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Statistics | Fewest Words


Since its debut on May 9, 2018, the New York Times Spelling Bee has run 1,735 regular daily puzzles, plus 2 extra stopgap puzzles. Here are a few statistics covering that span.

Below are the Spelling Bee puzzles containing the fewest words, ranked through 100th place:

 
 
rank
P C E G N U Y
17
77
1
(1)
O C D F I M Y
18
76
1
(2)
Z A B E L M O
18
78
1
N C H I K M U
18
80
1
N C E L T X Y
18
93
1
T G H L M O Y
19
65
1
(6)
I D G O P R Y
19
85
1
H A C P T U Z
19
86
1
D A L M N T Y
19
92
1
O B D R U W Z
20
62
1
(10)
G H L N O R U
20
75
1
U A C I L T Y
20
88
1
U C E F I N T
20
92
1
V A I L N O P
20
98
1
I A C D T U V
20
102
1
Z A G I L N O
20
152
2
L A B K R U W
21
50
1
(17)
I K L N R W Y
21
52
1
U A B C F K L
21
55
1
U A F G H R T
21
60
1
I F M O R T Y
21
62
1
C A E G K M O
21
63
1
O A C G H P Z
21
67
1
R A B C D H K
21
68
1
I B G O R T Y
21
68
1
L D H I N O W
21
70
1
W A D H I R T
21
71
1
O D F G H I T
21
73
1
D A B H L O T
21
76
1
M C E I T V Z
21
76
1
U D G M O P R
21
79
1
U C D F I L T
21
80
1
I B G H L T U
21
81
1
R D G H N O U
21
82
1
T A C J K O P
21
82
1
A C D J N T U
21
82
1
B A C D K R Y
21
83
1
D C G H I L O
21
84
1
N M O P R T Y
21
85
1
G N O R T U W
21
85
1
I B C E H T W
21
86
1
I C E M T V Z
21
86
1
W A F I L O R
21
87
1
E A C G H N X
21
88
1
H A C M N T W
21
88
1
W D I M N O T
21
89
1
I E G H L O P
21
89
1
R C G H O U Y
21
91
1
G A H N T U Y
21
91
1
Y A C K R T W
21
92
1
M C E H I N Y
21
93
1
H C E N T U Y
21
93
1
U D N O P R W
21
95
1
M A D F L N R
21
95
1
H G L O T U Y
21
96
1
T C D I L U Y
21
98
2
B E H I L T Y
21
99
1
W A D K L R Y
21
100
1
V A B E G L T
21
102
1
V A B E G L T
21
102
1
H F G L O T U
21
103
1
F I N O P R T
21
105
3
C A I P T V Y
21
107
1
Y A C D I M N
21
111
1
H A D G I L N
21
114
2
H A C N R U Y
21
116
1
L C E N T X Y
21
118
1
U A C H N R Y
21
122
1
B E G I K N P
21
122
1
H C D E K N U
21
127
2
L F G H O R U
22
63
1
(71)
G A D N R U V
22
69
1
W A D I L N T
22
69
1
T H L M N O Y
22
71
1
A B E J N O W
22
73
1
R A F H K O Y
22
76
1
T B C E K O P
22
76
1
K A E I L T V
22
76
1
M A C E H K N
22
76
1
D A H N R T Y
22
77
1
H C E G L O W
22
78
1
E B C H I T W
22
78
1
O A B E J N W
22
78
1
D A B G N O W
22
79
1
U D N O P T W
22
80
1
M F L N O R U
22
80
1
C B I K O R W
22
81
1
C A E J K L P
22
81
1
A K L O T U W
22
81
1
D A B I J R Y
22
82
1
B H I L O R Y
22
83
1
N B H K M O Y
22
84
1
O G I L M X Y
22
84
1
N G O P R U W
22
85
1
T G I L R U Y
22
85
1
D H I L N O W
22
89
1
D H I L N O W
22
89
1
O C G H R U Y
22
90
1
I C G L O R W
22
91
1
T B E L M N Z
22
92
1
N M O P R T Y
22
92
1
G A B D L U Y
22
94
1
B A I L N P T
22
95
1
B A D G N O V
22
97
1
H C E F I L Y
22
97
1
Y A F G I R T
22
97
1
I E G H T W Y
22
99
1
D C I M N O U
22
99
1
Y A B E L N Z
22
100
1
T C H I P R Y
22
100
1
M A D K L N R
22
100
1
F C E L N U Y
22
100
1
O B C H I R Y
22
100
1
L C I M P T Y
22
100
1
P B C I O R T
22
102
1
B E F I L N X
22
104
1
B E F I L N X
22
104
1
N A I M P R Z
22
105
1
I C D M O T Y
22
107
1
C A B E F I T
22
108
1
U D E I P T Z
22
118
2
Z A G I N O R
22
150
2

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