Some Nerve Latin quarters?
RUSES [“the artful dodger”]One of a jazz duo?
COLE [Cole Younger was an Old West leader of the Younger Bros. gang]Commit a service infraction
GOAWOL [I thought tennis or tea]Spread on the table
OLEOWhat the mouse did clockwise?
RANUP [“the mouse ran up the clock”]
Had a devil of a time figuring out the theme so I may have to dis-appoint myself as LAT Xword critic. SAUCE, BRASS, and CHEEK are synonyms for nerve.French possessive
Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No funFor a discussion on foreign terms, click on “Forum” tab, look under “General Discussion” (page 2) and select ZENOPHOBIA.