Bogglers Solutions

By Scott Kim|Friday, August 1, 2003

Separation Anxiety

1. Cyan and magenta
2. Magenta and yellow
3. Magenta and black
4. Cyan and yellow

Rainbow Coalition

Pigments of Imagination

1-h. Vermilion, which is red like cinnamon.
2-a. Cadmium yellow. Cadmium is also used in orange and red paints.
3-d. Emerald green. In the 1860s, materials dyed using copper acetoarsenite created toxic arsenic fumes when exposed to dampness.
4-f. Egyptian blue required sophisticated manufacture.
5-c. Cobalt blue. Cobalt is also used in green and purple paints.
6-i. Mauve became hugely popular in Parisian couture. For the full story, see Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World, by Simon Garfield (W. W. Norton, 2000).
7-g. It took 250,000 shellfish to make one ounce of Tyrian purple, making it the stuff of royalty. A pea plant in India produces a chemically similar purple used to make indigo.
8-b. Charcoal black
9-e. Zinc white

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