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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
March 26, 2017

For the sake of avid cruciverbalists amongst us, each week I create a new crossword puzzle that has a theme related to engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and other technical words. Clues in this puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (3/20 - 3/26) "High Tech News" column on the RF Cafe homepage. Enjoy!

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

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

RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines March 26, 2017

1. Motorola Solutions Sues Hytera ______________, Alleging Patent, Trade Secrets Theft *

9. Describes the action of cleaving a crystal plane

10. Exponent that returns the original number

12. Chemical symbol for arsenic

14. What do we call any numerical quantity that is not a whole number

18. Chemical symbol for bismuth

19. Premier RF/microwave engineering magazine (abbr.)

21. Chemical symbol for aluminum

22. Unit of capacitance (abbr.)

23. Electric coronal discharge

26. Computer communication scheme (abbr.)

29. FCC Issues Temporary Waiver Order Regarding Caller __ *

31. Electronically imaged a document

33. Chemical symbol for thallium

34. Thing in a bill of material

37. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

38. Chemical symbol for cobalt

39. Last stage in a transmitter (abbr.)

40. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)

41. ____ Weighs In on New California 'Driving While Wireless' Statute *

43. Chemical symbol for holmium

45. Ham abbreviation for "distant station"

46. Chemical symbol for europium

47. The computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey

48. Modulation type (abbr.)

49. Abbreviation for minimum voltage

50. Generated an official engineering change document

51. ARRL Weighs In on New California 'Driving While ________' Statute *

55. Chemical symbol for krypton

56. Related to FM by a differential

57. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

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

60. One port of an amplifier

62. Type of data storage IC

63. Mate to a bolt

64. Type of current flow (abbr.)

65. Opposite of O.D.

66. 1.602E-19 Joules

68. Chemical symbol for thulium

70. Pass-through plug-in PCB assembly used to shift functional PCB outside of chassis for probing

74. Moves from cell to cell

76. Upper frequency (abbr.)

77. Chemical symbol for tantalum

78. Time Division Multiplexing

79. U.S. Companies Still Hold Largest Share of Fabless Company __ Sales *

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

81. Chemical symbol for einsteinium

82. Another name for a test lead

84. Digital storage oscilloscope (abbr.)

85. PC follower

87. Yard (abbr.)

88. Chemical symbol for chlorine

89. Adjacent Channel Power Ratio (abbr.)

90. A BPF specification (abbr.)

91. Growing _______ Dot Lasers on Microelectronics-Compatible Silicon *

92. Chemical symbol for magnesium

93. Rate of a radar transmitter's output waveform (abbr.)

96. The Kids Will Learn _____ in Tennessee *

99. A common battery cell size

100. A measure of receiver quality (abbr.)

102. Special diode type that can be switched (abbr.)

104. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

105. Ferrimagnetic material having high electrical resistivity, used for inductors (pl.)

108. Chemical symbol for calcium

109. Software drafting tool (abbr.)

111. End of Life (abbr.)

113. Magazine of the IEEE's communications organization

1. Study for a test just before taking it

2. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)

3. Maximum Usable Frequency

4. UMTS terrestrial radio access (abbr.)

5. International Reply Coupon (abbr.)

6. Charged particles

7. Switch position

8. Chemical symbol for neon

11. German engineer who invented the 4-cycle internal combustion engine (2 wds.)

13. Shortwave listener (abbr.)

15. Brightest star in the Aquila constellation

16. Perform a quantum event by penetrating a seemingly impassable barrier

17. Band between RF and BB

18. Filter type that blocks frequencies in a specified band (abbr.)

20. Intel x86 command for " jump if above"

24. 10E-12 numerical prefix

25. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)

27. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor

28. Time delay (abbr.)

30. Hamming _____, a raised cosine function

32. Electromagnetic (abbr.)

33. Test point (abbr.)

35. Ham abbreviation for transceiver

36. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors

38. System in which numerical values are assigned to various hues (2 wds.)

41. Chemical symbol for gold

42. Type of data storage IC (pl.)

43. Suspected ____ Attack Snagging Cell Phone Data Across D.C. *

44. The nearest spiral galaxy

46. Using the moon as a passive reflector to establish a signal path; moonbounce (abbr.)

47. Chemical symbol for helium

48. The rotating part of a motor (pl.)

49. Amateur radio operator who is qualified to administer Amateur Radio licensing examinations (abbr., pl.)

52. Internet protocol (abbr.)

53. Suspended one body above another without a physical connection

54. Can Ultraprecise Time Measurements Warp _____? *

59. Unit of length (abbr.)

61. Large array of disparate antennas (2 wds., pl.)

62. Chemical symbol for radium

65. International Telecommunications Union

67. Amateur radio operator who is qualified to administer Amateur Radio licensing examinations (abbr.)

69. Multichannel multipoint distribution service

71. Transformer, abbr.

72. Negative temperature coefficient (abbr.)

73. SIA Backs House Republicans' Tax ______ Plan *

75. Type of component package (abbr.)

79. Opposite of O.D.

80. MS's server-side script engine for dynamically-generated web pages (abbr.)

82. Existing in only 2 dimensions

83. An arc of a circle equal to one eighth of its circumference

84. Type of current

86. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)

87. Type of unidirectional antenna

88. Chemical symbol for copper

89. Unit of current

91. Type of matrix barcode used with laser scanning(abbr.)

92. Chemical symbol for mendelevium

94. Type of flip-flop

95. ___'s Pai: 'Section 7' to Evaluate New Tech or Service, Including Above 95 GHz *

97. Type of current flow (abbr.)

98. Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (abbr.)

99. Chemical symbol for argon

101. 12 inches (pl.)

103. Straight line emanating from a point source (pl.)

106. International Reply Coupon (abbr.)

107. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)

109. Chemical symbol for cobalt

110. Modulation type (abbr.)

112. Local Oscillator (abbr.)

See solution below


2017 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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