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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
August 20, 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. At least 12 clues in this puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (8/14 - 8/18) "Tech Industry Headlines" 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 August 20, 2017

1. Wideband CDMA (abbr.)

6. Chemical symbol for platinum

7. First American to orbit the earth - John _____

13. ______ Government to Fund 30,000 Tech Start-ups in 3 Years *

15. NZ Regulator Warns ______ over Fair Trade Violations *

17. Chemical symbol for argon

18. ECM response

21. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

22. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE

24. Airflow rate (abbr.)

26. Type of matrix barcode used with laser scanning(abbr.)

27. Modulation technique (abbr.)

28. Be behind in phase

30. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)

32. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)

34. Unit of length (abbr.)

36. Ratio of circumference to diameter

37. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

38. Filter type that blocks frequencies below and above a specified band (abbr.)

40. Making the World More Like Star Trek Than ______ *

43. Chemical symbol for nobelium

44. Chemical symbol for radon

45. Having to do with charged particles

47. A common battery cell size

48. Short waveform excursion from a reference state

50. Method of sending high-speed digital signals on electric distribution wires, a Ham's nemesis (abbr.)

53. Chemical symbol for radon

54. The cell band above DCN

56. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

58. Passing control to another operator (pl.)

61. Unit of time (abbr.)

62. Connector ____, RF connector manufacturer in Merlin, OR

63. Length times width

65. BlackBerry or Jordana for example (abbr., pl.)

66. T-Mobile Exec Sees Low-Band ________ as Great Equalizer *

70. Amateur Radio Direction Finding (abbr.)

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

73. Unit of length (abbr.)

74. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

75. Abbreviation for peak voltage

77. Chemical symbol for strontium

78. Tune

81. Counter electromotive force (abbr.)

83. Manned rocket series that went to the moon

86. Chemical symbol for argon

87. Galilean moon

88. Start frequency (abbr.)

90. A small circle whose center moves round the circumference of a larger one was used in the Ptolemaic system to describe the orbits of the planets

95. Unit of liquid measure (abbr.)

96. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)

98. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

100. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

101. Peak envelope power (abbr.)

103. Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying

105. Early computer display screen resolution (abbr.)

107. Cell phone (sold to Google) and IC manufacturer

108. Renewable Energy Revitalizes the Ammeter Shunt ________ *

1. Weight (abbr.)

2. Chemical symbol for calcium

3. 2/3 of a triac

4. Microwaves & RF magazine (abbr.)

5. A common battery cell size

7. Electronics manufacturer with "meatball" logo

8. Stock symbol for Linear Technologies

9. ECM response

10. Chemical symbol for nobelium

11. Unit of time (abbr.)

12. Boeing Creates In-House ________ Unit to Replace Outsourcing *

14. Chemical symbol for neon

15. Chemical symbol for thulium

16. Fired Google ________ Says Company Is 'Like a Cult' *

19. "Calling any amateur radio station"

20. Chemical symbol for chromium

23. International phonetic alphabet letter "E"

25. Lowest power level capable of being demodulated (abbr.)

27. Push to Talk (abbr.)

29. Automatic Packet Position Reporting System (abbr.)

31. Antenna gain unit (abbr.)

33. Chemical symbol for berkelium

34. Chemical symbol for iron

35. Minutes of Use (abbr.)

39. Substrate for mounting components (abbr.)

41. 36 inches

42. 10E-9 numerical prefix

43. Silicon transistor type (abbr.)

46. _____ Bell Labs Developing 5G Platform-as-a-Service *

49. Russian 6th-Gen Jet Fighter to Employ _____ Weapons to Burn Missile Seekers *

51. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

52. Chemical symbol for lanthanum

54. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

55. Chemical symbol for cesium

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

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

60. BASIC looping keyword

61. Gun safety and education organization (abbr.)

62. Cellular Digital Packet Data

64. Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line (abbr.)

65. Nokia Bell Labs Developing 5G _______-as-a-Service *

66. Surface Mount Technology

67. Software engineering tool (abbr.)

68. Time Division Multiplexing

69. Very large unit of apparent power (abbr.)

71. Huawei Goes Bear Hunting at the 5G ________ *

73. 1E6 nanoseconds

76. Min-to-max voltage of a waveform (abbr.)

79. Intel x86 command for " jump if above"

80. Internet address (abbr.)

81. Type of distribution, squared

82. ___ Issues Rules to Open Spectrum for Vehicular Radar *

84. Output intercept point (abbr.)

85. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

89. Chemical symbol for scandium

91. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)

92. Person responsible for program spending (abbr.)

93. 36 in. (abbr., pl.)

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

95. Unit of liquid measure (abbr.)

97. Digital transmission figure of merit (abbr.)

99. Common gateway interface (abbr.)

101. Purchase order (abbr.)

102. Chemical symbol for polonium

103. Chemical symbol for gallium

104. Chemical symbol for krypton

105. Chemical symbol for cesium

106. Chemical symbol for arsenic

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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