ECU \AY.kue or ay.KUE\ n. the name of an old French gold coin, adopted by several others since
Ecu has appeared in many American newspaper crossword puzzles, so it is definitely one the avid solver will need to remember. The sorts of clues you should now be able to quickly decode include…
- Antique French coin
- Calais coin of old
- Coin depicting Louis XVI
- French coin during the Renaissance
- Old coin worth five francs
I’m sure you get the idea.
By the way, if you do decide to go eBay shopping for an ecu, don’t get too excited by all the perfect shiny-looking specimens going for a few bucks. The label on those coins will almost certainly refer to the other ECU (European Currency Unit).
And if that tip saves you a few hundred bucks, I think you definitely owe me another beer!
Collins/CSW/SOWPODS players get to extend today’s word to form another old French coin: the CARDECU or CARDECUE