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 "Let Me Entertain You" by Marti Ronemus

The 11th edition of "The Joy of Cooking" is out. It's the 75th anniversary edition, and filled with advice on throwing the best ever parties. Here's some guidance that I am writing down!
1. There's no shame in serving store-bought food. Put it on a fancy plate and no one will know. (You can't disguise a rotisserie chicken, though!)
2. Resist the urge to clean up during the party. And refuse all offers from guests to help dishes. (Sorry, but that sounds crazy to me. Anyone who wants to help me clean gets another free drink.)
3. Welcome chaos. (Unavoidable at my house.) If last minute, something does happen to upset your well-laid plans, rise to the occasion. The mishap may be the making of your party. Remember that way back in Roman times, Horace observed, "A host is like a general: it takes a mishap to reveal his genius."

And isn't that true of bridge? Anyone can make a lay-down hand. It takes talent to pull success from the jaws of disaster.

Question 1

  Your Hand
 K Q J
 6 5 4
 K 9 8 7
 A Q J
Q: 1 - South:
--1 No-trumpPass

 Your choice:
A: 4 No-trump: We have 16 HCP, so between us, we've got 31-33 pts. This is an invitational hand, and we are going to let PARD entertain us with his choice. Not all the points in this hand are "working," or this would be an easier decision.

Your result so far:
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Question 2

  Your Hand
 6 5 2
 A 9 5
 J 10
 A K Q 6 5
Q: 2 - South:

 Your choice:
A: 1 No-trump: Pard is showing 4-4 in Spades and Diamonds. Ugh. We've got a minimum hand, and thank goodness, we've got that Heart stopper. Let's show our whole story and let Pard decide what to do next.

Your result so far:
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Question 3

  Your Hand
 K 9
 K J 10 9 5
 A K 8 6
 J 9
Q: 3 - South:

 Your choice:
A: 4: This is right on the edge, and if we choose to pass, no one should bar us from the party. We've got 15 HCP, but the J isn't working. We'll need a little luck, and wouldn't a Spade lead be great?

Your result so far:
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Question 4

  Your Hand
 A K Q 9 8
 A K Q 10
 Q 9
 3 2
Q: 4 - South:

 Your choice:
A: 3: Remember, Pard is bidding at gunpoint and could be broke. Considering East passed however, Pard is rated to have something. Some might go directly to 4 and we don't fault them, but we're going to invite him to our party instead.

Your result so far:
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Question 5

  Your Hand
 8 7
 9 8 7
 K J 6 5
 K Q J 7
Q: 5 - South:

**In the balancing seat, this bid promises a NICE 12-15 pts with a VERY nice suit!

 Your choice:
A: 3: Again, we're mailing out the invitations to the party. We want to show Pard 9/10-12 pts. If we had nicer Spades, we might go to game.

Well, that was fun. We have, however, one more hurdle before we get past the velvet rope. Ready for our hand?

Your result so far:
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