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Antennas-Themed Crossword Puzzle
September 6th, 2020

September 6th's custom Antennas themed crossword puzzle contains only only words from my custom-created lexicon related to engineering, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. (1,000s of them). Clues with an asterisk (*) are specifically antenna-related. 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, find someone or something in the otherwise excluded list directly related to this puzzle's technology theme, such as Hedy Lamarr or the Bikini Atoll, respectively. The technically inclined cruciverbalists amongst us will appreciate the effort.

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

Antennas-Themed Crossword Puzzle for September 6th, 2020 - RF Cafe


1. The sum is greater than the parts
8. 2-element, 1/2 wavelength antenna fed at the center (pl.)
14. Summed
15. A common battery cell size
17. Added an impurity to a semiconductor
19. Type of antenna on a printed circuit board *
22. Voltage-current phase mnemonic
24. Type of antenna made from waveguide *
25. Circuit path with very high or infinite impedance
26. Colorado Springs military school (abbr.)
28. Chemical symbol for francium
29. Chemical symbol for nobelium
30. Error checking scheme (abbr.)
31. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
33. Chemical symbol for strontium
34. Describes communications which has been paired between transmitter and receiver
37. Spurious signal produced in a receiver
39. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
41. Proportion of two numbers
42. Chemical symbol for terbium
43. Devices on an axle used to hold a wheel in place
44. Mathematical operation concerned only with the remainder when one number is divided by another
45. Create a power supply output w/o a ground reference
46. Switch position
48. Type of high-tech data gathering system (abbr.)
50. Microprocessor vendor
53. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)
54. Chemical symbol for radium
55. Describes the action of cleaving a crystal plane
56. Chemical symbol for tin
58. Morse Code for "from"
59. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)
60. Unit of volume (abbr.)
61. ___-periodic antenna *
63. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)
66. Gun safety and education organization (abbr.)
68. Chemical symbol for neon
69. On-the-air meeting of hams at a set time, day and radio frequency
71. System for guiding aircraft (abbr.)
73. Type of current flow (abbr.)
74. Driven antenna element
75. Describes 18 Down and 74 Across (pl.)
2. Directional antenna of Japanese origin
3. Chemical symbol for neodymium
4. Inventor of the incandescent light bulb
5. One component of a complex number (abbr.)
6. Chemical symbol for gadolinium
7. Point at which a further increase in one variable produces no further increase in the resultant effect
9. Opposite of O.D.
10. Chemical symbol for polonium
11. Configured a switch to break electrical contact
12. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)
13. Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (abbr.)
15. A common battery cell size
16. Type of current flow (abbr.)
18. Passive directional antenna element (pl.) *
19. Chemical symbol for platinum
20. Chemical symbol for holmium
21. Highly directional, curved antenna (pl.) *
23. Chemical symbol for lawrencium
27. Start frequency (abbr.)
29. Chemical symbol for nickel
32. Chemical symbol for silicon
35. Early terminal program and file transfer protocol
36. Changes from the initial value due to instability
37. Antenna with outline resembling neckwear *
38. Opposite of local
40. Chemical symbol for molybdenum
42. Chemical symbol for thallium
47. 1e-6 mA
48. Generated an official engineering change document
49. Cable termination type
51. Engineering Change Notice (abbr.)
52. Long Range Aid to Navigation
53. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)
57. A measure of receiver quality (abbr.)
58. 10E1 numerical prefix
61. Low Noise Amplifier (abbr.)
62. Adjust a pot
64. Radio signals from the cosmos (abbr.)
65. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)
67. Logic family
69. 1e-6 mA
70. Part of a FOR loop
71. Chemical symbol for aluminum
72. Centimeter (abbr.)
See solution below

2020 Crossword Puzzle 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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