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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 44,617 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
AFTERREFLECTION Thu Feb 2, 2006When things may become clearerByron Walden
ANNOTATIVE Sat Dec 16, 2000Serving to explainJim Page
ARTEFACTS Sun May 20, 2018Relics, to BritsWill Nediger
ASIANPEARS Sun Sep 30, 2018Certain Far Eastern fruitsNatan Last
BEFIRST Sun May 26, 2002LeadElizabeth C. Gorski
BODYSURFS Fri Oct 19, 2018Rides the waves without a boardTrenton Charlson
BRIDGING Sat Jul 10, 2010Making ends meet?Joe DiPietro
BROODMARES Sat Oct 26, 2013Important stud farm visitorsBarry C. Silk
CALLOW Sat Jun 25, 2011Wet behind the earsBarry C. Silk
CAROUSED Sun May 13, 2001Lived it upNancy Nicholson Joline
CASHORCREDIT Fri Apr 15, 1994Modern choice #5Cathy Millhauser
CLINIQUE Fri Sep 17, 2010Company that gets a lot of its money from foundations?Jonah Kagan, Brown University '13
COMMANDS Wed Jan 18, 2006Is in chargeSheldon Benardo
DESIGNATEDHITTER Sun May 22, 1994Lawrence's initial occupation?Randolph Ross
DUDESUP Wed May 20, 1998Dons one's Sunday bestFrederick T. Buhler
DURIAN Thu May 4, 2006Malodorous Malaysian fruitRob Richardson
EYEBLACK Thu Sep 8, 2016Football player's applicationJoanne Sullivan
FAROE Wed Jun 1, 2016___ Islands (autonomous part of Denmark)Wren Schultz
FLYINGCAR Mon Jan 7, 2013"Vehicle of the future" since the 1950sJim Peredo
GEORGYGIRL Mon Jul 18, 2005Title song of a 1966 hit movieRandy Sowell
HOMS Mon Dec 28, 2015War-torn Syrian cityZhouqin Burnikel
IHOPEYOUREHAPPY Sat Jan 21, 2017"Nice going, jerk!"James Mulhern
LABANIMAL Sun Jan 12, 2014Test subjectAndrew Chaikin
MAGICA Sat Mar 15, 2003Ars ___ (sorcery)Adam Cohen
MODERATOR Thu May 10, 2018Debate figureCaitlin Reid
NIHILISM Wed Nov 16, 1994AnarchyChuck Deodene
NOTTOMENTION Sun Aug 21, 2011AlsoAlan Arbesfeld
PROBABLY Sun May 19, 1996Not for sureC.M. Deber
RENECLAIR Sun Aug 31, 2014French filmmaker who led the Cinéma Pur movementJoel Fagliano
SAIDTO Sat Dec 6, 1997ToldDavid J. Kahn
SHAPESUP Thu Jul 17, 2008Quits misbehaving ... or a literal hint to 4-, 9-, 13-, 49- and 57-DownElizabeth A. Long
SKIPABEAT Sun Jan 23, 2005FlutterJoe DiPietro
TACTLESS Wed Feb 21, 2018Like boorish behaviorOri Brian and Zachary Spitz
TAKESANEUTRALSTANCE Sun Jun 7, 2009Doesn't care either wayJeremy Newton
TASTESBAD Fri Jul 11, 2014Displeases one's buds?Sam Ezersky and Victor Fleming
THEATRIC Tue Jul 1, 2003Flamboyantly overdoneKaren M. Tracey
TORTUGA Wed Jul 9, 2014Island setting for "Pirates of the Caribbean"Bruce Haight
TVPILOT Sat Dec 10, 2011Series starterCorey Rubin
UNENVIABLE Fri Jan 5, 1996Not to be wished forR. Ross
ZITCOM Fri Sep 9, 2016Adolescent program, slangilyKristian House