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Philosophical Reflections XWII

Test your cryptic crossword skills with our second philosophical crossword (click here to see the first one). The answers have at least a tangential relation to philosophy, science, history or religion (note: a few of the answers are Ayn Rand novels or characters). While some answers are more than one word, to increase the level of difficulty I've just given the total number of letters.

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Clues

Across

2. Blur epic performance of an ideal government (8)
6. Jewish mystic holds the fastest speed for nature (7)
9. Pioneered parthenogenesis in a mixing bole (4)
13. Avoidance of reality is stupidly so naive (7)
14. Ye trail unwinds into all existence (7)
15. Downpour not a surprise to him! (4)
16. Industrious edge to the Ayn Rand story (6)
17. Western AIDS delivers an evil scheme (6)
19. One very loud contingent (3)
21. Exists in pure alloys (4)
22. Collie made dog's breakfast of eyespots (6)
23. Crossed to finish (2)
25. Solid angle of strontium (2)
28. Dolt is emotionally calm (6)
30. I started Metaphysics (2)
31. Fleshes sins out for a maligned virtue (11)
33. Flocked inside to see an empirical philosopher (5)
35. Make contact in short English period (6)
36. Your life's goal shouldn't be pure sop (7)
37. Philosophical prince pondered churchless village (6)
39. The totality of what I am (3)
40. Painter lost one to become one of the Old Masters (5)
41. Quietly convey the virtue of perfecting one's soul (5)
44. Dumb nymph wasted away, away, away... (4)
46. Set sheet flapping for American Beauty admirers (8)
48. Endless gin in Local was good thinking (7)
50. Ants a poor embodiment of evil (5)
52. Mystical theory of life from the daughter of Chaos (4)
53. Quietly and angrily solicit a philosophy of living together (8)
54. Anorexic ruler should be using his head! (8)
55. Drug avid Nihilist agitating for proper political principles (16)
58. Let ash fall around ancient sage (6)
60. So pure a song may hold the key to our survival (6)
61. Gleans fantasy to find mythical messengers (6)
63. From many directions we distil the base of all knowledge (6)
65. My kingdom for a Trojan horse! (5)
66. Nettle hurt Icarus's insides (6)
70. Gestapo licence held those who should protect our rights (6)
72. Irritated Left sees me with confidence in my own value (10)
73. Sane spy went crazy from neural touches (7)
77. Punishes without violence by putting Attila in the SS (5)
78. Intelligence about the sun god dictatorship (4)
80. Pointless mulish reversal makes connection (5)
82. Our sun on lawgiver and Sage (5)
83. Must rail about this supposed virtue (8)
86. Hard work? Or a stirring, rugged individualist? (11)
87. Throwing iron at laity somehow achieves the highest virtue (11)
88. Is and is not an island! (3)
89. Dyslexic ambrosia? (3)
90. Urgent action due for training young minds (9)
92. Is untied sloppily, only to break apart (8)
94. Philosopher's sexless love a weird loin pact (8)
96. Shamus hides atomic mass unit (3)
97. My clue redirected you to Aristotle's school (6)
98. Nice racy party concerned hedonists (8)
99. Lots of kisses for unknown quantities of beer (4)

Down

1. Not really shame it is a godless philosophy (7)
2. Dance to the true sound (4)
3. Unrevise revision for all there is (8)
4. Alloy aluminium to hold faithful (5)
5. Taxi Einstein to meeting of mystics (5)
6. QED Central backed weed (4)
7. Nice sec bubbly for nature studies (7)
8. Icy Nichiren held contempt for the enjoyment of life (5)
10. Never be clone recombined without right to good will (11)
11. Lack of proof to bud uncertainty (5)
12. A confused Mr Klaxar was ultimately to blame for the Berlin Wall (8)
17. To know is dominion: seek inside to apply it well (6)
18. Hippi's alcohol spree concerned love of wisdom (13)
20. Release Testament for the power to choose (8)
24. Sickest imp doubtfully questions everything (10)
26. A large lock contained universal birth (7)
27. So quaint a sham overturned by his revival of Aristotle (13)
29. Performance of note (2)
32. Bad dog!? (4)
34. Swirling mist on scum hides extreme collectivists (10)
36. Spookily pray a ghost to bring forth a mystic geometer (10)
37. Change to cause thrill endlessly, for philosopher of endless change? (10)
38. Never inside the first woman? (3)
42. Mystical philosophies concerned with dirty soiling (9)
43. Mystics heap nonsense on the basic nature of reality (11)
45. You can't move a muscle without endless acting (5)
47. Father of philosophy draws us out with his coarsest joke (8)
49. Sorcery hidden by the nobility (3)
51. Vigorously, it goes polemical about the theory of knowledge (15)
54. One haunted faith shattered in novel of the individual against the collective (15)
56. Thrust vigorously toward facts (6)
57. Hear sea massif crumble onto vicious collectivism (7)
59. Fell for the law of universal gravitation! (6)
62. Dubious saint and uncertain hunk discuss paradigm shifts (10)
64. The intellect turned on us (4)
67. Classicist finished in tomb (4)
68. Aye, but what craziness art should achieve! (6)
69. Crazy lark with juicy philosopher of science? (10)
71. Outlive no changes for a change of life (9)
74. Titanic actor the greatest genius of all? (8)
75. Ruling political system has middle note in discordant harmony (8)
76. How much alcohol do you need to be sure? (5)
79. Bondsman starts Autumn storm with discrete energy packet (7)
80. Pleasure is good for Mafia head in headless theism (8)
81. Eel swallows a little literature on ethics (8)
84. Alternatively, a conservative with the Speaker's art (7)
85. Hasten unsteadily into philosophy's cradle (6)
91. Heloise's heart held cry to God (4)
93. My claim to be Siamese is pointless (3)
95. Young Miss expecting - and therein is the reason! (3)

© 2002 Robin Craig: first published in TableAus.