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Is it a demand or a suggestion?

This came up obliquely in a different question, but I want to ask it expressly.

Playing pairs in a reasonably good game, you deal and pick up:

North
KJ9
J82
52
K9864

You pass (I assume), LHO passes, and partner opens 1. RHO bids 1. Drury is off over interference in this partnership. You can bid 2 or 2 or, I suppose, 1NT. For better or worse, I chose 2. I figured that, with a good spade holding, I am unlikely to face terrible adverse bidding and can probably issue a speeding ticket if I do. On reflection, I think 2 is probably a better bid. I just didn't actually choose it at the table. Sorry. I'm imperfect. Just bear with me.

The auction continues:

North
KJ9
J82
52
K9864
W
N
E
S
P
P
1
1
2
2
3
P
4
P
5
P
?

Partner is very, VERY solid. While 3D is undiscussed in this auction, our basic bidding principles suggest that this is a strong hand being shown. He knows I think that even in a non-2/1 context, as this is as a passed hand, I believe that a 2-level bid promises a rebid below 2NT. I know this puts partner on an island with a hand like x AJxxx KQxxx xx, but: (1) I know this partner might have opened that 2; and, (2) if we miss a contract in that case, it's probably not a disaster. Again, I'm not suggesting this approach is right. Indeed, I'm not certain it is. I'm suggesting this is in keeping with the style we have with each other. We've played together about once a month for about 12 years. We know each other's tendencies.

Following that judgment, and with well placed spades, I chose to bid game. Again, you might not. I'm asking you to bear with me.

5 is clearly asking about spades. But does it ask about spades AND ask about my hand? I'm clearly on a dead minimum (okay, perhaps sub-minimum) for my previous bidding. That said, I have second round control of spades. Does 5 ask a binary question, or is it a judgment aid?

It's a yes-no question. Bid 6
It's an invite where your spade holding is important. Bid 6 or pass, but it's not a demand.

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