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Science & Electronics Crossword Puzzle
January 1, 2017

This is the first RF Cafe crossword puzzle of 2017, which marks the beginning of the 16th year that I have been creating weekly crosswords. Avid cruciverbalists amongst us appreciate that 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). Enjoy!

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

Science & Electronics Crossword Puzzle for January 1, 2017 - RF Cafe

1. ____RF, passive RF component manufacturer in Huntersville, NC
5. Military Auxiliary Radio System
9. Chemical symbol for praseodymium
11. Product of force x distance from a point
13. Periodic superimposed waveform amplitude variation
15. Airflow rate (abbr.)
17. A class of subatomic particles that are composed of quarks and take part in the strong interaction
18. Referring to atoms
19. Current-voltage phase mnemonic
20. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)
21. Keyboard key
22. Type of e-mail address system (abbr.)
24. Chemical symbol for aluminum
25. Join a male and a female connector
27. Effect (named after its discoverer) that is the variation in the width of the base in a BJT due to a variation in the applied base-to-collector
29. Metal or plastic rod that connects a potentiometer wiper to a knob
31. Compliment to a zero in a polynomial
32. Special diode type that can be switched (abbr.)
33. Output intercept point (abbr.)
34. Current-voltage phase mnemonic
35. International Telecommunications Union
36. Virtual Private Network
39. Chemical symbol for nobelium
40. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)
41. Deutsche Industrie Normenausschuss
43. Opposite of set
47. Ratio of output current to input voltage, with units of Siemens (pl.)
50. A "0" or a "1," for instance
51. Adjust a pot
52. Imaging device (abbr.)
53. 10E1 numerical prefix
55. Modem encoding method (abbr.)
56. Maximum Usable Frequency
57. Common shorthand reference for a capacitor
60. Logarithmic unit of voltage (abbr.)
62. Akin to EEs, CEs, AEs, etc. (abbr., pl.)
63. Crystal surface
64. The base of a number system
66. Short for modulator/demodulator
68. Search for data (slang)
69. Chemical symbol for antimony
70. High-speed logic family
72. Sample group
73. Family of round power connectors (abbr.)
74. Below ELF
76. Its units are expressed in a cubic of length
78. Chemical compound containing at least one oxygen atom as well as at least one other element (pl.)
82. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE
83. CRT electron beam scan type
84. The "D" in CAD
85. Chemical symbol for scandium
86. Thread cutting tools
87. Moon of Saturn discovered in 1672
1. Voice of America
2. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.)
3. Adjust the specification for temperature
4. Positive electrode
5. An efficient microstrip corner shape
6. Manned rocket series that went to the moon
7. Angular speed unit
8. Describes when a synchronous motor loses phase lock
9. Peripheral Component Interface (abbr.)
10. Web's most popular radio frequency engineering site (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.)
11. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
12. RF connector type
13. Radio location system
14. Official engineering change document (abbr., pl.)
16. Transition from solid to liquid phase
23. Greek letter often used to represent an angle
25. Electrical-to-mechanical energy converters
26. Arithmetic Logic Unit (abbr.)
27. Engineering Change Notice (abbr.)
28. Compound used as the frequency determining element in microwave oscillators
30. Type of current flow (abbr.)
31. Unit of liquid volume
32. Satellite milieu
36. Third largest asteroid
37. Part of CAD
38. Color representing "0"
40. Rádio Nacional de Angola (abbr.)
41. The system than converts common website names to IP addresses (abbr.)
42. Mate to a bolt
43. Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (abbr.)
44. Last statement in a BASIC program
45. Type of current flow (abbr.)
46. Remove oxygen from or add hydrogen to a compound
48. PC follower
49. Fail-____ switch
54. Big Blue
55. Finite-Element Model
56. ELI the ICE ___
57. Wires
58. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)
59. Type of chart
61. Spiral-shaped casing surrounding a pump impeller that collects the liquid discharged by the impeller
62. Metric length unit
63. A final surface coating
64. Receiver power level circuitry (abbr.)
65. An abbreviation for "transceiver"
67. Weatherproof cover for a radar antenna (pl.)
68. A circuit that takes two or more input signals, and produces an output that includes the sum and difference of those signal frequencies
71. Termination
73. U.S. military organization (abbr.)
75. Method of self-detection and self-fixing transmission of digital data (abbr.)
77. Family of ICs with a certain component density level (abbr.)
79. Singulated piece of IC wafer
80. Enhanced Graphics Adapter
81. 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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