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Friday, January 2, 2009
Challenging Gymnastics puzzle
Sorry an edit to the post about the crossword puzzle. I couldn't get the puzzle loaded onto this post, so here are the clues to the crossword. No blocks to help! In parenthesis are the number of letters in the word. You highlight with your mouse over the parenthesis because the number is written in white (for those who want to be challenged I won't reveal the answer right away)! The first one to submit a comment with their answers. (And the answers are right) wins something... I haven't decided yet! Suggestions are welcome! (Prize needs to be within reason) :)
*Things to note: Capitalization isn't used when talking about names & no spaces are used in between the answer words*
2. The "worst" thing that could happen to a bars specialist (3) 4. What Alicia Sacramone said during an interview that she did to someone, also term sort of like jumping but gymnasts don't bend their knees & they get more power (5) 7. Levels 1-6 perform these types of routines (12) 8. A jump with half turn and switch leap (8) 9. Gymnasts do tricks into it when training because chances of injury are reduced (3) 10. Uneven or high bar skill in which gymnast does front salto release to catch the bar (6) 13. winner of most gold medals at this year's Olympics (5) 14. available with no or long sleeves (7) 16. In women's artistic it is vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise (12) 17. Most popular type of vault seen in the 2004-08 quad (9) 18. synonymous with clear hip (7)
19. Skill in men's gymnastics, hint Fe (9)
1. Beam mount named after a gymnast from the same gym that Ivana Hong competed for during 2004-08 quad (6) 2. Standing on high toe (6) 3. Mechanism gymnasts use to get more power out of front handspring vaults or forward tumbling skills (9) 5. Gymnasts who aren't flexible may consider this their nemesis (5) 6. Nastia Liukin was the first American woman to do this in competition (9)9 11. In this competition, men competed two more routines than the women do (9) 12. also known as triple pirouette on beam (5) 15. What's "falling down in London", also tests gymnasts' shoulder flexibility (6)