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RF Cafe Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle

April 8, 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 8, 2018
2. Volt, meter, pint, pound, eg.

3. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

4. Stock symbol for RF Micro Devices

5. Base of the binary number system

6. Go through the process of planned creation

9. Signal amplitude degradation due to inefficiency

11. Ultra Fine Pitch Technology (abbr.)

13. Effective Radiated Power (abbr.)

14. Type of current flow (abbr.)

15. A star that suddenly becomes much brighter and then gradually returns to its original brightness over a period of weeks to years

18. Maximally flat group delay function frequency selective component (2 wds.)

20. Ham's code for "Are you busy?"

21. Direct Memory Access (abbr.)

23. Display type

24. Chemical symbol for niobium

25. A common battery cell size

27. Chemical symbol for antimony

29. A "0" or a "1," for instance

31. Device that allows repeater users to make telephone calls through a repeater

32. Type of distribution, squared

33. Like a heatsink

35. O-scope, spectrum analyzer, DMM or thermometer

38. Adjustment dial

40. 3 MHz to 30 MHz

43. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

45. Band between RF and BB

46. Intel 8086 or Motorola 6800 (abbr.)

47. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)

48. Number or digital inputs that an output can drive

50. Ham-ese for Young Lady

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

52. The "L" in VLF

53. Multichannel multipoint distribution service

56. IC socket type for easy insertion & removal (abbr.)

57. Elemental compound used for microwave frequency reference oscillators (abbr.)

60. Ratio of circumference to diameter

61. Chemical symbol for silicon

62. Chemical symbol for tin

1. Compliment to raising a number to the power of 2 (2 wds.)

7. 300 kHz to 3 MHz

8. Computer messaging service (pl.)

10. Greek letter (micro)

12. Part of a FOR loop

13. Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (abbr.)

16. Signal-to-noise ratio (abbr.)

17. Substrate for mounting components (abbr.)

19. Type of antenna constructed from one or more winding(s) of wire or rods (pl.)

22. Existing in only 2 dimensions

26. The amount of matter that a body contains

28. Strong, lightweight wood

30. Chemical symbol for beryllium

31. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)

34. Opposite of a LO

36. Stock symbol for National Instruments

37. Indium phosphide

38. It connects the software to the hardware

39. Particle which constitutes a single quantum of electromagnetic radiation

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

42. Used logic gates

44. Popular computer device interface (abbr.)

45. Infrared (abbr.)

46. Centimeter (abbr.)

48. Small unit of capacitance (abbr.)

49. What is the name of the curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane at a smaller angle with its axis than the side of the cone

54. A crescent shaped figure formed on a sphere or plane by two intersecting arcs

55. Charged particle

58. An 8-bit unit

59. Internet protocol (abbr.)

61. Official Space Shuttle designation (abbr.)

63. What type of nuclear reaction powers an atom bomb

64. Chemical symbol for terbium

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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