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"It's a Wonderful Life" Crossword Puzzle
December 13, 2015

"It's a Wonderful Life" DVD - RF CafeIn keeping with the holiday movie theme begun with last week's "A Charlie Brown Christmas," this week's crossword puzzle contains clues for names of characters appearing in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" (all the other words are engineering and science related as usual), which first aired in movie theaters in December of 1946. Clues for those characters' names are marked with an asterisk. If you have never seen "It's a Wonderful Life" or if it has been a long time, there's no time like the present to watch it.

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

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

"It's a Wonderful Life" Crossword Puzzle for December 13, 2015 - RF Cafe

Note: A standard for crossword puzzles is when all words in a clue are capitalized, the solution is the abbreviation or acronym for that clue; e.g., Alternating Current = AC.

ACROSS DOWN
1. Main character of this Christmas movie (first & last name)*

7. Modulation type (abbr.)

9. Category of business organization per the IRS (abbr.)

11. Singulated piece of IC wafer

12. Small unit of capacitance (abbr.)

13. Do a total memory transfer

15. Army-Navy specification prefix (abbr.)

17. Amateur Radio Direction Finding (abbr.)

20. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

21. Gun safety and education organization (abbr.)

23. Chemical symbol for terbium

24. "___ Sawyer," title of the book 10 Down was reading*

26. Threaded fastener

29. Resistive component of a capacitor's lumped element model (abbr.)

30. Control and monitoring board (pl.)

32. Smaller moon of Mars

34. Readability, Signal, and Tone (QoS report type)

35. Time Division Multiplexing

37. Effective Radiated Power (abbr.)

38. Radio navigation reference signal

42. Filter type that blocks upper frequencies (abbr.)

44. Hero Navy pilot kid brother of 1 Across*

48. Adds two or more inputs

51. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)

52. Amateur Television (abbr.)

54. Forerunner to NASA

55. The cab drive who along with 4 Down serenaded 1 Across and 73 Down with "I Love You Truly"*

57. One port of an amplifier

58. Microwave substrate by Rogers

60. 30 MHz to 300 MHz

62. Silicon transistor type

64. One port of an amplifier

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

69. Impurity in a semiconductor

72. Unit of atmospheric pressure (abbr.)

74. Type of high frequency circuit substrate (abbr.)

76. Original Equipment Manufacturer (abbr.)

77. Modern battlefield technique (abbr.)

79. Programmable logic device (abbr.)

80. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

81. Snail and E are examples of this

83. 1e-6 mA

84. Adds solder to the tip of a soldering iron

87. 1E6 nanoseconds

88. Type of switch configuration (abbr.)

90. 24 hours

91. Chemical symbol for antimony

92. Type of company run by 1 Across (2 wds. + 1 symbol)

1. _____ delay, which describes the time taken for information to pass through a circuit element

2. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

3. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)

4. ___ the cop, after whom a popular Sesame Street character is named

5. Type of secondary radar system (abbr.)

6. 30 kHz to 300 kHz

7. Chemical symbol for gold

8. Unit of length (abbr.)

9. Part of this puzzle theme's title*

10. First name of #1 Across' guardian angel*

13. 2 x SSB

14. Mr. ______, the angry banker*

15. Ring shaped

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

18. Decibels above or below a dipole antenna (abbr.)

19. Weatherproof cover for a radar antenna

22. ___-Azimuth telescope mount

24. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

25. He developed an alphabet composed of dots and dashes

27. Type of logic gate

28. Lower sideband (abbr.)

31. Synchronous Digital Hierarchy

33. Unintended frequency product from a mixer

36. ELI the ICE ___

39. Anatech Electronics Inc., (abbr.)

40. Unit of luminosity

41. Emitted electromagnetic energy

43. Permeability-tuned oscillator (abbr.)

45. Chemical symbol for radium

46. An abbreviation for "receiver"

47. A major search engine

49. Chemical symbol for manganese

50. Half of a DIP

53. Blonde bombshell who Vi'ed (that's a hint) for the affection of 1 Across*

56. Last statement in a BASIC program

59. Device under test (abbr.)

61. Gasoline, diesel, etc.

63. Peak envelope power (abbr.)

65. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

67. Chemical symbol for thulium

68. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)

70. Cooling device

71. Radio navigation system (abbr.)

73. Wife of 1 Across

75. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)

78. The Wright Flyer had an upper one and a lower one

81. Degree of IC sophistication (abbr.)

82. Line of Sight (abbr.)

85. Network department (abbr.)

86. Chemical symbol for niobium

87. 1e3 uV


See solution below

 

2015 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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