December 1960 Popular Electronics
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It's a little difficult to make out the
shape within the crossword puzzle grid, but it appears to be a transistor schematic symbol. Unlike the
weekly RF Cafe crossword puzzles,
not all of the clues and words are specifically related to science and engineering, but a large percentage
of them are. Admittedly, I have the advantage of a software program to help place the words within
the grid. Margaret LeFevre did not. Doing it by hand is a lot more work. I can't imagine how
the people who created the New York Times' Sunday-size puzzles were able to do it without computer assistance!
By Margaret LeFevre
1 Harvey·Wells T90 is a ________
9 Inclined passageway.
11 Novices are limited to 75 watts ___ abbrev.
14 Code for "Do you have anything for me?"
15 All right: abbrev.
16 In transistors, N is the _______________ of electrons.
18 Diameter symbol seen on mechanical blueprints.
19 State in third amateur district: abbrev.
20 Helpful for mobile operation.
22 Better halves: code.
23 Novice who can't make General Class.
24 One of the "R's" in ARRL.
25 Type of lug.
29 Directional antenna.
31 Swan Island station prefix.
32 _______ Cobb.
33 Components of a tuned circuit: symbols.
35 Modulation used in R/C devices.
37 Type of engineering degree.
38 Initials of your favorite magazine.
39 Control grid is to electron stream as _______ is to river.
41 More cunning.
42 Leyden _____
43 Evenings before.
46 Receiver type.
1 Amplifier tube.
3 Unit of current measurement: abbrev.
4 One of the magnetic poles: abbrev.
5 Radar signals were bounced off this object.
7 Plate voltage: symbol.
8 Sound transducers.
10 Prefix for three.
12 Broad end of a hammer.
16 Pasha of Tunis.
17 An antenna is used to _____ electrical energy.
19 Long distance: abbrev.
20 C.W. signals.
21 What most ham shacks are not.
23 Small amounts of speaker cement.
25 Metal alloy used by experimenters.
26 Alternating current: abbrev.
27 C.W. for "e."
28 Epic poetry.
31 One who operates code-sending device.
34 Natural opening.
36 North latitude: abbrev.
37 "Call Me ___________ ": abbrev.
40 1,000,000: abbrev.
42 Islander with PKI ham prefix: abbrev.
44 Element used in some solid-state rectifiers.
45 Type of antenna impedance network.
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