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TIA (TEE-uh)

Spanish word for aunt

Common clues: Spanish aunt; ___ Maria; Acapulco aunt; Madre's hermana; Familia member; Aunt, in Avila; Andalusian aunt

Crossword puzzle frequency: 4 times a year

News: A Special Aunt's Devotion

Frequency in English language: 59003 / 86800

Kinship is a relationship between any entities that share a genealogical origin, through either biological, cultural, or historical descent. In anthropology the kinship system includes people related both by descent and marriage, while usage in biology includes descent and mating. Human kinship relations through marriage are commonly called "affinity" in contrast to "descent" (also called "consanguinity"), although the two may overlap in marriages among those of common descent. Family relations as sociocultural genealogy lead back to gods (see mythology, religion), animals that were in the area or natural phenomena (as in origin stories).

Rosalind Russel as Auntie Mame

Kinship is one of the most basic principles for organizing individuals into social groups, roles, categories, and genealogy. Family relations can be represented concretely (mother, brother, grandfather) or abstractly after degrees of relationship. A relationship may have relative purchase (e.g., father is one regarding a child), or reflect an absolute (e.g., status difference between a mother and a childless woman). Degrees of relationship are not identical to heirship or legal succession. Many codes of ethics consider the bond of kinship as creating obligations between the related persons stronger than those between strangers, as in Confucian filial piety.

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TIA (247) 33 We >1 05 ___ Maria AVE

27 Tu >1 07 Spanish aunt

22 Tu+ >1 07 Actress Carrere

21 We >1 06 Acapulco aunt

10 Tu+ >1 08 ___ Maria (coffee liqueur)

8 We >1 09 Argentine aunt

8 Th- >1 09 Carrere of "Wayne's World"

6 Th- >1 08 Madre's hermana

4 Th- NYT 95 Aunt, in Avila

4 Th- >1 08 Córdoba kinswoman

4 We- >1 08 Madre's sister

4 We >1 07 Padre's sister

4 Tu >1 04 ___ Maria liqueur

3 Th- >1 05 Andalusian aunt

3 Th+ >1 05 Familia member TIO

3 Tu >1 05 Member of la familia

3 Fr- NYT 07 Member of the familia

3 Th NYT 96 Pedro's aunt

3 We- >1 06 Spanish relative

00 Actress Carrera

07 Aunt in Toledo

2 Th- >1 07 Aunt, in Acapulco

2 Tu >1 03 Aunt, in Aragón

2 We- >1 93 Carlos's aunt

03 Dad's sister, in Santiago

2 Th WSJ 09 Hermana de la madre

2 Tu >1 06 Inez's aunt

2 We >1 96 Juan's aunt

2 Th Rea 04 Nogales aunt

2 Tu >1 98 Davis was its Pres.