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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 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,727
Across
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Culinary Julia : CHILD
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Slanty type, for short : DIAG
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Lap dog, for short : POM
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Broadcasts : AIRS
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SAM, with 21 Across : DOOLEY
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ILSA LUND : INGRIDBERGMAN
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See 17 Across : WILSON
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"___ to Rick's" (the film's original title) : EVERYBODYCOMES
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He may be tight : END
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Part of a part : SEG
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She, in Siena : ESSA
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"Now ___ me down . . . " : ILAY
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Noted U.S. architect : PEI
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Calls at Wimbledon : LETS
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Hindu honorifics : SRIS
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Gone up : RISEN
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Stun : DAZE
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Figure of speech : TROPE
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Really enjoy, slangily : EATUP
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Pigpen : STY
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"___ looking at you, kid" ("Casablanca" quote) : HERES
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Sci-fi horror film: 1979 : ALIEN
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Symbols of hardness : NAILS
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Make fun of, old style : JESTAT
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Movie-theater treat : POPCORN
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Ma tante's writing implement : PLUME
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Summa ___ laude : CUM
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RR depot : STA
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Asserts without proof : ALLEGES
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"Casablanca" producer : HALBWALLIS
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Be a good environmentalist : REUSE
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Actress Van Devere : TRISH
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Scotsman's negative : NAE
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One side of a coin: Abbr. : OBV
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An Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Casablanca" : KOCH
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Revitalized : FRESHENEDUP
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Go wild over : FLIP
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Perform Christies : SKI
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Thespians' org. : AEA
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Sahara wanderer : NOMAD
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Mall unit : STORE
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UGARTE : PETERLORRE
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Political alliance : ENTENTE
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Actor Taylor : ROD
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Soak flax : RET
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___ Diable : ILEDU
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"___ the usual suspects" ("Casablanca" quote) : ROUNDUP
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Pineapples : ANANAS
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Ulnas' neighbors : RADII
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Knockabout comedy : FARCE
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MAJ. STRASSER : VEIDT
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Wax: Comb. form : CER
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A seventh-century date : DCLII
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Pulitzer Prize journalist Arthur ___ : KROCK
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"___ girl!" : ITSA
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Deceitful : FALSE
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Travelers' stops : INNS
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Rani's wear : SARI
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Multipurpose bean : SOY
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African antelope : TORA
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Gentle soul : LAMB
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R-V connector : STU
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Spoon or tune follower : FUL
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RICK BLAINE : HUMPHREYBOGART
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With 121 Across, song that Sam was asked to play : ASTIME
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Rick's "gin joint" : CAFEAMERICAIN
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See 118 Across : GOESBY
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De Mille's Delilah : HEDY
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Columnist Le Shan : EDA
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Type of prof. : ASST
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Letts' neighbors : ESTHS
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He really makes money : COINER
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Obligate, in a way : HOLDTO
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Those Frenchmen : ILS
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Most August babies : LEOS
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Units of force : DYNES
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Roller at Reno : DIE
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Do business on Wall Street : INVEST
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Some census data : AGES
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Warning sounds from Fido : GRRS
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Educator's deg. : PDB
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Some members of the reed section : OBOISTS
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Musical mixture : MEDLEY
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Govt. group : AGCY
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___ pectore (from the bottom of the heart) : IMO
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Key watched o'er them : RAMPARTS
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Nothing to ___ (important) : SNEEZEAT
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Resided : DWELT
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Month after Nisan : IYAR
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Tatum's dad : RYAN
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Midday snooze : SIESTA
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FERRARI : GREENSTREET
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Vessel of the future : SPACESHIP
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Actor McKellen : IAN
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" . . . as he was ambitious, ___ him": Shak. : ISLEW
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___ Moines : DES
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Funeral oration : ELOGE
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Loosen a strap : UNLASH
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VICTOR LASZLO : PAULHENREID
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Sphere preceder : HEMI
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Anger : IRE
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Worldwide maritime gp. : IMB
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Mint drink : JULEP
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Moscow's Gorky ___ : PARK
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Supermarket choices : OLEOS
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Alger hero's trait : PLUCK
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Fraternity letters : PHIS
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CAPT. LOUIS RENAULT : CLAUDERAINS
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Forever ___ day : ANDA
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Washday aids : SOFTENERS
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"___ Window," Stewart film : REAR
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Redford is one : BLOND
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Some objets d'art : VIRTU
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Fearsome threesome : FATES
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Scandinavian : NORDIC
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Ostrich's cousin : EMEU
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Hesitant one's sound : PEEP
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Adhered : STUCK
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It was: Lat. : ERAT
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Pseudomaniacs : LIARS
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"It's still the same ___ story . . . " : OLD
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Neither's companion : NOR
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Enthrall : RAVISH
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"___ of Venus," 1940's musical : ONETOUCH
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"Li'l Abner" role : DAISYMAE
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Tooth specialists' gp. : NDA
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Sent along : RELAYED
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Airfoil : FIN
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Lent, in Lille : CAREME
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Ex ___ (book owner's ID) : LIBRIS
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Clumsy : OAFISH
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Cake topping : CRUMBS
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Actor who sang "The Impossible Dream" : KILEY
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___ song (inexpensively) : FORA
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"The Time Machine" race : ELOI
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Show-biz medium : STAGE
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People generally : THEY
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Would-be assassin: 1981 : AGCA
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"Serpico" author : MAAS
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G.I.'s hangout : USOS
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Adj. for some stock : PFD
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Bikini part : BRA
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Explosive initials : TNT
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Asian holiday : TET

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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