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Science-Theme Crossword Puzzle
March 14, 2021

This Science-Theme Crossword Puzzle for March 14th has many words and clues related to... you guessed it... RF engineering - and mathematics, chemistry, physics, and other technical words. As always, this crossword contains no names of politicians, mountain ranges, exotic foods or plants, movie stars, or anything of the sort unless it/he/she is related to this puzzle's technology theme (e.g., Hedy Lamarr or the Bikini Atoll). The technically inclined cruciverbalists amongst us will appreciate the effort. Enjoy!

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

Science-Theme Crossword Puzzle for March 14th, 2021 - RF Cafe

1. Summers
5. Logarithmic unit of voltage
9. Exponent that returns the original number
10. Switch position
11. Its chemical symbol is Ce
13. 1.602E-19 Joules
14. Line of Sight (abbr.)
15. Type of graph with a circular grid
16. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)
18. Wireless phone region
19. Part of a FOR loop
20. Chemical symbol for calcium
21. Amateur radio operator who is qualified to administer Amateur Radio licensing examinations (abbr.)
22. Chemical symbol for strontium
23. Occlusion of one heavenly body by another
26. BER, 8 bits at a time
29. Morse Code for "from"
30. An amateur station transmitting communications for the purpose of observation of propagation and reception or other related experimental activities (2 wds.)
33. Chemical symbol for helium
34. Charged particle
36. Type of interference to stations on nearby frequencies due to overmodulation
40. Total radiated power (abbr.)
42. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)
43. Curve produced when a cone is cut by an oblique plane which does not intersect the base (pl.)
45. Nordic Mobile Telephone
47. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
50. Semiconductor device that varies its transconductance according to light intensity
53. Chemical symbol for tin
55. Half of a DIP
56. Test equipment vendor
58. PC follower
59. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)
60. Chemical symbol for silicon
61. A BPF specification (abbr.)
62. Short for terminal
63. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)
64. Change connector type
67. Peripheral Component Interface (abbr.)
68. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)
69. Impurity in a semiconductor
71. Chemical symbol for neodymium
72. ___-back transformer
74. Color code for the number 2 (pl.)
75. Web's most popular radio frequency engineering site (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.)
1. Army-Navy specification prefix
2. Stock symbol for Dell Computer
3. Electrical overstress (abbr.)
4. Chemical symbol for radon
5. Keyboard key
6. Securing device
7. Gigantic star in Cetus
8. Volume unit (abbr.)
9. Radio term for indicating the end of a transmission segment
11. Chemical symbol for cobalt
12. Repositioned
13. Exalted-Carrier Single Sideband (abbr.)
15. The tip of a PCB probe
17. The largest asteroid
19. Chemical symbol for thallium
24. Alloy of copper and nickel which has an electrical resistance that barely changes with temperature
25. Orbiting communications platform (pl.)
27. Organization requiring 25 years of amateur service for membership, abbr.
28. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)
31. ampere-hour (abbr.)
32. Logical negation (pl.)
35. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)
36. Chemical symbol for selenium
37. Part of a male connector
38. Light
39. One component of a complex number (abbr.)
41. Unit of time (abbr.)
44. Positive emitter-coupled logic (abbr.)
46. Amplifier linearity specification (abbr.)
48. Chemical symbol for holmium
49. Thin Shrink Small Outline Package (abbr.)
51. Change from the initial value due to instability
52. Radio-Electronics-Television Manufacturer's Association
54. Rechargeable battery type (abbr.)
56. Part of CAD
57. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)
58. Branch of the armed forces
60. Fail-____ switch
62. Image file format name extension
65. Automatic Calibration System (abbr.)
66. Chemical symbol for platinum
67. Personal Digital Cellular
70. Chemical symbol for erbium
71. A measure of receiver quality (abbr.)
73. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)

See solution below


2021 Crosswords Archive

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