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Science & Electronics Crossword Puzzle
January 1, 2017

This is the first RF Cafe crossword puzzle of 2017, which marks the beginning of the 16th year that I have been creating weekly crosswords. Avid cruciverbalists amongst us appreciate that 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). Enjoy!

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

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

Science & Electronics Crossword Puzzle for January 1, 2017 - RF Cafe

1. ____RF, passive RF component manufacturer in Huntersville, NC

5. Military Auxiliary Radio System

9. Chemical symbol for praseodymium

11. Product of force x distance from a point

13. Periodic superimposed waveform amplitude variation

15. Airflow rate (abbr.)

17. A class of subatomic particles that are composed of quarks and take part in the strong interaction

18. Referring to atoms

19. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

20. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)

21. Keyboard key

22. Type of e-mail address system (abbr.)

24. Chemical symbol for aluminum

25. Join a male and a female connector

27. Effect (named after its discoverer) that is the variation in the width of the base in a BJT due to a variation in the applied base-to-collector

29. Metal or plastic rod that connects a potentiometer wiper to a knob

31. Compliment to a zero in a polynomial

32. Special diode type that can be switched (abbr.)

33. Output intercept point (abbr.)

34. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

35. International Telecommunications Union

36. Virtual Private Network

39. Chemical symbol for nobelium

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

41. Deutsche Industrie Normenausschuss

43. Opposite of set

47. Ratio of output current to input voltage, with units of Siemens (pl.)

50. A "0" or a "1," for instance

51. Adjust a pot

52. Imaging device (abbr.)

53. 10E1 numerical prefix

55. Modem encoding method (abbr.)

56. Maximum Usable Frequency

57. Common shorthand reference for a capacitor

60. Logarithmic unit of voltage (abbr.)

62. Akin to EEs, CEs, AEs, etc. (abbr., pl.)

63. Crystal surface

64. The base of a number system

66. Short for modulator/demodulator

68. Search for data (slang)

69. Chemical symbol for antimony

70. High-speed logic family

72. Sample group

73. Family of round power connectors (abbr.)

74. Below ELF

76. Its units are expressed in a cubic of length

78. Chemical compound containing at least one oxygen atom as well as at least one other element (pl.)

82. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE

83. CRT electron beam scan type

84. The "D" in CAD

85. Chemical symbol for scandium

86. Thread cutting tools

87. Moon of Saturn discovered in 1672

1. Voice of America

2. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.)

3. Adjust the specification for temperature

4. Positive electrode

5. An efficient microstrip corner shape

6. Manned rocket series that went to the moon

7. Angular speed unit

8. Describes when a synchronous motor loses phase lock

9. Peripheral Component Interface (abbr.)

10. Web's most popular radio frequency engineering site (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.)

11. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

12. RF connector type

13. Radio location system

14. Official engineering change document (abbr., pl.)

16. Transition from solid to liquid phase

23. Greek letter often used to represent an angle

25. Electrical-to-mechanical energy converters

26. Arithmetic Logic Unit (abbr.)

27. Engineering Change Notice (abbr.)

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

30. Type of current flow (abbr.)

31. Unit of liquid volume

32. Satellite milieu

36. Third largest asteroid

37. Part of CAD

38. Color representing "0"

40. Rádio Nacional de Angola (abbr.)

41. The system than converts common website names to IP addresses (abbr.)

42. Mate to a bolt

43. Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (abbr.)

44. Last statement in a BASIC program

45. Type of current flow (abbr.)

46. Remove oxygen from or add hydrogen to a compound

48. PC follower

49. Fail-____ switch

54. Big Blue

55. Finite-Element Model

56. ELI the ICE ___

57. Wires

58. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

59. Type of chart

61. Spiral-shaped casing surrounding a pump impeller that collects the liquid discharged by the impeller

62. Metric length unit

63. A final surface coating

64. Receiver power level circuitry (abbr.)

65. An abbreviation for "transceiver"

67. Weatherproof cover for a radar antenna (pl.)

68. A circuit that takes two or more input signals, and produces an output that includes the sum and difference of those signal frequencies

71. Termination

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

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

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

79. Singulated piece of IC wafer

80. Enhanced Graphics Adapter

81. Chemical symbol for tin

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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