Crossword Genius

Commander, the fool, maintaining police work is to take place (4,2,4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

come to pass

Here is my best explanation:

'is to take place' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'commander the fool maintaining police work' is the subsidiary indication.

'commander' becomes 'co'.

'the fool' becomes 'ass' (ass is a kind of fool).

'maintaining' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'police' becomes 'met' (I've seen this in other clues).

'work' becomes 'op' (common abbreviation for 'opus'**).

'co'+'ass'='coass'

'met'+'op'='metop'

'coass' placed around 'metop' is 'cometopass'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for come to pass that I've seen before include "Short military stick", "Take place" and "Happen".)

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