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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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6 CONTRACT: 7NT East doubles, something very few players dare to do to you. But it's really a gift. How do you make the grand slam after the six of spades is led?

NORTH

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

SOUTH

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

7 CONTRACT: 6D The opening is the jack of spades. You win the ace, cash the ace of diamonds and then play the queen. Alas, West tosses a heart. How do you play?

NORTH

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

SOUTH

[Ace of Spades]
[King of Spades]
[Jack of Spades]
[10 of Spades]
[5 of Spades]
[Ace of Hearts]
[3 of Hearts]
[Jack of Clubs]
[7 of Clubs]
[4 of Clubs]
[10 Diamonds]
[5 of Diamonds]
[4 of Diamonds]

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