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PAUL DERTHICKíS HEADLINE PUZZLE
OCTOBER 2011
By Bob Bogart
 

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The following are all headlines from recent daily newspapers.  Each of the five is a different letter-for-letter substitution.  All five are derived from the same mixed alphabet at different settings against itself.
 
1.  RAAHETMBRMP FMHALB DPNTMEHLHURAO BTXZMHOP
2.  AUYNYUXG WFMLNW WMVVJU WOULZQRJN WOPJNMRJW
3.  JLAOMQV GTOMPD MEO OMDPNELAV OYTE NO EVJIPTGTDZ ENFVO TQVA
4.  LSRZT PFLíM SNFCT OM ARE LRE LOS AKSNOANTNJ
5.  VTCPRNBEBTER OPCPENCPRR BE VXRF IAO X.E. SPSMPORFBV

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Solution:
 
    anniversary brings hypervigilant security
1.  RAAHETMBRMP FMHALB DPNTMEHLHURAO BTXZMHOP
 
    gridiron squads suffer scrambled schedules
2.  AUYNYUXG WFMLNW WMVVJU WOULZQRJN WOPJNMRJW
 
    cursive losing its signature spot as technology takes over
3.  JLAOMQV GTOMPD MEO OMDPNELAV OYTE NO EVJIPTGTDZ ENFVO TQVA
 
    crown vicís reign as top cop car threatened
4.  LSRZT PFLíM SNFCT OM ARE LRE LOS AKSNOANTNJ
 
    palestinians relentless in push for u.n. membership
5.  VTCPRNBEBTER OPCPENCPRR BE VXRF IAO X.E. SPSMPORFBV
 
Substitution Block
T H W A K Z O D Q R J Y S G V M C P B L E I X N F U
 
O D Q R J Y S G V M C P B L E I X N F U T H W A K Z
C P B L E I X N F U T H W A K Z O D Q R J Y S G V M
E I X N F U T H W A K Z O D Q R J Y S G V M C P B L
A K Z O D Q R J Y S G V M C P B L E I X N F U T H W
N F U T H W A K Z O D Q R J Y S G V M C P B L E I X
^ Setting = OCEAN
 
Key Block
L E V I A T H A N   Hat = LEVIATHAN
6 3 9 5 1 8 4 2 7
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M O N S T E R A B   Key = MONSTER
C D F G H I J K L
P Q U V W X Y Z


 
 

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