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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
October 15, 2017

For the sake of avid cruciverbalists amongst us, each week I create a new technology-themed crossword puzzle using only words related to engineering, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. At least 10 clues in this puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (10/9 - 10/13) "Tech Industry Headlines" column on the RF Cafe homepage. Enjoy!

cruciverbalist: [noun]  cruci- ("cross") +‎ verbal ("words") +‎ -ist ("agent, person") -- A person who constructs crosswords.

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

RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines October 15, 2017

1. ___ Instant Messenger Ending *

4. ____ and Local Volunteers in Puerto Rico Working Together in Storm Recovery *

7. India Will Get ____ Industry *

10. ___ Affirms Huge Fine in New York Interference Case *

13. The amount of matter that a body contains

14. Chemical symbol for calcium

15. Chemical symbol for scandium

16. Automatic Packet Position Reporting System (abbr.)

18. Opposite of a LO

19. Time division duplex (abbr.)

21. Cooling device

22. Greek letter used for frequency

23. Miniature threaded RF connector

25. Newest buzz phrase for ubiquitous remote control and monitoring of everything (abbr.)

27. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)

29. Measure of source / load mismatch (abbr.)

30. Transform type for changing series shorted transmission line stub into a parallel open line stub

32. MS database

35. A false signal produced in a superheterodyne receiver's circuitry (pl.)

38. Last stage in transmitter (abbr., pl.)

40. Beyond Indoor Voice Coverage: What's Next for ______? *

43. Volt-ohmmeter (abbr., pl.)

44. Speaker for generating high frequencies

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

49. Chemical symbol for europium

50. Frequency vs. amplitude plot

52. Termination

55. European equivalent to the U.L.

56. The fourth state of matter, which occurs in stars and fusion reactors (pl.)

59. Removed oxygen from or added hydrogen to a compound

62. RF engineer's degree

63. Chemical symbol for plutonium

64. Chemical symbol for thulium

65. Complex Instruction Set Computer

66. French mathematician Siméon-Denis _______

70. After Uranus

74. "Calling any amateur radio station"

76. What is the alternative name for a pi meson

78. Battery cell chemistry type (abbr.)

79. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)

81. Used logic gates

84. Prevent the direct physical transfer of signals from one point to another

87. Greek letter

89. Greek letter used for wavelength

92. Fast Fourier transform (abbr.)

93. Chamber that receives air from a blower for distribution

95. Did a total memory transfer

98. Update on ______ Radiation Mystery *

101. Effective Radiated Power (abbr.)

103. Type of memory

104. Greek letter

105. Minutes of Use (abbr.)

106. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

108. Online service

109. BASIC looping keyword

111. Morse Code for "from"

112. ECM response

114. Galilean moon

117. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

118. Connector vendor, now owned by FCI in St. Louis, Missouri

120. Cellphone band just below PCS

121. The "D" in RFID (pl.)

122. Frequency band at low end of audio spectrum

123. ___ to Launch Folding Smartphone Ahead of Apple, + 80 Down *

1. A common battery cell size

2. Workplace safety group (abbr.)

3. Family of ICs with a certain component density level (abbr.)

4. Logic family

5. How to "Unsuck" _____, in 10 Easy Steps *

6. 30 kHz to 300 kHz

7. Chemical symbol for californium

8. First name of a British scientist of falling apple fame

9. The cell band above DCN

10. Cooling device

11. The "brains" of parallel processing computers

12. Chemical symbol for chromium

13. BlackBerry Launches New Full Touch-Screen Phone with _______ Battery *

17. The "S" in PCS or DCS

20. U.S. military organization (abbr.)

21. Method of self-detection and self-fixing transmission of digital data (abbr.)

24. Color quality

26. Medium for storing large amounts of digital data

27. Fairchild Advanced Schottky TTL (abbr.)

28. 2-way conversation, Ham term

30. Mass unit (abbr., pl.)

31. Type of flip-flop

33. 1.602E-19 Joules

34. Shortwave listener (abbr.)

36. Minutes of Use (abbr.)

37. Modulation type (abbr.)

39. Anatech Electronics Inc., (abbr.)

41. Network department (abbr.)

42. U.S. Spectrum allocation agency

44. Time Division Multiplexing

45. Putting Smart _______ to the Test *

46. Helium, iron, silicon, or uranium, for example

47. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards

50. Stock symbol for Boeing

51. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

53. Chemical symbol for gold

54. Type of current

56. Peak envelope power (abbr.)

57. Constellation : The lion

58. Hub of the solar system

59. Stock symbol for Raytheon

60. Engineering Change Notice (abbr.)

61. Singulated piece of IC wafer

67. Internet protocol (abbr.)

68. Chemical symbol for silicon

69. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)

71. Type of chart

72. Chemical symbol for thulium

73. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

74. 12 People Who Engineered Change Without a _______ Degree *

75. Ham's code for "What is the name of your station?"

77. 3 kHz to 30 kHz

79. Unit of heat

80. 123 Across + to Launch Folding Smartphone Ahead of Apple, _______ *

82. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

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

85. Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (abbr.)

86. Automatic Testing, Evaluation & Reporting (abbr.)

87. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE

88. Switch position

90. Device under test (abbr.)

91. Modulation type (abbr.)

93. Chemical symbol for polonium

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

96. World's Largest Math _____ Is a Whopping 200 TBytes in Size *

97. End of Life (abbr.)

99. 300 MHz to 3 GHz

100. Factor of a polynomial

102. Type of programmable device (abbr.)

105. Swap ____, a Ham's flea market

107. Common average used for sinewaves (abbr.)

108. Powers pneumatic devices

110. Effective frontal area presented to a microwave interrogation system (abbr.)

111. Logarithmic reflectivity unit

113. Chemical symbol for cadmium

115. Chemical symbol for gadolinium

116. Chemical symbol for niobium

119. One component of a complex number (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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