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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.

Not all these words make sense. Some of them are unique because they're part of some wacky theme. Some are errors that don't fit the standard Across Lite format. There are 53,178 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.

BARONAGE Thu 4/6/2006Body of British peersEd Early
BONBONVOYAGE Wed 8/27/2008Chocolate's journey?Donna Hoke Kahwaty
BREATHEEASIER Fri 10/27/1995RelaxMark Diehl
BROWNSHIRT Wed 11/22/1995Storm trooperChuck Deodene
BWESTERN Sat 5/28/2005Classic fare at a drive-in movieBob Peoples
CAMBRIC Sun 10/2/1994Thin white linen fabricFrances Hansen
DUCHIES Sun 8/2/2009Bavaria and others, oncePatrick Berry
ENDSONASOURNOTE Sat 3/7/2009Doesn't get wrapped up well?Joe Krozel
EXFOLIATE Sat 2/1/2014Use pumice on, perhapsWill Nediger
FOLLOWTHELEADER Sat 2/28/1998Game played in this puzzle?David J. Kahn
FORTLARAMIE Mon 8/29/2016Historic trading post in 39-AcrossDavid Steinberg
GEOTHERMAL Sun 6/5/2005Kind of power common in IcelandPatrick Merrell
GYRATION Fri 5/14/2010Belly dancer's moveBarry C. Silk
HITTING Tue 11/25/2014With 27-Across, record-setting achievement of 62-AcrossJeffrey Wechsler
HOTCROSSBUNION Thu 5/26/1994Inflamed toe cause?Cathy Millhauser
HOUSEPARTY Wed 11/7/2007Tupperware sale eventRichard Chisholm
ILONG Wed 8/31/1994"_____ to Belong to You" (1939 song)Christopher Hurt
IMTOO Sun 12/7/2008"___ old for this!"Jim Page
INNERCITIES Wed 9/21/2011Urban areas (as hinted at by the circled letters in this puzzle's grid)Peter A. Collins
INREASON Fri 4/29/2016Not excessivelyAndrew Kingsley
LANDSAKESALIVE Mon 9/20/1999"Yikes!"Gregory E. Paul
LASTWEEKTONIGHT Mon 10/9/2017HBO show hosted by John OliverJoe Deeney
LOWRES Tue 12/29/2015Less than 300 dots per inch, commonlyJeff Stillman
MEATDIET Fri 3/9/2012A vegetarian isn't on itTim Croce
MOORING Tue 12/17/2002Ship's securerTyler Hinman
NAGIN Wed 9/27/2017Ray ___, mayor of New Orleans during KatrinaJacob Stulberg
NGREST Sun 4/17/2005See 62-AcrossManny Nosowsky
NINETYSIXHOURS Tue 4/3/2007Eddie Murphy/Nick Nolte double feature?David Quarfoot and Mike Nothnagel
ORNITHIC Fri 8/6/1999AvianRaymond Hamel
PECTORAL Sat 1/10/2009Kind of fin on a fishBob Klahn
PIANOPLAYINGCAT Fri 11/30/2012Subject of a 2007 YouTube sensationGary Cee
REDHOTMAMA Mon 7/14/1997Sophie Tucker was the "last"Mark Elliot Skolsky
SORRYWERECLOSED Sat 8/16/1997Flip side of 33-AcrossMatt Gaffney
SPEAKSPEAK Sun 4/3/1994See notepadErnie Furtado
TAGGING Wed 4/20/2016Identifying, on FacebookTom McCoy
THATBUTITSTRUE Sun 10/25/2009End of the wishBrendan Emmett Quigley
THELEGENDOF Thu 5/9/2002With 23-Across, story about a noisy snorer?Cathy Millhauser
THIRSTED Thu 1/16/2003CravedPatrick Merrell
TODRIVEABARGAIN Wed 8/5/1998End of the quipPatrick Jordan
VOTESON Sun 6/26/2016Decides, in a wayPriscilla Clark and Jeff Chen