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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 45,566 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
ANDIMSun Sep 26, 2010"... ___ the queen of England!"Pamela Amick Klawitter
ASKMEAGAINLATERMon Dec 15, 1997Evasive answer #3Stephanie Spadaccini
BEETHOVENSTHIRDThu Nov 10, 1994EAlfio Micci
CANDELAFri Sep 13, 2002Unit of luminous intensityMel Rosen
CENTRALHEATERMon Dec 14, 2009Furnace, e.g.Tim Darling
CENTURYPLANTWed Sep 13, 2000AgaveJim Morton
DELETIONSun Dec 24, 2006Cross-outBrendan Emmett Quigley
DRAWLOTSSat Dec 2, 2006Decide by chanceBob Klahn
EXEGETEWed Jan 14, 2009Expert at interpreting a textOliver Hill
EXPOSERSTue Mar 11, 2008Whistle-blowersEugene W. Sard
FACTORYOUTLETSThu Dec 30, 1993Alternatives to mallsA.J. Santora
FLOODPLAINMon Aug 29, 2011Bad place to live when the river risesAndrea Carla Michaels and Michael Blake
FULIONFri Jun 16, 1995Mythical beast in Chinese artThomas W. Schier
GOOSEPIMPLEFri Jul 16, 1999Cold symptom?Gerald R. Ferguson
HOTTUNAThu Jul 27, 2017Blues-rock group that grew out of Jefferson AirplaneJeffrey Wechsler
KARATEKIDFri Jan 26, 2018Sobriquet for filmdom's Daniel LaRusso, with "The"Caleb Madison
LENDMEYOUREARSWed Feb 1, 2017Shakespearean entreaty appropriate for 19-, 25- and 43-Across?Matthew Sewell and Jeff Chen
LIKEAHOUSEAFIREFri Mar 24, 2000HotlyManny Nosowsky
LUSHLYSun Apr 25, 2010How rain forests growElizabeth C. Gorski
MALABOFri Oct 17, 2008Equatorial Guinea's capitalPatrick Berry
MALAGAWINESun Oct 6, 1996+Alcoholic product of SpainR. Max Hopkins
MALLARDSSun Oct 2, 2011Green-headed water birdsEric Berlin
MOVINGGOALPOSTSWed Dec 4, 2019"Expanding the bleachers isn't enough. We need to relocate the whole stadium"Evan Mahnken
NICEDOGThu Apr 14, 2005Appeasing words from a nervous postman?David Murchie
NYMPHOSun Jul 14, 2013Lead-in to 88-DownDaniel A. Finan
OILPLATFORMWed Sep 18, 2019Stable base for a drilling rigJohn Wrenholt
ONEOCTAVEFri Jun 15, 2012"Home on the Range" rangeMark Diehl
PATACAKESun Mar 5, 2000Kids' gameNancy Nicholson Joline
RENEWABLEFri Mar 18, 2011Like wind and solar energyPatrick Merrell
REPARKSun Oct 11, 2015Find another spot, maybeDavid J. Kahn
RERAKEThu Dec 15, 1994Smooth again, as soilRich Norris
SAIDTHEWORDSat Oct 1, 1994O.K.'dBob Klahn
SCOTUSSun Oct 13, 2019District 9, for short?Erik Agard
SENSATIONALISTSFri Apr 15, 2011Typical tabloid writersPatrick Berry
SINKSTOANEWLOWMon Sep 15, 1997Declines, as a plumber?Stephanie Spadaccini
SLOPEDOWNMon Jul 18, 2016Decline, as a rampJacob Stulberg
SMOKEDHAMSat Aug 2, 2003Cured fareDana Motley
SPADECASINOSun Sep 21, 2008Card game played to 61Brendan Emmett Quigley
TIEINWITHSat Jan 29, 2005Connect toPatrick Berry
TINKERWed Oct 19, 2016Fiddle (with)Tom Pepper