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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
August 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. BD PDARHE MCWXGNHW, OPHHW; ASZDGH UHMPGQDEF OSP UXUAHGN
2. GPXKGLFXV DMKHG AKPG PC LMGP XMZCXH EA AD
3. ZLSFAJW XKUOKFSXVFKZ ZKX FKDLFMZ SDFLZZ V.Z.
4. QXMHD AXMIN MIGINBJ BINLIM AYE PXQS KQ YJ ENMMYIL
5. OXETNQYIJ NGXYLYQS OXEEYHEIQHJ, DYMYQS HIETJ 

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SETTING - CLIFF
KEY - PLATFORM
HAT - SPRINGBOARD
 
MATRIX -
 11  8  9  5  6  4  2  7  1 10  3 
  S  P  R  I  N  G  B  O  A  R  D
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  P  L  A  T  F  O  R  M  B  C  D
  E  G  H  I  J  K  N  Q  S  U  V
  W  X  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   B S R N D V O K T I Z F J M Q L G X A H Y C U P E W
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 C1   C U P E W B S R N D V O K T I Z F J M Q L G X A H Y
 C2   L G X A H Y C U P E W B S R N D V O K T I Z F J M Q
 C3   I Z F J M Q L G X A H Y C U P E W B S R N D V O K T
 C4   F J M Q L G X A H Y C U P E W B S R N D V O K T I Z
 C5   F J M Q L G X A H Y C U P E W B S R N D V O K T I Z
 
1. VI RIPKEN ABDUCTED, FREED; POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECT
1. BD PDARHE MCWXGNHW, OPHHW; ASZDGH UHMPGQDEF OSP UXUAHGN
 
2. STRASBURG LEADS NATS TO BEST RECORD IN NL
2. GPXKGLFXV DMKHG AKPG PC LMGP XMZCXH EA AD
 
3. SOARING TEMPERATURES SET RECORDS ACROSS U.S.
3. ZLSFAJW XKUOKFSXVFKZ ZKX FKDLFMZ SDFLZZ V.Z.
 
4. NORTH KOREA REVEALS LEADER KIM JONG UN IS MARRIED
4. QXMHD AXMIN MIGINBJ BINLIM AYE PXQS KQ YJ ENMMYIL
 
5. COMPANIES AVOIDING COMMITMENTS, HIRING
5. OXETNQYIJ NGXYLYQS OXEEYHEIQHJ, DYMYQS HIETJ

 
 

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