Brian Herrick of Brooklyn does communications work for a nonprofit that funds diabetes research. Christopher Adams of Iowa City is a puzzle maker and crossword constructor. (Guess who wrote the clue for 71-Across?) They met through the Crossword Puzzle Collaboration Directory on Facebook. The idea for the puzzle’s theme was Brian’s. Chris added to Brian’s examples. They spent an afternoon filling the grid together by email. — W.S.

Across

1 Part of L.G.B.T., for short

6 Like wine, but not grape juice

10 Chances

14 Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore

19 “The Jungle Book” bear

20 Part of a theater?

21 Do for a few months?

22 “Lovergirl” singer Marie

23 “Soak Up the Sun” singer, 2002

25 Fictional protagonist who attends elementary school in Maycomb County

27 Smooth over

28 Onetime “Come hungry. Leave happy” sloganeer

29 Tolkien trilogy, for short

30 Hawk

31 Pick up from school

33 Nat ____ (documentary channel, for short)

35 Gentle attention-getter

36 Divert

38 Actress in “Alien” and “Avatar”

42 Farthest orbital point from the moon

44 ____ smear

45 Patois

48 Grace’s partner on Netflix

49 Symbolic item

51 Avoids attention for now

53 Ingredient in bananas Foster

54 Cease

55 Completely lost

56 Speck in la mer

57 Ivanovic who won the 2008 French Open

58 Lend a hand when one shouldn’t

60 “Cool your jets!”

62 Directs

64 Really, really hope

65 Aqib ____, five-time Pro Bowl cornerback

67 #carpediem

69 Kitchen timer sound

70 Labors

71 Iowa college city that isn’t Iowa City

73 Corrida combatants

75 One of the Spice Girls

76 Swedish vodka brand

79 Tease relentlessly

80 Hamilton and Burr, e.g.

83 “Nice job, dude!”

84 Poker-faced

85 You might gain knowledge through this

86 Direction from Tampa to Orlando, for short

87 “Don’t include me in this!”

89 Dipsomaniacs

91 Bronze

92 Costco competitor, informally

94 Italian wine region

95 Bottom of Britain?

96 Some square-dance participants

97 Bill passers, briefly

99 Some woolen blankets

103 Peter or Paul (but not Mary)

105 Ballerina’s balancing aid

107 Exhibition mounter

109 Anne with the Pulitzer-winning novel “Breathing Lessons”

112 First African-American U.S. poet laureate

114 Uraeus, in ancient Egypt

115 2017 film nominated for Best Picture … or a hint to the answers to the eight starred clues

117 Northern race

118 President whose veep was Dick

119 Lone female Argonaut

120 “Copacabana” hitmaker, 1978

121 ____ St. James, first female Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year

122 Comes to light

Down

1 Amt. of cooking oil

2 Bobby in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

3 Advil alternative

4 “Because I felt like it”

5 Makeup of some meat substitutes

6 Prefix with conservative

7 Ignore orders

8 Romeo or Juliet

9 Mountain ____

10 Covert ____

11 Render harmless, so to speak

12 Wasn’t stiff

13 N.S.F.W. stuff

14 Antismuggling grp.

15 Idle periods

16 Elaine on “Seinfeld”

17 Cry from the defeated

18 Jokester Mort

24 Trattoria dish

26 Labors

32 Rainer Maria ____, writer of “Letters to a Young Poet”

34 Baked, in a way

35 Herman Melville’s first book

37 Fracas

39 “Eventually …”

40 Vittles

41 Sick

42 Island whose name rhymes with a popular thing to do there

43 Portrayer of Fallon Carrington Colby on “Dynasty”

46 “The Silence of the Lambs” protagonist

47 Like the Vietnamese language

48 Kegger locale

49 Singer with the most American Music Awards of all time (29)

50 Janet Leigh played her in “Psycho”

52 How, with “the”

59 Asian island divided between two countries

61 One on a bender, perhaps

63 Young ____

64 Arroz accompanier, often

66 In the hold

68 Keynote, say

69 R2-D2 or C-3PO

70 Overflows (with)

72 “For example …?”

74 Bigheadedness

75 Weapon with a lock, stock and barrel

76 Passing judgments?

77 ____ fide

78 M.M.A. stats, for short

80 Mob bosses

81 Money in the Mideast

82 1040 figures, for short

88 Gawked

90 “The Little Mermaid” villain

93 Certain clouds

96 Stonewall Inn, e.g.

98 Make it to the podium

100 App with an envelope icon

101 Kind of voice or dog

102 Wood that’s good for matchmaking

104 Word with house or high

105 Hat part

106 Hit musical with music by Elton John

107 Swear

108 ____ in three (chess challenge)

110 The Father of Art Deco

111 Nutrition figs.

113 Guadalajara gold

116 Horse’s female parent

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