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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
September 3, 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 (8/28 - 9/1) "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 September 3, 2017

ACROSS DOWN
1. ARPA-E Awards $30M for 21 Projects as Part of ________ Program *
6. Min-to-max voltage of a waveform (abbr.)
9. Precision landing system (abbr.)
11. Start frequency (abbr.)
12. Circuit element connecting PCB layers
13. Type of logic gate
16. Bandwidth (abbr.)
18. Units of energy
19. Innovative Power Products, Holbrook, NY (abbr.)
22. Chemical symbol for tantalum
23. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)
24. Workplace safety group (abbr.)
25. China's Top-Down _______ Ecosystem *
28. Sample group
30. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)
31. Radio frequency interference (abbr.)
32. _____-Kutta method in differential equations
33. Tesla's Massive Gigafactory Looks Busy in New _____ Footage *
35. Chemical symbol for copper
36. Cable television (abbr.)
37. High Data Rate
38. Chemical symbol for thulium
41. Unit of time (abbr.)
42. Stock symbol for Lockheed Martin
45. World Amateur Radio Conference
48. Local Oscillator (abbr.)
49. Graphics workshop software
50. Computer messaging service
51. Oscillator type that is referenced to an external source (abbr.)
52. Chemical symbol for calcium
53. Measure of source / load mismatch (abbr.)
55. Network controllers
58. ____ TDRS-M Satellite Achieves Orbit*
60. Part of a FOR loop
61. Filter type that blocks upper frequencies (abbr.)
63. Optical cross-connect (abbr.)
64. ______ and Walmart Partner with Eye on Amazon *
65. Unit of time (abbr.)
68. Weight (abbr.)
69. Coordinated Universal Time (abbr.)
72. Chemical symbol for argon
74. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)
75. Yard (abbr.)
76. Erratic random motion of microscopic particles in a fluid
1. Mr. Piper's famous yellow airplane
2. Chemical symbol for californium
3. Popular computer device interface (abbr.)
4. Boob tube (abbr.)
5. Chemical symbol for silicon
7. Image
8. Electrical unit of potential difference
10. 5 Things to Know About DARPA's ________ Grand Challenge *
14. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)
15. Apple Likely to Launch ______ 8 on September 12 *
17. Term used in soldering to achieve the condition that occurs when the metals being soldered are hot enough to melt the solder so it flows over the surface
19. Network department (abbr.)
20. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)
21. Air Force Seeks Common ___ Communications for Nuclear Forces *
23. Chemical symbol for molybdenum
26. Third planet from the sun
27. Common mode ripple rejection (abbr.)
28. Chemical symbol for lithium
29. Fractional part of a number
31. Remove oxygen from or adds hydrogen to a compound
32. Type of flip-flop
34. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
35. Logic gate output configuration (abbr.)
39. Solar Eclipse ___ Party a Hit, Science Conclusions Await Additional Analysis *
40. SPY-6 _____ Scores in Ballistic Missile Defense Test
41. Phase of matter between liquid and solid (pl.)
43. Time delay (abbr.)
44. New York on Pace to get 25 ____ to All by 2018 *
46. Samsung's Note8 Is Its Biggest ______ Phone Yet *
47. Chemical symbol for chlorine
51. Chemical symbol for praseodymium
52. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)
54. Write-Once (abbr.)
56. Metal mixture
57. Hub of the solar system
58. Chemical symbol for nobelium
59. Chemical symbol for scandium
61. The "L" in VLF
62. Plain Old Telephone System
66. Crystal filter type (abbr.)
67. Prefix used on many MIL-SPEC components
70. Chemical symbol for terbium
71. Chemical symbol for chromium
73. Chemical symbol for radon

Answer below

 

2017 Crosswords Archive
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | Sudoku
(contact me if you need a prior crossword - they go back to 2002)
December 31
December 24
December 17
December 10
December 3
November 26
November 19
November 12
November 5
October 29
October 22
October 15
October 8
October 1
September 24
September 17
September 10
September 3
August 27
August 20
August 13
August 6
July 30
July 23
July 16
July 9
July 2
June 25
June 18
June 11
June 4
May 28
May 21
May 14
May 7
April 30
April 23
April 2
March 26
March 19
March 12
March 5
February 26
February 19
February 12
February 5
January 29
January 22
January 15
January 8
January 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Solution w/Weekly Headlines September 3, 2017

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