LAO is an answer for the NYT Crossword puzzle. Here you can get the history and usage for LAO in NYT Crossword from 1994.

This "LAO" answer was first appeared in "9 Oct 1994" NYT Crossword for the hint of "Film “7 Faces of Dr. ___”". It was authored by Bryant White. Recently, the "LAO" answer has been used for "9 Dec 2023" NYT Crossword for the hint of "People with a language of the same name (2)". It was authored by Doug Peterson and Christina Iverson. In the NYT Crossword, this answer has been used most frequently for the hint: "Philosopher ___-tzu (7)". "LAO" appeared 139 times in Shortz Era puzzles. So lets take a look for clue and answer history of "LAO" word.

Date Grid Clue Author
9 Dec 2023 54D People with a language of the same name Doug Peterson and Christina Iverson
12 Oct 2023 7D Language in which the first five numbers are nung, song, sam, si, ha John Nagamichi Cho
24 Sep 2023 89D Language in which “hello” is ສະບາຍດີ Joel Fagliano and Christina Iverson
19 Sep 2023 14D Language of Vientiane Gia Bosko
26 Jun 2023 57A Language related to Thai Taylor Johnson and Christina Iverson
24 May 2023 59D Dweller on the Mekong River Kavin Pawittranon and Nijah Morris
23 May 2023 9D Language spoken west of 15-Across Lee Taylor
19 Apr 2023 21D Mekong Valley language Joe Deeney
21 Mar 2023 7D Southeast Asian language Michael Lieberman
10 Feb 2023 24D Language spoken near the Thai region of Isan Kavin Pawittranon and Nijah Morris
22 Jan 2023 62A Language in which “puzzle” is “pid sa” Garrett Chalfin
9 Jan 2023 29D Language spoken in Vientiane Andrea Carla Michaels and Kevin Christian
3 Mar 2022 27A ___ People’s Democratic Republic August Lee-Kovach
12 Feb 2022 22A People with a language of the same name Mary Lou Guizzo
11 Feb 2022 30A Language spoken along the Mekong Trenton Charlson
8 Feb 2022 49A Vientiane local Adam Aaronson, Jack Joshi and Jackson Janes
6 Jan 2022 62D Language in which most words are monosyllabic Andrew Linzer
18 Nov 2021 13A ___-tzu Ori Brian
24 Oct 2021 20A Language in the Tai family Katie Hale
10 May 2021 8D Language akin to Thai Zhouqin Burnikel
6 Apr 2021 25D Language akin to Thai Amanda Chung and Karl Ni
15 Mar 2021 63D Philosopher ___-tzu Philip K. Chow
14 Mar 2021 9D Language not traditionally written with spaces between words Jacob Stulberg
9 Feb 2021 49A Philosopher ___-tzu Colin Ernst
14 Oct 2020 10D Language with more than 25 vowel sounds Rich Proulx
13 Sep 2020 20A ___ People’s Democratic Republic MaryEllen Uthlaut
11 Sep 2020 42A Sister language of Thai Caitlin Reid and Erik Agard
30 Aug 2020 91A Southeast Asian language Olivia Mitra Framke
6 Aug 2020 42A Language in which the majority of words are monosyllabic Derek Allen and Jeff Chen
16 Apr 2020 47D Thai neighbor Alan Arbesfeld
14 Mar 2020 34A Thai neighbor Peter Wentz
22 Jan 2020 42A Language akin to Thai Alex Eaton-Salners
1 Nov 2019 33A Language in which “thank you” is “khob chai” Robyn Weintraub
10 Sep 2019 37D Language related to Thai Ethan Cooper
15 Jun 2019 48D Mostly monosyllabic language Ryan McCarty
8 Feb 2019 29A Largely monosyllabic language John Guzzetta and Michael Hawkins
12 Aug 2018 38A Vientiane native Ross Trudeau
20 Jul 2018 38D Language similar to Thai Robyn Weintraub
17 Jun 2018 101A Philosopher ___-tzu Amanda Chung, Karl Ni and Erik Agard
28 May 2018 27A Philosopher ___-tzu Alex Eaton-Salners
22 May 2018 38A Language that becomes the name of where it’s spoken if you add an “s” Jeff Stillman
5 Apr 2018 65D Dweller on the Mekong David J. Kahn
18 Mar 2018 121A Indochinese language Daniel Raymon
12 Feb 2018 61D “7 Faces of Dr. ___” (1964 film) Michael Black
14 Jan 2018 35D Language with six tones Joel Fagliano
19 Oct 2017 60D Vietnamese neighbor Ned White
7 Mar 2017 32D Chinese philosopher ___-tzu Freddie Cheng
5 Mar 2017 66A Language heard along the Mekong Timothy Polin
11 Feb 2017 27A Language traditionally written without spaces between words Frederick J. Healy
23 Jan 2017 44D Language in Vientiane Bruce Haight
22 Jan 2017 37A Language akin to Thai Dan Schoenholz
21 Dec 2016 60D Thai neighbor Jeff Chen and Seth Geltman
22 Feb 2016 26D Mekong native Ed Sessa
2 Oct 2015 8D Southeast Asian tongue Patrick Berry
27 Sep 2015 67D Language in Southeast Asia Tom McCoy
21 Sep 2015 35D Philosopher ___-tzu Bruce Haight
12 Aug 2015 42A Southeast Asian language Tom McCoy
27 Jul 2015 30D Vietnamese neighbor D. Scott Nichols and Zhouqin Burnikel
12 Apr 2015 107A Language along the Mekong Jeff Chen
8 Apr 2015 29A Dweller along the Mekong Zhouqin Burnikel
18 Nov 2014 27D Vientiane native Jacob McDermott
5 Nov 2014 28D Vientiane native Gareth Bain
2 Sep 2014 6D China’s ___-tzu Ethan Cooper
27 Jul 2014 73A Pathet ___ (old revolutionary group) Randolph Ross
23 Jul 2014 60D Mekong Valley native Howard Barkin
19 Mar 2014 66D Mekong Valley native Samuel A. Donaldson
12 Jan 2014 110D Vientiane native Andrew Chaikin
26 Nov 2013 42A Asian language with no plural form Don Gagliardo and Zhouqin Burnikel
7 Oct 2013 66D Philosopher ___-tzu Amy Johnson
18 Sep 2013 37A Vientiane native Paul Hunsberger
13 Sep 2013 51D Southeast Asian language Patrick Berry
19 May 2013 79A Vientiane native Jean O’Conor
23 Apr 2013 66A Dweller along the Mekong Severin T. Nelson
27 Feb 2013 36D Southeast Asian tongue Daniel Kantor
30 Dec 2012 37A Language that is mostly monosyllabic Steve Savoy
12 Nov 2012 57A Mekong Valley native Randall J. Hartman
23 Aug 2012 44A Cuisine whose staple food is sticky rice Mark Feldman
4 Jun 2012 42A Chinese philosopher ___-tzu John R. O’Brien
26 Apr 2012 28A Southeast Asian language Julian Lim
13 Mar 2010 12D Language written with no spaces between words Tyler Hinman and Byron Walden
31 Jan 2010 45D Thai neighbor Tony Orbach and Andrea Carla Michaels
1 Jan 2010 26D Mekong River native Brad Wilber
27 Dec 2009 84A Thai’s neighbor Elizabeth C. Gorski
11 Nov 2009 25A Neighbor of a Thai Kelsey Blakley
13 Jul 2009 60D Thai neighbor C. W. Stewart
29 Oct 2008 34A Southeast Asian Steven L. Zisser
22 Jun 2008 6D Dweller along the Mekong Pamela Amick Klawitter
31 May 2008 57D Mekong Buddhist Robert H. Wolfe
3 Jan 2008 59D Seven-faced doctor of film Henry Hook
31 Dec 2007 59D Neighbor of a Vietnamese Lynn Lempel
14 Sep 2007 53A Kip spender John Farmer
6 Sep 2007 57A Certain southeast Asian Daniel C. Bryant
5 Jun 2007 60D Southeast Asian language Barry C. Silk
27 May 2007 22A Language along the Mekong River Patrick Berry
13 May 2007 95D ___-tzu Jim Page
14 Nov 2006 12D Southeast Asian tongue Sarah Keller
1 Sep 2006 34A Eastern language David Quarfoot
22 Jul 2006 52D Mekong Delta dweller Robert H. Wolfe
7 Jul 2006 31A Language that is mostly monosyllabic Joe Krozel
17 Dec 2005 22A Language of Indochina Patrick Berry
21 Feb 2005 8D Neighbor of a Vietnamese Sherry O. Blackard
23 Nov 2003 2D Relative of Thai Leonard Williams
11 Aug 2003 25A Philosopher ___-tzu Randall J. Hartman
6 Apr 2003 114D Charles G. Finney’s “The Circus of Dr. ___” Joe DiPietro
29 Mar 2003 6D Thai Buddhist Michael Shteyman
19 Jan 2003 70A Indochinese language Eric Berlin
14 Jan 2003 51A Pathet ___ Adam G. Perl
10 Jul 2002 50A Thai’s neighbor Richard Silvestri
11 Feb 2002 53A “7 Faces of Dr. ___” (1964 flick) Peter Gordon
4 Feb 2002 16A ___-tzu (Taoism founder) Gregory E. Paul
3 Jul 2001 56D Thai neighbor Randall J. Hartman
20 Jun 2001 35A Thai relative Jay Sullivan
13 May 2001 92A Indochinese language Nancy Nicholson Joline
6 Apr 2001 45D “Dr.” in a 1964 film title David J. Kahn
21 Jan 2001 62D Thai tongue Con Pederson
16 Jan 2001 21D ___-tzu Peter Gordon
27 Sep 2000 41D Southeast Asian Fred Piscop
21 May 2000 57A Vietnamese neighbor Matt Gaffney
9 Aug 1999 22D China’s ___-tse Elizabeth C. Gorski
2 Aug 1999 22A ___-tse Stephanie Spadaccini
28 Jun 1999 8D Vientiane native Ed Early
11 Jun 1999 21D Pathet ___ Jim Page
3 Jan 1999 89A Mekong native Randolph Ross
5 Apr 1998 83A “7 Faces of Dr. ___” (1964 movie) David J. Kahn
16 Aug 1997 49A Pathet ___ (Asian party) Matt Gaffney
16 Jul 1997 29D Indochinese language Jonathan Schmalzbach
21 Feb 1997 23A It’s spoken in Vientiane C. E. Gersch
25 Jan 1997 54D Doctor in a 1964 movie R. Norris
10 Jul 1996 48A ___tse, Chinese philosopher Diane C. Baldwin
22 May 1996 12D Southeast Asian R. Hughes
11 May 1996 59D Doctor of film D. Niles
20 Feb 1996 15A Dweller on the Mekong River D. Trombley
21 Oct 1995 20A Mekong Buddhist Daniel R. Stark
2 Oct 1995 2D Vientiane native Joy L. Wouk
21 May 1995 118A Dweller on the Mekong Dean Niles
16 Dec 1994 28D Pathet ___ (Communist group) A.J. Santora
8 Dec 1994 33A Charles G. Finney novel “The Circus of Dr. ___” Randolph Ross
27 Nov 1994 100A Thai’s neighbor Jacques Liwer
9 Oct 1994 126D Film “7 Faces of Dr. ___” Bryant White

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