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Physics & Engineering Crossword Puzzle - w/Friday's Headlines
January 22, 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. You will never be asked the name of a movie star unless he/she was involved in a technical endeavor (e.g., Hedy Lamarr). Clues in this week's puzzle with an asterisk (*) are directly from Friday's "High Tech News" 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

Physics & Engineering Crossword Puzzle, w/Friday's Headlines for January 22, 2017 - RF Cafe

1. _______ Military Contracts for 1st Laser Weapon in Mid 2020s *

7. Mate to a RCVR

11. ______ velocity - speed necessary to become free of the Earth's gravitational force

13. ____ Component Market to Grow >4% to $9.13B in 2021 *

16. Uppermost surface

17. Propagation by means of ionospheric reflection

20. BlackBerry or Palm for example (abbr.)

21. A common battery cell size

23. Chemical symbol for neon

24. Peak Inverse Voltage

25. Opposite of O.D.

26. Network department (abbr.)

27. Stephen ____ - popular author on microwave circuit design

29. Set of poles

31. Minutes of Use (abbr.)

32. Unit of apparent power (abbr.)

33. Adds two or more inputs

35. Chemical symbol for tantalum

36. Antitrust Suit Against _____ Can Move Forward *

37. Steel, brass, aluminum, etc.

38. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

39. Mechanical engineering organization (abbr.)

40. PC follower

41. Logic family (abbr.)

43. Integrated Services Digital Network (abbr.)

45. Plural of locus

46. Galilean moon

47. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

48. Synchronous Digital Hierarchy

49. Chemical symbol for bismuth

50. Chemical symbol for tin

51. Exponent that returns the original number

53. Nuclear explosion byproduct harmful to electronic (abbr., pl.)

55. Compound used as the frequency determining element in microwave oscillators

57. A common lamp tube gas

59. Lowest operational frequency of a waveguide

62. Describes when a synchronous motor loses phase lock

63. The "As" in GaAs

1. Chemical symbol for beryllium

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

3. Small representative graphics

4. Medium for storing large amounts of digital data

5. Internet protocol (abbr.)

6. Chemical symbol for selenium

8. Chemical symbol for magnesium

9. Transformer interwinding connection

10. Communication that method makes use of electromagnetic waves (abbr.)

12. Chemical symbol for silicon

14. Applying more signal than a circuit can handle

15. __________ Ready to Deal with Anticipated Traffic Flow at New Venue *

17. Halves of DIP's

18. Large unit of apparent power (abbr.)

19. FCC Fines ______ FM Operator $25k *

22. A common battery cell size

28. The "R" in DRC in substrate layout

30. Things in a bill of material

31. 1/000 of an inch

33. Join two or more wires

34. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.

36. Online service

37. 1E6 nanoseconds

39. Boolean expression (pl.)

40. Automatic Calibration System (abbr.)

42. Frequency (pl.)

44. Digital Signal Processor (abbr.)

45. Flame Retardant in __-___ Batteries Could Quench Fires

49. 8 bits

52. End of Life (abbr.)

54. Greek letter (micro)

56. Ground fault interrupter (abbr.)

58. Chemical symbol for nickel

59. Chemical symbol for chromium

60. Unit of time (abbr.)

61. A BPF specification (abbr.)

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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A cruciverbalist is a person who is skilled at creating or solving crossword puzzles. The term is a combination of "cruci-" from "crucifix," meaning cross, and "verbalist" from "verbal," indicating a person who deals with words. cruciverbalists are often responsible for designing crossword puzzles, and they possess a deep knowledge of wordplay, vocabulary, and the techniques used in constructing and solving crosswords. They aim to make puzzles that are both challenging and enjoyable for crossword enthusiasts.

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