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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 43,895 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
AINTNOBODY Sat Jul 16, 20161983 hit for Rufus and Chaka KhanByron Walden
ARIZA Wed Feb 25, 2015Trevor of the N.B.A.Michael Shteyman
ASHPAN Sun Jan 28, 2007Fireplace receptacleVictor Fleming and Bruce Venzke
ATTHETABLEOFBROTHERHOOD Sun Jan 18, 1998End of the prophecyEd Early and Bob Klahn
BABYBLUE Tue May 27, 2014*Like many a heartthrob's eyesJames Tuttle
BLACKANDTAN Sun Jan 12, 2014*Bar glass that's half Bass, half dark maltAndrew Chaikin
BOBTAILNAG Sun Oct 22, 2000Bay's competition, in songHenry Hook
CANVASTARP Sat Jul 6, 2013It may cover all the basesMartin Ashwood-Smith
CHARCOAL Sun Aug 9, 2009Backyard briquettesPatrick Blindauer & Andrea Carla Michaels
COBOLCOMPUTERLANGUAGE Sun May 9, 2010Programming tool created by Grace Hopper (1906-92)Elizabeth C. Gorski
DARETODREAM Sat Jan 6, 2018Have high hopesPeter Wentz
DJBOOTH Sat Oct 27, 2012Spinner's spotJoon Pahk
DOUBLEBLIND Wed Oct 8, 1997Kind of experimentGilbert H. Ludwig
EASYFIX Sun Jul 26, 2015Simple solutionEllen Leuschner and Jeff Chen
EJECTIONS Wed Nov 21, 2007Bouncers' tasksKelsey Blakley
ETRAIN Thu Feb 9, 2017Ride to the World Trade CenterRoss Trudeau
EVILLY Thu Apr 1, 1999In a bad wayKelly Clark
FREAKOUTON Fri Aug 28, 2015Subject to a hissy fitSamuel A. Donaldson
GOESATIT Sun Feb 15, 1998Argues vehementlyRich Norris
GUMPS Sun Nov 5, 1995Forrest's folksDean Niles
HANDTOOL Mon Jan 31, 2005Screwdriver or wrenchRandall J. Hartman
ICEJAM Mon Jun 22, 2009Winter river obstructionFred Piscop
MANLYGRACE Tue Sep 26, 2000Tomboyish one?Bill Ballard
MASKEDBALL Mon Jan 25, 2016*Party with disguisesIan Livengood
MEDIAKITS Sat Apr 15, 2000Publicity material holdersRaymond Hamel
MOISTEST Sat Dec 31, 2011Like the best chicken or turkey, sayJoe Krozel
PACKSIN Sun Sep 24, 1995StuffsRandolph Ross
PALEFACE Sat Aug 20, 1994'48 Bob Hope spoof, With ''The''Manny Nosowsky
PARKINGLOTS Mon Sep 3, 2012Tailgate party placesC. W. Stewart
SAWFLY Mon Sep 30, 1996Relative of the waspF. Piscop
SCROOGEMCDUCK Thu Feb 7, 2002Cartoon millionaire created by Carl BarksPatrick Berry
SERVIETTES Sun Oct 22, 2006Hand cleaners at the dinner tableHarvey Estes
SIMONPETER Fri Sep 7, 2001First popeManny Nosowsky
SKIPANTS Thu Jun 2, 2005Close-fitting garmentLevi Denham
STEPOUTOF Sun Apr 15, 2018ExitAlex Bajcz
SUPERBOWLAD Mon Feb 9, 2015Expensive annual commercialLynn Lempel
THESKYSTHELIMIT Sun Oct 12, 2003"Anything you want"David J. Kahn
TREMBLED Mon Feb 9, 1998ShiveredRobert Dillman
TWANGER Sun Jan 19, 1997Country guitar player, e.g.B. Klahn
UNIVERSALREMOTE Sat May 21, 2016Handy sofa itemJason Flinn