"Realize" for REAP is a smart clue --- less expected.
I got fooled initially by "Eight bits." I had the B from CUBE, so I thought BUCK, figuring that if two bits equals a quarter, eight would equal a dollar. Wrong!
I have enjoyed a number of early James Bond films, and have seen a few of them twice, but I can't recall any but Dr. No in a 70's Nehru. No, I never wore one.
Despite the earlier reference to 007, I'd have gone with "English John" for IAN.
I suppose APER is a word, but I never saw or heard anyone use it, except for Xword constructors. I'd change APER to APED (and USER to USED) because aped
is used in the real world.