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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 48,597 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.

ABSTRUSESat Jun 17, 2000DeepRich Norris
ARIZONAWILDCATSWed Oct 5, 2016*Tucson collegiansMichael Dewey
CASTILLOThu Apr 25, 2013France : ch√Ęteau :: Spain : ___Jeffrey Wechsler
CLUNKERSat Dec 8, 2001CrateRich Norris
COLOSSALThu Dec 22, 2016HugeMark MacLachlan
COMEANDGOFri Jul 30, 2021Not lastEric Bornstein
COMINGFri Oct 18, 2019Word in many a promotional posterJamey Smith
DAINTIESSat Oct 16, 2004Tasty tidbitsDana Motley
DASTARDSSun Jul 14, 2002Contemptible sneaksPatrick Berry
DOLINGSun Feb 1, 2004MetingRoy Leban
DRYERSHEETFri Jun 9, 2023Laundry room detritusRobyn Weintraub
DUENORTHMon Jul 25, 20160 degrees, on a compassKevin Christian
ENDLESSLOVEThu Mar 19, 19981981 Ross/Richie #1 hitManny Nosowsky
EXHAUSTIVEMon Aug 24, 2015Leaving no stone unturnedLynn Lempel
EXPOSETOSun Nov 13, 2011Show, as something newJeremy Newton and Tony Orbach
EYEPOPPERSun Jan 26, 2020*Something visually arrestingErik Agard
FOOTTHEBILLTue Jul 19, 2022Pay for something expensiveAndy Kravis
GATEWAYARCHSun May 15, 2022Tall, curved attraction along 114-AcrossDaniel Mauer
GUESSINGWed Oct 2, 2002Test-taker's last resortEric Berlin
GUMMYMon Mar 25, 2002Like envelope sealsGerald R. Ferguson
HOMEPLATESTue Feb 10, 2015Where umpires umpireKurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette
HOWTOBOOKSat Mar 7, 1998ManualRich Norris
ICOULDNTSat Jan 12, 2019"This is too much!"Sam Trabucco
INHERENTVICESun Nov 21, 2021Joaquin Phoenix: 2014, 2013Adam Wagner
JUVENTUSFri Mar 22, 2019Record-holding Italian soccer club whose name means "youth"Brendan Emmett Quigley
KAMPRADWed Apr 19, 2023Ikea founder Ingvar ___Joe Deeney
LAYBAREWed Jun 1, 2016Expose for all to seeWren Schultz
LESTWEFORGETTue Oct 25, 2005In memoriam phraseKurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette
LITIGATORMon Apr 10, 2000Law-practicing reptile?Ed Early
MESAMISSat Mar 1, 2003Friendly salutation in FranceRandolph Ross
PEDALPUSHERSWed Aug 22, 2001Relative of Capri pantsBrendan Emmett Quigley
PEEKINGSat Jun 29, 2013Christmas no-noJoe Krozel
PIZZAZZYTue Jan 26, 2021*Having panachePeter Gordon
PUZZLEOUTFri May 23, 2014SolveDavid Steinberg
REAPPLYSun Feb 13, 2000Advice for a rejectee, maybeBill Zais
REVVEDTue Apr 2, 2013Gunned, as an engineIan Livengood
STAYCOOLFri Feb 14, 2014Informal goodbyeBruce Haight
STEAMTABLEFri Apr 3, 2009Caterer's setup for a hot buffetJohn Farmer
TABLOIDSTue Jan 26, 2016Papers covered with dirt?Sam Ezersky
UNNERVESTue Jun 30, 2009RattlesSteve Dobis
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