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Engineering-Theme Crossword Puzzle
March 21, 2021

This Engineering-Theme Crossword Puzzle for March 21st has many words and clues related to... you guessed it... engineering - including RF, microwave, optics, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and other technical subjects. As always, this crossword contains no names of politicians, mountain ranges, exotic foods or plants, movie stars, or anything of the sort unless it/he/she is related to this puzzle's technology theme (e.g., Hedy Lamarr or the Bikini Atoll). The technically inclined cruciverbalists amongst us will appreciate the effort. Enjoy!

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

Engineering-Theme Crossword Puzzle for March 21st, 2021 - RF Cafe

1. French scientist after whom the unit of current is named (3 wds.)

11. Chemical symbol for polonium

12. Person responsible for program spending (abbr.)

13. Stock symbol for Harris Communications

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

17. Airflow rate (abbr.)

19. Stock symbol for Google

21. Part of a FOR loop

22. Sudden, brief increase in wind speed

24. Greek letter (micro)

26. Tie a bundle of wires together

27. Circuit that reduces interference (abbr.)

28. Charged particle

30. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

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

33. Filter type that blocks frequencies below and above a specified band (abbr.)

35. Chemical symbol for cadmium

36. Equalizer (abbr.)

38. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)

40. Amateur Radio Direction Finding (abbr.)

42. A type of average

44. RF connector type

45. Total radiated power (abbr.)

47. Chemical symbol for antimony

48. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

49. Chemical symbol for lead

50. S12 or S21 (abbr.)

51. Unit of time (abbr.)

52. Opposite of I.D.

53. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

54. Chemical symbol for tantalum

55. Opposite of a LO

56. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

57. Internet protocol (abbr.)

58. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

60. Facsimile

62. Gallium nitride chemical symbol

63. 1E6 bits per second

65. Moon of Saturn discovered in 1672

67. ___/IP scheme for networked connectivity

69. Chemical symbol for magnesium

70. Infrared (abbr.)

72. Type of component package (abbr.)

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

74. Schematic label for voltage supply node

76. Unit of resistance

78. 30 GHz to 300 GHz

79. Another name for a test lead

81. Radio signals from the cosmos (abbr.)

83. Radio term for indicating the end of a transmission segment

85. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

86. 80 Down + ____ is this websites title

87. Engineering Change Notice (abbr.)

88. Write-Once (abbr.)

89. Fast Fourier transform (abbr.)

90. Communication between stations by reflecting the radio waves off of the ionosphere

92. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

94. A variation of the cubical quad with triangular elements (3 wds.)

2. Chemical symbol for neptunium

3. Ph.D.

4. Type of current flow (abbr.)

5. CRT electron beam scan type (pl.)

6. Intermodulation (abbr.)

7. Moon of Saturn with retrograde orbit

8. Unit of energy

9. Type of flip-flop

10. Entity created by virtue of a changing electric current (2 wds.)

14. Tool used to attach electronic components to a PCB (2 wds.)

16. Upper frequency (abbr.)

18. Unit of length (abbr.)

19. Key feature in a high level overvoltage protection device

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

21. RF connector type

23. Chemical symbol for silicon

25. Schema for computer or device presentation to the operator (abbr.)

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

29. On-the-air meeting of hams at a set time, day and radio frequency (pl.)

31. Chemical symbol for calcium

34. International phonetic alphabet letter "P"

37. Ham's code for "Your net frequency is Low."

39. Chemical symbol for argon

41. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)

42. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

43. Chemical symbol for niobium

46. Type of e-mail address system (abbr.)

48. 300 MHz to 3 GHz

51. Substrate for mounting component (abbr., pl.)

54. Temperature-compensated crystal oscillator

55. Amateur radio enthusiast

56. Unit of length (abbr.)

57. Network department (abbr.)

58. ampere-hour (abbr.)

59. Go through the process of planned creation

61. PC follower

64. Type of high frequency diode (abbr.)

65. Positive voltage lead color

66. Type of current flow (abbr.)

68. Quantum of energy or a quasiparticle associated with a compressional wave

71. Greek letter

73. Term indicating profitability of a company (abbr.)

75. European equivalent to the U.L.

77. 1e3 μV

80. __ + 86 Across is this website's title

82. Test equipment (abbr.)

84. Modern battlefield technique (abbr.)

86. Curly-Q type light bulb (abbr.)

89. Chemical symbol for iron

90. Chemical symbol for holmium

91. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)

93. Chemical symbol for tin

See solution below


2021 Crosswords Archive

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