Why is a tie in Tic Tac Toe called a "cat's game"?

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If you tie your opponent in Tic Tac Toe, it is often referred to as a Cat's Game. 'Cat' is 'Tac' spelled backwards, and a tie game is often referred to as a scratch. Cats scratch, and there was born the term 'Cats Game.'
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