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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines

January 21, 2018

At least 10 clues with an asterisk (*) in this technology-themed crossword puzzle are pulled from this past week's (1/15 - 1/19) "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!

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 Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines January 21, 2018

1. _________ Tweaks Edge Browser in Wake of Meltdown, Spectre CPU Flaws *

6. UK ______ Make Record Compensation Payouts in 2017 *

9. ___ Launching Full Inquiry into False Hawaii Missile Alert *

13. Chemical symbol for calcium

14. Unit of time (abbr.)

15. Test equipment (abbr.)

16. Chemical symbol for argon

17. Move in a raster pattern

18. Chemical symbol for ytterbium

20. Positively doped silicon

25. Real estate where equipment is located

27. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

28. Chemical symbol for francium

29. Singulated piece of IC wafer

31. 30 MHz to 300 MHz

32. Threaded fastener

34. A false signal produced in a superheterodyne receiver's circuitry

36. 1E6 nanoseconds

39. Part of a FOR loop

40. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

41. Chemical symbol for neodymium

43. Apply too large of a signal

45. Foot/12 (pl.)

46. Greek letter (micro)

47. Chemical symbol for cesium

48. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

53. The reactive element in catalytic converters

55. Greek letter used for frequency

57. U.S. Plans New _______ Weapons *

58. Centimeter (abbr.)

59. China Approves Advanced Radio _________ Project *

60. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

62. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

63. Vacuum tube type for a high power, high frequency transmitter

67. Test point (abbr.)

69. U.S. Not Prepared for Electronic _______ vs. Russia and China *

73. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

74. Google to Deploy 3 New ________ Cables for Cloud Infrastructure *

76. OTA, Far-Field __ Charger Gets FCC Approval *

77. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)

78. Chemical symbol for europium

79. Luminous atmospheric phenomenon

81. The "A" in BAW

85. Infrared (abbr.)

86. Chemical symbol for aluminum

87. Small unit of capacitance (abbr.)

89. Network department (abbr.)

90. _____ Selected for Qualcomm Cellular-V2X Automotive Reference Design *

92. Reliability measure

93. Anatech Electronics Inc., (abbr.)

95. Line of Sight (abbr.)

97. Chemical symbol for lead

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

99. ____ Market to Grow 7.5% in 2018 *

100. _____ Looks to Radio for Better Network Resiliency *

102. Chemical symbol for nobelium

103. Connector ____, RF connector manufacturer in Merlin, OR

105. Related to FM by a differential

106. Read-only (abbr.)

107. Chemical symbol for niobium

108. Chemical symbol for antimony

110. Negative temperature coefficient (abbr.)

111. Plasma atmosphere layer of the sun

112. Person who performs the "D" part of R&D

2. Analogue __ Market Is Fastest Growing *

3. Common shorthand reference for a capacitor

4. Exponent that returns the original number

5. Start frequency (abbr.)

6. The "T" in ATE

7. Software engineering tool (abbr.)

8. Type of logic gate

9. A BPF specification (abbr.)

10. RF ____, the world's best engineering website

11. Carrier-to-noise ratio (abbr.)

12. New Catalyst for ________ Production a Step Toward Clean Fuel *

17. Electronically images a document

19. Chemical symbol for bismuth

21. Boob tube (abbr.)

22. Stock symbol for Yahoo

23. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

24. Sample group

26. Code for a type of electrical wire insulation

27. Unit of length (abbr.)

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

33. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

34. Trump: The ______ Will Be Built in Wisconsin *

35. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

37. Chemical symbol for strontium

38. ISDN BRI channel

40. 60 seconds

42. _____-Kutta method in differential equations

44. Adjacent Channel Power Ratio (abbr.)

48. Coordinated Universal Time (abbr.)

49. Diode circuit to restrain voltage input

50. Base of the binary number system

51. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

52. Morse Code for "from"

54. Akin to EEs, CEs, AEs, etc. (abbr., pl.)

56. Unit of time (abbr.)

60. Minutes of Use (abbr.)

61. Soften metal

63. Wrapped plastic insulation around an electrical joint

64. Yttrium Aluminum Garnet

65. Army-Navy specification prefix

66. Prefix meaning temperature-related

68. Rate of a radar transmitter's output waveform (abbr.)

69. World Amateur Radio Conference

70. Type of flip-flop

71. Modulation type (abbr.)

72. ________ to Write down $1.8B in Q4 2017 *

75. Online auction site

79. The "A" in BGA

80. ____ earth elements

82. Radio term for indicating the end of a transmission segment

83. Chemical symbol for silicon

84. Logic family (abbr.)

85. Galilean moon

87. Unit of length (abbr.)

88. Toy Vendor VTech Hit with ___ Fine for Child Privacy Breach *

90. Amplifier vendor in Palm Bay, FL, now part of Spectrum Microwave

91. 300 Hz to 3 kHz in audio (abbr.)

92. Gigantic star in Cetus

93. A common battery cell size

94. Internet protocol (abbr.)

96. Switch position

97. The cell band above DCN

99. Specialized mobile radio (abbr.)

100. Logarithmic unit of voltage (abbr.)

101. MS's server-side script engine for dynamically-generated web pages (abbr.)

104. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

105. Chemical symbol for polonium

107. Chemical symbol for neon

109. Chemical symbol for beryllium

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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