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RF Cafe Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle

April 1, 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. Words for clues having an asterisk (*) after them are part of this week's Easter theme. 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.

Reproduction of this puzzle without the express permission of RF Cafe is prohibited.

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

RF Cafe Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle April 1, 2018

1. Keysight's (Agilent's) EE design software (abbr.)

4. U.S. military's research and development organization (abbr.)

8. _____ + 12 Across *

12. 8 Across + ___ *

15. 36 in. (abbr., pl.)

17. Mr. de Forest's first name

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

19. Miniature threaded RF connector

21. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

23. What 20 Down does to get around *

25. Keyboard key

27. 30 Hz to 300 Hz

28. Miniature RF connector

29. Chemical symbol for lanthanum

30. Hub of the solar system

32. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

34. Ratio of circumference to diameter

35. Network department (abbr.)

36. BASIC looping keyword

37. Electrical overstress (abbr.)

38. Ultra Fine Pitch Technology (abbr.)

39. Premier RF/microwave engineering magazine (abbr.)

41. Type of logic gate

42. Type of distribution, squared

43. The "T" in ATE

45. Using the moon as a passive reflector to establish a signal path; moonbounce (abbr.)

46. Oscillator type that is referenced to an external source (abbr.)

48. Alcohol, epoxy or gasoline, for example

49. Substance that removes electrons from another reactant

50. Opposite of USB

52. Last stage in transmitter (abbr., pl.)

53. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards (pl.)

56. ___-back transformer

58. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)

59. Electromotive force (abbr.)

62. International Amateur Radio Union (abbr.)

65. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE

66. SIP x 2

67. Hectare (abbr.)

68. 30 kHz to 300 kHz

70. Curly-Q type light bulb (abbr.)

72. Negation prefix

73. Type of component package (abbr.)

74. Precision approach radar (abbr.)

75. Part of a male connector

76. Voltage-current phase mnemonic

78. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)

80. Chemical symbol for manganese

81. Direction of carbon fiber strands

82. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards

83. Powers pneumatic devices

85. Type of logic gate (pl.)

87. Semiconductor lamp

88. _____ conductor

89. Line an Easter basket with this *

90. ___/IP scheme for networked connectivity

2. Chemical symbol for dysprosium

3. Synchronous Digital Hierarchy

5. Chemical symbol for aluminum

6. Positive voltage lead color

7. Marshmallow ____ *

9. Applies a lubricant

10. Filter type (abbr.)

11. Internet protocol (abbr.)

12. Science of assuring operation amid dense EM background noise (abbr.)

13. Chemical symbol for gallium

14. Central religious figure of Easter holiday (2 wds.) *

16. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)

19. Specialized mobile radio (abbr.)

20. Central secular figure of Easter holiday (2 wds.) *

22. Maximum Usable Frequency

24. Modulation technique (abbr.)

26. Geometric entity with only length

27. Antenna radiated power measurement (abbr.)

28. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)

29. Line of Sight (abbr.)

31. Chemical symbol for neptunium

33. Modern battlefield technique (abbr.)

36. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

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

40. _____ + 51 Down *

42. Configure a switch to make electrical contact

44. Peak Inverse Voltage

47. BlackBerry or Palm for example (abbr.)

51. 40 Down + ____ *

52. Compliment to a zero in a polynomial

54. Original Equipment Manufacturer (abbr.)

55. Morse Code for "from"

56. Type of digital filter (abbr.)

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

60. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

61. Fast Fourier transform (abbr.)

63. Army-Navy specification prefix

64. Type of memory

66. 24 hours

67. What to do with and Easter egg *

69. Area on a shaft for accommodating a setscrew

71. Constellation : The lion

74. Attenuator

75. Type of e-mail address system (abbr.)

77. Type of digital filter (abbr.)

79. Type of computer display (abbr.)

81. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

82. Chemical symbol for ruthenium

84. Chemical symbol for radium

86. Chemical symbol for scandium

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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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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