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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
October 22, 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 (10/16 - 10/20) "Tech Industry Headlines" column on the RF Cafe homepage. Enjoy!

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

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 October 22, 2017

1. 11 Down + Patent Lawsuits _______ ______ Sales Ban in China * (2wds)

10. "Calling any amateur radio station"

12. Greek letter

13. Switch position

14. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

15. International Telecommunications Union

16. Chemical symbol for mendelevium

18. An ellipse has two of them

20. Transmit Incremental Tuning (abbr.)

22. Chemical symbol for tantalum

23. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr., pl.)

24. Electromagnetic radiation in the visible band (pl.)

26. Low Noise Amplifier (abbr.)

27. Chemical symbol for cesium

28. Prefix used on many MIL-SPEC components

29. Vodaphone Says __ Could Learn from India on Spectrum Allocation *

30. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

31. Hz

32. Chemical symbol for platinum

34. Voltage-controlled oscillator (abbr.)

35. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

37. Electronics manufacturer with "meatball" logo

38. _._. Tech Giants May Find Their Future Shaped by Europe *

39. Filter type that blocks frequencies below and above a specified band (abbr.)

41. Unit of length (abbr.)

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

43. Filter type that blocks lower frequencies (abbr.)

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

45. One type of electron spin

47. __ to Offer 40 + 33 Down + Hard Drives *

48. Amateur radio operating mode for sharing real time video (abbr.)

49. FCC Further Extends Waiver on __ Equipment Information Collection Requirements *

50. Yttrium Aluminum Garnet

52. Opposite of local

56. Anatech Electronics Inc., (abbr.)

57. __ Stocks Tumble After AT&T Cord-Cutting Disclosure *

59. BER, 8 bits at a time

61. The "W" in AWG

63. Chemical symbol for aluminum

64. Optical cross-connect (abbr.)

65. Automatic network analyzer (abbr.)

67. Chemical symbol for neon

68. 1E6 cycle per second

70. Read-only (abbr.)

71. New Study Shows That _______ ______ May Be No Accident *

1. Massive Adoption of Laser Tech for ____________ Manufacturing *

2. Chemical symbol for erbium

3. Units of 1000 CPS

4. Galilean moon

5. Stock symbol for Google

6. Foot/12

7. Opposite of a LO

8. Ovenized crystal oscillator (abbr.)

9. Apollo 11 astronaut ____ Armstrong

10. Logic gate output configuration (abbr.)

11. ________ _____ Patent Lawsuits Seeking + 1 Across + Ban in China * (2 wds)

17. Cellphone band just below PCS

18. Heatsink feature

19. Network department (abbr.)

21. RF connector type

24. Massive Adoption of _____ Tech for Semiconductor Manufacturing *

25. Adjust a pot

28. Compressed image file format

30. Wire diameter unit (abbr.)

32. Unit of time (abbr.)

33. 47 Across + to Offer 40 _____ Hard Drives *

36. Communication between stations by reflecting the radio waves off of the ionosphere

38. One type of electron spin

40. Peak Inverse Voltage

43. High Data Rate

46. Crystal filter type (abbr.)

48. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)

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

51. Equipment

53. Modern battlefield technique (abbr.)

54. Search for data (slang)

55. Used logic gates

58. Variable crystal oscillator (abbr.)

60. Rádio Nacional de Angola (abbr.)

62. Unit of admittance

66. Type of current flow (abbr.)

68. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

69. Chemical symbol for zinc

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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