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R-E Puzzler
August 1967 Radio-Electronics

August 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.

Puzzlemeister Edmund Braun refers to his challenge as an "only-across-word puzzle." It is similar to others he has created for Radio−Electronics magazine - this one appearing in the August 1967 issue. Not having "cross-words" running vertically can make things a bit more difficult, but he does provide at least one letter for each word. In spite of its era, you shouldn't have too much problems with most of it. There are a couple component types that are no longer part of the electronics experience. Others, like number 5, now usually go by a different name (I mistaken thought it was a variation of gutta-percha, based on the "tt" near the end). The symbols shown have no bearing on the puzzle, BTW. Of the two longest words, number 1 is easy, but number 15 will be known only by those familiar with older analog calculator methods. I'll admit to knowing the root part of the word, but not the prefix (hint: it begins with "a"). After spending no more than 5 minutes on it, I scored an 84 (missed 4).

If you like this R−E Puzzler, there are other in the Jan '67, Mar '67, Apr '67, Aug '67, and Oct '67 issues.

R-E Puzzler

R-E Puzzler, August 1967 Radio-Electronics - RF CafeBy Edmund A. Braun

Ohm-Run Hitter? For a change of pace, try this only-across-word puzzle based on electronic terms. It shouldn't prove difficult except for someone who thinks "autodyne" means eating at a drive-in restaurant, or that "Wheatstone bridge" is a card game! Ready? Set? Go!

1. A type of radio receiver.

2. Alkaline metal used in construction of photoelectric cell.

3. Points of maximum displacement in series of standing waves.

4. Used to remove unwanted portions of printed circuit during fabrication.

5. Heavily varnished tubing used as insulation.

6. Tubular raceway for holding cables or wire.

7. A joining.

8. Instrument for measuring thousands of volts.

9. A type of antenna.

10. Unmodulated pattern found on picture tube face.

11. Any component of a vacuum tube.

12. Kind of insulating tape.

13. Device that protects circuits against lightning.

14. One of the essential components inside a vacuum tube.

15. Used to hold indexed rotary switches firmly in each position.

16. Grayish-white metallic element with many electronic applications.

17. Test instrument used to check electronic equipment or parts.

18. Two diodes in the same envelope.

19. Claylike substance which, after processing, is used as insulation.

20. Insulating medium between two plates of a capacitor.

21. Material introduced into a vacuum tube during manufacture for greater evacuation.

22. Process of joining two pieces of metal with heat.

23. The original model from which copies are made.

24. A union of two conductors.

25. Part of radio direction finder that determines the phase difference between two received signals.


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December 31

December 24

December 17

December 10

December 3

November 26

November 19

November 12

November 5

R-E Puzzler - August 1967 R-E

October 29

October 22

October 15

October 8

October 1

September 24

September 17

September 10

September 3


August 27

August 20

August 13

August 6

Electronic Numbers - May 1961 R-E

July 30

July 23

July 16

July 9

R-E Puzzler - Oct 1967 R-E

July 2

June 25

June 18

June 11

June 4

May 28

May 21

May 14

May 7


April 30

April 23

April 16

April 9 - Easter

R-E Puzzler - Jan 1967 R-E

April 2

March 26

March 19

March 12

March 5

February 26

February 19

February 12

February 5

January 29

January 22

January 15

January 8

January 1

Solution to R·E Puzzler for August 1967 From September 1967 Issue

1. superheterodyne

2. lithium

3. antinodes

4. etchant

5. spaghetti

6. conduit

7. connection

8. kilovoltmeter

9. doublet

10. raster

11. element

12. friction

13. arrester

14. electrode

15. detent

16. germanium

17. analyzer

18. duodiode

19. ceramic

20. dielectric

21. getter

22. soldering

23. prototype

24. joint

25. adiogoniometer


Deduct 4 points for each part you missed.


Your Rating:

60-64 Walk.

68-72 Single.

76-84 Double.

88-96 Triple.

100 OHM RUN! Congratulations!



Posted November 1, 2023

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