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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!

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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


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