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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.

Not all these words make sense. Some of them are unique because they're part of some wacky theme. Some are errors that don't fit the standard Across Lite format. There are 52,290 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
ALLHEART Sun 2/11/2007Full of compassionMark Feldman
BACONFATHERS Wed 10/16/2013Boars?Samuel A. Donaldson
BALANCEDEDIT Sun 10/16/2016Revision that satisfies both author and publisher?Tom McCoy
BALLPOINT Tue 5/10/2011Paper Mate productAlan Arbesfeld
BETSOFSHOW Wed 3/15/2006Third place wagers?Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
BILLYGOATSGRUFF Mon 8/20/2007Grass-eating trioLynn Lempel
BLUEJACKET Wed 2/20/2013<em>Sailor</em>John Farmer
CHAINLINKFENCES Sat 1/12/2013They might make a dog runDoug Peterson and Brad Wilber
CZECHBIMALE Sun 9/3/2006Eastern European guy who loves both sexes?Lee Glickstein and Ben Tausig
DOWNHEARTEDNESS Sun 2/11/2007Blue stateMark Feldman
DRAMBUIE Sun 1/31/1999Liqueur brandManny Nosowsky
DUNCANHINES Fri 4/8/2016Restaurant critic who lent his name to a brand at the supermarketPatrick Berry
ELLIOTTGHOUL Fri 10/31/2003Spooky star of "Monster M*A*S*H"?Earl L. Martin III
GIVETH Sun 1/21/2001Bestows, biblicallyCon Pederson
HOLLYHUNTER Tue 3/19/1996"The Piano" playerP. Jordan
KNOTHOLES Fri 1/17/2003Tough spotsSherry O. Blackard
LIFETIME Mon 4/11/1994Cable choiceMartin Schneider
LIKEABLE Sun 3/17/2013PleasantJ. R. Leopold
METROSTATION Sun 11/12/2006In a ___, you can periodically catch a ___Patrick Berry
MINORMANOR Tue 4/17/2001Small estate?Greg Staples
NOHOLESBARRED Sun 5/10/2009Like golf courses that let you play the full 18?Patrick Berry
PILEDUP Wed 6/9/2010AmassedGary Whitehead
PLUGINSERT Wed 8/20/2008See 55-DownAllan E. Parrish
PULLSAGUN Thu 9/25/2008DrawsVictor Fleming
PURITY Sun 9/4/2011What karats measureDana Delany and Matt Ginsberg
RECLAME Sat 9/15/2007NotorietyBrad Wilber
RETROROCKET Sat 6/29/2002It's used in a lunar landingDana Motley
ROBERTZIMMERMAN Tue 5/22/2001Bob Dylan, né ___, 5/24/41John D. Leavy
SHARINGISCARING Fri 4/18/2014Philanthropic mantraJames Mulhern
SHOTGLASS Sat 9/2/2000Belt holderRich Norris
SOLEMATE Sun 2/6/2000Heel?Richard Hughes
SONTOSONPHONECALL Sun 11/27/1994Intrafamily chat?Jacques Liwer
SUBSTANCE Wed 2/24/2016Meat of the matterRuth Bloomfield Margolin
UNAIDEDEYE Sat 12/8/2007Some planets may be seen with itBarry C. Silk
UNDERSEAOUIJA Sun 11/17/2013Aid for a submarine séance?Julian Lim
UNROOTS Sat 9/21/2002Pulls out entirely, in a wayRich Norris
URSO Sat 4/26/1997Violinist Camilla ___Frank Longo
VELOCITY Sun 9/1/2013Radar readingJohn Farmer
WOODED Sun 3/5/2017SylvanTimothy Polin
YOUANDME Sun 8/30/2009UsAshish Vengsarkar and Narayan Venkatasubramanyan