TOIL AND TROUBLE
Nice Macbeth theme, but we technically DNF'd on the O in HOREB (1D: Biblical peak) and OLINS (16A: Actors Ken and Lena). I guess that's what we get for being neither aware of minute details in the Bible nor up on whatever films or shows those two people are in.
I wonder if there is any connection between the direction HAWS (1A: Turns left), and YEE (81D: Cry before "haw")? (Yes.) And oh look, OLEIC 54A: ____ acid makes another appearance this week! Oh joy. And I tried to put in "FELICIty" for 76A: Girl's name meaning "happiness." I've never heard of anyone named FELICIA. (Phylicia Rashad doesn't count.)
UNUM (12A: One for the money?) was a clever clue, 94A: Second place? (TENS) is beautiful, and 49D: Army threats? (OCTOPI) is cute. WRITHE (77A: Squirm) is a good word. IONESKYE (80A: John Cusack's co-star in "Say Anything…" is good, weird-looking fill.
Interesting trivia about DURANDURAN (26A: Popular British band named after the villain in "Barbarella"). (It was Dr. Durand Durand in the movie.) And I love the oh-so-minimal nod to the Superbowl with TDS (62A: Super Bowl successes, for short).
Some good, some blah, a good theme… ok, it was fine. Now, on to the pregame!