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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 45,820 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.

ADMIRALBYRDSat Jun 12, 2004Polar explorer dropping by?Henry Hook
AIRLESSSun May 10, 1998CloseRich Silvestri
AMERICANTABLOIDSat Nov 22, 2008James Ellroy novel that Time magazine named best fiction book of 1995Frank Longo
ANSELELGORTThu Feb 8, 2018Ernest GalloErik Agard
ARRIDEXTRADRYTue Jul 29, 1997Secret competitorElizabeth C. Gorski
AVIATINGThu Feb 15, 1996FlyingMatt Gaffney
CALLERSSun Jun 16, 1996Talk-show featuresN. N. Joline
FELDONSun Apr 6, 1997Agent 99 portrayerRich Norris
FERMEZLABOUCHEWed Jul 16, 1997"Pipe down, Pierre!"Jonathan Schmalzbach
FIREOFFThu Jan 5, 2017Write and send quickly, as a letterEd Sessa
FISHIERSat Oct 31, 2009Comparatively shadyRobert H. Wolfe
FREEDVDSat Feb 18, 2017Many a promotional media giveawaySteve Overton
GIFTWRAPFri Feb 1, 2008Prepare for a shower, maybeDoug Peterson
GREENSTAMPSSun Apr 14, 1996Tradables introduced in 1896Henry Hook
HEFLINSun Dec 15, 2002Alabama senator of the 1970's-90'sRIchard Hughes
HOTELBARSat Dec 15, 2018Where you might go downstairs for drinksErik Agard
JUSTONCESun Sep 19, 2010"Even if it'll never happen again ..."Kevin G. Der
LEECHINGSun May 11, 2003Sucking the life fromPatrick Berry
LEMONTORTESat Jun 25, 2016Rich, sweet-and-sour dessertKameron Austin Collins
LOGANAIRPORTTue Oct 16, 2001Boston hubSarah Keller
LOSEPATIENCEFri Mar 23, 2007Be fed up to here (with)Manny Nosowsky
MAKECERTAINFri Sep 23, 2005Double-check, sayLevi Denham
MAKEITRAINFri Feb 28, 2020Give out cash freelyAimee Lucido
MISSTATETue Mar 4, 2014Say wronglyBruce Haight and Peter A. Collins
MOTTEMon Oct 24, 1994Grove of trees, in the SouthwestSidney L. Robbins
MYIDOLWed Sep 11, 2019Die-hard fan's cryNed White
OLDERGENERATIONSat Jul 21, 2018AARP baseJason Flinn
ONEFOOTERFri Nov 18, 2011Simple golf puttJoe DiPietro
ONESIESSat Jun 27, 2020Some infant wearRyan Mccarty
PENDANTSThu Apr 22, 2010Jewelry often used in hypnosisCaleb Madison
PHONEPRANKTue Aug 11, 2015Frequent Bart Simpson anticJay Kaskel and Daniel Kantor
REACHEDSun Feb 27, 1994AchievedBette Sue Cohen
RESPINMon Apr 28, 1997Set a top in motion againPeter Gordon
ROCKERWed Jun 1, 2011Many a nursery chairElizabeth C. Gorski
SIDEARMEDFri Oct 26, 2018Pitched horizontallyEvan Kalish
SIPTEASun Jun 14, 2015What many English do in the afternoonRandolph Ross
TEETOTALLERTue Jan 11, 2005See 29-AcrossSarah Keller
TITANICSTRUGGLESat Mar 28, 1998More than just a fightDavid J. Kahn
URBANVSat Nov 8, 2008Predecessor of Gregory XIByron Walden
YELENASun Jan 30, 1994Soviet dissident BonnerAlex K. Justin