Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday's New York Times crossword puzzle solved: July 2, 2018

My time: 4:16.

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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 agentMARKUP 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.

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