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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
November 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. BKRZNKPGNAFSJ ABSRRGNA ADFIZGH INKU AGPGR SFNVKNZA
2. ZIFS ELIFS GXIEZF VLX "VXIQJZQFSLXD"
3. M NM ADMNI, ERFXA NIRNML AMEIN VM RL ILZ
4. SXDPA'L YJLOXLO, NFHQXH GWDQ ZXJLO UHXRWLX JIEDQ PHWMX-OVHFL
5. DWHZ GQ ZOOQJ GUC PCGWPV QS DAGAECVT JUQ OCSG AOOCBZOOL 

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SETTING - BEARD
KEY - MOUSTACHE
HAT - MUTTONCHOPS
 
MATRIX -
  3 11  9 10  5  4  1  2  6  7  8 
  M  U  T  T  O  N  C  H  O  P  S 
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  M  O  U  S  T  A  C  H  E  B  D
  F  G  I  J  K  L  N  P  Q  R  V
  W  X  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   C N H P M F W A L T K E Q B R D V U I Y S J Z O G X
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 C1   B R D V U I Y S J Z O G X C N H P M F W A L T K E Q
 C2   E Q B R D V U I Y S J Z O G X C N H P M F W A L T K
 C3   A L T K E Q B R D V U I Y S J Z O G X C N H P M F W
 C4   R D V U I Y S J Z O G X C N H P M F W A L T K E Q B
 C5   D V U I Y S J Z O G X C N H P M F W A L T K E Q B R
 
1. CONTROVERSIAL SCANNERS SHIFTED FROM SEVEN AIRPORTS
1. BKRZNKPGNAFSJ ABSRRGNA ADFIZGH INKU AGPGR SFNVKNZA
 
2. EAST COAST BRACES FOR "FRANKENSTORM"
2. ZIFS ELIFS GXIEZF VLX "VXIQJZQFSLXD"
 
3. O SO CLOSE, MAGIC SEASON COMES TO AN END
3. M NM ADMNI, ERFXA NIRNML AMEIN VM RL ILZ
 
4. WENDY'S FASTEST, BURGER KING LEAST PRECISE AMONG DRIVE-THRUS
4. SXDPA'L YJLOXLO, NFHQXH GWDQ ZXJLO UHXRWLX JIEDQ PHWMX-OVHFL
 
5. CUBA TO ALLOW THE RETURN OF CITIZENS WHO LEFT ILLEGALLY
5. DWHZ GQ ZOOQJ GUC PCGWPV QS DAGAECVT JUQ OCSG AOOCBZOOL


 
 

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