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Charles E. Gersch
Charles E. Gersch

'CASABLANCA' AT 50

New York Times, Sunday, November 29, 1992

Author: Charles E. Gersch
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 593 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 19, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Charles E. Gersch has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,727
Across Down
1. Culinary Julia : CHILD
6. Slanty type, for short : DIAG
10. Lap dog, for short : POM
13. Broadcasts : AIRS
17. SAM, with 21 Across : DOOLEY
18. ILSA LUND : INGRIDBERGMAN
21. See 17 Across : WILSON
22. "___ to Rick's" (the film's original title) : EVERYBODYCOMES
24. He may be tight : END
25. Part of a part : SEG
27. She, in Siena : ESSA
28. "Now ___ me down . . . " : ILAY
29. Noted U.S. architect : PEI
30. Calls at Wimbledon : LETS
32. Hindu honorifics : SRIS
34. Gone up : RISEN
36. Stun : DAZE
37. Figure of speech : TROPE
39. Really enjoy, slangily : EATUP
42. Pigpen : STY
43. "___ looking at you, kid" ("Casablanca" quote) : HERES
44. Sci-fi horror film: 1979 : ALIEN
46. Symbols of hardness : NAILS
48. Make fun of, old style : JESTAT
49. Movie-theater treat : POPCORN
52. Ma tante's writing implement : PLUME
53. Summa ___ laude : CUM
54. RR depot : STA
55. Asserts without proof : ALLEGES
56. "Casablanca" producer : HALBWALLIS
59. Be a good environmentalist : REUSE
60. Actress Van Devere : TRISH
62. Scotsman's negative : NAE
63. One side of a coin: Abbr. : OBV
66. An Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Casablanca" : KOCH
67. Revitalized : FRESHENEDUP
70. Go wild over : FLIP
72. Perform Christies : SKI
73. Thespians' org. : AEA
74. Sahara wanderer : NOMAD
75. Mall unit : STORE
76. UGARTE : PETERLORRE
80. Political alliance : ENTENTE
82. Actor Taylor : ROD
85. Soak flax : RET
86. ___ Diable : ILEDU
87. "___ the usual suspects" ("Casablanca" quote) : ROUNDUP
88. Pineapples : ANANAS
90. Ulnas' neighbors : RADII
91. Knockabout comedy : FARCE
92. MAJ. STRASSER : VEIDT
93. Wax: Comb. form : CER
94. A seventh-century date : DCLII
96. Pulitzer Prize journalist Arthur ___ : KROCK
100. "___ girl!" : ITSA
101. Deceitful : FALSE
103. Travelers' stops : INNS
105. Rani's wear : SARI
106. Multipurpose bean : SOY
107. African antelope : TORA
108. Gentle soul : LAMB
111. R-V connector : STU
113. Spoon or tune follower : FUL
114. RICK BLAINE : HUMPHREYBOGART
118. With 121 Across, song that Sam was asked to play : ASTIME
120. Rick's "gin joint" : CAFEAMERICAIN
121. See 118 Across : GOESBY
122. De Mille's Delilah : HEDY
123. Columnist Le Shan : EDA
124. Type of prof. : ASST
125. Letts' neighbors : ESTHS
1. He really makes money : COINER
2. Obligate, in a way : HOLDTO
3. Those Frenchmen : ILS
4. Most August babies : LEOS
5. Units of force : DYNES
6. Roller at Reno : DIE
7. Do business on Wall Street : INVEST
8. Some census data : AGES
9. Warning sounds from Fido : GRRS
10. Educator's deg. : PDB
11. Some members of the reed section : OBOISTS
12. Musical mixture : MEDLEY
13. Govt. group : AGCY
14. ___ pectore (from the bottom of the heart) : IMO
15. Key watched o'er them : RAMPARTS
16. Nothing to ___ (important) : SNEEZEAT
17. Resided : DWELT
19. Month after Nisan : IYAR
20. Tatum's dad : RYAN
23. Midday snooze : SIESTA
26. FERRARI : GREENSTREET
31. Vessel of the future : SPACESHIP
33. Actor McKellen : IAN
35. " . . . as he was ambitious, ___ him": Shak. : ISLEW
36. ___ Moines : DES
38. Funeral oration : ELOGE
40. Loosen a strap : UNLASH
41. VICTOR LASZLO : PAULHENREID
43. Sphere preceder : HEMI
45. Anger : IRE
47. Worldwide maritime gp. : IMB
48. Mint drink : JULEP
49. Moscow's Gorky ___ : PARK
50. Supermarket choices : OLEOS
51. Alger hero's trait : PLUCK
52. Fraternity letters : PHIS
53. CAPT. LOUIS RENAULT : CLAUDERAINS
57. Forever ___ day : ANDA
58. Washday aids : SOFTENERS
61. "___ Window," Stewart film : REAR
64. Redford is one : BLOND
65. Some objets d'art : VIRTU
67. Fearsome threesome : FATES
68. Scandinavian : NORDIC
69. Ostrich's cousin : EMEU
71. Hesitant one's sound : PEEP
75. Adhered : STUCK
77. It was: Lat. : ERAT
78. Pseudomaniacs : LIARS
79. "It's still the same ___ story . . . " : OLD
81. Neither's companion : NOR
82. Enthrall : RAVISH
83. "___ of Venus," 1940's musical : ONETOUCH
84. "Li'l Abner" role : DAISYMAE
89. Tooth specialists' gp. : NDA
90. Sent along : RELAYED
91. Airfoil : FIN
93. Lent, in Lille : CAREME
95. Ex ___ (book owner's ID) : LIBRIS
97. Clumsy : OAFISH
98. Cake topping : CRUMBS
99. Actor who sang "The Impossible Dream" : KILEY
101. ___ song (inexpensively) : FORA
102. "The Time Machine" race : ELOI
104. Show-biz medium : STAGE
107. People generally : THEY
109. Would-be assassin: 1981 : AGCA
110. "Serpico" author : MAAS
112. G.I.'s hangout : USOS
115. Adj. for some stock : PFD
116. Bikini part : BRA
117. Explosive initials : TNT
119. Asian holiday : TET

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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