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Novice Crossword Puzzle
April 1964 Popular Electronics

April 1964 Popular Electronics

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Popular Electronics, published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

This vacuum tube shaped crossword puzzle appeared in the April 1964 issue of Popular Electronics magazine. It won't take you more than a couple minutes to complete - just a short trip, with a pencil, to the John ;-)  Like with all my custom-made RF Cafe Crossword Puzzles, every clue and word in this crossword by Stephen Nelson has an application to electronics technology. Unlike with my crosswords, the across/down grid is very simple with few groups of adjacent empty squares. That makes creation an easier task, especially when your word selection list is constrained to a particular topic. Still, it's a good puzzle. Have fun.

Novice Crossword Puzzle

By Stephen Nelson

Novice Crossword Puzzle, April 1964 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe


1. Unit of current flow.

2. Divide 300 by frequency in mc. to get ______.

4. International Morse _____.

5. Knobs are held by _____ screws.

6. Practical unit of electrical power.

9. Unit of resistance to current flow.

10. Device to produce pulsating d.c. from a.c.

13. Electron-emitting electrode.

14. Signal evaluation code.

19. End of message: abbrev.

20. Unit of electromotive force.

22. Number of cycles per second.

23. Record of station activities.

26. Radio frequency: abbrev.

27. Distant.

29. First name: slang.

30. To get a license, you must pass a _____.

32. Alternating current: abbrev.

35. Receiving set.

36. Cathode-ray test instrument.


1 Audio frequency: abbrev.

3 Public address system: abbrev.

4 Enclosure.

7 Your turn to talk.

8 R.f. rectifier.

11 Elevated railroad.

12 Article.

15 Megacycle: abbrev.

16 Undesired sound.

17 Unwired equipment (sold as).

18 Ungrounded connection.

21 Multiple of the fundamental.

22 Selective a.f. or r.f. network.

24 Heater: abbrev.

25 Electrode in vacuum tube.

28 General call to any ham station.

31 Device to radiate radio waves.

33 Direct current: abbrev.

34 Frequency-controlling element.

37 Two-element vacuum tube.

38 Dot-dash signals.


See answers below.

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- 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

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- October 1963 Electronics World

- May 1963 Electronics World

- October 1960 Electronics World

- July 1971 Radio-Electronics

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- August 1958 Radio News

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