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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
December 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. BYCHE QRLH BX MGV BYO GO EYGELGA EKGNB
2. RXIBCR WCCX KQXCBQCX MIWSCXKXKIQ ZKXE CLBUKCB ISCQKQFR
3. LTRUHGRJO RGKRU TQDJRC HJ XMOOWRKTQZJG UOMORU
4. IJITIA'F PMSO NLVYHNS TMJ ANFAWBU IBS JNPYJWNS
5. PIDGDZ FTVXPGT BNVT QOTT

 

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SETTING - JACOB
KEY - MARLEY
HAT - BOBCRATCHIT
 
MATRIX -
  2  8  3  4  9  1 10  5  6  7 11 
  B  O  B  C  R  A  T  C  H  I  T 
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  M  A  R  L  E  Y  B  C  D  F  G
  H  I  J  K  N  O  P  Q  S  T  U
  V  W  X  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   Y O M H V R J X L K Z C Q D S F T A I W E N B P G U
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 C1   J X L K Z C Q D S F T A I W E N B P G U Y O M H V R
 C2   A I W E N B P G U Y O M H V R J X L K Z C Q D S F T
 C3   C Q D S F T A I W E N B P G U Y O M H V R J X L K Z
 C4   O M H V R J X L K Z C Q D S F T A I W E N B P G U Y
 C5   B P G U Y O M H V R J X L K Z C Q D S F T A I W E N
 
1. TERPS JUMP TO BIG TEN IN SEISMIC SHIFT
1. BYCHE QRLH BX MGV BYO GO EYGELGA EKGNB
 
2. STORES MEET INTERNET COMPETITION WITH EARLIER OPENINGS
2. RXIBCR WCCX KQXCBQCX MIWSCXKXKIQ ZKXE CLBUKCB ISCQKQFR
 
3. PRESIDENT EDGES ROMNEY IN BATTLEGROUND STATES
3. LTRUHGRJO RGKRU TQDJRC HJ XMOOWRKTQZJG UOMORU
 
4. ARAFAT'S BODY EXHUMED FOR TESTING AND REBURIED
4. IJITIA'F PMSO NLVYHNS TMJ ANFAWBU IBS JNPYJWNS
 
5. OBAMAS WELCOME YULE TREE
5. PIDGDZ FTVXPGT BNVT QOTT

 
 

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