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Electronic Crosswords
May 1961 Electronics World

May 1961 Electronics World

May 1961 Electronics World Cover - RF Cafe  Table of Contents 

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Electronics World, published May 1959 - December 1971. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Electronics World magazine often published electronics-themed crossword puzzles. Unlike RF Cafe engineering crosswords I created for two decades that use only technical words and clues, this one does include some unrelated words. A couple clues I was surprised to see pertain to radar; e.g., 32A: Small visible mark on a radar or scope screen, and 44A: Identification Friend or Foe. Some words require a familiarity with technology of the era, but you shouldn't have much trouble. You'll need to print this out on paper to work it.

Electronic Crosswords


1.   Type of telegraphic key.

4.   Bolt used to fasten shielded coils.

9.   Motor speed (abbr.).

12. Literary collection.

13. Sheet on which controls are mounted.

14. Professional engineering society (abbr.).

15. Color code for #4.

17. Element found as graphite; widely used in electronics.

19. To consume.

20. Grip on a control shaft.

21. Two or more variable capacitors mounted on a single shaft.

23. System now replaced by C.G.S.

25. Radio distress signal.

27. Southern state (abbr.).

28. Distortion in sound reproduc­ing system.

29. Negative polarity.

31. One-thousandth of a liter (abbr.) .

32. Small visible mark on a radar or scope screen.

33. Type of jack.

34. 3.1416.

35. Sub-atomic particle.

37. Devotee of DX (abbr.).

38. Unit of power ratios.

39. Again.

40. Low-voltage incandescent lamp.

41. Tree-trunk covering.

42. Reconvene (said of Congress).

44. Identification Friend or Foe (abbr.).

45. Continuous tuner.

47. Low-frequency speaker.

50. Current-resistance-voltage (abbr.).

51. Electronic navigational aid.

53. Type of carbon mike worn on face.

54. Greek letter (pl.).

55. April 15th donation.

56. Stammering syllables.

By Bruce Balk


1.   Part of an antenna array.

2.   One (Fr. fern.).

3.   Crystal.

4.   Luminous area on CR tube screen.

5.   Animal foot.

6.   Article.

7.   Tape transports.

8.   Spirit.

9.   Microphone with moving conductor.

10. Antonym of "amateur" (slang).

11. Males.

16. Electronic delay.

18. Material used in soldering.

21. Greek letter.

22. Type of setscrew.

23. Wash floors.

24. One-thousand watts (abbr.).

26. 3000-30,000 mc. h.f. band.

28. Emerge victorious.

29. Stylus radius measurement unit.

30. Material used in wire covering.

31. Energy per unit time.

33. New Deal agency (abbr.).

36. Type of part arrangements in a circuit.

37. Receiver (familiar).

38. Device to improve speaker fidelity.

40. Lamp used to light a tuning dial.

41. You can't receive code without it ( abbr.) .

43. Salvador, for short.

44. Charged particle.

45. Color code blue.

46. First transformer winding (abbr.) .

47. Material used in making old record "masters."

48. Voltage, current, resistance (abbr.) .

49. Speed (abbr.).

52. Egyptian sun god.

Here are other electronics-themed crossword puzzles from vintage electronics magazines (RF Cafe Crosswords here):

- April 1964 Popular Electronics

- November 1962 Electronics World

- March 1962 Popular Electronics

- September 1958 Radio & TV News

- October 1957 Popular Electronics

- November 1957 Popular Electronics

- January 1974 Popular Electronics

- November 1958 Popular Electronics

- January 1965 Electronics World

- November 1960 Electronics World

- January 1960 Electronics World

- December 1957 Popular Electronics

- February 1966 Popular Electronics

- September 1957 Popular Electronics

- December 1960 Popular Electronics

- August 1958 Popular Electronics

- July 1960 Electronics World

- September 1965 Electronics World

- August 1962 Electronics World

- May 1958 Radio News

- November 1958 Radio News

- April 1963 Electronics World

- July 1961 Electronics World

- July 1963 Electronics World

- May 1967 Electronics World

- August 1960 Popular Electronics

- March 1973 Popular Electronics

- June 1966 Popular Electronics

- April 1959 Popular Electronics

- January 1963 Electronics World

- October 1961 Electronics World

- December 1965 Electronics World

- September 1960 Electronics World

- July 1958 Radio & TV News

- April 1967 QST

- April 1960 Electronics World

- October 1963 Electronics World

- May 1963 Electronics World

- October 1960 Electronics World

- July 1971 Radio-Electronics

- May 1959 Electronics World

- May 1963 Electronics World

- April 1966 Popular Electronics

- May 1961 Electronics World

- August 1958 Radio News

- July 1945 Radio-Craft










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Posted May 31, 2024
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