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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines

February 4, 2018

At least 10 clues with an asterisk (*) in this technology-themed crossword puzzle are pulled from this past week's (1/29 - 2/2) "Tech Industry Headlines" column on the RF Cafe homepage A couple even include Super Bowl-related news. 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 4, 2018

1. AT&T to Lose Hundreds of 5G mm-Wave Spectrum ________ *

6. Related to FM by a differential

9. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE

11. Unit of time (abbr.)

12. Voltage-controlled oscillator (abbr.)

13. Chemical symbol for tantalum

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

18. Fraction of incident light or radiation reflected by a surface or body

19. AMVETS Says ___ Censored Its Ad Against Flag Protests *

22. Type of flip-flop

23. Chemical symbol for aluminum

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

25. A condition in which "free" or dissolved oxygen is present in water

28. Direct Memory Access (abbr.)

30. PC follower

31. Original Equipment Manufacturer (abbr.)

32. 360 degrees of phase rotation

33. O-scope time base action

35. Read-only (abbr.)

36. Electronic assembly transport container

37. Stock symbol for Raytheon

38. Chemical symbol for francium

41. Chemical symbol for rhodium

42. System On Chip

45. World Amateur Radio Conference

48. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

49. Canadian _____ Amateur Finds Resurrected NASA Satellite *

50. FCC Names New _____ Division Chief *

51. Abbreviation for acknowledge (also a common word used by Bill the Cat)

52. Chemical symbol for nickel

53. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)

55. Regions of low relative pressure

58. Year End ____ Equipment Sales Wow! *

60. Chemical symbol for argon

61. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

63. Notch type filter (abbr.)

64. Sandia Computer Modeling Aids ______ Reliability in Nuclear Weapons *

65. Chemical symbol for arsenic

68. Chemical symbol for gallium

69. Antenna gain unit (abbr.)

72. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

74. Stock symbol for Harris Communications

75. Type of component package (abbr.)

76. An ________ Reflects on 20 Years at DesignCon *

1. Display type

2. Chemical symbol for europium

3. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor

4. 1.602E-19 Joules

5. Chemical symbol for scandium

7. 1/1000 prefix

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

10. NYU Spinoff Develops 5G ________ *

14. Agilent's EE design software (abbr.)

15. The "E" in FET

17. Enhanced Graphics Adapter

19. 1e-6 mA

20. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

21. Type of computer display (abbr.)

23. Modulation type (abbr.)

26. Third planet from the sun

27. Super ____ LII a Proving Ground for Small Cell Deployments *

28. Decimeter (abbr.)

29. Nationalized 5G _______ 'Costly and Counterproductive' per FCC Chairman *

31. Regarding light transmission

32. Chemical symbol for cadmium

34. Chemical symbol for erbium

35. Radio frequency interference (abbr.)

39. Unit of resistance

40. Renesas Denies Negotiating to Buy _____ *

41. Air Force ________ Lab Wants 'Virtual Wingman' for Analytics *

43. Chemical symbol for calcium

44. Its chemical symbol is Zn

46. Summers

47. Chemical symbol for cobalt

51. A common battery cell size

52. Mate to a bolt

54. Infrared (abbr.)

56. Length times width (pl.)

57. Miniature threaded RF connector

58. Chemical symbol for antimony

59. 300 kHz to 3 MHz

61. Numerical basis for decibels (abbr.)

62. RF computer network

66. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)

67. Specialized mobile radio (abbr.)

70. Chemical symbol for beryllium

71. One port of an amplifier

73. Chemical symbol for tin

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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