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cross questions and crooked answers noun phrase A guessing game played in some Smokies homes in the 1930s and observed by Joseph Hall. The participants, often a dozen or more divided into two groups standing in rows opposite each other. The leader of the game gave those on one side questions and those on the other side answers, which were usu humorous and not at all appropriate to the questions. As each question was asked, the player opposite to him…

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After my post about The Deer Hunter making biscuits on the wood stove I received several questions about our biscuit…

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