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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
November 26, 2017

For the sake of avid cruciverbalists amongst us, each week I create a new technology-themed crossword puzzle using only words related to engineering, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. At least 10 clues in this puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (11/20 - 11/24) "Tech Industry Headlines" column on the RF Cafe homepage. Enjoy!

cruciverbalist: [noun]  cruci- ("cross") +‎ verbal ("words") +‎ -ist ("agent, person") -- A person who constructs crosswords.

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

RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines November 26, 2017

1. Webmaster of RF Cafe website (2 wds.)

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

12. Chemical symbol for gold

13. Chemical symbol for molybdenum

14. Crystal filter type (abbr.)

16. Unit of processor calculation speed, abbr.

18. Maintains a voltage for sampling

20. GaN Device Market to Grow at 4.6% ____ to $22.47B in 2023 *

22. 10E1 numerical prefix

24. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

26. Line of Sight (abbr.)

28. 1E6 nanoseconds

29. Home state of Los Alamos lab (abbr.)

30. Automatic Packet Position Reporting System (abbr.)

32. Opposite of USB

34. ARRL's magazine

36. BSEE + 2 years

38. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)

39. One type of electron spin

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

43. Domino's Will Use __ to Make Sure Every Pizza They Serve Is Perfect *

45. Unit of weight

46. ISDN BRI channel

48. Stock symbol for Raytheon

49. ___-back transformer

51. Move in a raster pattern

53. One port of an amplifier

54. Logic gate output configuration (abbr.)

55. Software drafting tool (abbr.)

56. Unit of length (abbr.)

57. No insulation

59. Adjust a pot

61. Be behind in phase

62. Describes when a synchronous motor loses phase lock

64. The "B" in BER

65. Amateur radio operator who is qualified to administer Amateur Radio licensing examinations (abbr.)

67. Aircraft tracking system

69. Type of current flow (abbr.)

70. Lamborghini Rolls out Electric Motorsports Concept ___ *

72. Used logic gates

74. Straight line emanating from a point source

76. Device under test (abbr.)

78. Solid state power amplifier (abbr.)

79. Opposite of I.D.

80. Chemical symbol for antimony

82. A ___ Window into Electron Behavior *

84. Chemical symbol for thulium

85. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

86. Amplifier vendor in Palm Bay, FL, now part of Spectrum Microwave

88. One port on a BJT (pl.)

89. Service-Independent Building Blocks

91. Telex-Over-Radio (abbr.)

93. Part of a FOR loop

94. Chemical symbol for manganese

95. Greek letter

97. Inventor of the high voltage generator that powers the Jacob's Ladder (2 wds.)

1. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

2. FCC Part 15 rules apply in this band (abbr.)

3. Medium for storing large amounts of digital data

4. Data transmission pathway

5. Device to assist in the performance of a chore

6. Last keyword in a BASIC subroutine (pl.)

7. Science of assuring operation amid dense EM background noise (abbr.)

8. Move from cell to cell

9. Resistive component of a capacitor's lumped element model (abbr.)

10. Chemical symbol for radium

11. Raytheon to Upgrade AESA X-Band Missile Defense _____ *

15. _____ in Tech: 25 Profiles in Persistence *

17. Precision landing system (abbr.)

19. Our ____ Affair with Digital Is Over *

21. Global System for Mobile Communications (abbr.)

23. Highest point

25. Chemical symbol for cesium

27. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

29. A common lamp tube gas

31. Emit electromagnetic energy

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

33. Renaissance of the Iron-Air _______ *

34. Amateur radio operators trade this with each other after making contact (2 wds.)

35. Chemical symbol for tantalum

37. Akin to dynamics, with no movement

39. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

41. Chemical symbol for zinc

42. 30 kHz to 300 kHz

44. Network department (abbr.)

47. Signal-to-noise ratio (abbr.)

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

50. Yttrium Aluminum Garnet

52. Curly-Q type light bulb (abbr.)

57. Nickname given to a satellite

58. 1.602E-19 Joules

60. Chemical symbol for tantalum

61. Chemical symbol for lanthanum

62. Chemical symbol for scandium

63. International phonetic alphabet letter "P"

64. (77 Down) + Government Announces _____ to R&D Spending *

66. Chemical symbol for erbium

68. Thread cutting tools

69. PC follower

71. _____ Amateurs in Colombia, Germany Get New or Expanded Bands *

73. 2 x SSB

75. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)

77. __ Government Announces + (64 Down) to R&D Spending *

78. Miniature RF connector

81. Eight bits

82. Forerunner to NASA

83. Fuse metals together using heat

84. Telecommunications Information Network Architecture (abbr.)

86. Ham's code for "Shall I increase power?"

87. Telex-Over-Radio (abbr.)

89. Specialized mobile radio (abbr.)

90. Notch type filter (abbr.)

92. Type of logic gate

96. 3 MHz to 30 MHz

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.

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A cruciverbalist is a person who is skilled at creating or solving crossword puzzles. The term is a combination of "cruci-" from "crucifix," meaning cross, and "verbalist" from "verbal," indicating a person who deals with words. cruciverbalists are often responsible for designing crossword puzzles, and they possess a deep knowledge of wordplay, vocabulary, and the techniques used in constructing and solving crosswords. They aim to make puzzles that are both challenging and enjoyable for crossword enthusiasts.

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