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Possible Answers: CRANE, LIFT, RAISE, HEAVE, BOOST, HEFT, ELEVATE, JACK, DAVIT, UPRAISE, WINCH, LIFTUP, BLOCKANDTACKLE, HIKEUP.

Last seen on: –LA Times Crossword 18 May 19, Saturday
The Washington Post Crossword – May 18 2019

Random information on the term “LIFT”:

An elevator (US and Canada) or lift (UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa) is a type of vertical transportation that moves people or goods between floors (levels, decks) of a building, vessel, or other structure. Elevators/lifts are generally powered by electric motors that either drive traction cables and counterweight systems like a hoist, or pump hydraulic fluid to raise a cylindrical piston like a jack.

In agriculture and manufacturing, an elevator/lift is any type of conveyor device used to lift materials in a continuous stream into bins or silos. Several types exist, such as the chain and bucket elevator, grain auger screw conveyor using the principle of Archimedes’ screw, or the chain and paddles or forks of hay elevators.

Languages other than English may have loanwords based on either elevator or lift.

Because of wheelchair access laws, elevators/lifts are often a legal requirement in new multistory buildings, especially where wheelchair ramps would be impractical.

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Random information on the term “RAISE”:

In computer science, specifically software engineering and hardware engineering, formal methods are a particular kind of mathematically based techniques for the specification, development and verification of software and hardware systems. The use of formal methods for software and hardware design is motivated by the expectation that, as in other engineering disciplines, performing appropriate mathematical analysis can contribute to the reliability and robustness of a design.


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Formal methods are best described as the application of a fairly broad variety of theoretical computer science fundamentals, in particular logic calculi, formal languages, automata theory, discrete event dynamic system and program semantics, but also type systems and algebraic data types to problems in software and hardware specification and verification.

Formal methods can be used at a number of levels:

Level 0: Formal specification may be undertaken and then a program developed from this informally. This has been dubbed formal methods lite. This may be the most cost-effective option in many cases.

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Random information on the term “HEFT”:

The Interstate Highways in the state of Florida are owned and maintained by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). There are four primary interstate highways and eight auxiliary highways, with a ninth proposed, totaling 1,497.58 miles (2,410.12 km) interstate miles in Florida. The longest interstate is I-75, extending 470.678 miles (757.483 km), and the shortest is I-395, extending just 1.292 miles (2.079 km).

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Random information on the term “JACK”:

A jack, screwjack or jackscrew is a mechanical device used as a lifting device to lift heavy loads or to apply great forces. A mechanical jack employs a screw thread for lifting heavy equipment. A hydraulic jack uses hydraulic power. The most common form is a car jack, floor jack or garage jack, which lifts vehicles so that maintenance can be performed. Jacks are usually rated for a maximum lifting capacity (for example, 1.5 tons or 3 tons). Industrial jacks can be rated for many tons of load.

The personal name Jack, which came into English usage around the thirteenth century as a nickname form of John, came in the sixteenth century to be used as a colloquial word for ‘a man (of low status)’ (much as in the modern usage ‘jack of all trades, master of none’). From here, the word was ‘applied to things which in some way take the place of a lad or man, or save human labour’. The first attestation in the Oxford English Dictionary of jack in the sense ‘a machine, usually portable, for lifting heavy weights by force acting from below’ is from 1679, referring to ‘an Engine used for the removing and commodious placing of great Timber.’

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