This puzzle came with a dire warning, indicating that it contained certain "elements in the print version that cannot be duplicated electronically," but we had no trouble filling it in with simple rebus squares. Perhaps there is something in the print version that looks different, but for our purposes, the iPad seemed to work out just fine. We got the "Well Done!" notice, and everything seemed hunky-dory.
The "before and after" theme, as we're calling it, was fine, but we didn't especially like the way it worked in the NE Down, where an S was added to the rebus to make it act as a third person singular verb. Somehow that seemed worse than the addition of AGE in the SW, but I can't really say why.
There were answers that we liked a lot, and others that we didn't care for. I guess that always happens, but today it just seemed more contrasty than usual. HERALDS (27D: Royal messengers), MRED (11D: Black-and-white horse) (great clue!), DONALD (56A: Daisy's love) (cute clue), ABE (38D: Fin) (tricky!), and the salacious intersection of BRA (23D: It might be under a tank) and BUXOM (33A: Top-heavy) were all on the plus side. On the other side were such answers as ASTHE (7D: ____ crow flies) (really?), ABLER (48D: Less inept), BAA (34D: Barnyard cry), and LUNE for 42A: Crescent. Is that really a good clue for LUNE? And while we're at it, is "8D: Weather warning" a good clue for SLEET?
In the WHA? (32D: "Huh?") category are INO (13A: Sea goddess who rescued Odysseus), IDAS (51D: One of the Argonauts), SHEB (26A: Western actor Wooley), and ELEA (54D: Zeno's home) (??). ELOI (57A: "The Time Machine" people) would be in there too, if it weren't so familiar to us as crosswordese.
I don't know, it had LANDO (47A: Calrissian of "Star Wars" films), ALI (61A: Thrilla in Manila participant), and OVID (5D: Poet who wrote "If you want to be loved, be lovable") ("ut ameris amabilis esto"), and overall there was probably more good than bad, but I still can't fully get behind it. I mean, it was fine... but not great. What did you think?