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Model Aviation Crossword Puzzle #3

Back around 2000, I submitted a few model aviation themed crossword puzzles to the Academy of Model Aeronautics' monthly magazine, Model Aviation. After many months, Mr. Bob Hunt responded saying that he had just assumed the position of editor for the "If It Flies" column, and that he would be interested in publishing the crosswords. So, six of the puzzles appeared in 2001 editions.

Today, while searching through some old files, I ran across the document that I originally submitted, and I figured it might be nice to make them available to visitors to the Airplane and Rockets website. Enough time has gone by now that I hope they don't mind that I have reproduced them here.

Here are links to all of the crossword puzzles:

#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6


Model airplane Crossword Puzzle #3 - Airplanes and Rockets


ACROSS
1 Area between ribs
4 Pull up prior to touchdown
8 Garbage
12 Premier model aviation organization
15 Device used to clock aircraft speed
17 Path that a propeller tip takes
18 Edge of a dope jar
19 Son of Abraham
21 Result
22 Do you fly model airplanes?
23 I've ___ to meet a modeler I didn't like
24 One of the gifts of the Magi
25 State in AMA District IV
26 State in AMA District III
27 Wood sorrel
29 Not hers
30 State in AMA District V
31 State in AMA District V
32 State in AMA District VI
33 Room within a harem
35 Songbird
37 Penny
38 Atomic mass unit
39 ___ Scholl, of Super Chipmunk fame
41 Boeing P-26 ___-Shooter
42 Premier organization for model rocket enthusiasts
43 On sheltered side
44 ____muffin
45 Eccentric mechanism
46 Charlie Brown's expression
47 Use a jig ___ for cutting aircraft plywood
48 One who flies competitive aircraft for profit
51 British nobleman
53 Epoxy does this (if mixed correctly)
55 Allow
56 Crash your plane
58 She ___ what it takes to fly competitively
59 Trim implement on a control surface
60 Fluid part of blood
62 Simpler
64 What kind of fuel ___ you using?
65 Where aircraft carriers operate
66 Military part numbering system prefix
67 State in AMA District IX
68 Fish eggs
69 Computer department
70 State in AMA District I
71 Attempt an FAI record
72 Honey, I'm going __ the flying field now
73 Radio modulation type
74 Landing gear
75 State in AMA District V
76 Soaring club in Riverside, CA
77 Put the plane away for the winter
79 They come after ems
80 Control line
81 Perform
82 Middle Eastern salad
88 Zodiacal constellation for most of August
89 Before
90 Adjust the needle valve
91 Emotion following a successful flight
97 _____ the elevator to pitch the nose upward
98 Type of CL racer
99 Back seat airplane occupant
100 Argot
102 Cyanoacrylate
103 Abbreviation for AMA District V possession
105 Pulled up to take off
107 I ___ going to fly yesterday, but it rained
108 "Only ___ Best From U.S. Hobby"
110 Portable bed
111 Dude's place
113 Resinous deposit
114 Fairy queen
116 Statute
117 Period of history
118 Black bird
119 Lyric poem
120 Number of wings on a monoplane
121 Wrath
122 17th letter of the Greek alphabet
123 Gun the engine
124 1/60th of a min.
125 Operated the engine
126 Centers of gravity
127 9th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
128 Airtight ring at bottom of carburetor
129 Unnecessarily
130 Supplications
131 Son of Isaac and Rebekah
DOWN
1 Type of electrical plug
2 Printed sale announcements in Model Aviation
3 Holly shrub
5 Grain direction of covering material
6 Ring of color
7 Model Aviation column by Paul Kopp - 2000
9 Reach this department at AMA phone extension 270
10 Festival
11 Capable at flying
12 Institution for mentally ill
13 Impair
14 Canton in N Switzerland
15 Special feature articles on commercial airplane kits
16 Readjust
19 What an Australian sailor would declare
20 Rejuvenates batteries
28 Wing loading quotients
29 Shrinks Monokote
34 Organize a contest
36 Local annual outdoor festival
37 Develop a new airplane design
38 Cherry-like fruit
40 Cuts grooves on screw or nut
41 Pennsylvania Air National Guard Association
47 Thou _____ not leave thy transmitter on in the impound
49 Omniscient Brotherhood of Elite Academic Highbrows, abbr.
50 Month when the Toledo show usually occurs
52 Not former
53 What's the ______ to your perfect tissue covering jobs?
54 Rendezvous
55 Hardware to hold the fuel tank access hatch closed
57 Fernando _____, FF Sport and Scale columnist in Model Aviation - 2000
61 Come in dead last in a fly-off
63 Sea eagle
78 N____, the USAF's facility in Cheyenne Mountain
83 WWI British biplane manufacturer
84 British Aircraft Association
85 Castor and synthetic are used in glow fuels
86 May I ___ your rubber winder?
87 Desk with slanted top
92 Series of steps required to complete a task
93 Aircraft parking area
94 Highest mountain in Crete
95 Used in an emergency landing aboard an aircraft carrier
96 Recluse
100 Russian country house
101 Number of wings on a triplane
102 Nose ____ on rockets
104 Type of altimeter
105 Maximum safe separation between TX and RX
106 Ventures
107 Item at a modeling swap shop
109 Overhanging lower edge of a roof
110 Engine body
112 Sandy tract
113 Plural of locus
115 Second letter of the Greek alphabet















Model airplane Crossword Puzzle #3 Solution - Airplanes and Rockets

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