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Is it ho, ho, ho or uh-oh?
Edwin B. Kantar
December 20, 1976
You wake up Christmas morning to find that Santa has crammed your stocking with aces, kings and queens, enough high-card points to launch you on the way to a very happy new year, but will you have the last Clausian laugh or a down-one groan? Getting such goodies is fine; however, you must know what to do with them. The hands in this quiz contain so many points that you and your partner have reached slam on every one. In some cases you have been given the additional gift of a favorable opening lead. But can you take advantage of your good fortune? To find out how you did, turn to page 123.
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December 20, 1976

Is It Ho, Ho, Ho Or Uh-oh?

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2 CONTRACT: 7S (only because you are playing it). The opening lead is the four of spades. East Follows. What is your plan?

NORTH

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

SOUTH

[3 of Spades]
[2 of Spades]
[Ace of Hearts]
[King of Hearts]
[7 of Hearts]
[3 of Hearts]
[2 of Hearts]
[Ace of Clubs]
[King of Clubs]
[Jack of Clubs]
[7 of Clubs]
[5 of Clubs]
[2 of Clubs]

3 CONTRACT: 6C The opening lead is the six of spades. Both you and your partner wanted to bid seven, but neither had the courage. How do you play to make six?

NORTH

[Ace of Spades]
[King of Spades]
[9 of Spades]
[8 of Spades]
[7 of Spades]
[Jack of Hearts]
[3 of Hearts]
[2 of Hearts]
[King of Clubs]
[4 of Clubs]
[Ace of Diamonds]
[King of Diamonds]
[5 of Diamonds]

SOUTH

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

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