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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines

February 11, 2018

At least 10 clues with an asterisk (*) in this technology-themed crossword puzzle are pulled from this past week's (2/5 - 2/9) "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 from my custom-created related to engineering, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. 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 February 11, 2018

1. BlackBerry or Palm for example (abbr.)

4. Fed 100 _____ with Defense Winners *

8. _____ Drones to Give Satellites New Lease on Life *

12. Type of data storage IC

15. Automatic repeat request used in AMTOR (abbr.)

17. One port of an amplifier

18. Agilent's EE design software (abbr.)

19. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)

21. Chemical symbol for helium

23. Automatic network analyzer (abbr.)

25. Ham award meaning Worked All Zones

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

28. Display type

29. Chemical symbol for manganese

30. Online service

32. Push to Talk (abbr.)

34. One component of a complex number (abbr.)

35. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

36. System On Chip

37. CDMA Development Group (abbr.)

38. In College, Sports Trumps ____ *

39. Virtual Private Network

41. Radio Amateurs of Canada (abbr.)

42. On-the-air meeting of hams at a set time, day and radio frequency

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

45. Base of the binary number system

46. U.K. equivalent of the IEEE

48. Trump Administration Documents Show ________ Weapons Are 5G Concern *

49. Broadcom Expected to ________ Qualcomm Offer to $145B *

50. Short for potentiometer

52. 10 decibels

53. Stock symbol for RF Micro Devices

56. Mr. de Forest's first name

58. Electrical overstress (abbr.)

59. Add two or more inputs

62. Radio term for indicating the end of a transmission segment

65. Image file format name extension

66. Minutes of Use (abbr.)

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

68. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

70. The computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey

72. Electromagnetic interference (abbr.)

73. One port of an amplifier

74. Code for a type of electrical wire insulation (abbr.)

75. Ham's code for "Does my frequency vary?"

76. 30 Hz to 300 Hz

78. Negation prefix

80. One port of an amplifier

81. Chemical symbol for beryllium oxide

82. Exponent that returns the original number

83. International Telecommunications Union

85. Miniature threaded RF connector

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

88. Turbulent Times Ahead for _____ *

89. _____ Overtakes Samsung in Smartphone Shipments *

90. Logic family (abbr.)

2. 10E1 numerical prefix

3. Amateur Radio Association (abbr.)

5. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

6. Archaic abbreviation for picowatt

7. Network configuration type

9. Meet all test requirements

10. Ticker symbol for Analog Devices

11. Chemical symbol for cesium

12. Positive voltage lead color

13. A common battery cell size

14. The difference, measured in degrees, between the phase of the amplifier's output signal and -360° (2 wds.)

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

19. ___ Releases Summary of Its 2017 Accomplishments *

20. The 9 Most Sought-After __________ Degrees *

22. End of transmission (abbr.)

24. Amateur radio operating mode for sharing realtime video (abbr.)

26. Speed of Light Drops to ____ at 'Exceptional Points' *

27. Plural of locus

28. Sample group

29. Lowest power level capable of being demodulated (abbr.)

31. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

33. Test point (abbr.)

36. Chemical symbol for selenium

37. Chemical symbol for chlorine

40. Negatively doped silicon (hyph.)

42. Mr. Bohr's first name

44. Ham's code for "What is your location?"

47. Ham's code for "Shall I increase power?"

51. ____ Spending in India to Grow 12% in 2018 *

52. RF engineer's degree

54. Heatsink feature

55. 300 kHz to 3 MHz

56. The "L" in VLF

57. Urban Mining Tool Makes Moves to Manage eWaste in __ *

60. Unit of inductance (abbr.)

61. ELI the ICE ___

63. Amateur radio operator who is qualified to administer Amateur Radio licensing examinations (abbr.)

64. Electromagnetic interference (abbr.)

66. Unit of admittance

67. Used logic gates

69. Describes when a synchronous motor loses phase lock

71. Line of Sight (abbr.)

74. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)

75. Ham's code for "Answer in prearranged order."

77. Network file transfer protocol (abbr.)

79. Nordic Mobile Telephone

81. Chemical symbol for beryllium

82. Type of logic gate

84. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

86. PC follower

See solution below


2018 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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