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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
September 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. RLNTZ YNBFQ NFC RLNX UYLD OM NF BFQLSX MNYNCBQL
2. IYBCYLU QGCEYRC HYLIMLU UTKU GC'U ORGCCGXZ UYFTJGT
3. DAB-NEEF PWSADG UACADGA TWFRDL GQPRUAG
4. RXJDB WON OWJYO GUYZ KW BPVK TYZOSXGKAQ
5. NUR UIN SPXZ-NI-WXUIIY CNRL: WRXQOCNG

 

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SETTING - LABOR
KEY - BUCKLEDOWN
HAT - BUSTYOURBUNS
 
MATRIX -
  1  9  6  9 12  4 10  5  2 11  3  7
  B  U  S  T  Y  O  U  R  B  U  N  S
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  B  U  C  K  L  E  D  O  W  N  A  F
  G  H  I  J  M  P  Q  R  S  T  V  X
  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  C   Y G B S W V A P E R O I C X F J K Z H U Q D T N M L
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 P1   R O I C X F J K Z H U Q D T N M L Y G B S W V A P E
 P2   O I C X F J K Z H U Q D T N M L Y G B S W V A P E R
 P3   B S W V A P E R O I C X F J K Z H U Q D T N M L Y G
 P4   A P E R O I C X F J K Z H U Q D T N M L Y G B S W V
 P5   L Y G B S W V A P E R O I C X F J K Z H U Q D T N M
 
 
1. HEAVY RAINS AND HEAT BREW UP AN INSECT PARADISE
1. RLNTZ YNBFQ NFC RLNX UYLD OM NF BFQLSX MNYNCBQL
 
2. DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS SAYS IT'S QUITTING SOMALIA
2. IYBCYLU QGCEYRC HYLIMLU UTKU GC'U ORGCCGXZ UYFTJGT
 
3. NEW-LOOK RAVENS DEFENSE MAKING STRIDES
3. DAB-NEEF PWSADG UACADGA TWFRDL GQPRUAG
 
4. JUDGE OKS KODAK PLAN TO EXIT BANKRUPTCY
4. RXJDB WON OWJYO GUYZ KW BPVK TYZOSXGKAQ
 
5. THE HOT BACK-TO-SCHOOL ITEM: SECURITY
5. NUR UIN SPXZ-NI-WXUIIY CNRL: WRXQOCNG

 

 
 

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