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RF Cafe Engineering Crossword Puzzle w/Weekly Headlines
September 10, 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. At least 12 clues in this puzzle with an asterisk (*) are pulled from this past week's (9/4 - 9/8) "Tech Industry Headlines" column on the RF Cafe homepage (see the Headline Archives page for help). Enjoy!


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

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

ACROSS DOWN
1. "___________ Warfare" Needed for Future ISR, Combat Ops *
6. ____ Drives Definitions for Quantum Computing *
9. Optical storage medium
10. Unit of time (abbr.)
12. Line of Sight (abbr.)
14. Ratio of circumference to diameter
16. ____ ______ Letters Found (2 wds.) *
19. User Datagram Protocol
21. 1/000 of an amp (abbr.)
22. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)
23. International phonetic alphabet letter "E"
24. Enhanced Graphics Adapter
26. The shortest-duration modulation state in a spread spectrum system
28. Television Interference (abbr.)
29. Unit of time (abbr.)
30. Temporary Engineering Change document (abbr.)
32. Chemical symbol for gallium
33. Television Interference (abbr.)
34. Chemical symbol for tantalum
35. _____ Companies Have Until September 12 to Furnish Data Security Info *
37. Unit of frequency (archaic, abbr.)
38. Chemical symbol for copper
40. Word used in describing 2-D and 3-D object dimensions; i.e., 10 mm __ 25 mm
41. Chemical symbol for xenon
42. New Office 365 Enable Coauthoring in _____ *
44. Chemical symbol for nickel
45. Readability, Signal, and Tone (QoS report type)
47. Chemical symbol for rhodium
49. Type of logic gate (pl.)
50. Part of a FOR loop
51. Type of chart
52. International phonetic alphabet letter "P"
54. Base of the decimal number system
55. Nuclear explosion byproduct harmful to electronic (abbr., pl.)
56. Digital pattern coding type
57. Chemical symbol for lanthanum
60. International Telecommunications Union
61. Software for circuit or system design (pl.)
66. Opposite of I.D.
67. Total radiated power (abbr.)
68. PC follower
69. Its chemical symbol is Ar
72. Image file format name extension (pl.)
73. ______ _____ Cancels User's Service over 12¢ Dispute (2 wds.) *
1. Advanced Research Projects Agency (abbr.)
2. One factor of a polynomial
3. Semiconductor and calculator company (abbr.)
4. Multifunctional silicon devices (abbr.)
5. CDMA Development Group (abbr.)
6. The Road to a Trillion ___ _______ (abbr. + 1 wd.) *
7. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
8. Gradual change of a liquid into a gas
11. Threaded tuning rod in a coil (pl.)
12. Low Noise Amplifier (abbr.)
13. Add two or more inputs
14. Value often approximated by 22/7
15. International phonetic alphabet letter "I"
17. Radio Amateurs of Canada (abbr.)
18. Key feature in a high level overvoltage protection device
20. Peripheral Component Interface (abbr.)
24. The Origin of the Word '___________' *
25. Constellation : The lion
27. Chemical symbol for mercury
28. Boob tube (abbr.)
30. 4-layer semiconductor device; e.g., SCR and triac (pl.)
31. Stock symbol for Conexant
33. Temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (abbr.)
35. Chemical symbol for lead
36. BS__ - the degree held by many RF Cafe visitors
37. Akin to an EE, CE, AE, etc.
39. Electrical safety organization (abbr.)
43. Error checking scheme (abbr.)
46. Chemical symbol for selenium
47. Amateur _____ Preparations Ramp up as Irma Strengthens to Cat 5 *
48. Filter type that blocks lower frequencies (abbr.)
50. Trans European Trunked RAdio
51. Computer monitor resolution measure (abbr.)
52. Cellphone band directly above DCS
53. Arithmetic Logic Unit (abbr.)
58. ___-AZIMUTH telescope mount
59. Network file transfer protocol (abbr.)
62. Chemical symbol for mendelevium
63. Amateur Radio Direction Finding (abbr.)
64. "____ Trek" Actor Shatner Sends Message to Voyager *
65. Numerical basis for decibels (abbr.)
69. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)
70. Chemical symbol for nobelium
71. Chemical symbol for chlorine

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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