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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Edwin B. Kantar
December 22, 1975
On the first day of Christmas your true love may have given you a partridge in a pear tree, but I can't afford that, so I am going to give you a bridge hand, followed by 11 more. You can sample one a day through the holidays or try them at one sitting—it's up to you. The good news is that you will not make any poor bids because this quiz is on play; the bad news is that the hands are tough. They are graded in order of difficulty—five points for each of the first three, 10 for the next three, 15 for the next four, 20 for the first of two double dummy problems and 25 for the last. Turn to page 86 for the solutions.
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December 22, 1975

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

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CONTRACT: 6H
The opening lead is the nine of diamonds, East playing the six. Plan the play.

6

NORTH

[Ace of Clubs]
[Queen of Clubs]
[3 of Clubs]
[Ace of Hearts]
[Queen of Hearts]
[10 of Hearts]
[7 of Hearts]
[4 of Hearts]
[3 of Hearts]
[King of Spades]
[10 of Spades]
[2 of Spades]
[King of Diamonds]

SOUTH

[8 of Clubs]
[5 of Clubs]
[4 of Clubs]
[2 of Clubs]
[Ace of Diamonds]
[Queen of Diamonds]
[7 of Diamonds]
[4 of Diamonds]
[Ace of Spades]
[Queen of Spades]
[9 of Spades]
[8 of Spades]
[3 of Spades]

CONTRACT: 6S
West leads the jack of clubs. What line of play gives you the best chance to land your slam?

7

NORTH

[Ace of Clubs]
[Queen of Clubs]
[7 of Clubs]
[6 of Clubs]
[Ace of Hearts]
[King of Hearts]
[10 of Hearts]
[2 of Hearts]
[Ace of Spades]
[10 of Spades]
[4 of Spades]
[2 of Spades]
[Queen of Diamonds]

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