIANREDWed Jan 31, 2007Brownish orangeBrendan Emmett Quigley
VENINSSun Sep 20, 2015Poison compounds produced by snakesJason Mueller and Jeff Chen
WIPERBLADESWed Jul 1, 2020They go back and forth in bad weatherAmanda Rafkin and Ross Trudeau
WUTANGCLANFri Aug 11, 2017Rap group whose name comes from a martial arts filmHal Moore
ZIPPOLIGHTERMon Mar 2, 2020Butane-filled item for smokersAndrea Carla Michaels