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RF Cafe Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
February 5, 2017

For the sake of avid cruciverbalists amongst us, each week I create a new crossword puzzle that has a theme related to engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics, 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). Clues in this week's puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (1/30 - 2/5) "High Tech News" column on the RF Cafe homepage. Enjoy!

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

RF Cafe Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines February 5, 2017 - RF Cafe

1. Digital data error checks
7. He developed an alphabet composed of dots and dashes
9. Maintains a voltage for sampling
12. Coordinated Universal Time (abbr.)
13. Scheme to maintain proper frequency (abbr.)
16. Small unit of capacitance (abbr.)
18. Miniaturization, ___ Fuel Electronics Adhesive Growth *
20. _______ Reveals Cause of Galaxy Note7 Battery Fires, Explosions *
24. 1/000 of an inch
26. Early predecessor to an online forum (abbr.)
27. Satellite TV system
28. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards
29. Cooling device
31. Infrared (abbr.)
32. Chemical symbol for gadolinium
34. Filter type with high rate of out-of-band attenuation (aka 'elliptic')
36. _____ Joins China Mobile 5G Innovation Center *
38. Recording onto magnetic media
41. Time division duplex (abbr.)
42. Ham abbreviation for transceiver
43. Chemical symbol for erbium
44. Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (abbr.)
46. Restrain voltage input
48. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)
49. Total radiated power (abbr.)
50. Logical negation operator
51. Ham abbreviation for "distant station"
53. Shuttle Amateur Radio EXperiment
56. Radio navigation system (abbr.)
59. Network department (abbr.)
61. Line of Sight (abbr.)
62. Akin to EEs, CEs, AEs, etc. (abbr., pl.)
64. Silicon transistor type (abbr.)
65. A common battery cell size
66. Chemical symbol for nobelium
67. Type of component package (abbr.)
68. Components
70. Network department (abbr.)
71. Unit of length (abbr.)
72. A keyboard key
74. Negative temperature coefficient (abbr.)
75. Electromagnetic interference (abbr.)
77. Hit a component with an electrostatic discharge
78. The "S" in CES, the world's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers
80. Digital algebra
82. On-the-air meeting of hams at a set time, day and radio frequency (pl.)
83. Its chemical symbol is Fe
85. 1/000 of an inch
86. A "0" or a "1," for instance
88. Chemical symbol for beryllium
89. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)
92. Chemical symbol for beryllium oxide
93. Chemical symbol for gold
94. Type of antenna constructed from one or more winding(s) of wire or rods (pl.)
96. Scheduling graph types
98. Silicon Labs Buys IoT Startup ______ *
99. ______ Suits Hit Qualcomm Profits *
100. MS's server-side script engine for dynamically-generated web pages (abbr.)
101. International Microwave Symposium (abbr.)
1. Type of computer display (abbr.)
2. High-speed circuit-switched data (abbr.)
3. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
4. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
5. Chemical symbol for molybdenum
6. Below ELF
8. One port of an amplifier
10. Design for Manufacturability (abbr.)
11. Constellation: The scales
13. Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (abbr.)
14. Start frequency (abbr.)
15. Chemically reacted to harden
17. Network device that takes commands from another similar device
19. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)
21. File name extension for an ASCII file
22. Type of logic gate
23. Chemical symbol for gadolinium
25. Discipline for aircraft navigation in low visibility environments (abbr.)
26. Eight bits
30. Logical gate type (pl.)
32. Part of a gyroscope that facilitates free movement of the reference sphere (pl.)
33. The system than converts common website names to IP addresses (abbr.)
35. User Datagram Protocol
36. Ham's code for "Is my transmission being interfered with?"
37. Substance that removes electrons from another reactant
39. Attenuator (pl.)
40. Bill _____ Set to Become World's 1st Trillionaire *
42. Largest moon of Saturn
45. Ham abbreviation for transceiver
46. Sample group
47. Stock symbol for Texas Instruments
52. Referring to a right triangle, the trigonometric function equal to the ratio between the side opposite a given angle, and the hypotenuse, pl.
54. Type of memory
55. BER, 8 bits at a time
57. Printer output resolution unit (abbr.)
58. Causes a voltage or current waveform to gradually die out
60. _______, Hit by Financial Scandal, to Spin off Flash Business *
62. _____ Completes Acquisition of AppliedMicro *
63. Alloy of iron and low percentages of carbon, manganese, chromium, etc.
65. Connecticut Radio Amateur Endows ARRL Collegiate _______ Radio Initiative *
68. Permeability-tuned oscillator (abbr.)
69. Miniature threaded RF connector
73. Material used in the center of an inductor coil
74. Chemical symbol for niobium
76. Mates a plug to a jack
77. 6th Greek letter
79. Write-Once (abbr.)
81. Chemical symbol for lithium
82. 1e-6 mA
84. A common lamp tube gas
87. Electronic assembly transport container
90. Greek letter
91. Automatic Packet Position Reporting System (abbr.)
92. Light ray
94. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)
95. Half of a DIP
96. Computer monitor resolution measure (abbr.)
97. Chemical symbol for tin

See solution below


2017 Crosswords Archive

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All of these crossword puzzles were created using the fabulous Crossword Express (now called "Magnum Opus") software.

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