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Last seen on: –NY Times Crossword 6 Feb 23, Monday
–Wall Street Journal Crossword – January 06 2023 – Crosswalks
–L.A. Times Daily Crossword – Jan 1 2023
–Eugene Sheffer – King Feature Syndicate Crossword – Feb 18 2022
–NY Times Crossword 8 Feb 21, Monday
–LA Times Crossword 24 Jan 21, Sunday
–The Washington Post Crossword – Oct 23 2020
–LA Times Crossword 23 Oct 20, Friday
NY Times Crossword 4 May 20, Monday
Random information on the term “RIA”:
A ria (/riːə/ or /riə/) is a coastal inlet formed by the partial submergence of an unglaciated river valley. It is a drowned river valley that remains open to the sea. Typically, rias have a dendritic, treelike outline although they can be straight and without significant branches. This pattern is inherited from the dendritic drainage pattern of the flooded river valley. The drowning of river valleys along a stretch of coast and formation of rias results in an extremely irregular and indented coastline. Often, there are naturally-occurring islands, which are summits of partly submerged, preexisting hill peaks. (Islands may also be artificial, such as those constructed for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.)
A ria coast is a coastline having several parallel rias separated by prominent ridges, extending a distance inland. The sea level change that caused the submergence of a river valley may be either eustatic (where global sea levels rise), or isostatic (where the local land sinks). The result is often a very large estuary at the mouth of a relatively insignificant river (or else sediments would quickly fill the ria). The Kingsbridge Estuary in Devon, England, is an extreme example of a ria forming an estuary disproportionate to the size of its river; no significant river flows into it at all, only a number of small streams.