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A large, grassy, and almost treeless plain, especially in Latin America

Common clues: Latin American plain; Nearly treeless plain; Grassy plain; South American plain; The plain in Spain; Gaucho's turf

Crossword puzzle frequency: once a year

Los Llanos (meaning the flat plains) is a vast tropical grassland plain situated at the east of the Andes in northwestern South America (Colombia and Venezuela). Its main river is the Orinoco.

Despite poor climate, during the colonial era, llaneros (similar to the gauchos of the pampas) herded millions of heads of cattle here.

The area slopes gradually away from the highland areas that surround it; elevations in the llanos never exceed 200 meters.

Originally, llano is the Spanish word for plain. It became the Spanish-American term for prairie.

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LLANO (85) 19 Tu+ >1 08 Grassy plain CAMPO

10 Tu- >1 01 South American plain CAMPO

09 Argentine plain PAMPA

5 Tu+ >1 07 Grassy expanse

5 Tu+ >1 09 Southwestern plain

4 We >1 99 Treeless plain

3 We >1 06 The plain in Spain

00 Argentine grassland PAMPA

2 Th >1 05 Caballero's locale

2 Th Rea 01 Gaucho's plain

2 Th >1 03 Gaucho's turf

2 Tu >1 09 Grassy plain of South America

2 Th- >1 05 Latin American plain

00 South American grassy plain

2 We- >1 01 Southwestern grassy plain

2 Tu >1 02 Venezuelan plain

1 Th NYT 96 Cattle-grazing area

1 Th NYT 93 Central Tex. town

1 Th WSJ 00 Colombian plain

1 Th LAT 00 Expanse of the southwest

1 Tu LAT 04 Gaucho's grassy plain

02 Grassy plain of Latin America

1 We CSy 09 Grassy plain of Spanish America

1 Th LAT 99 Grassy plain of the SW

1 Th WaP 08 Grassy tract