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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines

May 27, 2018

At least 10 clues with an asterisk (*) in this technology-themed crossword puzzle are pulled from this past week's (5/21 - 5/25) "Tech Industry Headlines" column on the RF Cafe homepage. For the sake of all the avid cruciverbalists amongst us, each week I create a new technology-themed crossword puzzle using only words from my custom-created related to engineering, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. You will never find among the words names of politicians, mountain ranges, exotic foods or plants, movie stars, or anything of the sort. You might, however, see someone or something in the exclusion list who or that is directly related to this puzzle's theme, such as Hedy Lamar or the Bikini Atoll, respectively. Enjoy!

cruciverbalist: [noun]  cruci- ("cross") +‎ verbal ("words") +‎ -ist ("agent, person") -- A person who constructs crosswords.

Reproduction of this puzzle without the express permission of RF Cafe is prohibited.

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

RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines May 27, 2018

1. Qualcomm, Facebook to Trial _____ ________ Access at 60 GHz (2 wds.) *

7. Ratio of circumference to diameter

9. ___ Considers Small Cell Guidelines for States (abbr.) *

11. Yttrium Aluminum Garnet

12. Type of logic gate

13. Most Companies Won't Make ____ Deadline (abbr.) *

15. Intel x86 command for " jump if above"

17. Packet Bulletin Board System

20. Chemical symbol for gallium

21. Country of RF Cafe's residency

23. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

24. Akin to EEs, CEs, AEs, etc. (abbr., pl.)

26. Transportation accident investigation agency (abbr.)

29. Voltage-current phase mnemonic

30. Global, U.S. Electronics ______ Chains See Healthy Midyear Business Conditions *

32. High-temp wire insulation

34. Voltage-controlled oscillator (abbr.)

35. CDMA Development Group (abbr.)

37. Low Noise Amplifier (abbr.)

38. Do like a vector with a changing angle

42. Test point (abbr.)

44. Send junk e-mail

48. Asynchronous Communication Interface Adapter (abbr.)

51. Time Division Multiplexing

52. High-speed logic family

54. Describes when a synchronous motor loses phase lock

55. No One Listens to the _____ Anymore - Fact or Fiction? *

57. 10E1 numerical prefix

58. Archaic term for an outdoor antenna

60. Type of chart

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

64. 10 decibels

66. U.S. Additive Manufacturing ______ Gap Is Growing *

69. Similar to a laser, but at lower frequencies (pl.)

72. Early computer display screen resolution (abbr.)

74. Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (abbr.)

76. Effective Radiated Power (abbr.)

77. 1E6 nanoseconds

79. Arithmetic Logic Unit (abbr.)

80. Chemical symbol for calcium

81. Cause a circuit breaker to open

83. Chemical symbol for francium

84. Adds two or more inputs

87. Chemical symbol for molybdenum

88. U.S. and China Close to Finalizing ___ Deal *

90. Very large unit of apparent power (abbr.)

91. Start frequency (abbr.)

92. ________ of _____: IoT Has a Looming E-Waste Problem (2 wds.) *

1. French Telcos Invest Record Breaking €9.6B to _____ on Fibre *

2. Chemical symbol for dysprosium

3. Wireless application protocol (abbr.)

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

5. Electrical overstress (abbr.)

6. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

7. Chemical symbol for palladium

8. Internet protocol (abbr.)

9. CQ Announces 2018 Hall of ____ Inductees *

10. Electronic enclosures

13. Gallium nitride chemical symbol

14. HMD Global Raises $100M for Nokia Smartphone ______ *

15. Between Mars and Saturn

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

18. The "B" in BER

19. Stock symbol for Dell Computer

22. Circuit for maintaining constant voltage (abbr.)

24. 300 kHz to 3 MHz

25. System for underwater navigation

27. Boob tube (abbr.)

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

31. 36 in. (abbr., pl.)

33. Forerunner to NASA

36. World's first satellite navigation system (abbr.)

39. Time division duplex (abbr.)

40. Post-Launch Signals Received as _______ Radio Heads to Moon *

41. ________ Unveils 5G NR Solution for Small Cells *

43. Peripheral Component Interface (abbr.)

45. Chemical symbol for aluminum

46. Unit of processor calculation speed, abbr.

47. A sudden and temporary increase in voltage, current, or power

49. Opposite of O.D.

50. Powers pneumatic devices

53. Software object reference names

56. Original Equipment Manufacturer (abbr.)

59. Semiconductor lamp

61. Antenna radiated power measurement (abbr.)

63. A common battery cell size

65. 30 kHz to 300 kHz

67. Filter type that blocks upper frequencies (abbr.)

68. Specialized mobile radio (abbr.)

70. Below ELF

71. Type of chart used to plot immittance

73. Active Electronically Scanned Array (abbr.)

75. Automatic Calibration System (abbr.)

78. Dimension, with units

81. Telex-Over-Radio (abbr.)

82. Push to Talk (abbr.)

85. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

86. 1E6 nanoseconds

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

89. Radio signals from the cosmos (abbr.)

See solution below


2018 Crosswords Archive

Visit the Crossword Express website - RF CafeTake a well-deserved break and try your hand at some of these goodies. Every word in the RF Cafe crossword puzzles is specifically related to engineering, mathematics, and science. There are no generic backfill words like many other puzzles give you, so you'll never see a clue asking for the name of a movie star or a mountain on the Russia-China border.

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

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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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