The title of the puzzle is Worst Pickup Lines, and they're every bit as bad as the title suggests. In fact, they're so bad...I'm embarrassed to say that I guessed a couple of them without any letters in place.
23A: "Pardon me, are you from the Caribbean? Because..." (Jamaican me crazy).
30A: "I know it's not my business, but if you were a laser..." (you'd be set on stunning).
48A: "Say, is it hot in here...?" (or is it just you). One of the guesses.
66A: "Sorry to bother you, but do you work for NASA? Because..." (you're out of this world).
85A: "Excuse me, I seem to have lost my phone number...?" (Can I have yours). The second one I guessed right, although I wasn't sure if he'd say may or can. 68D: Bathroom powder (talc) confirmed it.
102A: "I don't mean to pry, but are you from Nashville? Because..." (you're the only ten I see). The worst of the bunch.
114A: "Even though we've never met, I'm sure your last name is Campbell. That's because..." (you're mmm mmm good). The third one I guessed correctly.
At least David Levinson Wilk admitted up front that they were bad! But he had plenty of good fill in this one.
19A: So-called "miracle plant" (aloe vera). Nice to see its full name. We usually only get aloe.
25A: Catcher in the World Series' only perfect game (Berra). Everyone in my house was a Yankees fan. I loved Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Yogi Berra.
55A: Hip-shaking dance (cha-cha). Now there's a word you don't see every day.
72A: Dinosaur National Monument site (Colorado). Hey...we're in the New York Times crossword puzzle! Here's a link so you can learn more about it.
121A: Den, often (TV room). In our house, the den is the library. We like books much more than we like television.
122A: It gets a licking (popsicle). Too many letters to be Timex. Although it takes a licking, that's what came to mind.
3D: Amorist (Romeo). I stared at RO**O for entirely too long. Rollo? Rosco?
15D: About 11% (one ninth). A clever math clue...not too difficult.
16D: City that won the first N.F.L. championship, 1920 (Akron, Ohio). I'm sure that reader/commenter Wendy will be happy to see this answer.
17D: Doesn't get bothered by (shrugs off). For some reason, I really liked that.
78D: Easy putt, say (two footer). That would still be a hard putt for me. I took golf lessons three times...I'm done.
94D: Serve well (behoove). One of my favorite professors (I had her for Classical Sociological Theory, Social Problems, and Sex and Gender) used this word, so I can't help but think of her when I see it. She'd almost giggle when she said it...which was often.
It pays to know a bit about music. 34D: Key of Bruckner's Symphony No. 7: Abbr. (E Maj). Otherwise, I'd have thought I had a mistake in 48-A...words don't end in J.
Things I absolutely did not know:
1D: Goya subject (Maja). Isn't in Maia?
12D: Montreal daily (Gazette). I guessed this with the G in place. Woo-hoo!
39A: Collins of '70s funk (Bootsy).
98A: Title teen in a 1990s sitcom (Moesha). Never heard of the show or of her. When I had **ESHA, I guessed Keesha. Hey, it's a good wrong name.
61D: Filmdon's Jean-__ Godard (Luc). When you have the L in place, and it's three letters, Luc is almost a sure thing.
107D: __ des Beaux-Arts (Ecole). I have so much to learn before next year's tournament.
My vote for the most clever clue goes to 79A: Rich with humor (Little). I didn't see that one for a good long while. Also thought that 42A: First name in aviation (Amelia) was clever. I was thinking Martin (as in Martin Marietta, before it became Lockheed Martin).
The clue for 108D: Go postal (snap) was definitely a sign of the times. This wouldn't have been in an early Shortz puzzle. A sad sign of the times.
Ern returns at 65D: Coastal bird. Don't believe it's been around lately. Also back in 70D: Lash of westerns (LaRue).
I thought the answer to 87D: #2, informally (vice) was a bit off. I had veep, and I'm sure I wasn't alone.
There's the grid, and here's my sign-off. Enjoy your Sunday, and I'll see you tomorrow.