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Puzzles by Joel Kaplow


ACROSS 3 To get to the U.S. Figure Skating Cham- pionships, the top skaters from nine re- gional competitions across the country then go on to the Eastern, Midwestern or ___ Coast Sectional Championships, and the top skaters from those go for the “big one.”


6 Nathan Chen wowed the Kansas City crowd in January when he landed a world-record fi ve clean quads in his free skate: a quad Lutz, quad fl ip, quad Sal- chow and two quad toe ___.


8 Ross Miner displayed his signature glide during his free skate in Kansas City. It’s done with the toes facing away from each other, knees bent, and the body leaning back, parallel to the ice. What’s it called?


10 Even though Nathan Chen brought the world to its feet with his astonishing quad collection, he still didn’t catch Yuzuru Ha- nyu’s world-record total score of 330.43, which he earned at the 2015 Grand Prix Final. What country is Hanyu from?


12 Noticeably absent from the U.S. Figure Skating Championships were last year’s men’s champ and ladies silver medalist, Adam Rippon and Polina Edmunds. Both were out with a ___ injury.


14 Nathan Chen is well on his way to his goal of winning gold at the U.S. Champion- ships, Olympics and ___ Championships.


15 Karen Chen and Nathan Chen seem to have a lot in common. They share a last name (but aren’t related), both grabbed their fi rst U.S. Championships gold in Jan- uary, and they are both now ___ years old.


DOWN 1 Pairs skaters ___ Denney and Brandon Frazier grabbed their fi rst senior-level U.S. gold in Kansas City. Haven needs one


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Hi skaters! Try to fi nd 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!


CANTILEVER FLUTZ GRANT HOCHSTEIN KAREN CHEN MARIAH BELL


70 MARCH 2017


MARISSA CASTELLI MERVIN TRAN QUAD TOE LOOPS TRIPLE FLIP VINCENT ZHOU


more to match her big sis Caydee, who has two U.S. pairs golds.


2 Ashley Wagner’s U.S. Championships medal collection grew again in January when she grabbed her fi rst ___ to go with her two pewter, two bronze and three gold medals.


4 After placing second in Kansas City, ice dancers Madison Chock and Evan Bates now have bragging rights to ___ U.S. sil- ver medals as a team.


5 At the U.S. Championships, three of the four disciplines were won by fi rst-timers, but the ShibSibs ice danced their way to the gold for the ___ time.


7 If you add up all of Nathan Chen’s 2017 U.S. Championships short program and free-skate quads, how many do you get?


9 Not skating at 100% due to a stress frac- ture in his right fi bula (a bone between the knee and ankle), Jason Brown still managed to grab the men’s ___ medal in Kansas City.


11 It’s easy to tell when a skater does an ___ because it’s the only jump that takes off with the skater gliding forward instead of backward.


12 Rachel and Michael Parsons came away from the U.S. Championships with the junior ice dance gold. When asked how their free skate could be improved, Ra- chel said, “I won’t punch Michael in the ___ next time.” (See article)


13 U.S. ladies champ Karen Chen grew up in the same town as the 1992 ladies champ, Kristi Yamaguchi. Fremont, California, is just north of San ___, site of the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.


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