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Is it OK to make a takeout double with 14 high card points and bad distribution, but no "stranded" honors?

Holding (s) AQxx (h)Axx (d) xxx (c) Axx I would be torn over whether to make a takeout double or not. Forget's point that this hand probably works as well on defense as on offense has merit, but there ...
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Is it OK to make a takeout double with 14 high card points and bad distribution, but no "stranded" honors?

4-4-2-3, 12 points is plenty for a takeout double, especially if they're all aces - so the Q is irrelevant. I'd like to declare one of the majors, and Partner can let me know which is better. 4-3-3-3,...
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