October 1967 Radio-Electronics
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Electronics,
published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
There's no hiding
the truth about how well I did - or didn't do - on this "R−E Puzzler" from the
October 1967 issue of Radio−Electronics magazine, because contrary to
the publisher's promise, a solution was never published in a later issue (I
looked for it in the six subsequent issues and could not find it).
Therefore, the R−E Puzzler Solution posted at the bottom of this page shows the
answers I was able to figure out which, embarrassingly, results in a score of
only 17/25 = 68%. I'm pretty confident of being able to get all of them if I
spent more time, but that's it for about 30 minutes worth of cogitating. If you
know more of the words, please send me an e-mail and I'll add them to the
By Edmund A. Braun
Here are more electronics braintwisters to sharpen your wits on. They should
be simple unless you think "ferrous" means a large wheel ride at an amusement park,
or that "tweeter" is a canary and "woofer" a dog with tonsillitis! Each word is
connected to the one above and below by a single letter. Then, GO!
1. A thermosensitive detector of radiant power.
2 Having the same electric potential.
3 A short tube or bushing.
4 The current taken from a power source.
5 An alternate path around a circuit element.
6 Piece of natural quartz.
7 Without color.
8 Antenna characteristic determining orientation.
9 Used in making high-reliability capacitors.
10 Negative-resistance vacuum tube.
11 Tough plastic compound with excellent insulating properties.
12 A memory-type CRT.
13 Loss of electrical energy as heat.
14 Specially designed type of speaker baffle.
15 The study of communication and control mechanisms in man and machine.
16 Low-frequency video interference.
17 Form of mechanical hysteresis or "play".
18 Device for measuring force.
19 Two triodes in same tube envelope.
20 Speaker designed to reproduce high frequencies.
21 Surrounding; as of noise, temperature or pressure.
22 The unit of magnetic flux.
23 Picture tube in television receiver.
24 An electrical protective device.
25 Emission of light which continues after excitation is removed.
This is a partial solution that I did.
Please contact me if you can fill in more words.
Posted July 4, 2023