# Find the missing words

With inspiration from Detiva's puzzle.

Find words to fit the clues. Each $$\text{X X X}$$ should be replaced with the same three letters.

$$\begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{20px}{#2px}}\def\P#1{\V{#1em}}\def\V#1{\S{#1}{9}} \def\T{\color{white}{\textbf{Pattern}}}\def\NT{\color{white}{\textbf{Clue}}}\displaystyle \smash{\lower{29px}\bbox[teal]{\phantom{\rlap{rubio.2020.01.21-custom}\S{90px}{0} \begin{array}{cc}\T&\NT\\\end{array}}}}\atop\def\V#1{\S{#1}{5}} \begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline\T&\NT\\\hline % ~\text{ X X X _ _ _ _ }&\text{ level }\\ \hline ~\text{ _ X X X _ _ _ }&\text{ spread }\\ \hline ~\text{ _ _ X X X _ _ }&\text{ center }\\ \hline ~\text{ _ _ _ X X X _ }&\text{ place }\\ \hline ~\text{ _ _ _ _ X X X }&\text{ language }\\ \hline \end{array}\end{gather}$$

I think the missing letter sequence could be:

LAN

Using the following words:

LANDING - a level of a building between flights of stairs;