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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 47,575 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
ABRONXTALESun Nov 6, 20051993 Robert De Niro filmElizabeth C. Gorski
ACARIDSat Jun 14, 2008Tick, e.g.Brendan Emmett Quigley
ATANYTIMESat Oct 27, 2007Within the next few minutes, potentiallyBrendan Emmett Quigley
BARRICADEFri Nov 22, 2019Block offEmily Carroll
BRUSHEDUPFri Sep 1, 2000ReviewedJoe DiPietro
CAVEATEMPTORFri Nov 26, 1993"No guarantees"Nancy A. Corbett
CHAINSMOKEDThu Apr 3, 2014Went from butt to butt?David Benkof and Jeff Chen
ELINNORDEGRENThu Jan 13, 2011Spouse in 2009 headlinesElizabeth C. Gorski
EVULSESun Oct 8, 2006Yank outFred Piscop
EYEWITNESSESFri Nov 29, 1996Courtroom figuresB. White
FORKLIFTSMon Jul 9, 2018Shoulder exercise at a cutlery store?John Lampkin
FUELOILSSat Jul 9, 2005Coal substitutesPatrick Berry
GLADYSKNIGHTTue Dec 29, 2020Who sang the 1973 #1 hit "Midnight Train to Georgia"Matthew Trout
GOLDMEDALFLOURMon Jul 16, 2012General Mills baking productRandall J. Hartman
GRUBBYFri May 17, 2019SqualidAdam Fromm
INFINITELOOPSun Oct 13, 2013Computer programming problemJeff Chen
INTURMOILSun Jun 13, 2021AgitatedStephen McCarthy
ISADORASSat Aug 20, 1994Duncan and othersManny Nosowsky
IVEHEARDENOUGHThu Mar 22, 2007"Case closed!"Karen M. Tracey
LASERMOUSESat May 28, 2011Optical tool for a computer userDavid Quarfoot
LIRIWed Oct 3, 2007Italian river valley in W.W. II fightingRobert Dillman
LONGTONSWed Feb 17, 20102,240-pound unitsElizabeth A. Long
LOWBROWHUMORSun Jan 26, 2003Slapstick, e.g.Nancy Salomon and Bob Peoples
NEVERBESat Feb 26, 1994"I'll ___ the Same" ('32 tune)Bob Klahn
OVERLOOKSun Nov 22, 2020Scenic vistaAlex Eaton-Salners
PAVERSThu Jul 14, 2016Ones laying down 20-DownDavid J. Kahn
PUBESCENTSat Sep 30, 2006Starting to maturePatrick Berry
PUNXSUTAWNEYPHILThu Feb 2, 1995For the outlook, look out for his look out!Bob and Sharon Klahn
RENDERINGSun Aug 7, 2011PortrayalTony Orbach and Janie Smulyan
RIGVEDASat Jan 30, 2016Ancient collection of Sanskrit hymnsSamuel A. Donaldson and Brad Wilber
RUBSITINSun Jul 24, 2011Adds insult to injury, sayKurt Mueller
SINGLEOCCUPANCYMon Mar 30, 2009Small hotel room specificationAndrea Carla Michaels
SIOBHANSun Sep 10, 2006Irish-born actress McKennaJoe DiPietro
SNIFFATMon Jun 13, 2016Regard dismissivelyLynn Lempel
STATESONGSat Mar 8, 2003"Missouri Waltz," e.g.Patrick Berry
STOCKWELLSun Feb 11, 2001"Quantum Leap" co-starBob Peoples and Nancy Salomon
STORMFRONTTue Aug 27, 2013Product of colliding weather systemsJacob McDermott
STOWERSat Apr 15, 2006Longshoreman, at timesBob Peoples
TAKESIDESThu Jul 22, 2021Not stay neutralJohn Guzzetta
WITCHERYSun Jul 15, 2001Spelling?Elizabeth C. Gorski