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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
September 24, 2017

For the sake of avid cruciverbalists amongst us, each week I create a new crossword puzzle that has a theme related to engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and other technical words. At least 10 clues in this puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (9/18 - 9/22) "Tech Industry Headlines" column on the RF Cafe homepage. Enjoy!

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 September 24, 2017

1. PhD
6. Refrigerators and ______ Pots Could Pose a National Security Risk *
9. Stock symbol for Texas Instruments
13. Chemical symbol for tin
14. Galilean moon
15. One type of electron spin
16. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
17. Type of data conversion device (abbr., pl.)
18. Type of current flow (abbr.)
20. Rethinking Aircraft ____ Surveillance *
25. Ultra Fine Pitch Technology (abbr.)
27. Chemical symbol for neptunium
28. Abbreviation for minimum voltage
29. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)
31. Semiconductor lamp
32. Multiprotocol Label Switching (abbr.)
34. _____ conductor
36. Filter type that blocks upper frequencies (abbr.)
39. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)
40. Type of current
41. Chemical symbol for lutetium
43. Reverse voltage on a diode (2 wds.)
45. Its chemical symbol is I
46. Chemical symbol for lawrencium
47. Unit of time (abbr.)
48. Chemical symbol for lead
53. Sent a message
55. PC follower
57. QST Announces 2017 _______ Design Competition Winners *
58. Chemical symbol for platinum
59. _________ Bomb Found in Luggage at India Airport *
60. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)
62. Chemical symbol for thallium
63. LTE-Enabled Smart Watches to Drive _________ Growth *
67. Chemical symbol for erbium
69. _______ Radio Emergency Net Active in Wake of Mexico Earthquake *
73. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)
74. Makes an adjustment to misalignment
76. Yard (abbr.)
77. Modulation type (abbr.)
78. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)
79. PC Card - with 68 pin interface
81. ________ Calls Home Appliances *
85. Chemical symbol for thallium
86. Type of logic gate
87. Chemical symbol for mendelevium
89. Filter type that blocks lower frequencies (abbr.)
90. 4 GHz to 8 GHz
92. Isolator or circulator ferrous component
93. ELI the ICE ___
95. U.S. Spectrum allocation agency
97. 1e-6 mA
98. Chemical symbol for cadmium
99. Solid state power amplifier (abbr.)
100. Software description of an electronic component
102. Unit of liquid measure (abbr.)
103. Quickly changing portion of waveform
105. Unit of length (abbr.)
106. Chemical symbol for gallium
107. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
108. Chemical symbol for nickel
110. Time division duplex (abbr.)
111. BMW Car Keys May Be Replaced by ______ Phone Apps *
112. Rethinking Telecom Workforce Needed for Rural _________ Access *
2. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)
3. Carrier-to-noise ratio (abbr.)
4. Powers pneumatic devices
5. Part of a FOR loop
6. The "brains" of parallel processing computers
7. Semiconductor device type (abbr.)
8. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
9. Time delay (abbr.)
10. An abbreviation for "transceiver"
11. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor
12. Plane curve traced out by a point which moves so that its distance from a fixed line is equal to its distance from a fixed point
17. _____ Watch Has Connectivity Issues *
19. European equivalent to the U.L.
21. Chemical symbol for aluminum
22. 10E-1 numerical prefix
23. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)
24. Innovative Power Products, Holbrook, NY (abbr.)
26. 10E-12 numerical prefix
27. Greek letter used for frequency
30. Circuit for maintaining constant voltage (abbr.)
33. 30 kHz to 300 kHz
34. Curve traced out by a point which moves around another point with an ever increasing radius
35. Chemical symbol for europium
37. Max or min voltage of a waveform (abbr.)
38. Receiver power level circuitry (abbr.)
40. The "D" in DC
42. Device used to make contact with a point to be measured
44. Most protruding part of planetary rings as seen from distance
48. Silicon transistor type
49. New _______ Coating Could Improve Smart Phones and Electric Vehicles *
50. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)
51. Network department (abbr.)
52. One port of an amplifier
54. Keyboard key
56. Test point (abbr.)
60. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)
61. A line on a map which joins points of equal pressure
63. An 8-bit unit (pl.)
64. Arithmetic Logic Unit (abbr.)
65. Chemical symbol for aluminum
66. Sent a ray of light
68. Positive voltage lead color
69. Mechanical engineering organization (abbr.)
70. Chemical symbol for arsenic
71. 1.602E-19 Joules
72. Bends electromagnetic energy
75. Total Access Communication System (abbr.)
79. Pick-and-_____ automated PCB component insertion tool
80. Charged particles
82. Termination
83. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
84. Filter type that blocks upper frequencies (abbr.)
85. Chemical symbol for terbium
87. Greek letter (micro)
88. Cellphone band just below PCS
90. Computer Assisted Design and Development
91. Chemical symbol for neodymium
92. Send a wireless to an early hip-worn wireless device
93. Chemical symbol for molybdenum
94. Chemical symbol for neon
96. "Calling any amateur radio station"
97. Amateur Radio Emergency ___ Active in Wake of Mexico Earthquake *
99. Miniature RF connector
100. Unit of admittance
101. Low Noise Amplifier (abbr.)
104. Chemical symbol for gadolinium
105. Chemical symbol for molybdenum
107. Chemical symbol for praseodymium
109. One port of an amplifier

See solution below


2017 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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