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Answers to the


crossword puzzle and word find appear on page 72.


Puzzles by Joel Kaplow


ACROSS 4 Alexandra Aldridge and ___ Eaton grabbed the junior ice dancing gold at the 2013 U.S. Championships.


5 The reigning U.S. junior men’s cham- pion is ___ Zhou.


8 If a jump is missing more than ¼ but less than ½ of a revolution, it is downgraded and judged to be what?


13 Crowned with gold in January, the current U.S. junior ladies champ is ___ Edmunds.


14 At the 2013 World Synchronized Championships in Boston, the Haydenettes of the U.S. grabbed the same medal for the fourth year in a row. Which medal was it?


15 SKATING magazine features all kinds of advice from a knowledgeable skate technician on a page titled “Ask Mr. ___.”


16 2013 U.S. men’s champ Max Aaron has a successful coach, ___ Zakrajsek, who has also trained Rachael Flatt, Agnes Zawadzki, Brandon Mroz and Jeremy Abbott.


DOWN 1 This is a gliding element going for- ward or backward, done by alternate- ly pushing inward and outward on the inside blade edges that remain in contact with the ice.


2 The next Winter Olympics host


city after Sochi, Russia, will be Pyeongchang, South ___, in 2018.


3 Since the World Synchronized Cham- pionships began in 2000, Finland and Sweden have grabbed every gold medal except one, when NEXXICE of ___ stood atop the podium in 2009. (Hint: They’re our neighbor to the north.)


6 If a skater plans to execute a Lutz, but accidentally performs a flip instead, what is it then called?


7 The reigning U.S. junior pairs champs are ___ Simpson and Matthew Black- mer.


9 The 2013 Grand Prix of Figure Skating will begin with Skate America in Oc- tober in a Michigan city whose nick- names are Motown and Motor City. What is its real name?


10 An international competition began in 2009 that involves skaters from the six top-rated countries of the world. Barring natural disasters, it is held in Tokyo every two years, and is called the World Team ___.


11 In ice dancing, a regulation short lift lasts no more than six seconds, and a long lift lasts no more than ___ sec- onds.


12 Max Aaron’s favorite drink is made of the same stuff he skates on, but in liq- uid form. What is it?


Hi skaters! Try to find and circle the words listed below hid- den in the box of letters. The words will appear in a straight line in any direction (up, down, forward, backward or diag- onally), and some words may overlap and share letters. Find them all and you’ll be on top of the medal podium!


ALEXA SCIMECA BRANDON FRAZIER CHRIS KNIERIM GOLD MEDAL HAVEN DENNEY


POLINA EDMUNDS RIGHT INSIDE EDGE SPREAD EAGLE VINCENT ZHOU WORLD TEAM TROPHY


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