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(33 Across) broach (Transitive Verb) 1. To mention or suggest for the first time; introduce. 2. Bring up a topic for discussion. Synonym: initiate. 3. To pierce, so as to withdraw a liquid. (Noun) 1. A decorative pin, usually worn by women. Synonym: breastpin, brooch. 2. A pointed, tapering tool for boring. 3. A spit for roasting. Derived from: Medieval Latin brocca spike, spit.
(25 Down) VERB avert 1. To prevent from occurring, especially something harmful. Synonyms: avoid, debar, deflect, fend off, head off, obviate, stave off, ward off. 2. To turn aside or look away from something. Synonym: turn away. The word avert is derived via French, from the Latin avertere meaning "turn away" from vertere for "turn".
Did You Know? (13 Down) Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is considered one of America's greatest architects. Remembered for building Fallingwater, a house near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that appears to be a natural part of a waterfall; he is also known for his designs of "prairie" houses. The floor plans of a prairie house create long open structures with rows of windows, (many with colored glass panes), and a central hearth. Among the public buildings Wright designed are the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
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