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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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THE RATING GAME

150-125

No matter what anyone says, you're an expert

120-100

On the verge of greatness

95-75

You need a bit more experience

70-50

You need a lot more experience

45-20

Backgammon is also a game of skill

15-0

Tennis, anyone?

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.

1

NORTH

[Ace of Clubs]
[King of Hearts]
[7 of Hearts]
[5 of Hearts]
[King of Spades]
[8 of Spades]
[4 of Spades]
[2 of Spades]
[Ace of Diamonds]
[Queen of Diamonds]
[Jack of Diamonds]
[10 of Diamonds]
[2 of Diamonds]

SOUTH

[Jack of Clubs]
[4 of Clubs]
[Ace of Hearts]
[Queen of Hearts]
[Jack of Hearts]
[10 of Hearts]
[9 of Hearts]
[6 of Hearts]
[4 of Hearts]
[3 of Hearts]
[3 of Spades]
[9 of Diamonds]
[8 of Diamonds]

CONTRACT: 6H
West's opening lead is the king of clubs. What is your plan of attack?

2

NORTH

[Queen of Clubs]
[9 of Clubs]
[4 of Clubs]
[Queen of Hearts]
[7 of Hearts]
[King of Spades]
[Queen of Spades]
[Jack of Spades]
[10 of Spades]
[King of Diamonds]
[Jack of Diamonds]
[4 of Diamonds]
[2 of Diamonds]

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