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New York Times, Friday, October 20, 2017

Who wrote "He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened"

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Wentz. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times10/20/17 ( No. 24,818 )

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"And there you have it!" : BADABING
9
Small ammo : BBSHOT
15
1999 prequel that grossed over a billion dollars, familiarly : EPISODEI
16
Obscure knowledge : ARCANA
17
Iran-contra business : ARMSDEAL
18
Chucks : HEAVES
19
Cut : MOW
20
Things to 19-Across : YARDS
22
Helps in a way one shouldn't : ABETS
23
Twerps : SNIPS
25
"If I were a betting person, I'd say ..." : ODDSARE
27
Play with strings : STRUM
29
Tries to win : WOOS
30
Hoedown participant : GAL
31
Inverse function in trigonometry : ARCSINE
33
Things non-PC people buy? : MACS
34
Symbol for a member of Anonymous : GUYFAWKESMASK
37
Things often found by the dessert table : URNS
38
Dated women? : FAIRSEX
39
Down : SAD
40
It changes one's perspective : LENS
41
Buck ___, first African-American coach in Major League Baseball : ONEIL
44
Time off for an N.F.L. team : BYEWEEK
46
One letter of "NATO" in the NATO alphabet : OSCAR
48
Locale for much of "The Da Vinci Code" : PARIS
49
Arabic name that sounds like a reply of agreement : YASIR
53
Rocker Gramm of Foreigner : LOU
54
Ominous parting words : ORELSE
56
"Today" co-host beginning in 2007 : HODAKOTB
58
Book of selected texts : READER
59
Frequent locale in the comic strip "Andy Capp" : ALEHOUSE
60
Things hashed and mashed, informally : TATERS
61
Places for nightstands : BEDSIDES
Down
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Lintels, e.g. : BEAMS
2
Blacksmiths' wear : APRONS
3
Chucklehead : DIMWIT
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Chucklehead : ASS
5
Catch a wave, in a way : BODYSURF
6
Conception : IDEA
7
About : NEAR
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Decorate elegantly : GILD
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"Enough of this!" : BAH
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Prepares, in a way, as chicken : BREADS
11
Sources of labor pains? : SCABS
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Really enjoy oneself : HAVEAGAS
13
Kind of mind : ONETRACK
14
Curtain decorations : TASSELS
21
Longhorn rival : SOONER
24
Appeals to a higher authority? : PRAYS
26
Playground retort : DOESSO
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Big name in digital security : MCAFEE
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User-editable internet pages : WIKIS
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High-class : SWANKY
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High points : MAXES
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Where the rules are unclear : GRAYAREA
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Be malnourished : UNDEREAT
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Some holiday decorations : MENORAHS
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Plug-in point : USBPORT
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___ ape (gibbon) : LESSER
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Digital storage service : ICLOUD
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Who wrote "He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened" : LAOTSE
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"Salomé" playwright : WILDE
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Easily fooled sorts : RUBES
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"Grand, ungodly, godlike man," in literature : AHAB
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Exclusive : SOLE
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No longer anonymous, for short : IDED
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Hosp. parts : ERS
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Butterfly ___ (fish) : KOI

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