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COMMANDERS IN FICHE

New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 2000

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

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 TimesNo. 0220 ( 18,366 )
Across
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Director's order : RETAKE
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Bench item : VISE
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Rough projections : CRAGS
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They go to market : WARES
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Dove's discovery, once : ARARAT
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Start of a Jimmy Durante song : INKA
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Black-and-white outfit : HABIT
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Popular invitees : ALIST
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President of the Lunar Society? : JIMMYCRATER
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It might be tempting : AROMA
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Trattoria topping : PESTO
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It has a spot on it : ACE
30
"What's this!" : OHO
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President of Misers of America? : WILLIAMMYNICKEL
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Poet Teasdale : SARA
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Like certain talk shows : PHONEIN
38
Harass : BESET
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"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
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Shooting star, maybe : OMEN
59
Wool derivative : LANOLIN
60
Skip past : OMIT
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Majorette's motion : TWIRL
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Hitchhike : RIDE
64
Silver Springs neighbor : OCALA
65
President of the Mapmakers' Group? : DWIGHTWHEREONEIS
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Journalist Whitelaw ___ : REID
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"To your health!" : PROST
71
Model T alternatives : REOS
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Coloring : TINCT
73
Product placements : ADS
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Montana tribe : CROW
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Lets off some steam : COOLS
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Abominates : DETESTS
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President of the One-Member Association? : THEODORESOLEVOTER
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Bottom of a chest : MIDRIFF
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Disgusted : FEDUP
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Alexander, e.g. : CZAR
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Sci-fi danger : RAY
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Betelgeuse's setting : ORION
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"...___ short pier!" : OFFA
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Meets defiantly : DARES
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It's in vein : LODE
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President of Truck Part Manufacturers, Inc.? : BENJAMINAIRHORNS
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Conductor Boulanger : NADIA
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Actress Swenson : INGA
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Virgil creation : IDYLL
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Modern ice cream flavor : OREO
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More circumspect : CHARIER
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Singer Redbone : LEON
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Put the kibosh on : NIX
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President of the Foundation for Religious Heroism? : MARTINBRAVENUN
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Brut alternative : SEC
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Z ___ zebra : ASIN
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Snockered : OILED
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Bathroom installation : SPA
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Cornerback Sanders : DEION
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Notes : REMARKS
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They're uneven : ODDS
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President of the Screen Actors Guild? : MILLARDFILMROLE
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Self expression? : IAM
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Turn into confetti : RIP
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"Crime does not pay," e.g. : AXIOM
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Female demon : LAMIA
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President of Quitters International? : JAMESNOMORE
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Gamut : RANGE
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"My stars!" : EGADS
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Qabus bin Said's land : OMAN
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Sudden pain : TWINGE
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"The Rape of the Lock" concern : TRESS
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Cyclades island : DELOS
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Payoffs : SOPS
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"You don't say!" : INDEED
Down
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Foreign dignitaries : RAJAS
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Susan Lucci's character : ERICA
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Circus employee : TAMER
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Magazine article? : ARM
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Lay flat : KAYO
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Delineate : ETCH
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Itinerary word : VIA
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Bisected : INTWO
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It's all wound up : SKEIN
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"Guitar Town" singer Steve : EARLE
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Restrain, in a way : CHAINUP
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___ avis : RARA
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They cause blowups : ABOMBS
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Two-inch putt, e.g. : GIMME
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Suppresses one's wanderlust : STAYS
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"White rump," in Shawnee : WAPITI
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Novelist Waugh : ALEC
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Cautious person's concerns : RISKS
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First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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Winter warmer : STOLE
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Entice : ROPEIN
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Adam's first wife, in Jewish lore : LILITH
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Crunch maker : NESTLE
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Historian Toynbee : ARNOLD
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Darlin' : HON
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Kan. borderer : OKLA
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Year in Edward the Confessor's reign : MLI
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Card sentiment, sometimes : GETWELL
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Less sophisticated : CORNIER
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"La Traviata" mezzo : FLORA
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Fought the clock : RACED
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"Henry & June" character : ANAIS
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Grid parts : ROWS
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Issue : EMIT
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Pack item, for short : CIG
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Slapstick projectiles : PIES
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Eight-time Norris Trophy winner : ORR
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Looks : MIENS
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It's handed down : EDICT
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Groups of spies : NESTS
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A question of possession : WHOSE
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Stewart's role in "Harvey" : DOWD
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Company : TROOP
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Social swimmer : OTTER
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Smoking or non, e.g.: Abbr. : PREF
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It's over your head : ROOF
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Hutch contents : CHINA
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Moth repellent : CEDAR
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Big 10 sch. : OSU
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Catch some Z's : DOZE
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Fraternity row characters : ETAS
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Frequent Rose Bowl team : TROJANS
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Refuse : OFFAL
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Shoots again : REFILMS
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They sometimes flash "12:00" : VCRS
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Shell competitor : MOBIL
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Tony-winner Worth : IRENE
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Coward, in Aussie slang : DINGO
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"The Age of Bronze" sculptor : RODIN
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It may be bid : ADIEU
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Long : YEARN
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Jet black : ONYX
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Vier preceder : DREI
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In the near future : ANON
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Neville Brand western : LAREDO
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Onion chopper, e.g. : MINCER
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Name in Ugandan history : IDI
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"Good boy" of rhyme : HORNER
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Scrap : ORT
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Narthex end : NAVE
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Kind of center : CRISIS
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Discovery I computer : HAL
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Cold front, e.g. : AIRMASS
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___ choy : BOK
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"My Cup Runneth Over" singer : EDAMES
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Brute : ANIMAL
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Sting : SMART
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"Toy Story" animation company : PIXAR
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Dress type : ALINE
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Went nowhere : IDLED
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Old enough : OFAGE
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Magic amulets : MOJOS
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Enterprise rival : ALAMO
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Fix a chart : REMAP
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Dreary sound : DRONE
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Dreary sound : DIRGE
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Photographer's choice : SPEED
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Roleo needs : LOGS
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Open-air swimming pool : LIDO
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Naysayer : ANTI
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Cut : MOWN
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Dash measures : ENS
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Day or way preceder : MID

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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