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Microwave Engineering Theme Crossword Puzzle
January 2nd, 2022

Here is the first custom RF Cafe Crossword Puzzle for 2022, this one having a wireless engineering theme. Let us hope it is a good year for all except those in power who strive to make our lives miserable with attempts to restrict and/or deny our human rights and freedoms. All RF Cafe crossword puzzles are custom made by me, Kirt Blattenberger, and have only words and clues related to RF, microwave, and mm-wave engineering, optics, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and other technical subjects. As always, this crossword contains no names of politicians, mountain ranges, exotic foods or plants, movie stars, or anything of the sort unless it/he/she is related to this puzzle's technology theme (e.g., Reginald Denny or the Tunguska event in Siberia). The technically inclined cruciverbalists amongst us will appreciate the effort. Enjoy!

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

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

Microwave Engineering Theme Crossword Puzzle for January 2nd, 2022 - RF Cafe

1. Level of EMF generally considered to be dangerous (2 wds.)
9. Display a radar target
13. Stock symbol for Advanced Micro Devices
14. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE
15. Chemical symbol for helium
16. Stock symbol for Raytheon
17. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)
18. Chemical symbol for palladium
19. Strong cable covering
20. Type of logic gate (pl.)
21. Type of current flow (abbr.)
24. Chemical symbol for lawrencium
25. Chemical symbol for thallium
27. High-speed logic family
28. A major search engine
30. A false signal produced in a superheterodyne receiver’s circuitry
32. Hub of the solar system
34. Gun safety and education organization (abbr.)
35. 2 60 bits of data
36. Equivalent circuit type using a current source and parallel resistor
40. A common RS-232 serial bus command (abbr.)
42. RF connector type
43. Radio-Electronics-Television Manufacturer's Association
45. Satellite milieu
46. Elemental compound used for microwave frequency reference oscillators (abbr.)
47. Chemical symbol for strontium
49. Armored cable type
50. Unit for 1,000,000 watt-seconds (abbr.)
52. Arithmetic Logic Unit (abbr.)
53. Change connector type
55. Chemical symbol for bismuth
56. Chemical symbol for silver
58. Add two or more inputs
60. Chemical symbol for lutetium
62. Using the moon as a passive reflector to establish a signal path; moonbounce (abbr.)
63. Software engineering tool (abbr.)
64. Increases voltage linearly
65. Device used to contact areas on bare semiconductor circuits (2 wds., pl.)
 1. My January 1, 2022 message to you! (3 wds.)
2. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.)
3. Chemical symbol for gadolinium
4. Constellation : The virgin
5. Original Equipment Manufacturer (abbr.)
6. Constellation : The lesser lion (3,5)
7. ampere-hour (abbr.)
8. Mr. Westinghouse's first name
9. Chemical symbol for platinum
10. Automatic network analyzer (abbr.)
11. Home state of Los Alamos lab (abbr.)
12. Mathematical expansion
16. Readability, Signal, and Tone (QoS report type)
22. In the middle
23. Name for a voltage that appears in an electrical conductor such as a wire, even though the wire is disconnected from an electrical circuit
24. Chemical symbol for lanthanum
26. Opposite of USB
29. Chemical symbol for argon
31. Device that increase the frequency band of a receiver
33. Schema for computer or device presentation to the operator (abbr.)
37. Switch position
38. Effective frontal area presented to a microwave interrogation system (abbr.)
39. Irradiated cosmic gas
41. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)
44. Mate to an RX
45. _____ conductor
48. Type of data storage IC
51. Java server pages (abbr.)
54. Unit of current
55. The UK's largest defense electronics contractor (abbr.)
57. Chemical symbol for gallium
59. Unit of time (abbr.)
61. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)
63. Unlicensed FCC Part 95 realm for personal and business radio use (abbr.) 

See solution below


2022 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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