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Electronics Theme Crossword Puzzle
August 20th, 2023

This custom RF Cafe electronics-themed crossword puzzle for August 20th contains words and clues which pertain exclusively to the subjects of electronics, science, physics, mechanics, engineering, power distribution, astronomy, chemistry, etc. If you do see names of people or places, they are intimately related to the aforementioned areas of study. Being that "T" is the 20th letter of the alphabet, it is used as the first and/or last letter of many words in today's crossword puzzle - as well as in-between. Those clues are marked with an asterisk (*). As always, you will find no references to numbnut movie stars or fashion designers. Need more crossword RF Cafe puzzles? A list at the bottom of the page links to hundreds of them dating back to the year 2000. Enjoy.

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

Electronics Themed Crossword Puzzle for August 20th, 2023 - RF Cafe

1. L-C resonating circuit (pl.) *
5. Its chemical symbol is Tc *
11. Display a radar target *
15. Digital voltmeter (abbr.)
16. Chemical symbol for iron
17. Agilent's (now Keysight) EE design software (abbr.)
18. Chemical symbol for aluminum
20. Prefix for 10E-18 *
22. Test equipment (abbr.) *
24. Chemical symbol for praseodymium
25. National Television System Committee (abbr.) *
27. 10E1 numerical prefix
28. On-the-air meeting of hams at a set time, day and radio frequency *
30. Type of e-mail address system (abbr.)
31. Adds solder to the tip of a soldering iron *
34. Type of logic gate (pl.)
35. Base of the decimal number system *
36. Opposite of I.D.
37. One factor of a polynomial *
39. Local Oscillator (abbr.)
40. Prefix meaning ground or earth *
41. Chemical symbol for rhodium
42. Galilean moon
43. Radio signals from the cosmos (abbr.) *
45. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.
46. Chemical symbol for neon
48. Chemical symbol for nickel
49. Chemical symbol for antimony
50. Unit of time (abbr.)
51. Type of component package (abbr.)
52. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)
53. Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephone *
55. Weight (abbr.) *
57. Image file format name extension *
59. 1E6 nanoseconds
60. Device under test (abbr.) *
62. The computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey
63. 10^12 bits per second (abbr.) *
65. Semiconductor lamp
67. Time Division Multiplexing *
69. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
70. Slang for helicopter
71. Kilovolts (abbr.)
72. Home state of Los Alamos lab (abbr.)
74. Used logic gates
76. Chemical symbol for beryllium
77. BlackBerry or Palm for example (abbr.)
78. Chemical symbol for lead
80. Software drafting tool (abbr.)
82. Circuit path with very low or 0 ohms of impedance *
83. 4-layer semiconductor device; e.g., SCR and triac (pl.) *
84. Temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (abbr., pl.) *
1. Aircraft identification instrument for secondary radar (pl.) *
2. Chemical symbol for neodymium
3. Large unit of apparent power (abbr.)
4. Internet mail protocol (abbr.) *
5. Shorthand for troposphere *
6. Logic gate output configuration (abbr.) *
7. A measure of receiver quality (abbr.)
8. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
9. Discipline for aircraft navigation in low visibility environments (abbr.)
10. One axis of an ellipse
11. Meet all test requirements
12. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)
13. Network department (abbr.)
14. Component for increasing or decreasing AC voltage (pl.) *
19. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)
21. Describes a component around which wire is wrapped to make an inductor *
23. Radio signals from the cosmos (abbr.) *
24. Unit of time (abbr.)
26. ________ function, mathematically relates output to input *
27. Morse Code for "from"
29. Antenna capacitive element (2 wds.) *
32. S12 or S21 (abbr.)
33. Chemical symbol for nobelium
35. Aerodynamic force opposing drag *
38. The "T" in ATE *
40. The "T" in ATE *
42. One port of an amplifier
44. Chemical symbol for terbium *
45. Chemical symbol for manganese
47. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
54. Type of high-tech data gathering system (abbr.) *
55. Unit of magnetic flux(abbr.)
56. Test point (abbr.) *
58. What current is said to do (pl.)
61. Unit of time (abbr.)
62. Form of energy arising from the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules *
63. Boob tube (abbr.) *
64. Chemical symbol for tin
66. Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephone *
68. Logarithmic ratio (abbr.)
70. High Data Rate
71. Send Morse Code
73. Unit of admittance
75. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)
77. Chemical symbol for polonium
78. Ratio of circumference to diameter
79. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)
81. Ham abbreviation for "distant station"

See solution below
2023 Crosswords Archive

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