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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines

September 10, 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 (9/4 - 9/8) "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 September 10, 2017

1. "___________ Warfare" Needed for Future ISR, Combat Ops *

6. ____ Drives Definitions for Quantum Computing *

9. Optical storage medium

10. Unit of time (abbr.)

12. Line of Sight (abbr.)

14. Ratio of circumference to diameter

16. ____ ______ Letters Found (2 wds.) *

19. User Datagram Protocol

21. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

22. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)

23. International phonetic alphabet letter "E"

24. Enhanced Graphics Adapter

26. The shortest-duration modulation state in a spread spectrum system

28. Television Interference (abbr.)

29. Unit of time (abbr.)

30. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)

32. Chemical symbol for gallium

33. Television Interference (abbr.)

34. Chemical symbol for tantalum

35. _____ Companies Have Until September 12 to Furnish Data Security Info *

37. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

38. Chemical symbol for copper

40. Word used in describing 2-D and 3-D object dimensions; i.e., 10 mm __ 25 mm

41. Chemical symbol for xenon

42. New Office 365 Enable Coauthoring in _____ *

44. Chemical symbol for nickel

45. Readability, Signal, and Tone (QoS report type)

47. Chemical symbol for rhodium

49. Type of logic gate (pl.)

50. Part of a FOR loop

51. Type of chart

52. International phonetic alphabet letter "P"

54. Base of the decimal number system

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

56. Digital pattern coding type

57. Chemical symbol for lanthanum

60. International Telecommunications Union

61. Software for circuit or system design (pl.)

66. Opposite of I.D.

67. Total radiated power (abbr.)

68. PC follower

69. Its chemical symbol is Ar

72. Image file format name extension (pl.)

73. ______ _____ Cancels User's Service over 12¢ Dispute (2 wds.) *

1. Advanced Research Projects Agency (abbr.)

2. One factor of a polynomial

3. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

4. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

5. CDMA Development Group (abbr.)

6. The Road to a Trillion ___ _______ (abbr. + 1 wd.) *

7. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

8. Gradual change of a liquid into a gas

11. Threaded tuning rod in a coil (pl.)

12. Low Noise Amplifier (abbr.)

13. Add two or more inputs

14. Value often approximated by 22/7

15. International phonetic alphabet letter "I"

17. Radio Amateurs of Canada (abbr.)

18. Key feature in a high level overvoltage protection device

20. Peripheral Component Interface (abbr.)

24. The Origin of the Word '___________' *

25. Constellation : The lion

27. Chemical symbol for mercury

28. Boob tube (abbr.)

30. 4-layer semiconductor device; e.g., SCR and triac (pl.)

31. Stock symbol for Conexant

33. Temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (abbr.)

35. Chemical symbol for lead

36. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors

37. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.

39. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

43. Error checking scheme (abbr.)

46. Chemical symbol for selenium

47. Amateur _____ Preparations Ramp up as Irma Strengthens to Cat 5 *

48. Filter type that blocks lower frequencies (abbr.)

50. Trans European Trunked RAdio

51. Computer monitor resolution measure (abbr.)

52. Cellphone band directly above DCS

53. Arithmetic Logic Unit (abbr.)

58. ___-AZIMUTH telescope mount

59. Network file transfer protocol (abbr.)

62. Chemical symbol for mendelevium

63. Amateur Radio Direction Finding (abbr.)

64. "____ Trek" Actor Shatner Sends Message to Voyager *

65. Numerical basis for decibels (abbr.)

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

70. Chemical symbol for nobelium

71. Chemical symbol for chlorine

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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