My time: 4:16.
Evan Kalish tells us, "Let's just keep this between us" because IT'S A SECRET. Five themed answers each hide a word that goes with the word secret. PASTA SHELL has a secret stash. PEASANT ARMY ("militia of farmers") surrounds secret Santa. WHAT A GENTLEMAN may also be a secret agent. MARKUP LANGUAGE ("it may allow a text document to be displayed on a web page" --- such as HTML) displays a secret plan. And PRIME NUMBER hides a secret menu.
For "sir's counterpart" I wanted to put *LADY or *DAME but it's MA'AM.
I've heard of Comcast's Xfinity, but not Verizon Fios; they are both ISPs.
Speaking of technology, I'm old enough to remember using computer connection protocol TELNET; are you?
Poi has appeared a couple of times. On September 29, 2017, we learned it is mashed TARO root. On November 1, 2017, it was called a Polynesian finger food.
"Today" co-host HODA Kotb last appeared on May 8.
This one was an easy, short and sweet Monday. I almost did it INN record time. What a NERD.
Monday, July 2, 2018
My time: 6:43 . -- Benjamin Kramer serves us up an ace of a puzzle with this VOLLEYBALL-loving grid. The themed answers LIP SERVICE, th...
My time: 11:43 . -- Today we are treated to a themeless by Sam Ezersky. It's nothing jaw-dropping, but it's a solid Saturday. ...
My time: 17:47 , just one minute too slow for the record! -- Ross Trudeau collected a series of cryptids from divers geographical areas ...