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RF Cafe Science & Engineering Crossword Puzzle
February 23, 2020

As with my hundreds of previous science and engineering-themed crossword puzzles, this one for February 23, 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.

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

Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle February 23, 2020 - RF Cafe 

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1. A type of capacitance or inductance
5. Describes a switch that is making electrical contact
10. Minutes of Use (abbr.)
11. Shorthand for telecommunications
14. One port of an amplifier
15. Material used in the center of an inductor coil
16. Greek letter
17. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)
18. Last stage in transmitter (abbr., pl.)
19. Part of this website's title
21. RF ____, the world's best engineering website
23. Form of energy arising from the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules
25. Propagation by means of ionospheric reflection
27. Angular speed unit
28. Ethoxyethane
30. 30 GHz to 300 GHz
32. Test equipment (abbr.)
34. Having power applied (slang)
35. S12 or S21 (abbr.)
36. Unit for 1,000,000 watt-seconds (abbr.)
38. Chemical symbol for ruthenium
40. Last keyword in a BASIC subroutine (pl.)
42. Antenna (abbr.)
44. The "As" in GaAs
45. European equivalent to the U.L.
47. Type of flip-flop
48. Chemical symbol for chlorine
49. An angle described by hypotenuse/opposite sides of a right triangle
51. Bulk Acoustic Wave
53. Last statement in a BASIC program
55. Battery vendor
57. Chemical symbol for lithium
58. Opposite of I.D.
59. Chemical symbol for strontium
60. Akin to dynamics, with no movement
61. Radio frequency interference (abbr.)
63. Thread cutting tools
65. Type of current
66. Decimeter (abbr.)
68. Chemical symbol for cesium
69. Service of the ARRL that helps hams solve technical problems (abbr.)
71. Chemical symbol for gallium
73. Digital storage oscilloscope (abbr.)
75. Having to do with charged particles
77. Current-voltage phase mnemonic
79. Stock symbol for Intel
81. A three-terminal power semiconductor device noted for high efficiency and fast switching (abbr.)
83. Transportation accident investigation agency (abbr.)
85. Chemical symbol for selenium
86. Hub of the solar system
87. Chemical symbol for arsenic
88. Switch position
90. Adjust
92. Mate to a TX
93. FORmula TRANslation
95. Unit of admittance
96. LCD display vendor
97. Reflected radar or sonar signal (pl.)
1. Type of chart used to plot immittance
2. Unit of weight
3. Chemical symbol for ruthenium
4. Elemental compound used for microwave frequency reference oscillators (abbr., pl.)
5. James _____ Maxwell; he united electricity and magnetism into the concept of the electro-magnetic field
6. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)
7. Ovenized crystal oscillator (abbr.)
8. Small DIP package (abbr.)
9. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
12. Chemical symbol for erbium
13. Helium, iron, silicon, and uranium, for example
15. Stream of electrons (pl.)
17. Ultra Fine Pitch Technology (abbr.)
18. Radio signal route
20. The "F" in EMF
22. Chemical symbol for argon
24. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
25. Chemical symbol for strontium
26. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
29. Radio signals from the cosmos (abbr.)
31. Type of modulation (abbr.)
33. Follow a target on radar
35. Grows in amplitude
37. Intel x86 command for " jump if above"
39. Internet address (abbr.)
40. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)
41. Society of Civil and Structural Engineers (abbr.)
43. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)
46. Its chemical symbol is Es
50. Chemical symbol for neodymium
51. Stock symbol for Boeing
52. An 8-bit unit
54. The "D" in CD (pl.)
55. Radio Direction Finding (abbr.)
56. A common RS-232 serial bus command (abbr.)
57. Display type
58. First edition of a book, white paper, app note, etc.
62. Opposite of O.D.
64. Small representative graphics
67. Chemical symbol for mendelevium
69. Part of a FOR loop
70. One bit of a real number
72. Advanced Communication Technologies and Services (abbr.)
74. Chemical symbol for silicon
75. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)
76. Unlicensed FCC Part 95 realm for personal and business radio use (abbr.)
78. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
80. Trans European Trunked RAdio
82. Temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (abbr., pl.)
84. Turn on the computer
86. Trigonometric function equal to the ratio between the side opposite a given angle, and the hypotenuse
89. Gun safety and education organization (abbr.)
91. Chemical symbol for radium
92. Greek letter
93. Upper frequency (abbr.)
94. Chemical symbol for terbium
95. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

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2020 Crossword Puzzle Archive

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