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December 17, 2017

At least 10 clues in this puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (12/11 - 12/15) "Tech Industry Headlines" column on the RF Cafe homepage. For the sake of all the 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. 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 December 17, 2017

1. _____ Tells BT to Speed up Investment in Full Fibre *

5. Ceramic Dual Inline Package

10. Maximum distances in orbits around the sun

16. Most protruding part of planetary rings as seen from distance

17. Ham abbreviation indicating contacts with all major land masses

18. Chemical symbol for helium

20. Used logic gates

21. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

23. Chemical symbol for silicon

25. Type of logic gate

26. Chemical symbol for tantalum

28. Software engineering tool (abbr.)

29. Chemical symbol for tin

30. 1 GHz to 2 GHz

33. Airport Surveillance Radar (abbr.)

34. Abbreviation for "power"

36. Former NASA Administrator to Head DOD ____ Research *

37. Sudden, brief increase in wind speed

38. Organization for former military members

39. Dimension from wing LE to TE

41. Abbreviation for acknowledge (also a common word used by Bill the Cat)

43. Manufacturer of project boxes

44. Chemical symbol for lithium

45. As Wide Bandgap Technology Rises, a New _____ Committee Kicks Off *

47. Your __________ as Medicine: Digital Therapy Here to Stay *

50. Decimeter (abbr.)

53. Chemical symbol for nickel

54. Researchers Report New Way to Make __________ Electronics *

59. Things in a bill of material

62. Army-Navy specification prefix

64. Filter type (abbr.)

65. Keyboard key

66. Enhanced Graphics Adapter

67. Sets of poles

70. Unit of admittance

71. Opposite of I.D.

73. Miniature threaded RF connector (pl.)

75. Below ELF

76. Country of RF Cafe's residency

77. 18 GHz to 26.5 GHz

78. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

79. Exponent that returns the original number

81. Chemical symbol for arsenic

83. Television Interference (abbr.)

84. One port of an amplifier

85. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

88. Electron beam particle

90. Chemical symbol for gold

91. Ham's code for "Your net frequency is Low."

93. Move from cell to cell

95. Maximum value attained by a signal waveform (2 wds.)

96. Amount of deviation from nominal and still being within specification

97. _____ Directs NASA to Return to the Moon, Then Aim for Mars *

1. Lubricant

2. Chemical symbol for calcium

3. Just entering the nonlinear region

4. Degree of IC sophistication (abbr.)

6. Modern battlefield technique (abbr.)

7. Navy's $500M Electromagnetic _______ Will Likely Never See Combat *

8. Type of current

9. Name for a voltage that appears in an electrical conductor such as a wire, even though the wire is disconnected from an electrical circuit

11. Change out a plug-in module while power is still applied (2 wds.)

12. Chemical symbol for erbium

13. Semiconductor lamp

14. Opposite of O.D.

15. Chemical symbol for scandium

19. Last statement in a BASIC program

22. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)

24. Ham's code for "Your net frequency is High."

26. Base of the binary number system

27. Ham radio organization (abbr.)

29. Society of Civil and Structural Engineers (abbr.)

31. Manufacturer of project boxes

32. Chemical symbol for arsenic

33. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)

34. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

35. As Wide _______ Technology Rises, a New JEDEC Committee Kicks Off *

38. Aircraft navigation system (abbr.)

39. Inductor used to block RF signals

40. Supreme Court Considers Cellphones and _______ Privacy *

42. Unit for 1,000 watt-seconds (abbr.)

46. The "D" in CD (pl.)

48. Modulation type (abbr.)

49. Time delay (abbr.)

51. International phonetic alphabet letter "A"

52. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

55. Mathematical relationship of voltage, resistance, and current in a circuit (2 wds.)

56. Variable Frequency Oscillator

57. Its chemical symbol is Nb

58. Fusing metals together using heat

60. ____ Speeds Opening of China Fab *

61. Chemical symbol for selenium

63. American space agency (abbr.)

68. Precision landing system (abbr.)

69. Part of this website's title

72. 10E1 numerical prefix

73. Half of a DIP

74. System for underwater navigation

77. Large unit of apparent power (abbr.)

80. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors

82. Peak envelope power (abbr.)

84. Walmart Calls for Sub-$1 ___ Sensor *

86. Half of a DIP

87. Test point (abbr.)

88. Chemical symbol for berkelium

89. Part of a FOR loop

91. Type of matrix barcode used with laser scanning(abbr.)

92. Chemical symbol for lithium

94. Greek letter (micro)

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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