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Philosophical Reflections XW

Philosophical Reflections has generated many cross words in its time, and philosophy is one of the grandest of intellectual puzzles. So as an entertaining diversion, here is a philosophical cryptic crossword puzzle to wrap your brain around. Enjoy!

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Clues

Across

1. Use your brain to solve this one! (5)
4. Not only a mad vole feels this for its highest values (4)
6. A rational philosophy is not subjective and lacks Eastern ideology (11)
11. Critic and Censor's first letter to the Australian Tax Office (4)
14. Fiery attack is loud but crippled (5)
16. (&2d) Philosophically Reflecting supercomputer (3)
18. Tube 10 in the inn abstracts the universal from the particular (9)
19. Calf lay in illogical position (7)
21. Endless honey for a single unit (3)
24. Freud's subconscious had little identity (2)
26. Lacquer stirred without credit is the same (5)
28. Point made by a soul about the sound of the sea (5)
31. Rearrange ten gems for your rational self-interest (6)
33. Notified in order to know what you're talking about (10)
34. Took advantage of short United States education (4)
35. Therefore a backward operating system (2)
36. Um, leave then (4)
38. A difficult sound makes a difficult point (5)
42. Massage itches for a rational moral code (6)
43. To be a former winner (5)
45. See dingo turn into a philosopher who lived like a dog (8)
46. The single object of United Nations information technology (4)
47. He has right to a sex change (3)
48. Take care of your primary tool of survival! (4)
49. Richo out of key but singing with the others (5)
50. Rational animal begins mansions (3)
52. An endless party to show what can and ought to be (3)
53. Us in me 'n you (3)
54. Dishonest fur ad (5)
56. Any mixed gold coins buy a brilliant philosopher (3,4)
60. Kind of bee right for a clumsy oaf (7)
63. 63 then 95 are the logical alternatives (2)
66. Impossible to predict when I'm taken from chamois (5)
67. Sick and virtuous person endures calmly (7)
68. Attempted, tested, judged and true (5)
70. Eats ethics porridge to acquire a theory of art (10)
71. Go to the top (4)
74. Feelings mixed up? Mine too! (7)
75. Unavoidable basic knowlege found in taxi omnibus (5)
76. Cicero, no! It's very bad to initiate physical force! (8)
77. Group went down (3)
78. No contradiction possible between dead tree and integrated circuit (5)
80. More than half of taxis pay government impost (3)
81. Search through apical mist to find a moral political system (10)
83. A rent city returned to total confidence (9)
86. Brief dissent about monarch (2)
87. Refuse to think about first lady holding advertisement (5)
89. Uncertainty in the midst of life (2)
91. The source of sauce puree? (5)
93. This cradle of philosophy lubricated our rusty thinking, I hear (6)
98. Ego so emptily wanders until it finds the key to knowledge (12)
100. Insufficient virtue can turn a brain into this (3)
101. An aware head is what perceives reality (13)
104. Pro's client heads grave alternatives to an Ayn Rand hero (4,4)
106. Concerned with backward hesitations (2)
107. Calvin's tiger an apologist for dictatorships? (6)
108. Sounds like Elle will deserve to acquire knowledge (5)
112. The sound of fog, I see, promises arbitrary knowledge (6)
113. Occam's on steroids (3)
114. Prayer, ivy said, is madly heading to anti-individual system (12)
116. Part fact, part play (3)
118. Artificial intelligence right for song (3)
120. Princess slipped back into unconsciousness (2)
121. Yes, I'm here for half a toy (2)
122. Barely frozen water yields a fairly vital virtue (7)
126. Fashionably true but poor logic (7)
127. Cast aside new thoughts (5)
128. Something's wrong with a young spinster (5)

Down

2. (&16a) Philosophically Reflecting supercomputer (3)
3. Said he is unable to understand reality - and he was! (4)
5. Trim away the unnecessary with his blade (5)
6. Come inside to hear a mystic chant (2)
7. Believes beginning to exist (2)
8. Stalker should reduce himself to conversation (4)
9. Undoubtedly some philosophers in this climbing league (3)
10. Expression of property starts myth (2)
11. You're able to, so do it twice and dance (3)
12. Look in that manuscript for yogi's spiritual exercise (2)
13. Hi-ho! Sloppy, confused, but still finding fundamental truths (10)
14. RC foe incompatible with reason (5)
15. Irrational but not unnatural! (2)
17. One party about nothing, Will! (3)
19. Without hesitation, in the Father I believe without reason (5)
20. Brief Einstein (2)
22. Entice sex wildly for all that there is (9)
23. Self-abasement's the buzz before directionless old age (8)
25. Uh, me confused about this skeptical empiricist (4)
26. Vile, nasty and just plain bad (4)
27. Remove a charged particle for inference from a generality (9)
29. Immaculate ion religiously missing mental abstraction (7)
30. It's only fair! (4)
32. Titanic cordon around that which cannot be (13)
37. Typographical strokes sound angelic (6)
39. If the people want the power, let them eat creamy cod! (9)
40. South fashionable but possibly deadly (3)
41. Icon is not free! (4)
44. Thought left something to strive for (5)
49. Fancy nicotine conceals his philosophy of contempt (5)
51. What you seek at the limit of a charged atom may know no limits (8)
52. Bra rarity is crazy and cognitively meaningless (9)
55. In his heart, Faisal knows the law of identity (1,2,1)
56. One of the greatest thinkers rose from confused to realist (9)
57. 'E said, don't worry, be... (4)
58. Heartless, dusty code of obedience! (4)
59. The meat of the matter from the heart of a plant? (4)
61. Prefect is almost faultless (7)
62. Tough guy plays coits! (5)
64. Champagne given away to celebrate a political ideal! (7)
65. His demon encouraged him to live for nothing but pleasure (8)
69. Make claim of existence very early in the morning! (1,2)
72. Backward trash, mainly, but can give you fuel for living (3)
73. Back rover into mythical overlord (3)
75. Map book expressed indifference to a great philosophical novel (5,8)
77. Airs LP spins in ever-increasing circle (6)
79. Icy hot Dom, shaken, is a stark alternative (9)
82. In the end, home is where I am (2)
83. Old Anglicans initially for agnostic dating system (1,1)
84. Distil rot from torture to say what is real (4)
85. Happy anger contains an oriental principle 94)
86. Woman's letter to the man she most looks up to (4)
88. Bea is disorganised but honest (3)
90. Deter fear vigorously to achieve moral dealings between people (4,5)
92. Inside dismal belief (3)
93. God, the Spanish say you can't formally prove everything! (5)
94. Does the self lie in your leg or arm? (3)
95. Otherwise eels (4)
96. Sharpen pen to remain true to reality (7)
97. Removed his dinner or was it just deserts? (8)
99. To have property now is shaky (3)
101. Encourage cable (4)
102. Irrational beliefs are real bitches! (6)
103. Homer cynically embraced undeserved forgiveness (5)
105. Left sting, stirred into making Reflections (6)
109. You deserve that Grecian vase, I say! (4)
110. Are mostly about (2)
111. Do go around but be moral (4)
115. Diogenes' lamp and brief writings (3)
117. Familiar with a philosopher of science? (3)
119. Me, me first! (1,1)
122. The German Agreement (2)
123. Endless dumb hesitation (2)
124. El, yes! (2)
125. Exists in itself (2)

 

© 2000 Robin Craig: first published in TableAus.