Phoenix Society, Inc.



PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
June 2013
By Bob Bogart
 
puzzles@thephoenixsociety.org

Comments or questions on Headline Puzzles should be directed to puzzles@thephoenixsociety.org

 

 

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. CMIBHZU-UMOBA GFOYU MOUUFIY GOFUBJTMI OMIO
2. MPRBR UXIWD RSJXYQ TWRZWI MU XID
3. ZYL TYKJB ED QOTKJP IBQ DR VJBEKJE HQTYKG
4. AMVLCM HLVMX LHHTFWMA LTUA PFT AOTJLV TMKMXA
5. COFFBAH RIA BY GTAOAWO CTM NTAYSJIMY, UTSMBYUY 

--------------------------------------------------------------

SETTING - SKINS
KEY - SHOTGUN
HAT - BESTBALL
 
MATRIX -
  2  4  7  8  3  1  5  6
  B  E  S  T  B  A  L  L
 ------------------------
  S  H  O  T  G  U  N  A
  B  C  D  E  F  I  J  K
  L  M  P  Q  R  V  W  X
  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   U I V S B L Y G F R H C M Z N J W A K X O D P T E Q
----------------------------------------------------------
 C1   S B L Y G F R H C M Z N J W A K X O D P T E Q U I V
 C2   K X O D P T E Q U I V S B L Y G F R H C M Z N J W A
 C3   I V S B L Y G F R H C M Z N J W A K X O D P T E Q U
 C4   N J W A K X O D P T E Q U I V S B L Y G F R H C M Z
 C5   S B L Y G F R H C M Z N J W A K X O D P T E Q U I V
 
 
1. FREIGHT-TRAIN BLAST RATTLES BALTIMORE AREA
1. CMIBHZU-UMOBA GFOYU MOUUFIY GOFUBJTMI OMIO
 
2. OBAMA FIRES ACTING LEADER OF IRS
2. MPRBR UXIWD RSJXYQ TWRZWI MU XID
 
3. MLB PLANS TO EXPAND USE OF INSTANT REPLAY
3. ZYL TYKJB ED QOTKJP IBQ DR VJBEKJE HQTYKG
 
4. SENATE PANEL APPROVES ARMS FOR SYRIAN REBELS
4. AMVLCM HLVMX LHHTFWMA LTUA PFT AOTJLV TMKMXA
 
5. FALLING YEN IS BONANZA FOR CONSUMERS, TOURISTS
5. COFFBAH RIA BY GTAOAWO CTM NTAYSJIMY, UTSMBYUY 

 
 

Email: contactus@thephoenixsociety.org

Phoenix Society, Inc. - PO Box 64 - Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0064