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BBC Regular Expression Puzzle

Rather than use traditional hints, each square must be a match of the regular expression associated with the row or column.

Source

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    $\begingroup$ If you enjoyed this puzzle, there are a crap-ton more like it here. $\endgroup$ – Ross Presser Jul 7 '17 at 4:33
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I have so far solved about half of the "crossword" and it is clear that the answer is going to be

YOUR BEST AND WISEST REFUGE FROM ALL TROUBLES IS IN YOUR SCIENCE - ADA LOVELACE.

[EDITED after finishing it to add:]

And it does turn out that the regex clues alone are enough to nail it down, though I briefly thought they wouldn't.

Not that there's any extra information in it, but:

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[EDITED some time afterwards because I noticed I'd omitted a word when I posted this originally. That was a typo rather than an actual error in what I thought the answer was. Now fixed, anyway.]

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  • $\begingroup$ I have no idea what the the hell those characters are - can you explain or provide a link? $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Jul 6 '17 at 20:59
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    $\begingroup$ What characters? Are you complaining about my handwriting? Or, more accurately, my mousewriting? Or asking for more information about regular expressions? (In the latter case, Google is your friend.) $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jul 6 '17 at 21:16
  • $\begingroup$ Not your handwriting :) the crossword things. If they are called regular expressions then thanks I'll look them up $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Jul 7 '17 at 6:20
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil it's a programming matching syntax usually abbreviated regex that many programming languages implement. If you want to so it used and abused head on over to PPCG's regular-expressions tag :) $\endgroup$ – Stephen S Jul 7 '17 at 13:36
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 YOURBESTANDWI
SESTREFUGEFROM
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NYOURSCIENCE -
 ADA LOVELACE 

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