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RF Cafe Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle
January 12, 2020

As with my hundreds of previous engineering and science-themed crossword puzzles, this one for January 12, 2020, contains only clues and terms associated with engineering, science, physical, astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, etc., which I have built up over nearly two decades. Many new words and company names have been added that had not even been created when I started in the year 2002. You will never find a word taxing your knowledge of a numbnut soap opera star or the name of some obscure village in the Andes mountains. You might, however, encounter the name of a movie star like Hedy Lamarr or a geographical location like Tunguska, Russia, for reasons which, if you don't already know, might surprise you.

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

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

Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle January 12, 2020 - RF Cafe 

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

5. Gary Breed's fine magazine on RF & microwaves topics (abbr.)

8. 2 Down + ____, this website's title

9. The "B" in BER

11. Official engineering change document (abbr., pl.)

13. Chemical symbol for polonium

14. Ratio of filter's stopband bandwidth (usually 60 dB) to its passband bandwidth (usually 3 dB), 2 wds.

18. Chemical symbol for strontium

19. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)

20. Used logic gates

21. Opposite of O.D.

22. It connects the software to the hardware

24. Swap ____, a Ham's flea market

26. Chemical symbol for californium

27. Adding a termination

30. Causes a circuit breaker to open

32. Internet address (abbr.)

33. Miniature threaded RF connector

34. Reliability measure

36. A type of average (pl.)

39. Unit of energy (pl.)

40. Electrical overstress (abbr.)

42. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)

43. Bore a hole

45. Type of motor that moves in increments rather than continuous rotation

49. Chemical symbol for nobelium

50. Low altitude earth orbit

52. _/_-___, maker of RF semiconductors and connectors

54. One type of electron spin

55. ECM response

57. IC killer (abbr.)

58. A common battery cell size

59. Audiovisual devices

63. Chemical symbol for manganese

64. Weatherproof cover for a radar antenna

65. Engineering Change Notice (abbr.)

66. Nuclear explosion byproduct harmful to electronic (abbr., pl.)

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

70. Cellphone band just below PCS

1. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)

2. __ + 8 Across, this website's title

3. Verified proper functionality of a product

4. High power density battery chemistry (abbr.)

5. First lines in software that call external libraries (pl.)

6. U.S. Spectrum allocation agency

7. End of transmission (abbr.)

8. Maker of a popular graphics program

9. Stock symbol for Boeing

10. Short for terminal

12. Small DIP package (abbr., pl.)

13. Form of digital phase modulation in which the phase of the RF signal depends on the modulating code (abbr.)

15. Its chemical symbol is He

16. 12 inches (pl.)

17. Radio Direction Finding (abbr.)

19. Automatic network analyzer (abbr.)

23. Feature of PCB layout software that lays down traces automatically

25. Considered the 4th dimension

28. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)

29. Dielectric material used to form a hermetic seal for thru-wall conductors

31. Astronomical distance of 3.26 light years

35. Thin metallic shield material around coax cable

37. Logical negation operator

38. Unit of conductance

41. Insulating cover over a solder joint (pl.)

43. Added an impurity to a semiconductor

44. Plural of locus

46. Met all test requirements

47. Attenuator

48. Moves from cell to cell

49. Mate to a bolt

51. Society of Civil and Structural Engineers (abbr.)

53. ELI the ICE ___

56. Type of capacitor dielectric

60. Numerical basis for decibels (abbr.)

61. Nuclear explosion byproduct harmful to electronics (abbr.)

62. Switch position

67. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

68. Unit of time (abbr.)

See solution below


2020 Crossword Puzzle Archive

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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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