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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
June 2012
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. WTXELTCWMV UBVUZGXM CZMSM OMQY QF FLM ZQYX-EZQFLMYMX LMYVXBV BSMZTEN
2. R.V. BJSCBXR VOOMJUFT IVC JC ORVTKXB EMJBFMW IVET
3. P'WW MGEV GSXCMVQ YXVN PC GAGPS PS IQVGBSVNN
4. VLMEQ JVVUEQMR HPUQEYR JOET XJPT-KEQY RMJQT
5. TERX'R TYDEHY EPAR MD YFYHR: JLMU XUV GKUHAR HUOOYPHEJKR

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SETTING - WAHOO
KEY - MARLIN
HAT - AMBERJACK
 
MATRIX -
 1 8 3 5 9 6 2 4 7
 A M B E R J A C K
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 M A R L I N B C D
 E F G H J K O P Q
 S T U V W X Y Z
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   M E S B O Y R G U C P Z L H V N K X D Q A F T I J W
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 C1   W M E S B O Y R G U C P Z L H V N K X D Q A F T I J
 C2   A F T I J W M E S B O Y R G U C P Z L H V N K X D Q
 C3   H V N K X D Q A F T I J W M E S B O Y R G U C P Z L
 C4   O Y R G U C P Z L H V N K X D Q A F T I J W M E S B
 C5   O Y R G U C P Z L H V N K X D Q A F T I J W M E S B
 
 
1. MIDSHIPMEN CONCLUDE PLEBE YEAR AT THE LARD-SLATHERED HERNDON OBELISK
1. WTXELTCWMV UBVUZGXM CZMSM OMQY QF FLM ZQYX-EZQFLMYMX LMYVXBV BSMZTEN
 
2. L.A. COUNCIL APPROVES BAN ON PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS
2. R.V. BJSCBXR VOOMJUFT IVC JC ORVTKXB EMJBFMW IVET
 
3. I'LL HAVE ANOTHER DOES IT AGAIN IN PREAKNESS
3. P'WW MGEV GSXCMVQ YXVN PC GAGPS PS IQVGBSVNN
 
4. PUTIN APPOINTS CRONIES AMID HARD-LINE STAND
4. VLMEQ JVVUEQMR HPUQEYR JOET XJPT-KEQY RMJQT
 
5. DISH'S DEVICE IRKS TV EXECS: AUTO HOP BLOCKS COMMERCIALS
5. TERX'R TYDEHY EPAR MD YFYHR: JLMU XUV GKUHAR HUOOYPHEJKR


 
 

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