We enjoyed this puzzle. A full review will be posted on Monday. Sorry for the delay.
We have come to expect big things from Mr. Berry, and he delivers again today. The theme is beautifully done and often hilarious. Frannie's favorite was LEIDETECTOR (28A: Device that can tell if someone's recently vacationed in Hawaii?), and mine, I think, was the ridiculous CLODCEREAL (58A: Honey Bunches of Oafs, e.g.?), but CROONERSINQUEST (113A: What might determine if the moon hitting your eye like a big pizza pie is truly amore?) puts up a good fight in the "ridiculous" category. Fannie also wants to point out that SATINLESSSTEEL (89A: Novelist Danielle without her glossy dress?) (look at those Ss!) is quite a transformation - from stainless steel to satin! How does his mind work?!
Enjoyed the pair of AVAST (49A: Nautical command) and BELAY (14A: Fasten, as rope), and that's quite a clue for ADS (94A: Channel-surfing catalysts). I also enjoyed the straighforward, yet tricky clue for AXIOM (112A: Given). And it's fascinating to learn the original definition of SCUTTLE (118A: Send to the ocean bottom). It seems that it's really the act of cutting a hole in the ship, but the purpose is to sink it.
It just oozes interestingness and cleverness, and those are two very good traits for a puzzle to have. 11D: Last thing bid? (ADIEU) and 48D: Garbage collection? (FLIES) - clever. 38D: Bugs that weigh tons (VWS) - fun. 92D: "It's true whether or not you believe in it," per Neil deGrasse Tyson (SCIENCE) - awesome.
He is and remains our favorite constructor.