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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines

January 28, 2018

At least 10 clues with an asterisk (*) in this technology-themed crossword puzzle are pulled from this past week's (1/22 - 1/26) "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 28, 2018

1. Output following input in a linear manner

9. Common shorthand reference for a capacitor

10. End of soldering iron

12. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

14. Separate AC from DC

18. Chemical symbol for platinum

19. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)

21. Chemical symbol for nobelium

22. Greek letter used for frequency

23. Army Upgrades Ground-Penetrating _____ for IEDs *

26. A gaseous process that deposits insulating films or metal onto a wafer at elevated temperature (abbr.)

29. Chemical symbol for thulium

31. Adding two or more inputs

33. Chemical symbol for silicon

34. ____ CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, to Retire *

37. Min-to-max voltage of a waveform (abbr.)

38. Centimeter (abbr.)

39. Chemical symbol for magnesium

40. Software engineering tool (abbr.)

41. Imaging device (abbr., pl.)

43. Chemical symbol for cobalt

45. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

46. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

47. 10 decibels

48. Unit of time (abbr.)

49. Chemical symbol for scandium

50. Up in the air

51. Chemists Gear-up for 2019 International Year of the ________ Table *

55. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

56. 1E6 nanoseconds

57. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

58. Chemical symbol for bismuth

60. Constellation : The lion

62. Chipmakers Rally in Talent ___ *

63. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor

64. Switch position

65. Chemical symbol for neodymium

66. One port of an amplifier

68. Unit of length (abbr.)

70. Recovered the modulation from the RF signal

74. Containing interfering information

76. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

77. Chemical symbol for neon

78. One system's phonetic letter "z"

79. Chemical symbol for argon

80. Type of current flow (abbr.)

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

82. Moving air

84. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)

85. Chemical symbol for europium

87. Chemical symbol for erbium

88. Opposite of a LO

89. Material testing organization (abbr.)

90. Part of this website's title

91. 2017 __ _____ Prizes Announced (2 wds.) *

92. JavaScript (abbr.)

93. 300 MHz to 3 GHz

96. Cell phone manufacturer

99. Chemical symbol for chromium

100. 30 kHz to 300 kHz

102. U.S. Spectrum allocation agency

104. Chemical symbol for cadmium

105. A natural or synthetic compound of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units (pl.)

108. Chemical symbol for cobalt

109. "Texting" (abbr.)

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

113. Device used to measure change in velocity (pl.)

1. International phonetic alphabet letter "P"

2. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)

3. Attenuator

4. Circuit path with very high or infinite impedance

5. Base of the binary number system

6. Automatic Testing, Evaluation & Reporting (abbr.)

7. Chemical symbol for lithium

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

11. Type of screwdriver head (2 wds.)

13. Broadcom Under Investigation by ___ *

15. Smartphones Come in Handy for Rare ______ Particles Search *

16. Decompresses a computer file

17. Chemical symbol for plutonium

18. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)

20. 1.602E-19 Joules

24. Basic element

25. Decimeter (abbr.)

27. Type of high speed Internet service (abbr.)

28. Mass unit (abbr.)

30. Data safeguard

32. Chemical symbol for neptunium

33. Type of component package (abbr.)

35. Radio Amateurs of Canada (abbr.)

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

38. System in which numerical values are assigned to various hues (2 wds.)

41. European equivalent to the U.L.

42. 10E-1 numerical prefix

43. Ericsson Introduces Radio Dot Small ____ for Indoor 5G *

44. Chinese Zhou Enlai Student _________ Set to Launch *

46. Family of ICs with a certain component density level (abbr.)

47. Stock symbol for Boeing

48. Constellation : The little bear (2 wds.)

49. Synchronous Digital Hierarchy

52. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

53. Software routing that adjusts circuit parameters for best performance

54. 4 GHz to 8 GHz (hyph.)

59. Infrared (abbr.)

61. FCC Cites Auto Dealership for Cell Phone ____________ *

62. Write-Once (abbr.)

65. Negative temperature coefficient (abbr.)

67. Chemical symbol for neon

69. BSEE + 2 years

71. European Telecommunications Standards Institute (abbr.)

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

73. Nokia Wins 5G business with Japan's NTT ______ *

75. Yard (abbr.)

79. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

80. Logic family

82. Japanese Fab Converted into ______ *

83. 1/2 of a byte

84. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

86. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

87. European Telecommunications Standards Institute (abbr.)

88. Chemical symbol for mercury

89. Arithmetic Logic Unit (abbr.)

91. Band between RF and BB

92. Type of flip flop

94. 3 MHz to 30 MHz

95. ___ Announces Plans for Partial Government Shutdown *

97. Opposite of I.D.

98. Nearest and furthest points to the center of gravitational attraction for a body in orbit

99. Chemical symbol for chlorine

101. Release control over

103. Commercial Off-the-Shelf

106. Unit of admittance

107. Surface Mount Technology

109. Chemical symbol for scandium

110. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

112. European equivalent to the U.L.

See solution below


2018 Crosswords Archive

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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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