Electronics Magazines & Editors Crossword Puzzle
August 2, 2015

This week's crossword puzzle has the theme of electronics and engineering magazines and their editors. I have to plead guilty at not knowing who the editor-in-chief (EiC) of many of the publications were. After so often reading the names of the many authors and technical editors and contributing editors, etc., getting printed every month, keeping track is difficult. You should recognize all the magazine names since they are our industry's primary publications. Apologies to Microwaves & RF magazine (Nancy K. Friedrich, EiC), and to High Frequency Electronics (Scott Spencer, EiC), for not including them in the puzzle. The fact is, though, that the more words I insert at the outset, the more difficult it is for the software to complete the crossword. It took me nearly two hours to get this one done Looks like I'll have to do a second round at some point.

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

Engineering Magazines & Editors Crossword Puzzle for August 2, 2015 - RF Cafe

Note: A standard for crossword puzzles is when all words in a clue are capitalized, the solution is the abbreviation or acronym for that clue; e.g., Alternating Current = AC.

1. Electronics magazine (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.), Patrick Hindle, EiC

8. Chemical symbol for arsenic

9. Opposite of O.D.

11. A calculus operation (abbr.)

12. Discipline for aircraft navigation in low visibility environments (abbr.)

14. Software drafting tool (abbr.)

15. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

16. Readability, Signal, and Tone (QoS report type)

18. Infrared (abbr.)

19. Electronics magazine (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.), Julien Happich, EiC

22. Solid state power amplifier (abbr.)

24. 1e3 uV

25. Electronics magazine GPS + _____, Alan Cameron, EiC

26. Engineering magazine (acronym), Janine E. Mooney, EiC

30. Network department (abbr.)

31. Arrange data in a table

34. Chemical symbol for mendelevium

35. Optical cross-connect (abbr.)

36. A common battery cell size

37. Miniature RF connector

39. Carrier-to-noise ratio (abbr.)

40. Abbreviation for what the lead executives of engineering magazines are

42. Crystal filter type (abbr.)

44. ARRL's primary magazine - Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, EiC

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

47. Mr. de Forest's first name

49. Input intercept point (abbr.)

51. Special diode type that can be switched (abbr.)

53. RĂ¡dio Nacional de Angola (abbr.)

55. Chemical symbol for nobelium

56. International Telecommunications Union

57. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

59. Metric system (abbr.)

60. Gun safety and education organization (abbr.)

62. Switch position

63. Electronics magazine from IEEE - Susan Hassler, EiC

64. Type of modulation (abbr.)

65. Phenomenon responsible for damaging electronic components (abbr.)

66. One tier of a PCB

69. Unit of length (abbr.)

71. Low altitude earth orbit

72. The "As" in GaAs

75. Start frequency (abbr.)

76. Ham's code for "Are you busy?"

77. 300 kHz to 3 MHz

79. Personal Digital Cellular

81. 30 Hz to 300 Hz

82. Effective Radiated Power (abbr.)

83. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)

85. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

86. Electronics magazine, ____ & _____ (2 wds.), Brian Bergeron, EiC

2. Device used to contact areas on bare semiconductor circuits (2 wds., pl.)

3. JavaScript (abbr.)

4. Like electrons in a n unionized atom

5. Chemical symbol for nickel

6. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)

7. Electronics magazine (acronym), Graham Prophet, EiC

10. BlackBerry or Jordana for example (abbr., pl.)

13. Readability, Signal, and Tone (QoS report type)

17. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

18. An international standards-setting body (abbr.)

20. Multichannel multipoint distribution service

21. 1.602E-19 Joules

22. Type of power supply

23. Chemical symbol for aluminum

27. Singulated piece of IC wafer

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

29. Facsimile

32. On a waveform, a _____ min or max

33. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

34. ______ Marietta, or Lockheed ______

36. Primary U.S. standards organization founded in 1918 (abbr.)

38. 1E6 nanoseconds

39. "Calling any amateur radio station"

41. The "D" in CAD

43. BER, 8 bits at a time

46. Advanced Communication Technologies and Services (abbr.)

48. World's 1st fully electronic digital computer

50. A natural or synthetic compound of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units (pl.)

52. Chemical symbol for ruthenium

54. Type of current flow (abbr.)

58. The variation in the width of the base in a BJT due to a variation in the applied base-to-collector (2 wds.)

59. Inductor

60. Chemical symbol for neptunium

61. Positive voltage lead color

63. "Texting" (abbr.)

64. More than one FET

67. Chemical symbol for aluminum

68. Electrical overstress (abbr.)

69. Chemical symbol for francium

70. Non-standard abbreviation for a small unit of electric potential

72. Advanced Research Projects Agency (abbr.)

73. Equalizer (abbr.)

74. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)

78. Electronics magazine (acronym), Karen Hoppe, EiC, & Barry Manz, Technical Editor

80. Computer "brain" (abbr.)

84. PC follower

85. Chemical symbol for thallium

See solution below


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