Did you know that M&M's have always come in five colors?
Is this to suggest the answer has to do with when red came back?
On another note, an earlier slug for this question was "Laconic,
Jerry Friedman, T. O. Panelist
It's certainly not a true observation...the canonical pack used to be "brown,
red, green, yellow, orange and tan" (six colors) before they got rid of tan and
put blue in its place....
There never were tan *peanut* M&Ms, but blue became part of that product at the
same time...and on the M&M website, where you can order custom lots of all sorts
of nonstandard colors to match the scheme of your wedding reception and whatnot,
tan is still not available....r
That's exactly what I was getting at. Orange replaced red, and it wasn't
until red was added back in that they came in six colors.
Another possibility is that we're supposed to count the white of the M
and the dark brown of the chocolate, since otherwise there are only three
colors they've always come in: yellow, green, and brown.
And another was "Maghrebi Village".
It was a badly worded clue.
Here's a better one: They were both born in the late 1880s. He was an
T. O. Panellist
She wasn't Minnie the Moocher.
The poet's poem was poetry, which she didn't like.