We got a whole paint box of fun today. Well-known phrases and titles that feature color words went across and down, but the colors were a little off. It was like being too close to a Monet. Only when you stood where the two colors cross paths were the answers' true colors revealed. Horace and I got through the puzzle with flying colors. The one slow down was at 45A. (1973 #1 hit for Jim Croce). We knew the result was meant to be brown, but weren't sure of the correct mix of source shades. It turned out to be GREEN and RED - interesting! HASHGREENS is kind of funny on its own, but probably something best avoided in real life.
I thought there was a lot to like today. The puzzle entertained with a good mix of content, smooth flow, and some twists gave it a humorous tint. :)
A few favorites:
39A. Possible subject of a French scandal (AMIE) - great word. :)
56A. First and last word of the Musketeers' motto (ALL) - I'm reading one of the Musketeer sequels right now.
60A. Degree in math (NTH) - ha!
68A. Target protector, perhaps (MALLCOP) - clever.
102A. False start? (PSEUDO) - it works on so many levels!
46D. Delighting? (OUTAGE)
I also liked seeing TENDBAR, RYES, and ENIGMA.
Huygens probably enjoyed CATSUIT, HEINIE, and EUNUCHS today - just kidding about the last one - kidding again! I think we all know which one he probably didn't enjoy.
94D. South American prairie (LLANO) and 102D. Fruit tree (PAWPAW) were new to me, but gettable - like I like!
I tried to find a few red flags to mention, but it was a no go. Now, we're off to get some lunch before the Championship Playoffs. Good luck everyone!