Word Ways


A. Ross Eckler


In a game of contract bridge, the four players are assigned the names North, East, South, and West, corresponding to their seats around a bridge table. Among the 52 playing cards, from the Spade Ace to the Club Two, which 13 are most appropriate for North to hold? Which 13 for East? For South? For West? The Spade Ace shares no letters with North, three letters with East (eas), and one letter with South (s), and two letters with West (es). So, it is logologically appropriate to assign the Spade Ace to East.