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Thanksgiving Day Crossword Puzzle
November 26, 2020

Here is a specially-made Thanksgiving Day 2020 RF Cafe crossword puzzle containing a few specific words commemorating the holiday (indicated by an asterisk *) along with the usual assortment of engineering and science related words and clues. Thanksgiving is celebrated in America each year on the fourth Thursday of November in commemoration of the 1621 feast where the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a harvest feast. Macy's 91st Thanksgiving Day Parade occurs on the morning of Friday, November 26th and follows a route along Central Park West and 6th Avenue. Interestingly, the parade was cancelled during the World War II years of 1942, 1943, and 1944 in order to conserve much needed raw materials. This year, 2020, it will be a hollow event with no spectators allowed along the parade path - except of course and "peaceful protestors" who might be there.

Reproduction of this puzzle without the express permission of RF Cafe is prohibited.
acr. = acronym, abbr. = abbreviation, pl. = plural, wds. = words

Thanksgiving Day Crossword Puzzle for November 20, 2016 - RF Cafe

1. Absence of extraneous frequency content (2 wds.)
9. Crystal filter type (abbr.)
10. System On Chip
12. Test point (abbr.)
14. Passengers on the 48 Down*
18. Chemical symbol for helium
19. Signal-to-noise ratio (abbr.)
21. 1e-6 mA
22. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)
23. Having to do with charged particles
26. Circuit for firing a radar magnetron (abbr.)
29. Chemical symbol for antimony
31. Does a Ctrl+Alt+Del
33. Chemical symbol for tantalum
34. With 20 Down, this website's title
37. Boob tube (abbr.)
38. Chemical symbol for radium
39. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)
40. Readability, Signal, and Tone (QoS report type)
41. Type of data storage IC (pl.)
43. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.
45. Infrared (abbr.)
46. Mate to an RX
47. End of Life (abbr.)
48. Chemical symbol for molybdenum
49. Opposite of O.D.
50. The "S" in ASK
51. ________ function, mathematically relates output to input
55. Chemical symbol for magnesium
56. Word used in describing 2-D and 3-D object dimensions; i.e., 10 mm __ 25 mm
57. Chemical symbol for californium
58. Type of current flow (abbr.)
60. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)
62. Time Division Multiplexing
63. The computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey
64. 10E1 numerical prefix
65. Greek letter (micro)
66. Chemical symbol for ruthenium
68. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)
70. Spectral aberration resulting from the expansion of the universe (2 wds.)
74. Rotating disk
76. Chemical symbol for cesium
77. Mate to a TX
78. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)
79. Start frequency (abbr.)
80. Chemical symbol for plutonium
81. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
82. Common mode ripple rejection (abbr.)
84. The Microwave Office software company (abbr.)
85. Chemical symbol for gallium
87. Chemical symbol for mendelevium
88. Chemical symbol for aluminum
89. International Amateur Radio Union (abbr.)
90. One port of an amplifier
91. With 38 Down, what the 14 Across were seeking*
92. Chemical symbol for silver
93. Logarithmic unit of voltage (abbr.)
96. First name of a British scientist of falling apple fame
99. Chemical symbol for strontium
100. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)
102. Computer monitor resolution measure (abbr.)
104. Chemical symbol for neon
105. Panel of control switches, knobs, and meters (pl.)
108. Chemical symbol for nobelium
109. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards
111. End of transmission (abbr.)
113. Grouping of I/Q modulation vectors (pl.)
1. Adjusts a pot
2. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
3. Common shorthand reference for a capacitor
4. Einstein's paradoxical traveler
5. Conductor size unit (abbr.)
6. Receiver power level circuitry (abbr.)
7. Galilean moon
8. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)
11. Like NiCads, NiMHs and some alkaline batteries
13. Silicon transistor type
15. Greek letter used for wavelength
16. Automatons
17. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)
18. Opposite of a LO
20. With 34 Across, this website's title
24. Workplace safety group (abbr.)
25. Chemical symbol for niobium
27. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)
28. Unit of time (abbr.)
30. Code used for automating software task
32. Boob tube (abbr.)
33. Chemical symbol for terbium
35. Airport Surveillance Radar (abbr.)
36. Unit of length (abbr.)
38. With 91 Across, what the 14 Across were seeking*
41. Mate to a TX
42. Most frequently occurring number in a series of numbers
43. Megohm (abbr.)
44. Early printer type (2 wds.)
46. Unit of weight
47. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
48. Ship used by the 14 Across for reaching America*
49. Type of secondary radar system (abbr.)
52. Chemical symbol for rubidium
53. Caused EM signals to disperse randomly
54. Aircraft tracking system
59. Centimeter (abbr.)
61. Holiday in America celebrating the success of the 14 Across*
62. Time delay (abbr.)
65. Lowest power level capable of being demodulated (abbr.)
67. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)
69. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
71. ECM response
72. Stock symbol for Harris Communications
73. Constellation : The bull
75. Chemical symbol for lanthanum
79. Chemical symbol for francium
80. Abbreviation for "power"
82. Sets the flip-flop output to "0"
83. Line extending out from center
84. A common battery cell size
86. Army-Navy specification prefix
87. 1000000 prefix
88. Chemical symbol for argon
89. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.)
91. Small unit of capacitance (abbr.)
92. A common battery cell size
94. Filter type that blocks frequencies below and above a specified band (abbr.)
95. Virtual Private Network
97. Chemical symbol for selenium
98. Imaging device (abbr., pl.)
99. Chemical symbol for tin
101. 12 inches (pl.)
103. Charged particles
106. Lubricant
107. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)
109. Read-only (abbr.)
110. Switch position
112. Part of a FOR loop

See solution below


2020 Crossword Puzzle 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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