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Electronics Helix Puzzle
July 1971 Radio-Electronics

July 1971 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.

In your final few minutes of the workweek, try your hand at this "Electronics Helix Puzzle," provided by Mr. James Kimsey in a 1971 issue of Radio-Electronics magazine. It it not as much of a challenge as a classical crossword puzzle, but is still worth attempting. In some ways, though, if you get stuck on a word there is more help available with a standard crossword because there are more than just two (the first and last letter in this case) intersecting letters available to help. If after completing this Electronics Helix Puzzle you would like to try your hand at one of those traditional type crossword puzzles, consider working one (or more) of my weekly RF Cafe engineering and science-themes puzzles.

Electronics Helix Puzzle

Electronics Helix Puzzle, July 1971 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafeby James R. Kimsey

This helix is a fun puzzle. The definitions are keyed to the numbered puzzle boxes. The last letter of each word is the first letter of the next. Try your skill at following this square circle to its center. If you get stuck, you'll find the right answers at the bottom of this page.


1.  One joule.

2.  Mechanical device for indicating on scale value to which pointer or knob is set.

3.  Family of plane curves described by point having two simple harmonic motions at right angles, various phase relations and integral frequency ratios.

4.  Mechanical device for completing, interrupting or changing a circuit connection.

5.  Certain kind of electrical noise often caused by vibrators.

6.  Synonym for beat.

7.  Coil of wire, usually on an iron core, which produces strong magnetic field when current is sent through it.

8.  Fittings for making electrical connections.

9.  Type of mounting and feed used to move cutting head at uniform rate across recording disc in some inexpensive disc recorders (2 wds).

10.  CGS electromagnetic unit of magnetic flux.

11.  Name of Greek letter used to designate wavelength measured in meters or fractions thereof.

12.  Aerial.

13.  Smallest units of any chemical element.

14.  Single sideband (abbr.).

15.  Range of frequencies.

16.  Component of two elements-anode and cathode.

17.  Device that supplies current and voltages normally obtained from batteries which device replaces.

18.  Proportion.

19.  Recorder trace or permanent record produced by oscillograph.

20.  Millivolt (abbr.).

21.  In TV, downward movement of scanning beam from top to bottom of picture being televised (2 wds).

22.  General term applying to any cell whose electrical properties are affected by illumination (2 wds).

23.  Small strip of metal placed on terminal screw or riveted to insulating material to provide convenient means for making soldered connection.

24.  Portion of magnetic circuit in which there is no ferromagnetic material; distance between poles. R·E


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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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