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RF Cafe Crossword Puzzle
January 17, 2016

You've no doubt heard the old admonition that too much of a good thing can be bad. Ignore that warning when working this week's RF Cafe Crossword Puzzle. Coming or going, forward or backward, there is no such thing as too much of this theme. As always, only engineering and science words are used throughout. !yojnE

Reproduction of this puzzle without the express permission of RF Cafe is prohibited.

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

1. A good thing (2 ltrs + 1 wd.)

5. PC follower

7. Chemical symbol for selenium

9. gniht doog A

13. Finite-Element Model

14. Uses a squeezing tool for attaching a wire lug

15. FCC's Universal Licensing System (abbr.)

16. Hz

19. International Reply Coupon (abbr.)

21. Chemical symbol for krypton

22. National Television System Committee (abbr.)

23. Chemical symbol for tantalum

26. Changes from a "0" to a "1"

29. Place in a holding area

32. 1.602E-19 Joules

34. Akin to WAC, only just in America

35. A good thing (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.)

36. Family of ICs with a certain component density level (abbr.)

37. Electronics manufacturer with "meatball" logo

40. Chemical symbol for neodymium

42. Its chemical symbol is Lr

46. Chemical symbol for chlorine

47. ISDN BRI channel

48. Chemical symbol for cesium

49. Galilean moon

50. One component of a complex number (abbr.)

51. Quantum electron property

52. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)

53. Change in the carrier frequency of a FM transmitter produced by the modulating signal (pl.)

56. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)

59. Type of flip-flop

60. Official Space Shuttle designation (abbr.)

63. Even more of a good thing

65. Circuit for maintaining constant voltage (abbr.)

67. Type of logic gate

69. Speaker for generating high frequencies

71. Greek letter

73. Mate to an RX

74. x, y, or z on Cartesian coordinates

75. Max or min voltage of a waveform (abbr.)

76. Antenna (abbr.)

79. Colorado Springs military school (abbr.)

80. Precision landing system (abbr.)

82. Generated a form of energy arising from the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules

84. Fast Fourier transform (abbr.)

86. gniht doog a fo eroM

87. Opposite of O.D.

88. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

89. Even more of a good thing

1. More of a good thing

2. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)

3. Finite Element Analysis (abbr.)

4. 1/6 inch printer's measure

5. Type of current flow (abbr.)

6. ________ function, mathematically relates output to input

7. The "S" in ASIC

8. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

9. Chemical symbol for europium

10. ___-back transformer

11. Chemical symbol for arsenic

12. Even more of a good thing

17. Internet address (abbr.)

18. Network file transfer protocol (abbr.)

20. Martin ____, "Test & Measurement World" magazine editor (c2009)

21. Mass unit (abbr., pl.)

24. Online service (abbr.)

25. Volt, meter, pint, pound, eg.

27. Chemical symbol for gallium

28. Chemical symbol for erbium

30. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.

31. Unit of time (abbr.)

33. Manufacturers

37. Discoverer of Jupiter's moons

38. Hydrogen, argon, neon, xenon, etc.

39. Another word for each complete winding of an inductor (pl.)

41. Satellite TV system

42. Display type

43. Electronics Industry Association (abbr.)

44. Logical negation operator

45. Akin to EEs, CEs, AEs, etc.

46. Computer "brain" (abbr.)

54. Radiation having wavelengths longer than that of red light

55. Old Internet search engine

57. Measure of source/load match

58. Official engineering change document (abbr., pl.)

59. More of a good thing

61. Test equipment (abbr.)

62. Adjust a pot

63. One component of a complex number (abbr.)

64. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

65. Abbreviation for acknowledge (also a common word used by Bill the Cat)

66. Chemical symbol for lawrencium

68. A very god thing (2 ltrs. + 1 wd.)

70. Stock symbol for Texas Instruments

72. Innovative Power Products, Holbrook, NY (abbr.)

77. 30 Hz to 300 Hz

78. Switch position

80. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)

81. Chemical symbol for strontium

82. Opposite of a LO

83. Type of current

84. Chemical symbol for francium

85. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

See solution below


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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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