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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
August 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. UBXH GXIB PE UBXCPMV OSZ MPVUHHPKB ZBJSZC
2. ED, ZEM! ED, NEM! WEMLHB LKJ VLUYDRWB DLQH UDR HQUUHRBU FWQKYR
3. HVPURI LPIZPXPI QPJMI QFHLP KJFZPF RU KVDP FAU XPFQH
4. IATBZTYJ WMY NWOZ, NQI RWE NY JRWVVYM
5. NBJUY EGBAD-YBBG XTFU YZUFQZGK WZ OCTRZY BJD?
 

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SETTING - HUMID
KEY - DEWPOINT
HAT - CONDENSATION
 
MATRIX -
  2  9  6  3  4  7 11  1 12  5 10  8
  C  O  N  D  E  N  S  A  T  I  O  N
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  D  E  W  P  O  I  N  T  A  B  C  F
  G  H  J  K  L  M  Q  R  S  U  V  X
  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   T R D G Y P K O L B U W J I M F X E H Z C V N Q A S
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 C1   H Z C V N Q A S T R D G Y P K O L B U W J I M F X E
 C2   U W J I M F X E H Z C V N Q A S T R D G Y P K O L B
 C3   M F X E H Z C V N Q A S T R D G Y P K O L B U W J I
 C4   I M F X E H Z C V N Q A S T R D G Y P K O L B U W J
 C5   D G Y P K O L B U W J I M F X E H Z C V N Q A S T R
 
 
1. HEAT WAVE IS HEADING FOR NIGHTTIME RECORD
1. UBXH GXIB PE UBXCPMV OSZ MPVUHHPKB ZBJSZC
 
2. OH, BOY! OH, JOY! ROYALS AND WATCHERS HAIL THE LITTLEST PRINCE
2. ED, ZEM! ED, NEM! WEMLHB LKJ VLUYDRWB DLQH UDR HQUUHRBU FWQKYR
 
3. YOENIS CESPEDES BEATS BRYCE HARPER IN HOME RUN DERBY
3. HVPURI LPIZPXPI QPJMI QFHLP KJFZPF RU KVDP FAU XPFQH
 
4. TWINKIES ARE BACK, BUT MAY BE SMALLER
4. IATBZTYJ WMY NWOZ, NQI RWE NY JRWVVYM
 
5. COULD FRONT-DOOR MAIL DELIVERY BE PHASED OUT?
5. NBJUY EGBAD-YBBG XTFU YZUFQZGK WZ OCTRZY BJD? 

 
 

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