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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 47,135 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.

WordDateClueAuthor
ARENSFri Jan 10, 2003Former Israeli minister MosheManny Nosowsky
BALLGOWNSWed Nov 25, 2020Concerns for Cinderella and her stepsistersJohn Guzzetta and Jeff Chen
BASEBALLWALKOUTSat Sep 10, 2005Why 31-Across didn't happenDavid J. Kahn
CAPITALGAINSTue Apr 22, 2008Seat of government's acquisitions?Nancy Salomon
CONNSSun Jan 11, 2015Steers, as a shipPeter A. Collins
CORROSIONSat Sep 20, 2003Chassis problemBob Peoples
CUBBYHOLEMon Aug 9, 2004Cramped spaceM. Francis Vuolo
DOGBISCUITTue Aug 9, 2005Treat for a trickVictor Fleming
DUMPLINGWed Sep 29, 2004Won ton, e.g.Verna Suit
ENIGMAMACHINEWed Jan 16, 2008W.W. II encryption deviceBarry C. Silk
EQUATORIALPLANEFri Nov 9, 2012Where chromosomes gather between poles during mitosisBarry C. Silk
ETHYNEThu Nov 25, 2010Simple hydrocarbonBill Thompson
FEVERISHLYSun Feb 11, 2018At a frantic paceMatt Ginsberg
FOODPYRAMIDTue Oct 7, 2008Diagram of nutritional needsKevin G. Der
FOOTSTEPSTue May 5, 2020Riddle-de-dee: What is it that the more you take, the more you leave behind?Lee Taylor
GONADFri Sep 10, 2021Gamete producerAdrian Kabigting
HAYINGThu Apr 2, 2009Harvesting for fodderBrendan Emmett Quigley
IGOTNOTHINSun Sep 8, 2019"Drawin' a blank here"Joe DiPietro
INDEXEDThu Jan 28, 2010Like stocks and reference booksRaymond C. Young
KOLFri Mar 20, 2009___ Nidre (Yom Kippur prayer)David Levinson Wilk
KUNGPAOFri May 3, 2019Spicy Chinese dish with peanutsTrenton Charlson
MARSHMALLOWSFri Apr 10, 2020Pac-Man and the ghosts, in Pac-Man cerealByron Walden
MMCITue May 29, 2007Start of the 22nd centuryJim Hyres
NOCTISun Aug 16, 1998Night: PrefixBrendan Emmett Quigley
OUTERATMOSPHEREFri Mar 7, 2003Thin airHarvey Estes
PETROLSSun Feb 2, 1997They're dispensed in litresR. Silvestri
PLANTINGTHESEEDSat Jun 2, 2007Groundwork?Byron Walden
POIRESThu Jan 19, 1995Pears, in ParisBryant White
PONTNEUFMon Apr 2, 201862-Across bridgeJason Mueller
PUFFYSat Aug 6, 2005BloatedFrank Longo
RAINORSHINESun Feb 17, 2008*Whatever happensHenry Hook
SKINPEELSun Apr 9, 2000Part of some facialsJoe DiPietro
STRESSEATERFri Dec 22, 2017One who copes by excessive snackingSam Trabucco
THAWERThu Oct 1, 1998De-icerManny Nosowsky
TOTALITARIANISMFri Oct 21, 2016"1984" concernMartin Ashwood-Smith
UGLYASSINFri Feb 24, 2006HideousManny Nosowsky
UNSEEMLYTue Mar 16, 2004Socially improperRon Sweet
WESTIESSun Oct 23, 2005Some terriersDavid J. Kahn
WORKINGCAPITALMon Sep 4, 1995Entrepreneur's fundsRichard Thomas
YARENTue Nov 13, 2018Nauru's capitalJohn Ciolfi