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CAPITAL MATTERS

New York Times, Sunday, May 17, 1964

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,404
Across Down
1. Vogues. : MODES
6. Tabula ___ (clean slate). : RASA
10. Valley of Goliath's downfall. : ELAH
14. Art cult. : DADA
18. Ward off. : AVERT
19. Give forth. : EMIT
20. River into Laptev Sea. : LENA
21. Early English colonizers. : SAXONS
23. Type of foreign policy. : DOLLARDIPLOMACY
26. Japanese paper-folding art. : ORIGAMI
28. Rosie was one. : RIVETER
29. Energy. : SAP
30. Stones. : PEBBLES
32. ___ and caboodle. : KIT
33. Gelderland city. : EDE
34. Saga. : EPIC
36. Black Hawk. : SAC
38. Succors. : AIDS
39. Tier: Sp. : FILA
40. More courageous. : BRAVER
42. Girl who liked diamonds. : LORELEI
45. Paired. : GEMEL
46. West Indian goby. : MAPO
49. Son of Zebulun. : SERED
51. Instigator. : MOVER
52. Advanced. : FAR
53. Spreads. : OLEOS
55. Killers of kings. : REGICIDES
57. Ascend. : CLIMBUP
61. Wagered. : STAKED
63. Car part. : STARTER
64. Château d'Yquem. : SAUTERNE
65. Dissident of 1860–61. : SECEDER
67. King: Sp. : REY
68. Lot. : FATE
69. The Noah of the Aztecs. : NATA
70. Shed poundage. : REDUCE
71. Venice's playground. : LIDO
72. Pagurian. : CRAB
73. Fastens. : TIES
74. Part of many names. : MAC
75. Type of national policy. : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
80. Compass point : NNE
81. Above. : ATOP
83. G-men. : FEDS
84. Voted against. : NOED
85. Look out!: Sp. : ALERTA
87. Akron product. : TIRE
88. Parrots. : KEAS
89. Three-score years and ten. : AGE
90. Inns. : TAVERNS
92. V.I.P. : TOPLINER
94. Basilica of Rome. : LATERAN
98. Fame. : REPUTE
99. Stored, as forage. : ENSILED
100. Candidates, party workers, et al. : POLITICOS
102. An also-ran. : LOSER
103. Suitable. : DUE
104. São ___. : PAULO
105. Recurring on the 8th day. : OCTAN
107. Criteria: Abbr. : STDS
108. Yawns. : GAPES
111. Phrasing. : WORDING
113. Crackled, as china: Fr. : TRUITE
115. Waves: Sp. : OLAS
116. Cod's cousin. : HAKE
117. Soak: Dial. : SOG
119. Outside: Prefix. : ECTO
120. Gremlin. : IMP
123. Free commodity. : AIR
124. "___ Heaven." : SEVENTH
127. Type of dance. : TAP
129. Tasso heroine. : ERMINIA
131. Kind of fish sauce. : TARTARE
133. Norman Rockwell paintings. : THEFOURFREEDOMS
136. Mailman, for one. : SORTER
137. Danish island in the Baltic. : AERO
138. Erudition. : LORE
139. Shoe sizes. : NINES
140. English river. : TEES
141. Relative of 110 Down. : LORY
142. Miner's nail. : SPAD
143. Extinguish: Colloq. : DOUSE
1. Sierra ___. : MADRE
2. Like Humpty Dumpty. : OVOID
3. Dig. : DELVE
4. Real first name of A.A. Fair. : ERLE
5. Gold coin of anc. Greece. : STATER
6. "___ Valley," square dance tune. : REDRIVER
7. "Here ___ . . . " : AMI
8. Takes a taste. : SIPS
9. North African range. : ATLAS
10. Slippery ___. : ELM
11. Bound. : LEAP
12. Noun suffix. : ANCE
13. Farm machine products. : HAYBALES
14. Ventures. : DARES
15. Group of W.W. II. : AXIS
16. Retriever. : DOG
17. Biblical giants. : ANAKIM
21. Italian coins. : SOLDI
22. Pleasant expression. : SMILE
24. Meal: Fr. : REPAS
25. Gem. : OPAL
27. Type: Abbr. : ITAL
31. Gasthaus beverage. : BIER
35. Small planet. : CERES
37. Friendly code. : COMITYOFNATIONS
39. Commotion. : FERMENT
40. Scheduled. : BOOKED
41. Military unit: Abbr. : REGT
43. Cycled. : RODE
44. Invariably. : EVER
45. Canter. : GAIT
46. Plant. : MOSS
47. Change. : ALTERATION
48. J.F.K. project. : PEACECORPS
50. Sources for biographers : DIARIES
52. Pipe. : FLUE
54. Stonecrop. : SEDUM
56. I believe: Lat. : CREDO
57. Regatta entry. : CATBOAT
58. F.D.R.'s advisers. : BRAINTRUST
59. Vacant. : UNTENANTED
60. Legumes. : PEASE
62. Tenth: Prefix. : DECI
64. French river. : SAAR
66. Mackerel's favorite fare. : REDFEED
68. One of the Allens. : FRED
71. Certain degrees. : LLDS
72. Piccadilly greeting. : CHEERIO
74. Dull finish. : MATTE
76. Heartfelt. : DEAR
77. Play hard ___. : TOGET
78. Winged. : ALAR
79. Stunning blow: Scot. : DEVEL
82. Patronymic of Achilles. : PELIDES
86. Rest. : REPOSE
88. Genu. : KNEE
91. Talks: Abbr. : SERS
93. Son of Tros. : ILUS
94. Insistent. : LOUD
95. "I am monarch of ___ survey . . . " : ALLI
96. Mercantile abbreviation. : ACCT
97. First word of Hugo title. : NOTRE
100. Of family members. : PARENTAL
101. Shaped like a dish. : SAUCERED
104. Bag. : POKE
106. Saltpetre. : NITRE
108. Caprid. : GOAT
109. Pseudonym. : ALIAS
110. Lovebird. : PARROT
111. Flutter. : WAVER
112. ___ town. : GOTO
114. "It Is Never Too Late ___." : TOMEND
116. Heir, in law. : HERES
118. Ancient European people. : GAULS
120. President of Turkey, 1938–50. : INONU
121. Performers. : MIMES
122. Out of date. : PASSE
124. Glut. : SATE
125. Aaron Burr's daughter. : THEO
126. Man's title. : HERR
128. Stage item. : PROP
130. Personal: Prefix. : IDIO
132. Three: It. : TRE
134. Stage name. : FOY
135. Angelico. : FRA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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