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Hesitating without the ace

Here is something which has always puzzled me.  Declarer, holding two small, leads towards a king jack combination in dummy and you have the queen, and hesitate slightly, well not that long, but long enough to convince declarer to go up with the king.  When it loses to the ace he doesn't seem to get the joke and calls the Director, who subsequently awards an adjusted score.  It seems to me that there is a contradiction in the Laws, which somewhere state that declarer draws information from these hesitations 'at his own risk', and yet Law 12D I think, talks of score adjustment for these situations.  Call me a pedant, but if a score adjustment can be gotten, then the bit about 'at his own risk' should be removed from the laws. What do other lawyers think?

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