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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 44,246 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
ACTOFLOVE Sat Aug 18, 2018Selfless gestureMark Diehl
ADFREE Thu Jun 22, 2017Like Consumer ReportsRuth B. Margolin
AKIOMORITA Mon Jul 20, 2015Sony co-founderJohn Westwig
ARMBONES Sun Jul 31, 2011Radii, e.g.Pamela Klawitter
BESOMS Sun Dec 19, 1993Twiggy broomsJohn M. Samson
BETHESDAMD Tue May 27, 1997Doc from the Old Line State?Stephanie Spadaccini
CHEESEIT Sun Nov 30, 2003Warning cryManny Nosowsky
CHIPPY Fri Mar 23, 2018Given to picking fightsErik Agard
CHRISTMASEVE Fri Dec 24, 2010Time before the present day?Jay Kaskel and Daniel Kantor
COMPANYCAR Mon Feb 2, 2015Executive's free "wheels"Jeffrey Wechsler
DECENTMEAL Sun Jun 22, 2014Something square to eat?Elizabeth C. Gorski
EMPHASIZE Sun Nov 16, 2014SpotlightAndrew J. Ries
ENCOIL Mon May 16, 1994Make into a spiralEd Pegg Jr.
ERITREAN Sun Apr 26, 2009Resident of AsmaraTrip Payne
EVERYBIT Fri Nov 3, 2000EntirelyJoe DiPietro
FOURSEASONS Sun Dec 31, 20061981 Alan Alda comedy, with "The"Elizabeth C. Gorski
GLEECLUBS Mon Jun 22, 1998Singing groupsShannon Burns
GROINS Fri May 13, 1994Inguinal partsRandolph Ross
HASHESOVER Fri Feb 20, 2009Reviews repeatedlyPaula Gamache
HELLOMARYLOU Sun Nov 24, 2013"Greetings, Ms. Retton!"Gary Cee
HIPTOBESQUARE Wed Nov 21, 20011986 Huey Lewis and the News hitM. Francis Vuolo
IDOSO Wed Sep 3, 2014"You're wrong about me!"Peter A. Collins
INDIFFERENT Sun Dec 13, 2015Not taking sidesTracy Gray and Andrea Carla Michaels
JANEAUSTEN Sat Dec 28, 1996"Mansfield Park" authorN. Joline
JANGLEDNERVES Sun Mar 9, 1997Heebie-jeebiesJune Boggs
KILNED Sat Aug 31, 1996Baked in an ovenG. Petgrave
MANDOLINS Fri Dec 14, 2001Some trattoria musicBrendan Emmett Quigley
MECCAN Sat Aug 17, 2013Muhammad, e.g.Ed Sessa
OGDENNASH Tue Dec 27, 2016Humorist who wrote "Candy / Is dandy / But liquor / Is quicker"Herre Schouwerwou
OPENPLAN Fri Apr 13, 2018Layout with little concern for privacyJoe Krozel
PURRER Sun Jun 20, 2004One getting strokes?Manny Nosowsky
PUSHUPBRA Wed Jul 6, 2005Enhancing undergarmentRaymond Hamel
RECROSSED Thu Sep 5, 2002Intersected againMichael Shteyman
ROGEROVERANDOUT Fri Aug 27, 2004Communication enderManny Nosowsky
SCOTLANDYARD Sun Mar 15, 1998Artist Warhol accosted by the British police?Frank Longo
SCRUBLANDS Wed Aug 28, 1996Wild expanseF. Heaney
SPACIEST Sat Aug 19, 2017Most airheadedMark Diehl
SULTANATE Fri Aug 7, 1998Oman, for oneFrank Longo
VARMINTS Tue Dec 13, 2016Troublesome crittersDavid Alfred Bywaters
WINECASK Fri Jun 25, 2010TunRobin Schulman and Byron Walden