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  • noun Alternative spelling of tic-tac-toe.

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  • noun a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spaces; the object is to get a row of three crosses or three circles before the opponent does


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  • Instructions included wiring diagrams for constructing a number of primitive computer circuits that could add, subtract, play tick-tack-toe and solve simple problems in logic.

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  • Yesterday, I caught myself doodling your tick-tack-toe thing on the back of a phonebook at work.

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  • And leftover from field day are the chalk remnants of a tick-tack-toe game scribbled across the red bricks on the side of the school.

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  • Start by playing tick-tack-toe with subject position.

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  • Consider the problem, "How can I win the game of tick-tack-toe?"

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  • The population problem cannot be solved in a technical way, any more than can the problem of winning the game of tick-tack-toe.

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  • Magic-square numbers derive from a square, divided into nine boxes as in a tick-tack-toe grid, and in each box of which is a number, one through nine, arranged in such a way that adding the three numbers horizontally, vertically, or diagonally always equals fifteen.

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  • We may be seen that way, but there's no use spending any more time here playing tick-tack-toe on that wood up there.

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  • When it rained, the children scurried to fasten the side curtains and then huddled together to keep warm while they played tick-tack-toe or guessing games.

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