COMMANDERS IN FICHE

New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 2000

Author: Trip Payne
Editor: Will Shortz
Trip Payne
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Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 88 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Director's order : RETAKE
7. Bench item : VISE
11. Rough projections : CRAGS
16. They go to market : WARES
21. Dove's discovery, once : ARARAT
22. Start of a Jimmy Durante song : INKA
23. Black-and-white outfit : HABIT
24. Popular invitees : ALIST
25. President of the Lunar Society? : JIMMYCRATER
27. It might be tempting : AROMA
28. Trattoria topping : PESTO
29. It has a spot on it : ACE
30. "What's this!" : OHO
31. President of Misers of America? : WILLIAMMYNICKEL
34. Poet Teasdale : SARA
36. Like certain talk shows : PHONEIN
38. Harass : BESET
39. "What did I tell you?" : SEE
40. Paris's rival : ROMEO
43. Big galoots : LUGS
45. Mistake follower, at times : SIC
47. President of the Bakers' Union? : FRANKLINRECIPE
53. Beer belly : POT
55. Shooting star, maybe : OMEN
59. Wool derivative : LANOLIN
60. Skip past : OMIT
61. Majorette's motion : TWIRL
63. Hitchhike : RIDE
64. Silver Springs neighbor : OCALA
65. President of the Mapmakers' Group? : DWIGHTWHEREONEIS
68. Journalist Whitelaw ___ : REID
69. "To your health!" : PROST
71. Model T alternatives : REOS
72. Coloring : TINCT
73. Product placements : ADS
74. Montana tribe : CROW
75. Lets off some steam : COOLS
77. Abominates : DETESTS
79. President of the One-Member Association? : THEODORESOLEVOTER
83. Bottom of a chest : MIDRIFF
86. Disgusted : FEDUP
87. Alexander, e.g. : CZAR
88. Sci-fi danger : RAY
91. Betelgeuse's setting : ORION
92. "...___ short pier!" : OFFA
93. Meets defiantly : DARES
95. It's in vein : LODE
96. President of Truck Part Manufacturers, Inc.? : BENJAMINAIRHORNS
101. Conductor Boulanger : NADIA
102. Actress Swenson : INGA
103. Virgil creation : IDYLL
104. Modern ice cream flavor : OREO
105. More circumspect : CHARIER
107. Singer Redbone : LEON
108. Put the kibosh on : NIX
109. President of the Foundation for Religious Heroism? : MARTINBRAVENUN
112. Brut alternative : SEC
114. Z ___ zebra : ASIN
115. Snockered : OILED
116. Bathroom installation : SPA
119. Cornerback Sanders : DEION
122. Notes : REMARKS
126. They're uneven : ODDS
130. President of the Screen Actors Guild? : MILLARDFILMROLE
133. Self expression? : IAM
136. Turn into confetti : RIP
137. "Crime does not pay," e.g. : AXIOM
138. Female demon : LAMIA
139. President of Quitters International? : JAMESNOMORE
142. Gamut : RANGE
143. "My stars!" : EGADS
144. Qabus bin Said's land : OMAN
145. Sudden pain : TWINGE
146. "The Rape of the Lock" concern : TRESS
147. Cyclades island : DELOS
148. Payoffs : SOPS
149. "You don't say!" : INDEED
1. Foreign dignitaries : RAJAS
2. Susan Lucci's character : ERICA
3. Circus employee : TAMER
4. Magazine article? : ARM
5. Lay flat : KAYO
6. Delineate : ETCH
7. Itinerary word : VIA
8. Bisected : INTWO
9. It's all wound up : SKEIN
10. "Guitar Town" singer Steve : EARLE
11. Restrain, in a way : CHAINUP
12. ___ avis : RARA
13. They cause blowups : ABOMBS
14. Two-inch putt, e.g. : GIMME
15. Suppresses one's wanderlust : STAYS
16. "White rump," in Shawnee : WAPITI
17. Novelist Waugh : ALEC
18. Cautious person's concerns : RISKS
19. First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
20. Winter warmer : STOLE
26. Entice : ROPEIN
32. Adam's first wife, in Jewish lore : LILITH
33. Crunch maker : NESTLE
35. Historian Toynbee : ARNOLD
37. Darlin' : HON
41. Kan. borderer : OKLA
42. Year in Edward the Confessor's reign : MLI
44. Card sentiment, sometimes : GETWELL
46. Less sophisticated : CORNIER
47. "La Traviata" mezzo : FLORA
48. Fought the clock : RACED
49. "Henry & June" character : ANAIS
50. Grid parts : ROWS
51. Issue : EMIT
52. Pack item, for short : CIG
53. Slapstick projectiles : PIES
54. Eight-time Norris Trophy winner : ORR
56. Looks : MIENS
57. It's handed down : EDICT
58. Groups of spies : NESTS
62. A question of possession : WHOSE
65. Stewart's role in "Harvey" : DOWD
66. Company : TROOP
67. Social swimmer : OTTER
69. Smoking or non, e.g.: Abbr. : PREF
70. It's over your head : ROOF
74. Hutch contents : CHINA
75. Moth repellent : CEDAR
76. Big 10 sch. : OSU
77. Catch some Z's : DOZE
78. Fraternity row characters : ETAS
79. Frequent Rose Bowl team : TROJANS
80. Refuse : OFFAL
81. Shoots again : REFILMS
82. They sometimes flash "12:00" : VCRS
83. Shell competitor : MOBIL
84. Tony-winner Worth : IRENE
85. Coward, in Aussie slang : DINGO
88. "The Age of Bronze" sculptor : RODIN
89. It may be bid : ADIEU
90. Long : YEARN
92. Jet black : ONYX
93. Vier preceder : DREI
94. In the near future : ANON
95. Neville Brand western : LAREDO
97. Onion chopper, e.g. : MINCER
98. Name in Ugandan history : IDI
99. "Good boy" of rhyme : HORNER
100. Scrap : ORT
101. Narthex end : NAVE
105. Kind of center : CRISIS
106. Discovery I computer : HAL
110. Cold front, e.g. : AIRMASS
111. ___ choy : BOK
113. "My Cup Runneth Over" singer : EDAMES
114. Brute : ANIMAL
116. Sting : SMART
117. "Toy Story" animation company : PIXAR
118. Dress type : ALINE
120. Went nowhere : IDLED
121. Old enough : OFAGE
123. Magic amulets : MOJOS
124. Enterprise rival : ALAMO
125. Fix a chart : REMAP
127. Dreary sound : DRONE
128. Dreary sound : DIRGE
129. Photographer's choice : SPEED
131. Roleo needs : LOGS
132. Open-air swimming pool : LIDO
134. Naysayer : ANTI
135. Cut : MOWN
140. Dash measures : ENS
141. Day or way preceder : MID

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