The blue/red rebus was very clever, but the iPad wouldn't take "bluered" as correct, so we spent about fifteen or twenty minutes changing all of them to "redblue," then, after reading Deb Amlen's blog, to just "blue," and finally it took it. It didn't help that we also had an error at "YMHo" (89D: Jewish males' org.). I couldn't make HoTE make any sense for 107A: Hardly fancy?, but I put it in anyway. Turns out it was YMHA and HATE. Much better on the across. The down, well, it could have been "organization" just as easily as "association," as far as we knew.
So anyway, all that gave us a little bit of a negative feeling, but really, the grid wasn't that bad. As we noted, the purple theme was nice, and consistently blue-across/red-down, which was good and, I suppose, necessary. Never heard of OLETA (9A: Adams with the 1991 hit "Get Here") or an HORA (40A: Part of a wedding celebration), and I can't decide whether I love or hate ELECT crossing ERECT. It's odd. 24A: One who works at home (UMPIRE) was cute.
I am so sick of seeing ELHI in the grid. "Eel" has grown on us, and we almost hope for it, but "ELHI" is not the same. Does anyone ever say that? What ever happened to the not-crossword-friendly "K-12?"
I don't know, as I review this, I like it less and less. I'd better stop here.