Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle
June 12, 2016

For the sake of avid cruciverbalists amongst us, each week I create a new crossword puzzle that has a theme related to RF, microwave, electrical and mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, mathematics, and other technical words. You will never be asked the name of a movie star unless he/she was involved in a technical endeavor (e.g., Hedy Lamarr). Enjoy!

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

Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle for June 12, 2016 - RF Cafe

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2. Maximally flat group delay equation (2 wds.)

13. Chemical symbol for scandium

14. 1E6 nanoseconds

15. Network department (abbr.)

16. Chemical symbol for neon

17. Unit of time (abbr.)

18. Chemical symbol for argon

20. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

22. Constellation : The crab

25. Chemical symbol for platinum

26. Chemical symbol for nobelium

27. Enter data

28. Ham abbreviation for "distant station"

30. Chemical symbol for molybdenum

31. Minutes of Use (abbr.)

32. Chemical symbol for palladium

33. Radio frequency interference (abbr.)

34. Stock symbol for Conexant

35. Stock symbol for Harris Communications

37. Chemical symbol for terbium

38. Voice of America

39. Greek letter (micro)

40. Type of flip-flop

42. Transformer interwinding connection

43. Write-Once (abbr.)

45. Multi-layered PCB

46. Chemical symbol for beryllium

47. Reflected radar or sonar signal (pl.)

48. Chemical symbol for ruthenium

49. Chemical symbol for polonium

50. Longitudinal shape-forming structural elements

51. Mate to a TX

52. 1,000 words of data

53. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

54. Part of a male connector

56. A common battery cell size

57. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

58. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)

59. 1.602E-19 Joules

61. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)

63. Telecommunications Information Network Architecture (abbr.)

64. Software drafting tool (abbr.)

65. Chemical symbol for cobalt

66. Add solder to tip of iron

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

68. __ + 58 Down, the world's best engineering website

69. Period between radar transmitter's output waveform (abbr.)

70. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

71. 1e-6 mA

72. Small motored tool for model drilling, grinding, shaping, etc.

76. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors

78. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

79. Galilean moon

80. Network department (abbr.)

81. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

82. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

84. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

86. How a number is described if it is real, but is not a root of a polynomial equation having integer coefficients

1. Instrument used to measure the maximum attained transmitter waveform output level (3 wds., pl.)

2. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)

3. High-speed logic family

4. Type of component package (abbr.)

5. A keyboard key

6. Heatsink feature

7. Coordinated Universal Time (abbr.)

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

9. Test equipment (abbr.)

10. One port of an amplifier

11. Unit of time (abbr.)

12. Systematic approach to locating the cause of a fault in an electronic circuit or system

19. Positive voltage lead color

21. Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (abbr.)

23. Part of a phase discriminator

24. Make assumptions about the future behavior of a system, based on current trends

25. It is the "P" in S2P

26. Logical negation operator

29. Greek letter

30. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

33. Automatonic

36. Measured a waveform at regular intervals

39. Lunar 'seas'

41. Retain a charge

44. Ovenized crystal oscillator (abbr.)

46. Notch type filter (abbr.)

55. Electric enclosure standard organization (abbr.)

58. 68A + ____, the world's best engineering website

60. Digital encoding of the transmission mode in the vertical sync portion of an SSTV image (abbr.)

62. Chemical symbol for selenium

64. Chemical symbol for chromium

65. Type of computer display (abbr.)

71. Type of logic gate

72. Satellite TV system

73. Using the moon as a passive reflector to establish a signal path; moonbounce (abbr.)

74. ELI the ICE ___

75. Mr. de Forest's first name

77. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)

79. Network department (abbr.)

80. One port of an amplifier

83. Chemical symbol for manganese

85. Chemical symbol for chlorine


See solution below

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Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle Solution for June 12, 2016 - RF Cafe

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