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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
December 3, 2017

For the sake of all the avid cruciverbalists amongst us, each week I create a new technology-themed crossword puzzle using only words related to engineering, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. At least 10 clues in this puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (11/27 - 12/1) "Tech Industry Headlines" column on the RF Cafe homepage. 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 December 3, 2017

ACROSS DOWN
1. Line extending out from center

5. __________: The Most Important Mobile Company of the Future? *

12. Chemical symbol for argon

13. Modulation type (abbr.)

15. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

16. Resistive component of a capacitor's lumped element model (abbr.)

17. Ham's code for "Shall I decrease power?"

18. Type of modulation (abbr.)

20. Ham's code for "Shall I stop sending?"

21. The Microwave Office software company (abbr.)

23. International Amateur Radio Union (abbr.)

25. Connector vendor

28. BSEE + 2 years

29. Ham abbreviation for "Old Man"

30. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards

31. Glider launching mechanism

33. Provider of services for telecommunications systems in Switzerland

35. MS's server-side script engine for dynamically-generated web pages (abbr.)

36. Popular computer device interface (abbr.)

38. CPS

39. Unit of time (abbr.)

41. Chemical symbol for radon

42. A three-terminal power semiconductor device noted for high efficiency and fast switching (abbr.)

44. International phonetic alphabet letter "G"

45. Type of current flow (abbr.)

46. Chemical symbol for berkelium

47. Type of current flow (abbr.)

48. BASIC looping keyword

50. Chemical element abbreviated Sn

52. Things in a bill of material

55. Vacuum tube with five electrodes

56. Automatic network analyzer (abbr.)

57. Network department (abbr.)

59. Chemically react to harden

61. Troubleshooting software

63. Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (abbr.)

65. Logic gate output configuration (abbr.)

66. Anatech Electronics Inc., (abbr.)

67. Ham-ese for Young Lady

68. FCC's ___ Says Silicon Valley's Defense of 2015 Net Neutrality is Threat to Internet *

69. Prohibition certain equipment for use

70. Unit of time (abbr.)

72. Chemical symbol for californium

73. Chemical symbol for chlorine

74. Analyst Warns on Semiconductor Stock __________ *

75. International phonetic alphabet letter "S"

1. JC Penney Rules the _____ World *

2. Chemical symbol for argon

3. ____ Cites Progress Toward 50 MHz Region 1 Allocation * (abbr.)

4. Unit of current

6. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

7. Chemical symbol for arsenic

8. Slang term for activating a repeater without identifying or modulating the carrier

9. Base Station Transceivers (abbr.)

10. Chemical symbol for erbium

11. Martin ____, "Test & Measurement World" magazine editor (c2009)

14. The "D" in RFID (pl.)

17. Type of matrix barcode used with laser scanning(abbr.)

19. Chemical symbol for manganese

21. A type of digital modulation (abbr.)

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

24. "Warehouse of Horrors" - Life in ______ Warehouse *

25. Enclosed volume for equipment

26. A common RS-232 serial bus command (abbr.)

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

28. White House Weighs Personal ______ Phone Ban for Staff *

30. Read-only (abbr.)

32. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

34. 3 to 4 Cups of ______ a Day Linked to Longer Life *

37. Microsoft's interpreter BASIC supplied with DOS

38. Chemical symbol for mercury

40. Chemical symbol for scandium

41. Chemical symbol for rubidium

43. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

49. Switch position

50. Time division duplex (abbr.)

51. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE

53. Chemical symbol for tantalum

54. ___ Unveils Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules * (abbr.)

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

56. Automated universal inductance tester - watch that 3rd letter, (abbr.)

58. _____ Debuts Electric 'Beast' Semi Truck *

60. UMTS terrestrial radio access (abbr.)

62. Word used in describing 2-D and 3-D object dimensions; i.e., 10 mm __ 25 mm

63. RF ____, the world's best engineering website

64. Chemical symbol for silicon

66. A common battery cell size

68. Peripheral Component Interface (abbr.)

69. Boston University (abbr.)

70. Chemical symbol for nobelium

71. Chemical symbol for tin

73. Chemical symbol for chromium


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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Cruciverbalist:

A cruciverbalist is a person who is skilled at creating or solving crossword puzzles. The term is a combination of "cruci-" from "crucifix," meaning cross, and "verbalist" from "verbal," indicating a person who deals with words. cruciverbalists are often responsible for designing crossword puzzles, and they possess a deep knowledge of wordplay, vocabulary, and the techniques used in constructing and solving crosswords. They aim to make puzzles that are both challenging and enjoyable for crossword enthusiasts.

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