Tracy Gray lives in Sparks, Maryland, near Baltimore, where she and her husband own and operate a lawn-and-landscaping business. She made her Times debut in 2010. Tracy always includes fresh, colorful vocabulary in her puzzles. Her last Sunday one, two years ago, is the only Times crossword ever to contain OVEN TIMER, RIVER THAMES, MALL OF AMERICA, MADAME TUSSAUDS, QDOBA or LEFT AJAR. This is her 27th puzzle for The Times. — W.S.

Across

1 Large decorative letter at the start of a chapter

8 Wood for crafts and rafts

13 Rapper Azalea with the 2014 hit “Fancy”

17 Farm stat

18 Weep for

19 Competitors in a classic advertising “war”

21 Salon bed acquisition, perhaps

22 Give a nudge

23 Discarded computers and such

25 Maintain the impression of well-being

28 [Grrr!]

29 General on Chinese menus

32 Put in order, in a way

33 Online instigator

35 “____ minute” (“Be patient”)

36 Ancient region of Asia Minor

38 Lopes of R&B’s TLC

39 Reconciled, as a couple

41 Ab-targeting exercise equipment

43 To the point

45 ____ Chex (old breakfast cereal)

46 With 12-Down, “Isle of Dogs” director

47 Work at a music school

49 When doubled, band with the 1984 No. 1 hit “The Reflex”

51 MGM rival of the ’30s

53 Money handler on a ship

55 Amber, originally

56 Miniature spring bouquet

60 Pummel with snowballs, say

61 Roulette choice

63 “I believe,” in Latin

65 Something that comes with a sock

66 Screen-minimizing key

67 Method for identifying mystery callers

70 M.L.B. stat

71 Downed

72 O’Connor’s Supreme Court successor

73 Futuristic deliverer of packages

74 Flank or shank

75 Athlete’s knee injury, familiarly

77 Bitter fruits

79 –

82 Material for classic hockey sticks

83 Bouquet offerers, maybe

84 Deep distress

85 Article in Paris Match

87 Animal mimic?

89 Response to “Who’s there?”

91 Some cheesecake photos

95 Accelerated alternative to broadband

98 “Poppycock!”

100 Rainwater diverters

101 Diez menos nueve

102 “Au contraire!”

103 Hairstyling icon Vidal

105 What it is to kill a mockingbird, in “To Kill a Mockingbird”

106 “I feel the same way!”

108 Voltage-increasing electrical device

111 Animal mimic?

113 Ask too much

114 Brand in the dessert aisle

118 Character in “Grease” who sings “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”

119 Like many measuring cups and spoons

120 Doctor Doom and Galactus, to the Fantastic Four

121 Homer, for one

122 “Yecch!”

123 Puts to rest, as rumors

Down

1 2010s dance move involving dipping the head to the elbow

2 Inits. on 30 Rockefeller Plaza until 1988

3 Surgery sites, for short

4 Christmas Eve no-no

5 Large waterfalls

6 Slack-jawed

7 Distant correspondent

8 Oktoberfest locales

9 Mideast capital once known as Philadelphia

10 Tender ender?

11 Holy, in Latin phrases

12 See 46-Across

13 Treat to reduce swelling

14 Run amok

15 Flamboyant rock genre

16 Woman’s name that’s one letter off from a fragrant flower

18 Prepare, as pot roast

20 Roadside produce sellers

24 Cheese with a red covering

26 Top-drawer

27 Sammy with 609 career home runs

29 Bard’s contraction

30 Cry a river

31 A quarter to four?

34 Ignore for the time being

37 Like xenon or neon

39 Popular moisturizing lotion

40 Subj. of Article 86 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice

42 Paint choice

44 Solved

48 Foe of Austin Powers

50 Dried chile peppers

52 ____-Aid

53 Tagliatelle topper

54 Reason for some bellyaching?

55 Got up again

56 Outer layer

57 Weapons that are about

3 1/2 feet long

58 Five books of Moses

59 Whack

60 Fuel common in Scotland

62 Doc at a clinic

64 Red-headed friend of Harry Potter

67 Losing Super Bowl LIII team

68 Former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel

69 Door openers for journalists

74 Family name?

76 “A bit of talcum/Is always walcum” writer

78 Set (down)

80 Chill in the air

81 Host of the Oscars, Grammys and Emmys

83 Apiarist’s hazard

84 Oil painter’s primer

85 One-dimensional

86 Act of self-aggrandizement

88 They might get collared

90 Like a jammed printer

92 KOA visitors

93 Waipahu wreath

94 Form 1099 fig.

95 Distinctive part of a zebu

96 Kind of button

97 Feature of many a Cape Cod house

99 Played (around)

103 Little brats

104 Muscat citizen

107 Pasta also called risoni

109 Lhasa ____ (dog)

110 Aid for getting a boat in the water

112 Little ’un

115 Many an alibi

116 This may shock you

117 It’s twice twisted

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