Word Count: 72
Average Length: 5.00
Difficulty: 4 out of 5
The title phrase, if you don’t recognize it, is a line in this puzzle’s revealer. I hope you enjoy the puzzle and share it far and wide. (I had intended to include a PuzzleMe option but I couldn’t get it to work. So, a question for other constructors: do I need an upgraded WordPress account for iframes to work? I just have the basic level.)
14A: Friends tell me my house has walls and furniture galore in this color. Being colorblind, I take their word for it. And my wife, to her delight, has free rein on all color decisions.
20A: Also the title of an irrepressibly catchy tune from Reel Big Fish.
40A: The great Mario Vargas Llosa called this publication “…the most serious, authoritative, witty, diverse and stimulating cultural publication in all the five languages I speak.”