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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 46,358 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
AHWAZMon May 2, 1994Oil city of IranJames L. Beatty
ALLENIVERSONSun Sep 20, 2020Basketball star nicknamed "The Answer"Sam Trabucco
AMVETSSun Jul 12, 2015Lobbying org. formed in 1944Patrick Berry
BALDWINSSat Jan 28, 2006Some pianosDana Motley
CHEATSHEETSat Nov 3, 2012It may give you a final answerMilo Beckman
CLANGERSat Sep 24, 2005Big goofByron Walden
COLLAPSEDMon Apr 6, 2015Fell apartFinn Vigeland
COMICBOOKCOVERSun Nov 2, 2008Where you might see 115-AcrossElizabeth C. Gorski
COUNTDRACULAWed Oct 27, 2010See 20-, 28-, 35- and 43-AcrossJay Kaskel
DEMETRIWed Jun 10, 2020Comedian MartinAmanda Rafkin and Ross Trudeau
DRAWLOTSSat Dec 2, 2006Decide by chanceBob Klahn
ECARTESFri Apr 2, 2010King-high gamesAlan Olschwang
GAYLITThu Dec 17, 2009Works stocked by a bookstore with a rainbow flagFrancis Heaney and Patrick Blindauer
HAWAIIANCROONERMon Dec 25, 2000HOAdam G. Perl
HEURISTICSat Oct 27, 2018Method of solvingByron Walden
HIGHOFFICEMon Apr 20, 2020*The presidency, e.g.Lynn Lempel
IMPLOREDMon Dec 31, 2018Begged earnestlyBrian Thomas
INNAMEWed Apr 20, 1994___ onlyWalter Webb
LEGBONESun Mar 20, 2011Femur or tibiaBrendan Emmett Quigley
LISTEESun Apr 30, 1995Name in a directoryWarren W. Reich
MANEROThu Nov 5, 2015Travolta's "Saturday Night Fever" roleSamuel A. Donaldson
MASTERBREWERFri Feb 7, 2020Adolph Coors or Frederick PabstMary Lou Guizzo and Erik Agard
NICOLAWed May 20, 2009San ___, Christmas figure in ItalyAshish Vengsarkar
NIMBLESTFri Nov 28, 2003Least lumberingBrendan Emmett Quigley
NONSTEROIDWed May 4, 2016Like hormones synthesized from amino acidsJacob Stulberg
NONTRUMPSun Apr 25, 1999Like three out of four suitsJoe DiPietro
QUESTLOVESat Mar 12, 2016"Tonight Show" bandleader with a signature 'froJosh Knapp
SADFATESat Feb 15, 1997Tragic endJ. Clonick
SANDARACSFri Oct 28, 1994Trees with dark, fragrant woodBryant White
SENIORDISCOUNTTue Dec 30, 2008Incentive aimed at golden agersDoug Peterson
SIDHSat Oct 21, 1995Fairy mound of Irish folkloreDaniel R. Stark
SINISTRALThu Feb 3, 2011Left-handedMatt Ginsberg
SPYDOMWed Nov 18, 2009World of espionagePaula Gamache
TABLEOFCONTENTSThu Apr 4, 1996What a busboy clearsM. Diehl
THECLASHSat Apr 18, 2015Their 1982 album "Combat Rock" went double-platinumDamon J. Gulczynski
THEGRANITESTATESun Aug 27, 2017New HampshireJeff Chen
TRACEEELLISROSSSat Nov 17, 2018Player of the mother on "Black-ish"Doug Peterson and Erik Agard
TURNTHECORNERMon May 14, 2012Pass through a crisis safelyJohn Dunn
WHILESSun Dec 26, 2004Spends pleasantly, with "away"Hal Turner
WITHOUTSINThu Nov 20, 2008End of the quotePete Muller