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Microwave Engineering Crossword Puzzle
April 15, 2012

Note: A standard for crossword puzzles is when all words in a clue are capitalized, the solution is the abbreviation or acronym for that clue; e.g., Alternating Current = AC.
2012 Crosswords Archive
Visit the Crossword Express website - RF CafeTake a break from the drudgery by trying 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.

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December 30
December 23
December 16
December 9
December 2
November 25
November 18
November 11
November 4
October 28
October 21
October 14
October 7
September 30
September 23
September 16
September 9
September 2
August 26
August 19
August 12
August 5
July 29
July 22
July 15
July 8
July 1
June 24
June 17
June 10
June 3
May 27
May 20
May 13
May 6
April 29
April 22
April 15
April 8
April 1
March 25
March 18
March 11
March 4
February 26
February 19
February 12
February 5
January 29
January 22
January 15
January 8
January 1

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1. Alcohol, epoxy and gasoline, for example
8. Infrared (abbr.)
9. Chemical symbol for arsenic
11. CDMA Development Group (abbr.)
12. Enhanced Graphics Adapter
14. The UK's largest defense electronics contractor (abbr.)
15. Opposite of a LO
16. System for guiding aircraft (abbr.)
18. 1.602E-19 Joules
19. Degraded or destroyed performance
22. Cause the temperature to drop
24. Chemical symbol for gold
25. Metal mixture
26. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)
30. Chemical symbol for cesium
31. Concentric cable types
34. Mass unit (abbr.)
35. Printer resolution abbreviation
36. Akin to EEs, CEs, AEs, etc.
37. Using the moon as a passive reflector to establish a signal path; moonbounce (abbr.)
39. Send Morse Code
40. 1/6 inch printer's measure
42. Software engineering tool (abbr.)
44. Common gateway interface (abbr.)
45. U.S. military organization (abbr.)
47. Low Noise Amplifier (abbr.)
49. Type of logic gate
51. Filter type that blocks upper frequencies (abbr.)
53. High speed data over telephone lines (abbr.)
55. Chemical symbol for gallium
56. Direct Digital Synthesis (abbr.)
57. Person responsible for program spending (abbr.)
59. Semiconductor device type (abbr.)
60. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)
62. Opposite of O.D.
63. Nickname for the Fermi National Accelerator laboratory
64. European equivalent to the U.L.
65. Stock symbol for Advanced Micro Devices
66. Does not pass electrical test
69. Unit of length (abbr.)
71. Crystal surface
72. The "D" in RFID (pl.)
75. Chemical symbol for mendelevium
76. Metric system (abbr.)
77. Filter type that blocks lower frequencies (abbr.)
79. Ticker symbol for Analog Devices
81. Powers pneumatic devices
82. A keyboard key
83. Front edge of a wing (abbr.)
85. Chemical symbol for argon
86. Converts computer code into binary
2. Level of EMF generally considered to be dangerous (2 wds.)
3. Chemical symbol for erbium
4. Indium Gallium Arsenide semiconductor
5. A common battery cell size
6. Lower sideband (abbr.)
7. Binary Coded Decimal
10. Part of a screw that engages the driver
13. Asynchronous Transfer Mode (abbr.)
17. Chemical symbol for calcium
18. End of Life (abbr.)
20. High frequency semiconductor (abbr.)
21. Chemical symbol for europium
22. Connected devices in series
23. Local Oscillator (abbr.)
27. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr., pl.)
28. Cable termination type (pl.)
29. Key feature in a high level overvoltage protection device
32. Theoretical
33. Chemical symbol for lithium
34. The "K" in ASK
36. 1000000 prefix
38. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)
39. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)
41. Formed into a specific shape
43. Last statement in a BASIC program
46. Switch configuration (abbr.)
48. Provider of services for telecommunications systems in Switzerland (abbr.)
50. Collection of electronic records
52. Start frequency (abbr.)
54. Chemical symbol for lanthanum
58. 1/000th of an amp
59. First-in, first-out (abbr.)
60. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
61. Type of computer display (abbr.)
63. Finite-Element Model
64. Cable television (abbr.)
67. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)
68. Display type
69. Chemical symbol for iron
70. High accuracy time reference element
72. Aerodynamic opposition to thrust
73. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)
74. Early computer display screen recolution (abbr.)
78. Wire diameter unit (abbr.)
80. Precision landing system (abbr.)
84. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
85. Chemical symbol for aluminum

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