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"It's a Wonderful Life" Crossword Puzzle
December 13, 2015

"It's a Wonderful Life" DVD - RF CafeIn keeping with the holiday movie theme begun with last week's "A Charlie Brown Christmas," this week's crossword puzzle contains clues for names of characters appearing in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" (all the other words are engineering and science related as usual), which first aired in movie theaters in December of 1946. Clues for those characters' names are marked with an asterisk. If you have never seen "It's a Wonderful Life" or if it has been a long time, there's no time like the present to watch it.

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

"It's a Wonderful Life" Crossword Puzzle for December 13, 2015 - RF Cafe

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.

1. Main character of this Christmas movie (first & last name)*
7. Modulation type (abbr.)
9. Category of business organization per the IRS (abbr.)
11. Singulated piece of IC wafer
12. Small unit of capacitance (abbr.)
13. Do a total memory transfer
15. Army-Navy specification prefix (abbr.)
17. Amateur Radio Direction Finding (abbr.)
20. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)
21. Gun safety and education organization (abbr.)
23. Chemical symbol for terbium
24. "___ Sawyer," title of the book 10 Down was reading*
26. Threaded fastener
29. Resistive component of a capacitor's lumped element model (abbr.)
30. Control and monitoring board (pl.)
32. Smaller moon of Mars
34. Readability, Signal, and Tone (QoS report type)
35. Time Division Multiplexing
37. Effective Radiated Power (abbr.)
38. Radio navigation reference signal
42. Filter type that blocks upper frequencies (abbr.)
44. Hero Navy pilot kid brother of 1 Across*
48. Adds two or more inputs
51. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)
52. Amateur Television (abbr.)
54. Forerunner to NASA
55. The cab drive who along with 4 Down serenaded 1 Across and 73 Down with "I Love You Truly"*
57. One port of an amplifier
58. Microwave substrate by Rogers
60. 30 MHz to 300 MHz
62. Silicon transistor type
64. One port of an amplifier
66. Feature of PCB layout software that lays down traces automatically
69. Impurity in a semiconductor
72. Unit of atmospheric pressure (abbr.)
74. Type of high frequency circuit substrate (abbr.)
76. Original Equipment Manufacturer (abbr.)
77. Modern battlefield technique (abbr.)
79. Programmable logic device (abbr.)
80. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
81. Snail and E are examples of this
83. 1e-6 mA
84. Adds solder to the tip of a soldering iron
87. 1E6 nanoseconds
88. Type of switch configuration (abbr.)
90. 24 hours
91. Chemical symbol for antimony
92. Type of company run by 1 Across (2 wds. + 1 symbol)
1. _____ delay, which describes the time taken for information to pass through a circuit element
2. Chemical symbol for gadolinium
3. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)
4. ___ the cop, after whom a popular Sesame Street character is named
5. Type of secondary radar system (abbr.)
6. 30 kHz to 300 kHz
7. Chemical symbol for gold
8. Unit of length (abbr.)
9. Part of this puzzle theme's title*
10. First name of #1 Across' guardian angel*
13. 2 x SSB
14. Mr. ______, the angry banker*
15. Ring shaped
16. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)
18. Decibels above or below a dipole antenna (abbr.)
19. Weatherproof cover for a radar antenna
22. ___-Azimuth telescope mount
24. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)
25. He developed an alphabet composed of dots and dashes
27. Type of logic gate
28. Lower sideband (abbr.)
31. Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
33. Unintended frequency product from a mixer
36. ELI the ICE ___
39. Anatech Electronics Inc., (abbr.)
40. Unit of luminosity
41. Emitted electromagnetic energy
43. Permeability-tuned oscillator (abbr.)
45. Chemical symbol for radium
46. An abbreviation for "receiver"
47. A major search engine
49. Chemical symbol for manganese
50. Half of a DIP
53. Blonde bombshell who Vi'ed (that's a hint) for the affection of 1 Across*
56. Last statement in a BASIC program
59. Device under test (abbr.)
61. Gasoline, diesel, etc.
63. Peak envelope power (abbr.)
65. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)
67. Chemical symbol for thulium
68. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)
70. Cooling device
71. Radio navigation system (abbr.)
73. Wife of 1 Across
75. World's largest yearly convention of gadget and device manufacturers (abbr.)
78. The Wright Flyer had an upper one and a lower one
81. Degree of IC sophistication (abbr.)
82. Line of Sight (abbr.)
85. Network department (abbr.)
86. Chemical symbol for niobium
87. 1e3 uV

See solution below


2015 Crosswords Archive
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All of these crossword puzzles were created using the fabulous Crossword Express (now called " Magnum Opus") software.

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