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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
February 25, 2018

At least 10 clues with an asterisk (*) in this technology-themed crossword puzzle are pulled from this past week's (2/19 - 2/23) "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.

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

RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines February 25, 2018

1. Major Discovery in Controlling _______ ______ of Single Atoms (2 wds) *
7. Local Oscillator (abbr.)
9. International Microwave Symposium (abbr.)
11. Period between radar transmitter's output waveform (abbr.)
12. Unit of time (abbr.)
13. Rise of ____ Giants May Be Bad News for Economy *
15. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
17. Type of high frequency circuit substrate (abbr.)
20. Chemical symbol for argon
21. Ham's code for "Net is Free (not controlled)."
23. Chemical symbol for francium
24. Code for a type of electrical wire insulation (abbr.)
26. ISDN BRI channel
29. Early computer display screen resolution (abbr.)
30. One port on a FET
32. Mr. Edison's first name
34. Ticker symbol for Analog Devices
35. Imaging device (abbr.)
37. Crystal filter type (abbr.)
38. Deutsche Telekom, ______ and Intel Head for 2019 5G Rollout *
42. Chemical symbol for platinum
44. ARRL Receives Byrd Antarctic Expedition _____ Key, Historical Materials *
48. Tie a bundle of wires together
51. Degree of IC sophistication (abbr.)
52. Time division duplex (abbr.)
54. Stock symbol for Dell Computer
55. Satellite milieu
57. Chemical symbol for chlorine
58. Heaviest Element Could Have Fascinating ______ and Nuclear Spectra *
60. Intermodulation distortion (abbr.)
62. The "L" in VLF
64. Radio frequency interference (abbr.)
66. Time taken for one complete oscillation of a vibrating object
69. Verbal communications
72. Person responsible for program spending (abbr.)
74. Nuclear explosion byproduct harmful to electronic (abbr., pl.)
76. Radio Amateurs of Canada (abbr.)
77. Opposite of O.D.
79. 1/000 of an inch
80. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
81. Quantum electron property
83. Modulation type (abbr.)
84. The "T" in ATE
87. Unit of length (abbr.)
88. Amateur Radio Association (abbr.)
90. ELI the ICE ___
91. Chemical symbol for radon
92. Capacity for doing work by virtue of momentum (2 wds.)
1. Type of antenna with four-sided loops (pl.)
2. Test point (abbr.)
3. Internet address (abbr.)
4. Reliability measure
5. RF connector type
6. Chemical symbol for arsenic
7. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)
8. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)
9. Stock symbol for Intel
10. Engineering Jobs and ________ Are Growing *
13. Ham abbreviation for transceiver
14. Its chemical symbol is He
15. Enclosure vendor in Aurora, IL
16. Signal-to-noise ratio (abbr.)
18. Type of computer display (abbr.)
19. Unit of resistance (pl.)
22. ___ Releases Report on Internet Access Services *
24. Part of a FOR loop
25. Precision Experiments Reveal Gaps in van der _____ Theory *
27. 10E1 numerical prefix
28. Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
31. Electronic warfare defense (abbr.)
33. ____ Meet, a Ham's flea market
36. U.S. military organization (abbr.)
39. File name extension for an ASCII file
40. Mr. Röntgen's first name
41. ________ Increases Offer Price of $127.50 per Share for NXP *
43. Time Division Multiplexing
45. One component of a complex number (abbr.)
46. Describes when a synchronous motor loses phase lock
47. Traditional term for a person who enjoys helping newcomers get started in ham radio - a mentor
49. Chemical symbol for calcium
50. High-speed logic family
53. The "D" in DC
56. Electrical overstress (abbr.)
59. Airflow rate (abbr.)
61. Aerodynamic opposition to thrust
63. Unit of typing speed (abbr.)
65. Internet protocol (abbr.)
67. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)
68. SIP x 2
70. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)
71. Ham Radio "a Special _____," ARRL Member Tells College Publication *
73. A type of average
75. Adjust a pot
78. 2/3 of a triac
81. Surface Mount Technology
82. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)
85. Chemical symbol for erbium
86. Chemical symbol for tin
87. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.
89. Army-Navy specification prefix

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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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle Solution February 25, 2018

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