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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
September 24, 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 10 clues in this puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (9/18 - 9/22) "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 24, 2017

1. PhD

6. Refrigerators and ______ Pots Could Pose a National Security Risk *

9. Stock symbol for Texas Instruments

13. Chemical symbol for tin

14. Galilean moon

15. One type of electron spin

16. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

17. Type of data conversion device (abbr., pl.)

18. Type of current flow (abbr.)

20. Rethinking Aircraft ____ Surveillance *

25. Ultra Fine Pitch Technology (abbr.)

27. Chemical symbol for neptunium

28. Abbreviation for minimum voltage

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

31. Semiconductor lamp

32. Multiprotocol Label Switching (abbr.)

34. _____ conductor

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

39. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

40. Type of current

41. Chemical symbol for lutetium

43. Reverse voltage on a diode (2 wds.)

45. Its chemical symbol is I

46. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

47. Unit of time (abbr.)

48. Chemical symbol for lead

53. Sent a message

55. PC follower

57. QST Announces 2017 _______ Design Competition Winners *

58. Chemical symbol for platinum

59. _________ Bomb Found in Luggage at India Airport *

60. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

62. Chemical symbol for thallium

63. LTE-Enabled Smart Watches to Drive _________ Growth *

67. Chemical symbol for erbium

69. _______ Radio Emergency Net Active in Wake of Mexico Earthquake *

73. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

74. Makes an adjustment to misalignment

76. Yard (abbr.)

77. Modulation type (abbr.)

78. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)

79. PC Card - with 68 pin interface

81. ________ Calls Home Appliances *

85. Chemical symbol for thallium

86. Type of logic gate

87. Chemical symbol for mendelevium

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

90. 4 GHz to 8 GHz

92. Isolator or circulator ferrous component

93. ELI the ICE ___

95. U.S. Spectrum allocation agency

97. 1e-6 mA

98. Chemical symbol for cadmium

99. Solid state power amplifier (abbr.)

100. Software description of an electronic component

102. Unit of liquid measure (abbr.)

103. Quickly changing portion of waveform

105. Unit of length (abbr.)

106. Chemical symbol for gallium

107. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

108. Chemical symbol for nickel

110. Time division duplex (abbr.)

111. BMW Car Keys May Be Replaced by ______ Phone Apps *

112. Rethinking Telecom Workforce Needed for Rural _________ Access *

2. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

3. Carrier-to-noise ratio (abbr.)

4. Powers pneumatic devices

5. Part of a FOR loop

6. The "brains" of parallel processing computers

7. Semiconductor device type (abbr.)

8. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

9. Time delay (abbr.)

10. An abbreviation for "transceiver"

11. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor

12. Plane curve traced out by a point which moves so that its distance from a fixed line is equal to its distance from a fixed point

17. _____ Watch Has Connectivity Issues *

19. European equivalent to the U.L.

21. Chemical symbol for aluminum

22. 10E-1 numerical prefix

23. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

24. Innovative Power Products, Holbrook, NY (abbr.)

26. 10E-12 numerical prefix

27. Greek letter used for frequency

30. Circuit for maintaining constant voltage (abbr.)

33. 30 kHz to 300 kHz

34. Curve traced out by a point which moves around another point with an ever increasing radius

35. Chemical symbol for europium

37. Max or min voltage of a waveform (abbr.)

38. Receiver power level circuitry (abbr.)

40. The "D" in DC

42. Device used to make contact with a point to be measured

44. Most protruding part of planetary rings as seen from distance

48. Silicon transistor type

49. New _______ Coating Could Improve Smart Phones and Electric Vehicles *

50. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)

51. Network department (abbr.)

52. One port of an amplifier

54. Keyboard key

56. Test point (abbr.)

60. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)

61. A line on a map which joins points of equal pressure

63. An 8-bit unit (pl.)

64. Arithmetic Logic Unit (abbr.)

65. Chemical symbol for aluminum

66. Sent a ray of light

68. Positive voltage lead color

69. Mechanical engineering organization (abbr.)

70. Chemical symbol for arsenic

71. 1.602E-19 Joules

72. Bends electromagnetic energy

75. Total Access Communication System (abbr.)

79. Pick-and-_____ automated PCB component insertion tool

80. Charged particles

82. Termination

83. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

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

85. Chemical symbol for terbium

87. Greek letter (micro)

88. Cellphone band just below PCS

90. Computer Assisted Design and Development

91. Chemical symbol for neodymium

92. Send a wireless to an early hip-worn wireless device

93. Chemical symbol for molybdenum

94. Chemical symbol for neon

96. "Calling any amateur radio station"

97. Amateur Radio Emergency ___ Active in Wake of Mexico Earthquake *

99. Miniature RF connector

100. Unit of admittance

101. Low Noise Amplifier (abbr.)

104. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

105. Chemical symbol for molybdenum

107. Chemical symbol for praseodymium

109. One port of an amplifier

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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