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RF Cafe Engineering & Science Crossword Puzzle
April 8, 2018

Each week, for the sake of all avid cruciverbalists amongst us, I create a new technology-themed crossword puzzle using only words from my custom-created lexicon related to engineering, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc. Words for clues having an asterisk (*) after them are part of this week's Easter theme. You will never find among the words names of politicians, mountain ranges, exotic foods or plants, movie stars, or anything of the sort. You might, however, see someone or something in the exclusion list who or that is directly related to this puzzle's theme, such as Hedy Lamar or the Bikini Atoll, respectively. 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 & Science Crossword Puzzle April 8, 2018
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2. Volt, meter, pint, pound, eg.
3. Electromagnetic (abbr.)
4. Stock symbol for RF Micro Devices
5. Base of the binary number system
6. Go through the process of planned creation
9. Signal amplitude degradation due to inefficiency
11. Ultra Fine Pitch Technology (abbr.)
13. Effective Radiated Power (abbr.)
14. Type of current flow (abbr.)
15. A star that suddenly becomes much brighter and then gradually returns to its original brightness over a period of weeks to years
18. Maximally flat group delay function frequency selective component (2 wds.)
20. Ham's code for "Are you busy?"
21. Direct Memory Access (abbr.)
23. Display type
24. Chemical symbol for niobium
25. A common battery cell size
27. Chemical symbol for antimony
29. A "0" or a "1," for instance
31. Device that allows repeater users to make telephone calls through a repeater
32. Type of distribution, squared
33. Like a heatsink
35. O-scope, spectrum analyzer, DMM or thermometer
38. Adjustment dial
40. 3 MHz to 30 MHz
43. Chemical symbol for einsteinium
45. Band between RF and BB
46. Intel 8086 or Motorola 6800 (abbr.)
47. Semiconductor On Insulator (abbr.)
48. Number or digital inputs that an output can drive
50. Ham-ese for Young Lady
51. One component of a complex number (abbr.)
52. The "L" in VLF
53. Multichannel multipoint distribution service
56. IC socket type for easy insertion & removal (abbr.)
57. Elemental compound used for microwave frequency reference oscillators (abbr.)
60. Ratio of circumference to diameter
61. Chemical symbol for silicon
62. Chemical symbol for tin
ACROSS
1. Compliment to raising a number to the power of 2 (2 wds.)
7. 300 kHz to 3 MHz
8. Computer messaging service (pl.)
10. Greek letter (micro)
12. Part of a FOR loop
13. Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (abbr.)
16. Signal-to-noise ratio (abbr.)
17. Substrate for mounting components (abbr.)
19. Type of antenna constructed from one or more winding(s) of wire or rods (pl.)
22. Existing in only 2 dimensions
26. The amount of matter that a body contains
28. Strong, lightweight wood
30. Chemical symbol for beryllium
31. Type of data conversion device (abbr.)
34. Opposite of a LO
36. Stock symbol for National Instruments
37. Indium phosphide
38. It connects the software to the hardware
39. Particle which constitutes a single quantum of electromagnetic radiation
41. Sound frequency in the human hearing range (abbr.)
42. Used logic gates
44. Popular computer device interface (abbr.)
45. Infrared (abbr.)
46. Centimeter (abbr.)
48. Small unit of capacitance (abbr.)
49. What is the name of the curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane at a smaller angle with its axis than the side of the cone
54. A crescent shaped figure formed on a sphere or plane by two intersecting arcs
55. Charged particle
58. An 8-bit unit
59. Internet protocol (abbr.)
61. Official Space Shuttle designation (abbr.)
63. What type of nuclear reaction powers an atom bomb
64. Chemical symbol for terbium

Answer below

 

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