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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 44,417 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
AFFLUENT Tue Dec 31, 1996Well-to-doA. S. Verdesca
AIRDAM Sat Feb 3, 2018Front spoiler on a carSam Ezersky and Byron Walden
AREWECLEAR Fri Sep 8, 2017"Capisce?"Sam Trabucco
BAWLERS Fri Oct 20, 2006CrybabiesEd Early
BURMAROAD Tue Mar 11, 2014Allied supply route to China during W.W. IIMel Rosen
CLAMDIP Tue Jun 7, 2011Seafood-based party foodDavid Liben-Nowell
CLEAREDLANES Sat Feb 11, 2012They let traffic through after a crashJoe Krozel
DENTALRETAINERS Tue Dec 13, 2016Attorneys' fees paid with gold fillings?David Alfred Bywaters
DEVELOPEDASHORT Sun Aug 4, 2013The film-processing machine at the movie studio ...Steven Ginzburg
DRPHIL Sun Mar 13, 2016Self-help guru who wrote "Life Code"Tom McCoy
EDWINMEESE Fri Oct 19, 2012Former attorney general in the Iraq Study GroupPatrick Berry
HEDDAGABLER Tue May 23, 200660-Across playAlan Arbesfeld
HOLYWEEK Tue Aug 20, 2013Variable spring periodZhouqin Burnikel and Don Gagliardo
HOROL Sun Oct 30, 2005Watchmaker's sci.Maxwell H. D. Johnson Jr.
INCUBATION Fri Apr 28, 2017Development periodDavid Steinberg
KARAOKEMACHINES Fri Nov 7, 2008Self-contained music equipmentKevin G. Der
KELLS Sat Jan 17, 2015Book of ___Josh Knapp
LADYANDTHETRAMP Tue May 2, 20001955 Disney classicManny Nosowsky
LIFECOACH Sat Dec 26, 2015Guru for hireJames Mulhern
MOONISH Tue Jan 30, 1996FickleM. Skolsky
NFCEAST Wed Sep 9, 2015Giants' div.Michael Hawkins
NODOSE Sun Dec 16, 2012KnobbyMatt Ginsberg
ONEBAR Fri Nov 17, 1995Lieutenant's insigniaFran & Lou Sabin
PHONEBOX Mon Feb 29, 2016Once-ubiquitous red fixture seen along London streetsJoel Fagliano
RAVINED Sat Nov 3, 2012Showing severe erosion, maybeMilo Beckman
REENLIST Tue Sep 10, 2002Do another hitchWei-Hwa Huang
ROSEANNES Fri May 13, 1994Arnold and othersRandolph Ross
SOCIALWORKER Sun Nov 22, 2009#2: Tea server?Patrick Merrell
STRIKESUPATUNE Wed Nov 15, 2006Begins to playDavid Benkof
SWANNINLOVE Sat Mar 20, 2004Jeremy Irons film based on Proust's writingsByron Walden
TELLSOFF Mon Oct 18, 1999Chews outNancy Salomon and Karen Riekert
TERTIAL Sat Jul 9, 2005Certain wing featherPatrick Berry
THESAINT Thu May 28, 20091960s Roger Moore TV seriesGary Cee
TOWNHOME Tue Aug 15, 1995Row houseRandall J. Hartman
TRIPLETAIL Mon Mar 4, 1996Large marine fishS. B. Whitten
TRUEBORN Fri Jul 20, 2001"Though banish'd, yet a ___ Englishman": "Richard II"Jim Page
UNSATED Thu Dec 8, 2005Still not happyDavid Pringle
VACUUMCLEANER Wed Sep 13, 2006Hose siteLee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
WESTWALL Sat Jun 18, 1994Siegfried Line of 1930's GermanyRandolph Ross
WHOSONFIRST Sun Jul 1, 2007Classic Abbott and Costello bitNancy Salomon and Bill Zais