to make four spades. West leads the ♠J.
I must apologise for
originally claiming this composition for one of mine. My records show that
I adapted it from one I found in Robert Lemaire's collection, that one being
effectively identical to No. 254. It seems my only change was to give
North a trump in exchange for a club, so I definitely should have written
"after Lemaire" in the attribution. Now, Lemaire's collection
certainly contains a number of problems he didn't compose and I am sure that
this is another of those. Why he saw fit to switch the suits and some of
the pips only he would have known.
Successful solvers to
date: Bob Bignall, and I won't accept any more, for obvious reasons.
Hugh Darwen, 2004
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