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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
November 19, 2017

For the sake of avid cruciverbalists amongst us, each week I create a new technology-themed crossword puzzle using only words related to engineering, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. At least 10 clues in this puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (11/13 - 11/17) "Tech Industry Headlines" column on the RF Cafe homepage (see the Headline Archives page for help). Enjoy!

cruciverbalist: [noun]  cruci- ("cross") +‎ verbal ("words") +‎ -ist ("agent, person") -- A person who constructs crosswords.

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

RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines November 19, 2017

1. Government program to bring electricity to farms (abbr.)
5. The Microwave Office software company (abbr.)
8. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)
9. Chemical symbol for cobalt
11. Chemical symbol for mendelevium
13. Bill Gates Buys Huge _____ of Land in Arizona to Build "(+7 Down)" *
16. Local Oscillator (abbr.)
17. File name extension for an ASCII file
19. Network file transfer protocol (abbr.)
20. Precision approach radar (abbr.)
21. Martin ____, "Test & Measurement World" magazine editor (c2009)
23. Quickly changing portion of waveform
24. Skyworks' Q4 Revenue _____ 9% to Record $985M *
25. Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
28. U.S. Cellular Sees 51% Increase in ____ (+97 Down) *
31. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr., pl.)
32. The design component of total product cost (abbr.)
34. 10E1 numerical prefix (pl.)
2. Chemical symbol for europium
3. Circuit for maintaining constant voltage (abbr.)
4. _______-____ Nickel-78 Is Doubly Magic *
5. Abbreviation for acknowledge (also a common word used by Bill the Cat)
6. Write-Once (abbr.)
7. Bill Gates Buys Huge (+13 Across) of Land in Arizona to Build '_____ ____' (2 wds) *
10. Semiconductor Super Cycle: Market Trends, Drivers and _________ *
12. Digital storage oscilloscope (abbr.)
14. 3 MHz to 30 MHz
15. Chemical symbol for neptunium
16. Be behind in phase
18. Pure carrier (abbr.)
20. Chemical symbol for palladium
22. Enhanced Graphics Adapter
23. IC killer (abbr.)
26. ___/IP scheme for networked connectivity
27. Network department (abbr.)
29. Analog-to-Digital (abbr.)
30. Transformer interwinding connection
32. Unit of inductance (abbr.)
33. Chemical symbol for erbium
36. Chemical symbol for californium
37. Unit of time (abbr.)
39. International Reply Coupon (abbr.)
41. Silicon transistor type (abbr.)
43. A receiver circuit consisting of a beat frequency oscillator and additional circuitry for enhanced reception of SSB signals (2 wds.)
44. An abrupt change in a parametric value (pl.)
46. _____________ Super Cycle: Market Trends, Drivers and Forecasts *
48. Chemical symbol for nickel
50. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)
51. U.S. Trade Commission _____________ Apple *
53. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
56. PC follower
58. Input intercept point (abbr.)
59. Stock symbol for Advanced Micro Devices
63. Chemical symbol for arsenic
65. A measure of receiver quality (abbr.)
67. FCC Part 15 rules apply in this band (abbr.)
69. Automatic Calibration System (abbr.)
74. Chemical symbol for gold
77. Unit of length (abbr.)
79. Ham abbreviation indicating contacts with all major land masses
80. Cellphone band just below PCS
84. Chemical symbol for neodymium
86. Type of logic gate
88. Type of current flow (abbr.)
90. Chemical symbol for rhodium
92. Electromotive force (abbr.)
94. U.S. Spectrum allocation agency
97. U.S. Cellular Sees 51% Increase in (+28 Across) ___________ *
99. Its chemical symbol is Be
101. Chemical symbol for antimony
102. Start frequency (abbr.)
103. U.S. Semi Chemical _________ Lost Market Share over Past Decade *
105. Ham's code for "The net has traffic for you. Stand by."
107. Switch position
108. Decimeter (abbr.)
109. Peripheral Component Interface (abbr.)
111. Chemical symbol for argon
113. Chemical symbol for thallium
115. Precision landing system (abbr.)
116. Notch type filter (abbr.)
119. Output intercept point (abbr.)
120. Chemical symbol for strontium
122. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)
123. Software engineering tool (abbr.)
125. Greek letter used for frequency
126. Chemical symbol for chlorine
129. Graphics file extension
130. Direct Digital Synthesis (abbr.)
132. Mate to an RX
134. Modern battlefield technique (abbr.)
35. Test point (abbr.)
36. Leading and trailing edge frequency variation of a CW pulse
38. Chemical symbol for platinum
39. Band between RF and BB
40. Chemical symbol for tin
42. Type of logic gate
43. It can follow an MS
45. Ratio of circumference to diameter
47. Carrier-to-noise ratio (abbr.)
49. Charged particle
52. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
54. Galilean moon
55. Chemical symbol for scandium
56. Army-Navy specification prefix
57. Degree of IC sophistication (abbr.)
59. Amateur radio operating mode for sharing real-time video (abbr.)
60. International Telecommunications Union
61. Original Equipment Manufacturer (abbr.)
62. Common shorthand reference for a capacitor
64. The system than converts common website names to IP addresses (abbr.)
66. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)
67. Network department (abbr.)
68. Chemical symbol for tantalum
70. Unit of length (abbr.)
71. IC killer (abbr.)
72. Current-voltage phase mnemonic
73. 10E1 numerical prefix
75. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.
76. Unit of time (abbr.)
77. Mass unit (abbr.)
78. Archaic abbreviation for picowatt
80. Direct Memory Access (abbr.)
81. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)
82. International Reply Coupon (abbr.)
83. RF connector type
85. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)
87. Opposite of I.D.
88. PC follower
89. Infrared (abbr.)
91. Chemical symbol for radon
92. Engineering Change Order (abbr.)
93. 30 GHz to 300 GHz
95. Related to FM by a differential
96. Effective frontal area presented to a microwave interrogation system (abbr.)98. Centimeter (abbr.)
100. Start frequency (abbr.)
102. A BPF specification (abbr.)
104. Equalizer (abbr.)
106. Glues together
109. Chemical symbol for plutonium
110. Rádio Nacional de Angola (abbr.)
112. Stock symbol for National Semiconductor
113. ___/IP scheme for networked connectivity
114. First man to orbit the earth - ____ Gagarin
116. Target indication on a radar display
117. Hedy _____, Hollywood actress with first patent for spread spectrum communications
118. Signal amplitude degradation due to inefficiency
121. An ellipse has two of them
124. Type of digital filter (abbr.)
125. Negative temperature coefficient (abbr.)
127. Software engineering tool (abbr.)
128. One type of electron spin
129. Assemble
131. Chemical symbol for erbium
132. Chemical symbol for thulium
133. Morse Code for "from"
135. Qualcomm Must Raise Offer or Abandon Pursuit of ___ *
136. Shortwave listener (abbr.)

Answer below


2017 Crosswords Archive
December 31
December 24
December 17
December 10
December 3
November 26
November 19
November 12
November 5
October 29
October 22
October 15
October 8
October 1
September 24
September 17
September 10
September 3
August 27
August 20
August 13
August 6
July 30
July 23
July 16
July 9
July 2
June 25
June 18
June 11
June 4
May 28
May 21
May 14
May 7
April 30
April 23
April 2
March 26
March 19
March 12
March 5
February 26
February 19
February 12
February 5
January 29
January 22
January 15
January 8
January 1
















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