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“Three and a Match” Quiz

Quiz Guy John Chaneski puzzle this week is called “Three and a Match.” The challenge is to figure out three words from a common category—say, nationalities—that go with each of the three clues he mentions. If, for example, three clues...

pea-shake house

pea-shake house  n.— «There were many times that his father went to the local pea shake house and turned 25 cents into 25 dollars to support a family of nine. This is how he grew up and still today people are using ticket houses to make...

peashake house

peashake house  n.— «President of the Indianapolis City-county Council, Monroe Gray. He likes to hangout in illegal gambling joints—such as the peashake house on the corner of 38th Capitol (disguised as a car wash)—while on duty as an...

pea shake

pea shake  n.— «Sweet pea and vermouth don’t report to anyone at IFD and they have absolutly no responsibilities what so ever other than to mingle and rub elbows anlong with some pea shake activities. Oh don’t gorget the 300 east...

pea shake

pea shake  n.— «When multiple claims are made for one horse, the winner is decided by lot, with the clerk of scales and the track’s claiming agent as witnesses. The drawing procedure is called shaking the peas. When a horseman attempts to...

pea shake house

pea shake house  n.— «In the days before the Muncie game, long lines of cars formed at the Cities Service gas station at Sixteenth Street and Senate Avenue, the hub of basketball betting. Paychecks were wagered in the Chrysler and Allison...