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Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle

December 9, 2018

Each week, for the sake of all avid cruciverbalists amongst us, I create a new technology-themed crossword puzzle using only words from my custom-created lexicon related to engineering, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. You will never find among the words names of politicians, mountain ranges, exotic foods or plants, movie stars, or anything of the sort. You might, however, see someone or something in the exclusion list who or that is directly related to this puzzle's theme, such as Hedy Lamar or the Bikini Atoll, respectively. 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

Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle for December 9, 2018 - RF Cafe

ACROSS DOWN
1. One bit at a time

3. 3-D geometrical figure that is symmetrical about each of three perpendicular axes, and has circular sections along one axis and elliptical sections along the others (pl.)

10. Equalizer (abbr.)

11. Modulation technique that varies the width of pulses in a train (abbr.)

13. Transformer interwinding connections

14. Chemical symbol for cobalt

15. Attenuator configuration (hyph.)

19. Describes when a synchronous motor loses phase lock

23. Type of data conversion device (abbr., pl.)

25. The "I" in the IEEE's IMS

28. 1/000 of an inch

29. RF ____, the world's best engineering website

30. Peak envelope power (abbr.)

32. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

33. Current-voltage phase mnemonic

34. Network controller

40. Online service

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

42. Chemical symbol for radium

43. Opposite of transmitted

45. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)

46. Original Equipment Manufacturer (abbr.)

48. The "T" in ATE

49. Morse Code for "from"

50. One port of an amplifier

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

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

54. 1e-6 mA

55. Airflow rate (abbr.)

57. Chemical symbol for chromium

58. Electrical component the stores energy in an electric field

60. Opposite of I.D.

62. Broadband Signal Intrusion (abbr.)

63. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

64. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

65. Related to FM by a differential

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

67. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

68. Moon of Saturn discovered in 1672

70. Exponent that returns the original number

72. Chemical symbol for lead

73. CRT, LCD, etc.

77. Chemical symbol for scandium

79. Infrared (abbr.)

80. A common battery cell size

82. Rechargeable battery type (abbr., pl.)

83. Type of chart

84. Chemical symbol for calcium

85. Ham's code for "Unable to copy you."

86. One bit of a real number

87. Test document for verifying proper function (abbr.)

89. Antenna structure that connects directly to the feed line

96. 2/3 of a triac

98. Junk e-mail

99. Karl Friedrich _____, after whom the unit of magnetic field strength is named

100. Chemical symbol for holmium

102. Workplace safety group (abbr.)

104. Early computer display screen resolution (abbr.)

105. Greek letter

106. BJT, FET, etc.

107. Astronomical distance of 3.26 light years

1. 180 degrees of arc

2. Equalizer (abbr.)

4. Network department (abbr.)

5. Attenuator

6. Junk e-mail

7. Test equipment that provides a time-domain signal display (pl.)

8. Type of current

9. Mate to a pin

11. BlackBerry or Palm for example (abbr.)

12. Degree of IC sophistication (abbr.)

15. Teflon (abbr.)

16. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE

17. Chemical symbol for praseodymium

18. Army-Navy specification prefix

20. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

21. One port of an amplifier

22. International phonetic alphabet letter "P"

24. Rise over run, 1st derivative

26. Forerunner to NASA

27. Constellation : The lesser lion (3,5)

31. Existing in only 2 dimensions

34. Akin to EEs, CEs, AEs, etc.

35. Logic family

36. Chemical symbol for selenium

37. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)

38. 1.602E-19 Joules

39. A reaction in which atoms have their oxidation number changed

43. What is the process of removing heat from an enclosed space for the purpose of lowering the temperature

44. Morse Code for "from"

47. Wire diameter unit (abbr.)

48. Total Access Communication System (abbr.)

52. Lowest range of system frequencies

53. Min-to-max voltage of a waveform (abbr.)

56. Frequency division multiple access (abbr.)

58. Personal computer vendor

59. Chemical symbol for thallium

61. Rotating circles that are off-axis wrt each other

62. Beat frequency oscillator (abbr.)

67. Chemical symbol for thulium

68. Unit of length equal to 5.5 yards

69. Stock symbol for Harris Communications

71. Rechargeable battery type (abbr.)

74. Chemical symbol for nickel

75. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

76. Chemical symbol for tantalum

77. One bit of a real number

78. Very luminous

81. Automatic Packet Position Reporting System (abbr.)

83. Chart types

86. "Texting" (abbr.)

88. Meet all test requirements

90. Internet protocol (abbr.)

91. Unit of apparent power (abbr.)

92. Science of assuring operation amid dense EM background noise (abbr.)

93. Enhanced Graphics Adapter

94. Chemical symbol for lanthanum

95. Chemical symbol for europium

97. Type of distribution, squared

101. Type of logic gate

103. Chemical symbol for arsenic

105. Chemical symbol for xenon


See solution below

2018 Crosswords Archive

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All of these crossword puzzles were created using the fabulous Crossword Express (now called "Magnum Opus") software.

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Cruciverbalist:

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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