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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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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.

NORTH

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

SOUTH

[ACE of Spades]
[King of Spades]
[Jack of Spades]
[7 of Spades]
[ACE of Hearts]
[Queen of Hearts]
[10 of Hearts]
[9 of Hearts]
[5 of Hearts]
[King of Clubs]
[ACE of Diamonds]
[8 of Diamonds]
[6 of Diamonds]

1 CONTRACT: 6H The opening lead is the ten of spades. (Trumps are 2-2.) Muff this one and even Santa won't be able to help you on the others.

NORTH

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

SOUTH

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

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