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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines

January 7, 2018

At least 10 clues with an asterisk (*) in this technology-themed crossword puzzle are pulled from this past week's (1/1 - 1/7) "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 7, 2018

1. Another word for each complete winding of an inductor (pl.)

6. JavaScript (abbr.)

7. Early programming language

13. _______ X Facial Recognition Accused of Racism *

15. Similar to a laser, but at lower frequencies (pl.)

17. 1.602E-19 Joules

18. Internet addresses

21. Chemical symbol for thulium

22. Last statement in a BASIC program

24. A common battery cell size

26. Chemical symbol for helium

27. Electromagnetic interference (abbr.)

28. Parts per million (abbr.)

30. Chemical symbol for calcium

32. Chemical symbol for magnesium

34. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

36. Internet protocol (abbr.)

37. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

38. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

40. French mathematician and physicist who's name is used as a unit of gas pressure

43. Unit of time (abbr.)

44. Chemical symbol for copper

45. Helping Advertisers Find Value in Local _____ *

47. Chemical symbol for calcium

48. Automaton

50. Printer output resolution unit (abbr.)

53. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

54. Enhanced Graphics Adapter

56. 1e-6 mA

58. With an Official 5G ________, Rollouts Will Soon Commence *

61. Unit of apparent power (abbr.)

62. ____ Spectrum's Most Popular Stories of 2017 *

63. UK Tells ____ Titans to Help Fight Terror or Face Tax Blitz *

65. European Telecommunications Standards Institute (abbr.)

66. Range of frequencies

70. Term for asymmetry of a statistical distribution

72. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

73. Modulation type (abbr.)

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

75. Unit of apparent power (abbr.)

77. Chemical symbol for lithium

78. Computer messaging service (pl.)

81. Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (abbr.)

83. Brightest star in the Aquila constellation

86. Type of component package (abbr.)

87. Part of this website's title

88. Test point (abbr.)

90. ________'s Chip Industry Challenges to Follow It into 2018 *

95. Chemical symbol for thallium

96. Read-only (abbr.)

98. Type of logic gate

100. Amateur radio operator who is qualified to administer Amateur Radio licensing examinations (abbr.)

101. Deutsche Industrie Normenausschuss

103. Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (abbr.)

105. Test document for verifying proper function (abbr.)

107. Connected devices in series

108. Georgia Approves 1st New U.S. Nuclear ________ Since '78 *

1. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

2. One type of electron spin

3. Moon of Saturn discovered in 1672

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

5. Chemical symbol for tin

7. Stock symbol for Boeing

8. Material testing organization (abbr.)

9. Global ____ Sales Increase 21.5% YoY in November *

10. Infrared (abbr.)

11. Chemical symbol for cesium

12. What ________ Bands Will U.S. Operators Use for Mobile 5G? *

14. Chemical symbol for europium

15. 1E6 nanoseconds

16. New Breed Drives Deal-Making Frenzy at ________ Chip Firms *

19. Chemical symbol for rhodium

20. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

23. Forerunner to NASA

25. Unit of current

27. High-speed logic family

29. 10E-12 numerical prefix

31. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)

33. Chemical symbol for gallium

34. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

35. 2-way conversation, Ham term

39. System On Chip

41. Move in a raster pattern

42. Computer Assisted Design and Development

43. Gun safety and education organization (abbr.)

46. Force required to impart an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second to a mass of one gram (pl.)

49. Color representing "0"

51. Unit of time (abbr.)

52. Network department (abbr.)

54. Chemical symbol for erbium

55. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

57. Anatech Electronics Inc., (abbr.)

59. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)

60. Airport Surveillance Radar (abbr.)

61. Amateur radio operator who is qualified to administer Amateur Radio licensing examinations (abbr., pl.)

62. Thing in a bill of material

64. Slang for helicopter

65. Will ________ Vehicles Surpass Combustion Engine Vehicles? *

66. "Texting" (abbr.)

67. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)

68. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)

69. Very large unit of apparent power (abbr.)

71. Fierce ________' 10 Biggest Stories of 2017 in Wireless Tech *

73. Chemical symbol for aluminum

76. Chemical symbol for aluminum

79. Chemical symbol for arsenic

80. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.)

81. Early computer display screen resolution (abbr.)

82. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)

84. Ham abbreviation for transceiver

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

89. Chemical symbol for polonium

91. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

92. Line of Sight (abbr.)

93. Error checking scheme (abbr.)

94. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.

95. Boob tube (abbr.)

97. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)

99. Coordinated Universal Time (abbr.)

101. Type of current

102. Chemical symbol for neodymium

103. Chemical symbol for cadmium

104. Chemical symbol for erbium

105. A common battery cell size

106. Chemical symbol for platinum

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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