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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
December 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.  LMZRHLMEX AEMOIC CMVHX RX FRBLMAAIB RL NILIYSIEM
2.  JOVS RIB IPBSQ CSBXKS PRXNXBA CQIYK RSQ QXARN NI NRS 'RIB' NQOCSHOQM
3.  PLWBR SGXPY ZB RMUQYIPM GI BGNPM USAF JURPYR ZQMPYR
4.  XRNKZ YGWSND JUBVVCGJ TCO JCNJBI BYY OB JOGBIT JONGO
5.  ZBWDE UDCRHAC PNU R.C. CAREDOAC BO ZTAL, UDTEBOQ 

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SETTING - MOUNT
KEY - CRUMPIT
HAT - WHOVILLE
 
MATRIX -
 8  2  6  7  3  4  6  1
 W  H  O  V  I  L  L  E
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 C  R  U  M  P  I  T  A
 B  D  E  F  G  H  J  K
 L  N  O  Q  S  V  W  X
 Y  Z
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   A K X R D N Z P G S I H V T J W U E O M F Q C B L Y
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 C1   M F Q C B L Y A K X R D N Z P G S I H V T J W U E O
 C2   O M F Q C B L Y A K X R D N Z P G S I H V T J W U E
 C3   U E O M F Q C B L Y A K X R D N Z P G S I H V T J W
 C4   N Z P G S I H V T J W U E O M F Q C B L Y A K X R D
 C5   T J W U E O M F Q C B L Y A K X R D N Z P G S I H V
 
 
1.  NATIONALS PLAYER RAMOS IS KIDNAPPED IN VENEZUELA
1.  LMZRHLMEX AEMOIC CMVHX RX FRBLMAAIB RL NILIYSIEM
 
2.  CAFE HON OWNER DENISE WHITING DROPS HER RIGHT TO THE 'HON' TRADEMARK
2.  JOVS RIB IPBSQ CSBXKS PRXNXBA CQIYK RSQ QXARN NI NRS 'RIB' NQOCSHOQM
 
3.  EGYPT MOVES UP TRANSFER OF POWER AMID LATEST UNREST
3.  PLWBR SGXPY ZB RMUQYIPM GI BGNPM USAF JURPYR ZQMPYR
 
4.  BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS GET SEASON OFF TO STRONG START
4.  XRNKZ YGWSND JUBVVCGJ TCO JCNJBI BYY OB JOGBIT JONGO
 
5.  MIXED RESULTS FOR U.S. STUDENTS IN MATH, READING
5.  ZBWDE UDCRHAC PNU R.C. CAREDOAC BO ZTAL, UDTEBOQ

 
 

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