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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
June 10, 2018

At least 10 clues with an asterisk (*) in this technology-themed crossword puzzle are pulled from this past week's (6/4 - 6/8) "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. You will never find among the words names of politicians, mountain ranges, exotic foods or plants, movie stars, or anything of the sort. You might, however, see someone or something in the exclusion list who or that is directly related to this puzzle's theme, such as Hedy Lamar or the Bikini Atoll, respectively. Enjoy!

cruciverbalist: [noun]  cruci- ("cross") +‎ verbal ("words") +‎ -ist ("agent, person") -- A person who constructs crosswords.

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acr. = acronym, abbr. = abbreviation, pl. = plural, wds. = words

RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines June 10, 2018

1. _____ factor, the peak-to-average waveform value
5. Weight of an element (2 wds.)
11. File menu option (pl.)
15. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
16. South Africa Gets 100 kHz ____ at 5 MHz *
17. Chemical symbol for nobelium
18. Network department (abbr.)
19. ____ Foundation Announces 2 New Scholarships (abbr.) *
20. Chemical symbol for radium
21. Chemical symbol for calcium
22. Type of current
24. Stock symbol for Dell Computer
25. Decimeter (abbr.)
26. Network department (abbr.)
28. Ham's code for "Take over as net control station."
30. Equalizer (abbr.)
31. Filter type that blocks frequencies below and above a specified band (abbr.)
32. ___ Denies Petition Preventing Interference from Digital Repeaters to Analog Repeaters (abbr.) *
33. Chemical symbol for palladium
35. 10E1 numerical prefix
36. The __ ____: A Potential Life Saver in Troubled Times (1 abbr. + 1 wd.) *
37. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
38. Chemical symbol for thallium
39. Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor
41. Transportation accident investigation agency (abbr.)
44. Prefix meaning ground or earth
46. 10 decibels
47. Radio term for indicating the end of a transmission segment
49. International Trade Wars Threaten to Spark a 5G ____ ____ (2 wds.) *
52. 10E-1 numerical prefix
53. Popular graphics program
54. 1E6 nanoseconds
55. Radio-Electronics-Television Manufacturer's Association
56. Unit of energy (pl.)
59. South Korean Carriers to Submit Offers for 5G ________ Next Week *
60. Dimension, with units
63. Electronic component package type (abbr.)
64. Workplace safety group (abbr.)
66. Miniature threaded RF connector (pl.)
69. Logic family (abbr.)
70. Unit of time (abbr.)
71. Chemical symbol for erbium
72. Extremely high strength fiber used in explosion-proof enclosures & bullet-proof vests
75. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)
77. 10e18 amperes (abbr.)
78. International Microwave Symposium (abbr.)
79. Chemical symbol for xenon
81. Unit of length (abbr.)
82. The computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey
84. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)
85. Greek letter used for frequency
86. A disk operation
87. European equivalent to the U.L.
88. Local Oscillator (abbr.)
89. Home state of Los Alamos lab (abbr.)
91. International Amateur Radio Union (abbr.)
93. Unit of length (abbr.)
94. Galilean moon
96. Airfoil shapers
98. Type of current flow (abbr.)
99. Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (abbr.)
100. ____ ______ at Record High as FAANGs and BATTS Bite (2 wds.) *
101. Eagles Guitarist Joe _____, WB6ACU, Promotes Amateur Radio *
1. Sophisticated _________ ______ Found Near White House (2 wds.) *
2. Type of flip-flop
3. 2 GHz to 4 GHz
4. Chemical symbol for tantalum
5. Summers
6. Switch position
7. Short for modulator/demodulator
8. 1/1000 prefix
9. PC follower
10. Measure a waveform at regular intervals
11. Chemical symbol for strontium
12. Dilbert's female co-worker
13. Chemical symbol for erbium
14. Commercial _________ ______ Service to Grow Strongly Through 2024 (2 wds.) *
21. "Calling any amateur radio station"
23. "Calling any amateur radio station"
25. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)
27. Chemical symbol for scandium
29. Gallium nitride chemical symbol
32. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)
34. Logarithmic unit of voltage (abbr.)
38. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)
40. Test equipment (abbr.)
42. Ringed doughnut shape of many inductor cores
43. Strong, lightweight wood
44. Min______ and Max_____, in a Karnaugh map
45. Radio-Electronics-Television Manufacturer's Association
46. Chemical symbol for beryllium
48. Effective frontal area presented to a microwave interrogation system (abbr.)
50. Miniature RF connector
51. Readability, Signal, and Tone (QoS report type)
52. 10E1 numerical prefix (pl.)
57. Common average used for sinewaves (abbr.)
58. Chemical symbol for gadolinium
61. Network department (abbr.)
62. ___ Signs Preliminary Agreement with U.S. to Overturn Ban (abbr.) *
64. Type of logic gate (pl.)
65. 6-sided mate to a bolt (2 wds.)
67. Hungary Regains Access to 60 ______ *
68. Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
71. Computer messaging service
73. Long-Soaring Smartphone Market Heading to _____ *
74. Relating to sound
76. Strong, lightweight wood
78. Internet protocol (abbr.)
80. Chemical symbol for europium
81. A BPF specification (abbr.)
83. Local Oscillator (abbr.)
90. Unit of length (abbr.)
92. Chemical symbol for arsenic
93. A BPF specification (abbr.)
95. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)
97. Bandwidth (abbr.)
98. Chemical symbol for arsenic

See solution below


2018 Crosswords Archive
Visit the Crossword Express website - RF CafeTake a break from the drudgery by trying 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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December 16
December 9
December 2
November 18

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July 29
July 22
July 15
July 8
July 1
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June 3
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May 13
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April 29
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April 15
April 8
April 1
March 25
March 18
March 11
February 25
February 18
February 11
February 4
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