Alexander Graham Bell: First Call

Unknown actor portraying Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)

(Photo: From a film commissioned by AT&T – Early Office Museum. Public domain.)

On this date in 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his new communication device, the telephone. Three days later, on March 10, the Scottish-born inventor, scientist, and engineer spoke the words hidden in our Quip-Find puzzle for today — the very first intelligible words spoken over the telephone, as recorded in Bell’s journal. (Difficulty: ★★★.)

(Please note that this puzzle involves one “wraparound” or “hidden adjacency”: Even though they do not appear to be adjacent in the diagram below, C is adjacent to H, L is adjacent to B, and A is adjacent to N — in each case, on the hidden back side of the rack.

(The link to Quip-Find puzzle answers may be found in the drop-down menu under the tab, “Quip-FindTM Puzzles,” above.)








Now, you try to place the Alexander Graham Bell quote — the first intelligible words ever spoken over a telephone — onto the Quipto® rack/diagram. (Difficulty: ★★★★.)

(For solving suggestions and printable diagrams, see the drop-down menu under the tab “Quip-BildTM Puzzles,” above.)

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