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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
July 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. IAPPT BXXIRCN KX NAK KSBRQSC KSBIU XC KPSZI
2. VQMU EZ QGGQUBQKNB MBEVBIG QZUBM OOFF HNIFUFEIG QMB ZENIC
3. GQUHREUBRD DIUCS QUIS WUQQK IY BPZ DIUZQSK HFL
4. GUW DIC RKIRGVKW QGWHI GLLKER ZYK RAJOC ZIRZK BIECUIVWKER UGQK
5. QLKBSJFQ SFA SJ QSJM QSGNLKS OJBK PDUL 

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SETTING - SQUIB
KEY - GIRANDOLE
HAT - ROMANCANDLE
 
MATRIX -
 11 10  7  1  8  3  2  9  4  6  5
  R  O  M  A  N  C  A  N  D  L  E
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  G  I  R  A  N  D  O  L  E  B  C
  F  H  J  K  M  P  Q  S  T  U  V
  W  X  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   A K Z O Q D P E T C V B U R J Y N M L S I H X G F W
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 C1   S I H X G F W A K Z O Q D P E T C V B U R J Y N M L
 C2   Q D P E T C V B U R J Y N M L S I H X G F W A K Z O
 C3   U R J Y N M L S I H X G F W A K Z O Q D P E T C V B
 C4   I H X G F W A K Z O Q D P E T C V B U R J Y N M L S
 C5   B U R J Y N M L S I H X G F W A K Z O Q D P E T C V
 
 
1. KERRY LOOKING TO GET TALIBAN TALKS ON TRACK
1. IAPPT BXXIRCN KX NAK KSBRQSC KSBIU XC KPSZI
 
2. PART OF ASSATEAGUE REOPENS AFTER WWII MUNITIONS ARE FOUND
2. VQMU EZ QGGQUBQKNB MBEVBIG QZUBM OOFF HNIFUFEIG QMB ZENIC
 
3. BLACKHAWKS STAGE LATE RALLY TO WIN STANLEY CUP
3. GQUHREUBRD DIUCS QUIS WUQQK IY BPZ DIUZQSK HFL
 
4. OLD BAY SEASONED VODKA OFFERS THE SPICY TASTE MARYLANDERS LOVE
4. GUW DIC RKIRGVKW QGWHI GLLKER ZYK RAJOC ZIRZK BIECUIVWKER UGQK
 
5. SENATORS TRY TO STOP STUDENT LOAN HIKE
5. QLKBSJFQ SFA SJ QSJM QSGNLKS OJBK PDUL

 
 

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