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RF Cafe Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle

March 18, 2018

Each week, for the sake of all avid cruciverbalists amongst us, I create a new technology-themed crossword puzzle using only words from my custom-created lexicon related to engineering, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. You will never find among the words names of politicians, mountain ranges, exotic foods or plants, movie stars, or anything of the sort. You might, however, see someone or something in the exclusion list who or that is directly related to this puzzle's theme, such as Hedy Lamar or the Bikini Atoll, respectively. Enjoy!

cruciverbalist: [noun]  cruci- ("cross") +‎ verbal ("words") +‎ -ist ("agent, person") -- A person who constructs crosswords.


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acr. = acronym, abbr. = abbreviation, pl. = plural, wds. = words

RF Cafe Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle March 18, 2018

ACROSS DOWN
1. What high frequency engineers design (2 wds.)

8. Semiconductor lamp

9. 30 Hz to 300 Hz

10. Circuit containing a mixture of technologies (pl.)

15. Used logic gates

17. Longitudinal shape-forming structural element

19. Wheel attachment points

20. SIgnal to Noise And Distortion (abbr.)

22. Chemical symbol for silicon

23. System for guiding aircraft (abbr.)

24. 1e-6 mA

25. Stock symbol for National Instruments

27. High power density battery chemistry (abbr.)

30. Oscillator type that is referenced to an external source (abbr., pl.)

31. Elemental compound used for microwave frequency reference oscillators (abbr., pl.)

32. Chemical symbol for thallium

34. Opposite of USB

35. Chemical symbol for cesium

36. _____ delay, which describes the time taken for information to pass through a circuit element

39. Change from the initial value due to instability

41. Unit of energy (pl.)

42. European Telecommunications Standards Institute (abbr.)

43. Message intelligence (pl.)

44. Engineering Change Notice (abbr.)

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

48. Webmaster of RF Cafe website (2 wds.)

2. Chemical symbol for chlorine

3. Reduction-oxidation (abbr.)

4. Opposite of I.D.

5. European equivalent to the U.L.

6. The "U" in UHF

7. Band between RF and BB

10. Slang for helicopter

11. 36 in. (abbr., pl.)

12. Electron beam pattern method used in CRTs (2 wds.)

13. Satellite TV system

14. Quantum electron property

16. Fundamental electrical component w/units of ohms

18. Determination of cause and effect

19. The "A" in DAC

21. Company that markets Teflon

25. Chemical symbol for neptunium

26. Chemical symbol for thallium

28. Network department (abbr.)

29. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

33. Cable termination type (pl.)

35. Computer monitor (abbr., pl.)

37. Have a chemically induced effect

38. Greek letter

39. Keyboard key

40. Part of an optical cable bundle

44. Chemical symbol for erbium

45. Chemical symbol for niobium

46. One component of a complex number (abbr.)

47. Chemical symbol for silver


See solution below

 

2018 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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Cruciverbalist:

A cruciverbalist is a person who is skilled at creating or solving crossword puzzles. The term is a combination of "cruci-" from "crucifix," meaning cross, and "verbalist" from "verbal," indicating a person who deals with words. cruciverbalists are often responsible for designing crossword puzzles, and they possess a deep knowledge of wordplay, vocabulary, and the techniques used in constructing and solving crosswords. They aim to make puzzles that are both challenging and enjoyable for crossword enthusiasts.

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RF Cafe Engineering & Science Crossword Solution March 18, 2018

Werbel Microwave (power dividers, couplers)

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