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CASA (CAW-suh)

Spanish word for house

Common clues: Acapulco abode; Home, por favor; Honduran house; Hombre's home; Spanish house; Julio's home; Hidalgo home; Latin quarters?

Crossword puzzle frequency: 3 times a year

Frequency in English language: 22064 / 86800

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Humans construct houses primarily as dwelling-spaces for human habitation and pets. Such dwellings generally feature enclosing walls and a roof to protect against precipitation, wind, heat, cold and intruders. Animals may often live inside a house as well, both domestic pets and "unwanted" animals (such as mice living in the walls). The word "house" may also apply to a building provided to shelter animals, especially within a zoo.

The house often provides a permanent residence for a family or for a similar social unit. When occupying a house routinely as a dwelling, English-speaking people may call this building their "home". People may leave their house most of the day for work and recreation, but typically return 'home", to their house, at least for sleeping.

A house generally has at least one entrance, usually in the form of a door or a portal — but some early houses, such as those at Catal Huyuk, used roofs and ladders for access. Many houses have back doors that open into what some English-speakers call the backyard and others the back garden. When built in appropriate climates, houses may have any number of windows to let in natural sunlight and to provide views of the outside.

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CASA (167) 10 Th- >1 09 Hombre's home

7 Mo >1 09 Spanish house CASU

6 Th >1 03 Julio's home

5 We- >1 06 "Mi ___ es su..."

5 Tu >1 07 Acapulco abode

5 Tu+ >1 03 Hidalgo home

4 We- >1 03 Durango dwelling

4 Th- >1 06 Sala site

4 Th- NYT 99 ___ Grande, Ariz.

3 Th+ >1 00 Chihuahua home

3 Tu- >1 96 Hacienda, e.g.

3 We- >1 06 Hermosillo home

3 Tu+ >1 01 Hernando's hideaway

3 We- >1 06 Hernando's house

3 Th+ >1 06 Home in Havana

00 Jose's home

3 >1 07 José's house

3 We- >1 96 Pedro's house

2 Th- >1 05 Diego's dwelling

2 We >1 06 Durango domicile

2 We >1 99 Hernando's hideaway?

2 We LAT 07 Honduras house

2 Th >1 07 Jorge's house

2 Th- >1 05 José's home

2 Th- >1 97 Juan's home