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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
May 2012
By Bob Bogart
 

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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
MAY 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. MFSETYBL PTIM TBE TD YFKZ, KUZFYJSV WFEG DTY YTLSZN
2. EVFPAB BVZIP NIJFNQ PQAF FA AJPF AAPFQJZHDB ZB TIVUACC
3. ODQTT SF. TFLVXOJQN NDXQT WY STHX SWMMWJYN PWYYWYHN
4. PLPOCLF SOKKWCXWGK' DLC KWP KOLR BC QWQBGLOR PGLS
5. MSWRDKKI DFTZ VEZQSBOSX HUKQK-ZUSOVEB SHH 

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SETTING - POUND
KEY - BIRTHDAY
HAT - DEVILSFOOD
 
MATRIX -
 1  3 10  5  6  9  4  7  8  2
 D  E  V  I  L  S  F  O  O  D
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 B  I  R  T  H  D  A  Y  C  E
 F  G  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q
 S  U  V  W  X  Z
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   B F S E Q I G U A N T K W H L X Y O C P D M Z R J V
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 C1   P D M Z R J V B F S E Q I G U A N T K W H L X Y O C
 C2   O C P D M Z R J V B F S E Q I G U A N T K W H L X Y
 C3   U A N T K W H L X Y O C P D M Z R J V B F S E Q I G
 C4   N T K W H L X Y O C P D M Z R J V B F S E Q I G U A
 C5   D M Z R J V B F S E Q I G U A N T K W H L X Y O C P
 
 
1. SANTORUM BOWS OUT OF RACE, CLEARING PATH FOR ROMNEY
1. MFSETYBL PTIM TBE TD YFKZ, KUZFYJSV WFEG DTY YTLSZN
 
2. WATSON NAILS CLUTCH SHOT TO OUST OOSTHUIZEN IN PLAYOFF
2. EVFPAB BVZIP NIJFNQ PQAF FA AJPF AAPFQJZHDB ZB TIVUACC
 
3. THREE MD. EDUCATORS SHARE IN MEGA MILLIONS WINNINGS
3. ODQTT SF. TFLVXOJQN NDXQT WY STHX SWMMWJYN PWYYWYHN
 
4. TITANIC PASSENGERS' KIN SET SAIL ON MEMORIAL TRIP
4. PLPOCLF SOKKWCXWGK' DLC KWP KOLR BC QWQBGLOR PGLS
 
5. FACEBOOK BUYS INSTAGRAM PHOTO-SHARING APP
5. MSWRDKKI DFTZ VEZQSBOSX HUKQK-ZUSOVEB SHH

 
 

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