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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 45,592 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
AROIDSat Apr 10, 1999Calla lily or cuckoopintA. J. Santora
ATEOVERSat Jun 23, 2018Dined at someone else's placeByron Walden
BOOSTERBOXFri Nov 13, 2009Item-concealing shoplifting aidDana Motley
CATHARTICSun Sep 24, 2006Effecting a releaseMark Diehl and Kevin McCann
CHEMICALPEELSFri Jul 12, 2019Some facial treatmentsEvan Kalish
DAILYRACINGFORMTue Jan 25, 1994Bettor's bibleJoel Davajan
DAUNTERSun Mar 10, 1996Intimidating sortF. & L. Sabin
DJKHALEDTue Mar 19, 2019Singer with the 2010 3x platinum single "All I Do Is Win" [10,11]Daniel Larsen
DOBBYSun Mar 29, 2020House-elf in the Harry Potter booksRicky Cruz
ERRORLOGSat Sep 8, 2018Useful list when troubleshooting a computerAndrew J. Ries
FUCHSSun Mar 20, 2005Antarctic explorer Sir VivianPatrick Berry
GIDDIERFri Dec 25, 1998More euphoricEd Pegg Jr.
GREATPYRAMIDSMon Sep 29, 1997Attractions near the NileRandy Sowell
HOUSEHOLDERMon Feb 7, 2000Census taker's targetGregory E. Paul
HOUSEMUSICFri Jan 11, 2013Some club tunesIan Livengood
INVICTUSSat Sep 17, 1994Poem that ends "I am the captain of my soul"Rich Norris
KRINGLEThu Sep 26, 2019Noted KrisDoug Peterson
LCDDISPLAYThu Jul 12, 2001Laptop readoutWilliam I. Johnston
LITERATURESFri Jun 1, 2012They may be studied along with languagesJoe Krozel
LUTHERVANDROSSMon Jan 17, 2011His "Dance With My Father" won the 2003 Grammy for Song of the YearElizabeth C. Gorski
NEUTROGENASat Nov 1, 201461 + 86Trip Payne
NODEDWed Oct 6, 2004Having bumpsAdam Cohen
NUCLEUSSat Aug 4, 2007Chromosome homeByron Walden
ONETOWATCHSat Dec 16, 2017Up-and-comerSam Ezersky
PACKMULESFri Jul 12, 1996Prospectors' helpersChuck Deodene
PROTONSThu Feb 28, 2013Atom partsJoe Krozel
RUDDERSat Jun 21, 2003Steering aidDana Motley
RUNNINGPRESSESSat Jun 14, 1997Printer's activityA. J. Santora
SLATETILESun Oct 20, 2013Expensive patio materialElizabeth C. Gorski
SLIPRINGSSat Apr 15, 2006Electrical connectorsBob Peoples
STAGEMOTHERSSun Dec 23, 2018Protective sorts in showbizDavid Alfred Bywaters
STONEMASONSFri May 8, 2015Blockheads?Ian Livengood
SUMTOTALThu Apr 20, 2017EntiretyJeffrey Wechsler
TAKINGILLFri Sep 17, 1999Coming down with somethingPatrick D. Berry
THEONCEOVERFri Jan 9, 2009A looker might give it ... or get itPaula Gamache
UPTOWNGIRLFri Jun 23, 20171983 hit with the line "She's been living in her white bread world"James Mulhern and Ashton Anderson
WEEPINGWILLOWWed Jan 10, 1996Bowed treeM. Gaffney
WHIPLASHESSat Dec 21, 2002Affects adversely, as by a sudden changeJames E. Buell
WINKRIGHTBACKTue Jan 19, 1999Song parody, part 3Kelly Clark
ZOOMLENSESWed Aug 7, 2013*Photo gear with variable focal lengthsErik Wennstrom