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A man in Red Lodge, Montana, says he and his wife sometimes accuse each other of being a sneaky pete. It’s an affectionate expression they use if, say, one of them played a practical joke on the other. The origin of this term is uncertain, although it may have to do with the fact that in the 1940’s sneaky pete was a term for cheap, rotgut alcohol that one hides from the authorities. This is part of a complete episode.

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  • Peter Anthony Crisafi aka Sneaky Pete was born in 1919 in New York and was an accomplished pool player. He traveled around playing for money. He stole his favorite house cue from Flambonis in New York and had it made into two pieces that screwed together so he could take it with him.

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