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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
March 2012
By Bob Bogart
 

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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
MARCH 2012
By Bob Bogart
 
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.  PRXS OR TXKC, PFTFLCBX FP YXME PMFKP CGTXQC
2.  OUVPQOURD POW YPTTLXTUO GQX DPZ TQXL KLUXD
3.  J LJCXTR ZXUSNWY: IVCJI KYJDXTR J ENQXTYQQ XS VTUY KYC
4.  IF LMIWT IZZCGTALIAS QIVI, IABLFAYZQ LIVPFTL QVTZZ
5.  AHHOYI HNSYKBC VKNB EQZDK QAOCK KJZHDKM 

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SETTING - FUJIN
KEY - VAYU
HAT - ZEPHYRUS
 
MATRIX -
 8 1 3 2 7 4 6 5
 Z E P H Y R U S
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 V A Y U B C D E
 F G H I J K L M
 N O P Q R S T W
 X Z
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   A G O Z U I Q Y H P C K S E M W D L T B J R V F N X
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 C1   F N X A G O Z U I Q Y H P C K S E M W D L T B J R V
 C2   U I Q Y H P C K S E M W D L T B J R V F N X A G O Z
 C3   J R V F N X A G O Z U I Q Y H P C K S E M W D L T B
 C4   I Q Y H P C K S E M W D L T B J R V F N X A G O Z U
 C5   N X A G O Z U I Q Y H P C K S E M W D L T B J R V F
 
 
1.  SNOW IN ROME, SARAJEVO AS COLD SLAMS EUROPE
1.  PRXS OR TXKC, PFTFLCBX FP YXME PMFKP CGTXQC
 
2.  NATIONALS INK ZIMMERMAN FOR SIX MORE YEARS
2.  OUVPQOURD POW YPTTLXTUO GQX DPZ TQXL KLUXD
 
3.  A FADING PICTURE: KODAK LEAVING A BUSINESS IT ONCE LED
3.  J LJCXTR ZXUSNWY: IVCJI KYJDXTR J ENQXTYQQ XS VTUY KYC
 
4.  AT SPACE ANNIVERSARY GALA, ARMSTRONG SALUTES GLENN
4.  IF LMIWT IZZCGTALIAS QIVI, IABLFAYZQ LIVPFTL QVTZZ
 
5.  OCCUPY CAMPERS NEAR WHITE HOUSE EVICTED
5.  AHHOYI HNSYKBC VKNB EQZDK QAOCK KJZHDKM

 
 

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