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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 44,097 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.

BANNERYEAR Mon May 29, 2017Topic of a happy annual reportJeff Chen and Seth Geltman
BESTBALL Sat Nov 18, 2000Golf competitionRich Norris
BIGBERTHA Wed Aug 6, 2008Long-range German gun of W.W. ICaleb Madison
BRANDNAMES Tue Jan 6, 2015Wilson and Hoover, but not EisenhowerJoel Fagliano
COMPUTERCODE Mon Jul 26, 2010What a programmer writesJanet R. Bender
DOUBLEDOMINOES Sun Jan 23, 2000Valuable game tilesJoe DiPietro
DREYFUSS Fri Jan 18, 2008"Moon Over Parador" star, 1988Trip Payne
FASTENER Sat Sep 13, 2003Brad, e.g.Brendan Emmett Quigley
FEVERFEW Sat Oct 6, 2007Plant used as an herbal remedy for headachesBrendan Emmett Quigley and David Quarfoot
FOXNEWS Fri Dec 30, 2016Shep Smith's channelPatrick Berry
FRISBEES Mon Oct 27, 1997Flying toysMark Gottlieb
GIRLSDORM Wed May 21, 2014Non-coed housingMike Buckley
GPOS Fri Feb 6, 2009Mailing ctrs.Frederick J. Healy
HARTTOHART Tue May 13, 1997Sidney Sheldon TV seriesGregory E. Paul
IGNESFATUI Fri Jun 13, 1997DelusionsBob Klahn
INTERCOUNTY Sat Nov 22, 2003RegionalRobert H. Wolfe
JIMINYCRICKET Sat Dec 5, 2015Partner of 33-AcrossDavid J. Kahn
KINGKONGLIVES Thu Dec 13, 20121986 film sequel Razzie-nominated for Worst Visual EffectsSam Ezersky
LOUISIANAPARISH Mon Jul 27, 2009Lafayette or OrleansAllan E. Parrish
MINOREDIN Sun Sep 9, 2007Studied on the sidePatrick Berry
NANKI Sun May 4, 2008___-Poo of "The Mikado"Richard Silvestri
NYGIANTS Mon Oct 3, 2016N.F.L. team that plays in Jersey, strangely enoughJacob Stulberg
PADDIES Sat Jun 16, 2001Crop-raising sitesDana Motley
PENTARCH Sun Jan 10, 1999One of five rulersDavid J. Kahn
PILAU Fri Aug 16, 2002Middle Eastern dishElizabeth C. Gorski
PROLETARIAT Sun Dec 30, 2007Class in factoriesElizabeth C. Gorski
QUIZSHOWSCANDAL Wed Oct 5, 1994Downfall of 17-AcrossFran & Lou Sabin
RINGMYBELL Sun Feb 13, 20001979 Anita Ward hitBill Zais
SEEYASOON Fri Aug 14, 2015"Be there shortly"Natan Last and the J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
SIPPER Thu Nov 5, 1998Not a guzzlerNancy Salomon
SPAREKEYS Fri Dec 10, 2010Dupes in some mailboxesElizabeth C. Gorski
TENSITY Fri Jul 30, 2004Stretching qualityManny Nosowsky
THEROCK Sat Jun 25, 2005AlcatrazJohn Underwood
THREECATS Sat Oct 30, 2004Salvador Dali's midair companions, in a famous photoByron Walden
TRUTHS Sun Sep 8, 1996AxiomsR. H. Wolfe
UNLAY Tue Sep 9, 2003Separate the strands of, as ropeRobert Zimmerman
VENEZUELA Fri Jun 14, 2013Only founding member of OPEC not located in the MideastPatrick Berry
WASA Mon Mar 10, 1997"There ___ young..." (common limerick start)Gregory E. Paul
WATERBASEPAINT Fri Feb 24, 2012Coat that's easy to take offPatrick Berry
WINANOSCAR Sat Jun 16, 2018What every actor would probably like to doSam Trabucco