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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 45,029 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
ABUYTue Aug 17, 1999"What ___!" ("Don't pass up this offer!")Stephanie Spadaccini
AQUARTERTOSat Mar 30, 2002Hourly timeMark Diehl
ASSYROSun Jun 16, 2013___-Babylonian (ancient Semitic language)Mel Rosen
BALTIMORECOLTSTue Feb 21, 1995Pre-Indianapolis teamMartin Schneider
BASEBALLFANTue Sep 8, 2009Typical visitor to CooperstownAlan Arbesfeld
BLEMISHSun Oct 31, 1999FlawFrank Longo
BYYOURLEAVESun Jul 10, 2016Request for permissionPatrick Berry
CANDIDAThu May 22, 1997Shaw playRose White
DEBITHOMASMon Jul 7, 20081986 world champion American figure skaterBob Klahn
DELANOROOSEVELTFri Mar 8, 1996Famous FranklinR. Ross
DIERESISSat Oct 22, 2005The two dots in "naïve"Patrick Berry
EDYTAFri Oct 5, 2012Sliwinska of "Dancing With the Stars"Patrick Berry
EMPORIOSun May 2, 2004Italian shopping martDerrick Niederman
EVILMINDMon Jul 24, 2006Lex Luthor, for oneRichard Chisholm
FIRSTRUNSun Jul 1, 2007New in theatersNancy Salomon and Bill Zais
GABIONSun May 15, 1994Pier supportCharles M. Deber
GETSONESIRISHUPFri Mar 11, 2005Becomes angryManny Nosowsky
GREATVISIONTue Aug 8, 201720/20Dan Flanagan
HUMVEESSun Feb 27, 2011Desert Storm transportsPeter A. Collins
INDUCTEESSat Dec 23, 2017They're called upMatthew Sewell
INTHESHOPSun Mar 5, 2017Being repaired, as a carTimothy Polin
IPLEDGEMon Mar 30, 2009Start of a daily school recitalAndrea Carla Michaels
LIPTONBRISKMon Feb 25, 2013Iced tea brandAngela Olson Halsted
LOOKOUTPOINTWed Feb 4, 2015Warning shouted to a lacrosse defenseman?Julian Lim
LUSTFORLIFETue Oct 25, 2005Van Gogh biographyKurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette
PETITGRISSun Oct 5, 2008Snail variety whose name means "small gray"Byron Walden
PLAYSKOOLTue Feb 11, 2003Hasbro divisionMyles Callum
POPELEOXISat Oct 1, 2005Pontiff for just 26 days in 1605Joe DiPietro
PRACTICABLEThu Aug 4, 2016RealisticJonathan M. Kaye
PREPROVIDEFri Sep 13, 2002Make available in advanceMel Rosen
RATUREFri Dec 27, 1996Erasure, in RouenB. White
RAZETOTHEGROUNDThu Nov 21, 1996LevelM. Ashwood-Smith
SKYPECALLSun Jun 16, 2019Face-to-face interaction?Joel Fagliano
SYPHONSun Feb 26, 2012Draw (off): Var.Daniel A. Finan
THISISATESTSun Aug 25, 2013Emergency Broadcast System openingVictor Barocas
WARSHIPSun Sep 3, 2006Main threat?Lee Glickstein and Ben Tausig
WETTSHIRTSat Feb 10, 2007Top in a certain contestBob Peoples
WINEPARTYSat Mar 1, 1997Symposium, originallyJim Page
YOUTHHOSTELThu Feb 24, 2000Thrifty traveler's stopManny Nosowsky
ZENMASTERThu Apr 29, 2010Asian spiritual guideDavid J. W. Simpson