Cyrano de Bergerac
publication date: Sunday, November 21, 2021 (part of Fall 2021)
clue: This French novelist had plenty of panache, but there's no record of him helping another man to woo the woman he loved.
explanation: de Bergerac's life was fictionalized in the play bearing his name, which introduced "panache" to the English language. more…
intended difficulty: easy