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New York Times, Friday, February 17, 2017

Who wrote "Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise"

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 60 for Mr. Steinberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2017, The New York Times2/17/17 ( No. 24,573 )
Across
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Its ribs stick out : RACKOFLAMB
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"Fiddlesticks!" : PISH
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First Chinese-American cabinet member : ELAINECHAO
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Seeing through : ONTO
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Where to stick a stick : BUTTERDISH
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Owner of the horse Sleipnir : ODIN
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Latin 101 word : AMO
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Abbr. before Friday : SGT
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Improvised jazz strain : HOTLICK
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Surrender : WAIVE
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Showing signs of age : CREAKY
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Rapidly down : INHALE
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Artsy L.A. district : NOHO
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Washington Post competitor: Abbr. : NYT
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"Jurassic Park" co-star Sam : NEILL
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Teddy material : SATIN
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Not to, say : FRO
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Omen : BODE
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Like the function ax3 + bx2 + cx + d : CUBIC
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Come up with : COIN
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Word sometimes elided to its middle letter : AND
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Thwarts : FOILS
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[!!!!] : SHOCK
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The Romans obtained a purple one from snails : DYE
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Draw money? : ANTE
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They're often drawn at night : SHADES
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Base order : TENHUT
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Mar. figure : STPAT
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Record of the year? : ALMANAC
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Castigate : RIP
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Colosseum crowd? : TRE
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Dropped, as poll numbers : SLID
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Certain Internet hoax : CHAINEMAIL
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Take a hit : TOKE
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News of flight delays, say : TEXTALERTS
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Sources of ricotta cheese : EWES
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Unwavering look : STEELYGAZE
Down
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First name in country : REBA
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Occasional "S.N.L." host, to "S.N.L." : ALUM
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Who wrote "Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise" : CATO
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Vixen's offspring : KIT
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"110%" effort : ONESALL
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Vocalist for the Black Eyed Peas : FERGIE
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Flat tube? : LCDTV
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Tuna type : AHI
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Button-___ (hit everything at once, in gamer lingo) : MASH
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Hippie-influenced fashion trend : BOHOCHIC
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Grace ___, servant in "Jane Eyre" : POOLE
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Curries, samosas, etc. : INDIANFOOD
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Staple of Thai cuisine : STICKYRICE
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Dives : HONKYTONKS
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Suffix with magne- : TRON
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Corduroy rib : WALE
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Turns on : ENABLES
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Vulgar : INBADTASTE
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Highlighter color : NEONYELLOW
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Big name in escalators : OTIS
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Diamonds, e.g. : SUIT
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Smartphone heading : CONTACTS
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Some back-and-forth : CHAT
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Mythical piper : FAUN
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Voluptuous : SHAPELY
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Kind of column : SPINAL
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Another name for Pluto : HADES
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Used too much : TRITE
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Jazzman Baker : CHET
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Reid of "Sharknado" : TARA
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Luxury hotel in London's Piccadilly district, with "the" : RITZ
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Word after who, what or where : ELSE
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Hacker's tool : AXE
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Part of a gig : MEG

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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