Peter Gordon, of Great Neck, N.Y., is a professional puzzlemaker and editor. He oversees the puzzle-and-game program at Sterling Publishing. He also creates a challenging weekly online crossword (‘‘Fireball’’), available by subscription. This is Peter’s 116th puzzle for The Times, including the very first crossword (a Sunday) under my editorship in 1993. — W.S.

Across

1 “Hooked on Classics” company

5 Christina of “Monster”

10 Skins, so to speak

15 Silent

18 Last Supper item

20 Case study in many business ethics classes

21 Call on

22 “The Simpsons” character who holds a Ph.D. in computer science

23 Low singers, short on money, draw idly

26 Place for a beer pump

27 Reaches a climax

28 High-class person?

29 Served in a certain cream sauce

31 Fleet runner: Abbr.

32 Boston’s Liberty Tree, e.g.

34 Tennis player with a record 377 cumulative weeks ranked No. 1

36 First-rate

37 Works as an accountant for a Swedish aerospace company

44 “Pearly Shells” singer

45 Like a llano

46 Put a stop to

49 Mlle., across the Pyrénées

50 Tangle

51 Airy areas of hotels

52 Urban intersectors: Abbr.

53 People who share an apartment with a Jordanian royal

58 Rival of Havoline

61 Pec pic, say

62 1980s auto imports based on the Fiat

63 Turkish coin

64 Speed skater who won five golds at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics

66 Not doff

69 Politico Liz

71 Unusual

72 Pocahontas’s husband John

73 50,000-watt clear-channel radio station in Iowa for which Ronald Reagan was once a sportscaster

74 Sends to the canvas, for short

75 Designer Mizrahi shouts like a cowboy in a nonchalant way

82 Citi Field player

83 Listens attentively

84 Man’s name that becomes another man’s name when a “C” is put in front

85 Life ____ (timesaving trick)

89 Events for special customers

91 Smooth and lustrous

93 Asian metropolis of 28+ million

94 Headline after an adolescent at a pool competition is made fun of

97 Mughal emperor of India known as “the Great”

99 Nephew of Cain

100 Feminine side

101 Bit

102 Meteorological phenomenon

105 Mourning person, perhaps

109 Like triangles governed by the Pythagorean theorem

111 Stir

112 Matriculated students appear to be timid

116 Couldn’t stand?

117 John who invented a steel plow

118 Poles, e.g.

119 California mission founder Junípero

120 What’s up?

121 More logical

122 Brownish gray

123 Fit together like matryoshka dolls

Down

1 Yuri Andropov headed it for 15 years, in brief

2 Opening in the theater, maybe

3 Legal grant to cross over someone else’s land

4 ____ Genova, author of “Still Alice”

5 Rapper MC ____, formerly of N.W.A

6 Travel-guide listings

7 One of the 11 official languages of Canada’s Northwest Territories

8 Either brother who co-wrote “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

9 Plants that yield a blue dye

10 Antonín who composed “Carnival Overture”

11 Host of the Olympics where golf returned after a 112-year hiatus

12 National School Lunch Program org.

13 Pepper dispenser

14 Cinematographic innovation of the 1970s

15 Raising Cain

16 Overturn

17 Unpleasantly humid

19 Thus

24 Mallorca o Menorca, por ejemplo

25 Socially awkward

30 Hearst-like film character

31 Interjects

33 It’s more attractive the closer you are to it

35 Adorn

38 N.B.A. nickname until 2011

39 Something white rice lacks

40 Hay there!

41 Where the Nobel Peace Prize winner is announced

42 Money for a grand tour

43 Stiffly formal

47 Like binaural audio

48 Parts of college applications

50 Bean on the silver screen

51 Ship of mythology

54 Pac-12 player

55 Cry of dismay

56 Bemoan

57 Hoppy drink

58 Food item often prepared with lemon and garlic

59 Promo

60 Snack-food brand that sounds like buried treasure

65 It may be a deal breaker: Abbr.

66 Gander

67 Some pipe joints

68 New York Titans’ org. of old

69 Jackie of “Rush Hour”

70 Question that isn’t a “wh-” question

72 Ned who composed “Air Music”

73 Sound heard at Churchill Downs

76 Alternatives to sleeper sofas

77 Quiet

78 The Collegiate School, today

79 Actress Sommer

80 50-50

81 Molt

86 Not out to lunch

87 Crib users

88 Captain played twice in film by Charles Laughton

90 Equine : horse :: cygnine : ____

91 Pub perch

92 “That’s what you should do”

93 Jeans

95 Playwright Eve

96 Land on the Celtic Sea

97 Run up

98 Company that’s had its moments

103 Draft classification

104 Small songbird

106 Composer Bartók

107 Biblical birthright seller

108 Send one’s regrets, say

110 F.B.I. guys

113 Underground band

114 Direction from Belg. to Bulg.

115 “Krazy ____”

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