RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
January 14, 2018

At least 10 clues with an asterisk (*) in this technology-themed crossword puzzle are pulled from this past week's (1/8 - 1/14) "Tech Industry Headlines" column on the RF Cafe homepage. For the sake of all the avid cruciverbalists amongst us, each week I create a new technology-themed crossword puzzle using only words from my custom-created related to engineering, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. Enjoy!

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

RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines January 14, 2018

ACROSS DOWN
1. World's 1st fully electronic digital computer (abbr.)
5. FCC Opens Era of Wireless Charging '__-________' *
11. Wire
15. Base of the binary number system
16. Chemical symbol for neptunium
17. Broadband Signal Intrusion (abbr.)
18. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)
20. BASIC program command
22. Chemical symbol for silicon
24. Unit of length (abbr.)
25. Common mode ripple rejection (abbr.)
27. Army-Navy specification prefix
28. Common average used for sinewaves (abbr.)
30. Semiconductor lamp
31. Submarine Cable Record 144 ____ from Hong Kong to L.A. in 1 Second *
34. Electrical overstress (abbr.)
35. One state of matter
36. Pint (abbr.)
37. Have a positive phase wrt a reference
39. Chemical symbol for silicon
40. Not hot
41. Chemical symbol for molybdenum
42. One component of a complex number (abbr.)
43. Write-Once (abbr.)
45. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.
46. One type of electron spin
48. Type of current flow (abbr.)
49. Type of current
50. Chemical symbol for aluminum
51. 30 kHz to 300 kHz
52. Chemical symbol for erbium
53. Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (abbr.)
55. Infrared (abbr.)
57. Constellation : The lyre
59. Test equipment (abbr.)
60. Capacitor manufacturer
62. Miniature threaded RF connector
63. Frequency
65. Amateur radio operating mode for sharing real-time video (abbr.)
67. Silicon transistor type (abbr.)
69. A measure of receiver quality (abbr.)
70. Complex Instruction Set Computer
71. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)
72. One type of electron spin
74. Stock symbol for Dell Computer
76. Chemical symbol for berkelium
77. Circuit for firing a radar magnetron (abbr.)
78. Mate to a TX
80. Crystal filter type (abbr.)
82. _____ Offers iPhone Users Apology, $29 Battery Replacement Deal *
83. NCVEC Releases New __________ License Question Pool *
84. _____ Fixing Security Vulnerability in Its Chips *
1. 600 MHz Incentive Auction ____________ Ends with a Whimper *
2. Network department (abbr.)
3. Conductor size unit (abbr.)
4. Cause the temperature to drop
5. Positive electrode
6. Cellphone band just below PCS
7. Chemical symbol for tin
8. Test point (abbr.)
9. Nordic Mobile Telephone
10. A popular spreadsheet
11. Has the White House Sent a Signal on ____? *
12. Airport Surveillance Radar (abbr.)
13. Chemical symbol for bismuth
14. German aircraft designer who developed the first rocket-powered airplane (2 wds.)
19. Centimeter (abbr.)
21. Ten ________ Predictions for 2018 *
23. Network department (abbr.)
24. Start frequency (abbr.)
26. Add information to a CW signal
27. A common battery cell size
29. U.S. Spy Satellite Believed Lost After ______ Mission Fails *
32. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)
33. Ratio of circumference to diameter
35. Design News Announces 2018 ______ Mousetrap Awards Finalists *
38. Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
40. U.S. Cellular to Leverage Machine Learning to Plan Small ____ Build-Outs *
42. Chemical symbol for radium
44. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)
45. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)
47. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)
54. Crystal face
55. Galilean moon
56. Chemical symbol for radon
58. Its chemical symbol is Rn
61. 300 Hz to 3 kHz in audio (abbr.)
62. Trigonometric function equal to the ratio between the side opposite a given angle, and the hypotenuse
63. Time delay (abbr.)
64. Chemical symbol for europium
66. Family of ICs with a certain component density level (abbr.)
68. Chemical symbol for lead
70. Curly-Q type light bulb (abbr.)
71. Circuit for maintaining constant voltage (abbr.)
73. FCC's Ajit ___ Cancels CES Appearance Due to Death Threats *
75. Computer communication scheme (abbr.)
77. Min-to-max voltage of a waveform (abbr.)
78. Chemical symbol for radon
79. Greek letter
81. Weight (abbr.)

Answer below

 

2018 Crosswords Archive
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | Sudoku
(contact me if you need a prior crossword - they go back to 2002)

December 30
December 23
December 16
December 9
December 2
November 25
November 18
November 11
November 4
October 28
October 21
October 14
October 7
September 30
September 23
September 16
September 9
September 2

August 26
August 19
August 12
August 5
July 29
July 22
July 15
July 8
July 1
June 24
June17
June 10
June 3
May 27
May 20
May 13
May 6

April 29
April 22
April 15
April 8
April 1
March 25
March 18
March 11
February 25
February 18
February 11
February 4
January 28
January 21
January 14
January 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Solution w/Weekly Headlines January 14, 2018