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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
December 10, 2017

At least 10 clues in this puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (12/4 - 12/8) "Tech Industry Headlines" column on the RF Cafe homepage. For the sake of all the 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. 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 December 10, 2017

1. ___ Tool Sales Decline for 4th Straight Month *
4. Apple Countersues Qualcomm in Court Fight over _______, Royalties *
8. Automatic repeat request used in AMTOR (abbr.)
11. Nuclear explosion byproduct harmful to electronics (abbr.)
12. ___ Chip Vendor Snags $15M in Funding *
13. Mr. de Forest's first name
15. Greek letter
16. Radio Direction Finding (abbr.)
17. Chemical symbol for erbium
18. 2 x SSB
21. Coefficient of temperature (abbr.)
22. Electromagnetic interference (abbr.)
23. _____ High Sierra Flaw Creates High Anxiety *
25. The highest numerical exponent describes this property of a polynomial
26. PC follower
27. Chemical symbol for helium
28. Metal Plate _____ Resistors Handle High Currents *
29. Chemical symbol for gadolinium
31. The Microwave Office software company (abbr.)
33. Chemical symbol for niobium
34. Ham's code for "Shall I increase power?"
37. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
39. Chemical symbol for beryllium
40. Airflow rate (abbr.)
43. Medium for storing large amounts of digital data
45. Amateur Radio-Carrying D-Star One _______ Among Spacecraft Apparently Lost *
46. Another name for a test lead
47. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
48. H2O
49. Cause a voltage or current waveform to gradually die out
50. Discoverer of Jupiter's moons
54. UK High ____ Catapult Programmes Fall Short *
56. Effective Radiated Power (abbr.)
57. Amateur radio abbreviation for the Oceania region (abbr.)
58. Type of matrix barcode used with laser scanning(abbr.)
59. Peak envelope power (abbr.)
60. Army-Navy specification prefix
61. Logic family (abbr.)
63. 1,000 seconds (abbr.)
65. Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in _____ *
66. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.
67. Modulation type (abbr.)
69. One cutoff frequency specification for a bandpass filter
71. C# statement that ensures Dispose is called even if an exception occurs
73. Low Noise Amplifier (abbr.)
76. Unix, Linux or Windows (abbr.)
78. Time division duplex (abbr.)
79. Abbreviation for peak voltage
80. Frequency Division Duplex
82. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)
83. Nordic Mobile Telephone
85. Gary Breed's fine magazine on RF & microwaves topics (abbr.)
86. Ticker symbol for Analog Devices
87. Official Space Shuttle designation (abbr.)
88. Movement of air
89. 2-way conversation, Ham term
1. Prefix indicating magnetic properties
2. Stock symbol for Advanced Micro Devices
3. Filter type (abbr.)
4. Precision approach radar (abbr.)
5. Army-Navy specification prefix
6. Chemical symbol for thallium
7. Adjust a pot
8. Automated Test Equipment (abbr.)
9. Type of data storage IC
10. Reduce noise
12. Mr. Ohm's first name
14. Exalted-Carrier Single Sideband (abbr.)
18. Digital intelligence
19. Chemical symbol for scandium
20. Inventor of the pre-quantum atomic model
23. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)
24. Chemical symbol for selenium
30. In geometry, what is a figure having ten straight sides called
32. 3-phase transformer configuration
33. Europe Export Drive Is Target of Leeds-Based Tech _______ *
34. Unit of liquid measure (abbr.)
35. Infineon's 77 GHz _____ ICs Used in Audi A8 Production *
36. The LM741 was the first
38. Chemical symbol for europium
39. Stock symbol for Boeing
40. Slow flow of metal when under high temperature or great pressure
41. In physics, what is it that is required to causes a change in the motion of a body
42. Chemical symbol for mendelevium
44. Effective Radiated Power (abbr.)
46. Push to Talk (abbr.)
49. Morse Code for "from"
51. Type of current flow (abbr.)
52. Newest buzz phrase for ubiquitous remote control and monitoring of everything (abbr.)
53. Equalizer (abbr.)
55. Filter type that blocks lower frequencies (abbr.)
60. Negatively charged ion
61. Canadian Government Sets up 5G ____ Site in Ottawa *
62. PCB metal area where component leads attach
64. Rise over run, 1st derivative
65. Threaded fasteners
66. Greek letter (micro)
68. Chemical symbol for magnesium
70. Cumulus _____ Files for Chapter 11 *
72. Opposite of O.D.
74. On-the-air meeting of hams at a set time, day and radio frequency
75. Automatic Calibration System (abbr.)
77. Miniature threaded RF connector
79. Organization for former military members
80. List of answers to commonly desired information about a product or service (abbr.)
81. Direct Digital Synthesis (abbr.)
84. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)
85. Chemical symbol for holmium

Answer below


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