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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 45,352 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
ASKFORMESun Aug 5, 2007Personal offer to helpCaroline Leong
COLLYERSun Apr 5, 1998"Beat the Clock" TV hostDavid J. Kahn
CONTRIVEDMon Feb 10, 1997ArtificialS. Burns
FISHKNIFESun Apr 15, 2012Implement with a spatulalike bladeKevin G. Der
FOOTLOCKERSTORESat May 15, 2004Sneaker sellerByron Walden
FOURTEENREDWed Oct 3, 2007Call in rouletteRobert Dillman
GALILEOGALILEIThu Nov 1, 2018*Tycho Brahe contemporaryMatt Ginsberg
GARRSFri Dec 15, 2000"Mr. Mom" co-star and othersJoe DiPietro
GETALLTANGLEDUPFri Dec 5, 2003SnarlRobert H. Wolfe
GLOWWORMSTue May 24, 2016Luminescent larvaeJonathan Gersch
GRANTORTue Apr 23, 2013Many a benevolent organizationSeverin T. Nelson
HEREFORDSHIRESun Jun 25, 2006Former western English countyJim Page
JIMINYCRICKETSat Dec 5, 2015Partner of 33-AcrossDavid J. Kahn
KEGGERMon Apr 25, 2011Traditional frat partyJoon Pahk
MEDDLINGTue May 1, 2007Sticking one's nose inCourtenay Crocker and Nancy Salomon
MEDICINESun Jul 7, 2019Doctor's orderJack Reuter
MEGMARCHFri Mar 26, 2010Oldest of a literary quartetHenry Hook
MILLERBARBERWed Nov 12, 1997Member of the P.G.A. Seniors TourRandall J. Hartman
MRSFIELDSSat Nov 1, 2003Great American Cookies rivalBob Peoples
NAILSITThu Dec 27, 2018Does something to a TMary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
ORBITALSMon Aug 16, 1999Electrons, in wave functionsM. Francis Vuolo
PASSIVEVOICESun Jan 15, 2017"Village" newspaper that's namby-pamby?Joel Fagliano
PATMOREThu Sep 3, 2009English poet Coventry ___, who wrote "The Angel in the House"C. W. Stewart
PLOTPOINTSTue Oct 14, 2014What mathematicians do?Adam G. Perl
QUEEREYEFri Jul 9, 2004Popular Bravo series, informallyDavid Liben-Nowell
QUITTERSun Jan 17, 1999Proverbial loserCathy Millhauser
RAZZMATAZZWed Sep 8, 2010Flashy displayTracy Gray
RUNACROSSSun Feb 11, 2007Stumble uponMark Feldman
SEARATSun Sep 4, 2016Pirate, in old slangTom McCoy
SENIORBOWLSun Feb 24, 2013Postseason football game played in Mobile, Ala.Joe DiPietro
STEALSINSun Sep 29, 2013Enters furtivelyNorm Guggenbiller
SUMMERHITSun Apr 3, 20162010's "California Gurls" or 1996's "Macarena"Natan Last
TEAGARDENMon Jun 25, 2018Locale for a traditional Japanese ceremonyKathy Wienberg
TOADIERSun Aug 19, 2001SycophantDavid J. Kahn
TRICORDERSFri Aug 9, 2013Hand-held "Star Trek" devicesPatrick Berry
TRIPLEOVERTIMEThu Apr 13, 2017Uncommon period in basketball ... or a hint to 19- and 37-Across and 4- and 48-DownMichael Shteyman
UNREVERSEDSun Jun 23, 2002Normal, as a photoEric Berlin
VERMONTERMon May 21, 2018Bernie Sanders, for oneHannah Slovut
WHITECOLLARWORKERSun Jan 4, 2004Dry cleaner?Patrick Merrell
ZEROVISIBILITYMon Nov 21, 2016Driving condition in a blizzardJohn Lieb