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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines

February 18, 2018

At least 10 clues with an asterisk (*) in this technology-themed crossword puzzle are pulled from this past week's (2/12 - 2/16) "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 February 18, 2018

1. Frequency band at high end of audio spectrum

4. Cell phone (sold to Google) and IC manufacturer

8. Voltage-controlled oscillator (abbr.)

10. Archaic abbreviation for picowatt

11. Qualcomm Claims World's First 2 Gbps LTE _____ *

13. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)

15. Sample-and-____

17. Impurity in a semiconductor that adds a mobile electron in the conduction band

18. Satellite of Jupiter discovered by Galileo

19. Unit of resistance (pl.)

21. Home state of Los Alamos lab (abbr.)

22. Chemical symbol for chlorine

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

25. Mars has two of these

27. Type of matrix barcode used with laser scanning(abbr.)

28. Spurious RF products created by metal joints (abbr.)

29. New IC Manufacturing Lines to Boost Industry _____ Capacity 8% *

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

33. Chemical symbol for aluminum

34. Chemical symbol for mercury

35. Society of Civil and Structural Engineers (abbr.)

37. Sharp bend in I-V curve

38. Switch position

40. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

41. Part of a FOR loop

42. _____&Schwarz

43. Precision approach radar (abbr.)

44. Infrared (abbr.)

45. The gaseous state of water

47. Balun with both ports unbalanced (pl.)

49. Pure carrier (abbr.)

50. Chemical symbol for neodymium

51. Tool for holding parts while working on them

53. Chemical symbol for aluminum

54. Is Alexa Rejuvenating _____? *

56. Open a fuse

59. Total radiated power (abbr.)

61. Sent a telegram

62. Color quality

64. Person responsible for program spending (abbr.)

66. Plane curve traced out by a point which moves so that its distance from a fixed line is equal to its distance from a fixed point

67. ______ Predicts 2.5B Gigabit Users by 2025 *

1. ____ Sector Takes Lead in Tackling Modern Slavery *

2. Five-bit digital code used in teleprinter application

3. 1.602E-19 Joules

4. Earth's natural satellite

5. Prefix meaning temperature-related

6. Chemical symbol for ruthenium

7. Meet the 'Odderon': ___ Shows Potential for Elusive Quasiparticle *

9. Logic family

10. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

12. Impurity in a semiconductor that adds a mobile electron in the conduction band

13. End of Life (abbr.)

14. Ericsson Completes Its 5G Platform for _________ *

16. Regarding light

17. Decimeter (abbr.)

18. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr., pl.)

20. Packard's partner

23. Missed Opportunities to Put Engineering in the _________ *

24. Modulation type (abbr.)

25. kOhm x 1,000

26. The central core of an atom

30. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

31. __ to Bring Superfast Broadband to 580,000 Rural Homes and Businesses *

33. Army-Navy specification prefix

36. Chemical symbol for selenium

37. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

39. Chemical symbol for nobelium

41. International phonetic alphabet letter "T"

42. Aircraft tracking system

43. Chemical symbol for plutonium

45. Shortwave listener (abbr.)

46. Mr. Fermi's first name

48. Irradiated cosmic gas

49. Common shorthand reference for a capacitor

51. ____RF, passive RF component manufacturer in Huntersville, NC

52. Galilean moon

55. 10E1 numerical prefix

57. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

58. ____ Routers Riddled with Security Holes *

60. Rádio Nacional de Angola (abbr.)

63. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)

65. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

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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