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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
May 2013
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.  Please send solutions, questions and comments to the e-mail address shown above.
 
1. BLNK JOUDJC UYY ITMOOMAMLD YUQ XUDJKB GMGNK
2. QR VITTAKR UAVCMKE, MTKVRKCB MKJDCF ZANKF
3. CHLQGAXUOKC GUA "ZTHE" AXUOKC SUQNZSMZK
4. IKXGMCBGDX XGZDUM LP OZKNRLM BGCPBLGX DM MGEAGMLGB HALM TKLG
5. VO S.W. ELNKAVPRXOX' SRAAYK, LFVQV ZLBYX XLQY TNA
 

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SETTING - TITAN
KEY - IAPETUS
HAT - ENCELADUS
 
MATRIX -
  4  7  2  5  6  1  3  9  8
  E  N  C  E  L  A  D  U  S
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  I  A  P  E  T  U  S  B  C
  D  F  G  H  J  K  L  M  N
  O  Q  R  V  W  X  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   U K X P G R S L Y I D O E H V T J W A F Q C N B M Z
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 C1   T J W A F Q C N B M Z U K X P G R S L Y I D O E H V
 C2   I D O E H V T J W A F Q C N B M Z U K X P G R S L Y
 C3   T J W A F Q C N B M Z U K X P G R S L Y I D O E H V
 C4   A F Q C N B M Z U K X P G R S L Y I D O E H V T J W
 C5   N B M Z U K X P G R S L Y I D O E H V T J W A F Q C
 
 
1. YALE KNOCKS OFF QUINNIPIAC FOR HOCKEY TITLE
1. BLNK JOUDJC UYY ITMOOMAMLD YUQ XUDJKB GMGNK
 
2. ON RUSSIAN WIRETAP, TSARNAEV TALKED JIHAD
2. QR VITTAKR UAVCMKE, MTKVRKCB MKJDCF ZANKF
 
3. SMARTPHONES TOP "DUMB" PHONES WORLDWIDE
3. CHLQGAXUOKC GUA "ZTHE" AXUOKC SUQNZSMZK
 
4. WIDESPREAD DELAYS TO FLIGHTS REPORTED AS SEQUESTER CUTS BITE
4. IKXGMCBGDX XGZDUM LP OZKNRLM BGCPBLGX DM MGEAGMLGB HALM TKLG
 
5. AT D.C. JOURNALISTS' DINNER, OBAMA POKES SOME FUN
5. VO S.W. ELNKAVPRXOX' SRAAYK, LFVQV ZLBYX XLQY TNA 

 
 

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