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Yeah, upon seeing the title of this puzzle, I also thought it said "Roundworm." As is evident by the construction of the puzzle grid, it is indeed "Roundword." Be sure when working the puzzle to spiral in toward the center and don't do a raster scan from top to bottom. Although it appeared in a 1960 issue of Radio-Electronics magazine, there are no terms that should give a Millennial any problems. Careful with number 14 since today's classes of Hams is not the same as it was back in the day.

Roundword Puzzle

By Michael L. Nahrwold

Are you tired of the old across-and-down type crossword puzzle? Well, then, here is the thing for you - a round-word puzzle. Simply start at No.1 and print the words on the outside squares of the puzzle, always going in a clockwise direction. The first letter of each word is always the last letter of the word preceding it. The words on the lower half of the puzzle will read backward and the words on the left half will read from bottom to top.

For example, the answer to the first definition must be a 3-letter word that represents X 1,000,000. Obviously, the correct answer is MEG and is placed in the first three boxes across the top of the puzzle - the M in the box numbered 1 and the G ending up in the box numbered 2. For our second answer we need a 7-letter word that starts with G and is a unit of magnetomotive force. GILBERT is such a word, but is it correct? As a check, is its last letter (T), which appears in the box numbered 3, the first letter of a 10-letter word that is the definition of a semiconductor? Try your luck and knowledge.

Roundword Puzzle, July 1960 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe1.  X 1,000,000 (prefix)

2.  Unit of magnetomotive force

3.  A semiconductor

4.  Feedback

5.  Narrow-band frequency modulation (abbreviation)

6.  0.000,001 ampere

7.  Section of a beam antenna

8.  4 element tube

9.  Type of tweeter

10. Code (abbreviation)

11.  Radio station run by the National Bureau of Standards

12.  Unit of electromotive force or potential difference

13.  Grid-controlled rectifier

14.  Lowest class ham ticket

15.  Electron coupled oscillator (abbreviation)

16.  Test instrument incorporating CRT

17.  Flow of electrons from tube filament or cathode

18.  Net control station (abbreviation)

19.  Hi-fi using 2 channels

20.  Unit of resistance

21.  Unit of conductance

22.  First stage of a CW transmitter

23.  Electromagnetic switch

24.  Unmarried lady amateur (slang abbreviation)

25.  Antenna used in radio direction finders

26.  Male connector

27.  Type of diode


Answer to "Roundword Puzzle" below...

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