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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
March 5, 2017

For the sake of avid cruciverbalists amongst us, each week I create a new crossword puzzle that has a theme related to engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and other technical words. Clues in this puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (2/27 - 3/3) "High Tech News" column on the RF Cafe homepage. Enjoy!

Reproduction of this puzzle without the express permission of RF Cafe is prohibited.

acr. = acronym, abbr. = abbreviation, pl. = plural, wds. = words

RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines March 5, 2017

1. China's Projects Driving Global Fab _________ Sales *

7. Alternative name for Beta Persei

9. Lunar 'seas'

12. Precision approach radar (abbr.)

13. Automatic network analyzer (abbr.)

16. Chemical symbol for polonium

18. Type of secondary radar system (abbr.)

20. _______ to Begin 5G Pilot in 1H 2017 in Atlanta, Denver, Seattle, more *

24. Miniature threaded RF connector

26. Big Blue

27. Unit of resistance

28. Effective Radiated Power (abbr.)

29. Colorado Springs military school (abbr.)

31. Electronics manufacturer with "meatball" logo

32. 1.602E-19 Joules

34. Thin metallic shield material around coax cable (pl.)

36. Diode type used as a voltage regulator

38. EEF to Lead Calls for 5-Year ______ Transition Period *

41. Common average used for sinewaves (abbr.)

42. 1/000 of an inch

43. One component of a complex number (abbr.)

44. Similar to a laser, but at lower frequencies

46. Wireless _____ 15% Below Estimates in Q4, 'Muted' Spending in 2017 *

48. Chemical symbol for lead

49. Display type

50. Fast Fourier transform (abbr.)

51. Chemical symbol for molybdenum

53. Referring to a right triangle, the trigonometric function equal to the ratio between the side opposite a given angle, and the hypotenuse, pl.

56. Metric length unit

59. Chemical symbol for silver

61. Ham abbreviation for transceiver

62. Add two or more inputs

64. Deutsche Industrie Normenausschuss

65. Stock symbol for Boeing

66. A common battery cell size

67. Chemical symbol for selenium

68. Electronic assembly transport container (pl.)

70. Chemical symbol for platinum

71. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

72. A common RS-232 serial bus command (abbr.)

74. 10 decibels

75. Stock symbol for Advanced Micro Devices

77. China's Projects Driving Global ___ Equipment Sales *

78. Positive emitter-coupled logic (abbr.)

80. Parents' Enthusiasm for _______ Boosts Teens' Exam Scores *

82. Under self-control (prefix)

83. World Amateur Radio Conference

85. Satellite TV system

86. Control and monitoring board

88. Army-Navy specification prefix

89. Wire diameter unit (abbr.)

92. Telex-Over-Radio (abbr.)

93. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

94. _____ delay, which describes the time taken for information to pass through a circuit element

96. Flip-flop control input

98. EEF to Lead Calls for 5-Year Brexit Transition ______*

99. Diac that can be turned back off (pl.)

100. Low Noise Amplifier (abbr.)

101. Nordic Mobile Telephone

1. Enhanced Graphics Adapter

2. _____ Joins China Mobile 5G Innovation Center *

3. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

4. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

5. 1e-6 mA

6. Total radiated power (abbr.)

8. Filter type that blocks upper frequencies (abbr.)

10. Android and___ Claim Whopping 99.6% of Market in Q4 *

11. Part of an optical cable bundle

13. Strong cable covering

14. Chemical symbol for nickel

15. Type of telescope mount (abbr., pl.)

17. Taiwan Maintains Largest Share of Global IC _____ Fab Capacity *

19. Type of modulation (abbr.)

21. 30 GHz to 300 GHz

22. Type of logic gate (pl.)

23. Chemical symbol for neptunium

25. ELI the ICE ___

26. A three-terminal power semiconductor device noted for high efficiency and fast switching (abbr.)

30. Length times width

32. 2 60 bits of data (pl.)

33. Digital encoding of the transmission mode in the vertical sync portion of an SSTV image (abbr.)

35. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.)

36. Compress a computer file

37. Helium, iron, silicon, or uranium, for example

39. Nuclear explosion byproduct harmful to electronic (abbr., pl.)

40. Teletypewriter exchange service

42. Joined a male and a female connector

45. Effective frontal area presented to a microwave interrogation system (abbr.)

46. Airflow rate (abbr.)

47. Type of logic gate

52. _____ Signals Widely Copied, Experiments to Continue *

54. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)

55. Describes the action of cleaving a crystal plane

57. End of soldering iron

58. Susan _____, "Microwave Journal" magazine editor (c2014)

60. PC maker

62. One state of matter

63. A type of average (pl.)

65. Top Evolution Guy Say _______ Had Virtually No Influence on Pop Music 

68. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)

69. Miniature RF connector

73. Move in a raster pattern

74. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)

76. Leave a film on a surface

77. Gasoline, diesel, etc.

79. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

81. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

82. Army-Navy specification prefix

84. Common mode ripple rejection (abbr.)

87. Length times width

90. Inductor

91. Elementary particle

92. Short for terminal

94. Electronics manufacturer with "meatball" logo

95. BlackBerry or Palm for example (abbr.)

96. Stock symbol for Raytheon

97. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.) 

See solution below


2017 Crosswords Archive

Visit the Crossword Express website - RF CafeTake a well-deserved break and try your hand at some of these goodies. Every word in the RF Cafe crossword puzzles is specifically related to engineering, mathematics, and science. There are no generic backfill words like many other puzzles give you, so you'll never see a clue asking for the name of a movie star or a mountain on the Russia-China border.

All of these crossword puzzles were created using the fabulous Crossword Express (now called "Magnum Opus") software.

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