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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
October 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. SIZU'T OFCSJDK? Z Y-BRM NE BIJBYCD TNRM
2. WPHSMWBOHDO WFEUFSDUK WDKW MF'W UFSHUHOJ
3. LIQ QKBPJD' LXKMMI, K NUJ IJ LKATPQ'D GKC
4. KNM TCCYT ACPZV JD NOZHZBZFC JHMPCHCDUZUJND
5. LDCMLTMYB COVDE CQ AMJK VEOMDJV'E NDMOE VL ECMLPQNN 

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SETTING - BEMBA
KEY - KAONDE
HAT - TSHILUBA
 
MATRIX -
  7  6  3  4  5  8  2  1
  T  S  H  I  L  U  B  A
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  K  A  O  N  D  E  B  C
  F  G  H  I  J  L  M  P
  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X
  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   C P X B M W O H S N I T D J U A G R Z K F Q Y E L V
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 C1   B M W O H S N I T D J U A G R Z K F Q Y E L V C P X
 C2   E L V C P X B M W O H S N I T D J U A G R Z K F Q Y
 C3   M W O H S N I T D J U A G R Z K F Q Y E L V C P X B
 C4   B M W O H S N I T D J U A G R Z K F Q Y E L V C P X
 C5   A G R Z K F Q Y E L V C P X B M W O H S N I T D J U
 
 
1. WHAT'S BREWING? A K-CUP OF CHICKEN SOUP
1. SIZU'T OFCSJDK? Z Y-BRM NE BIJBYCD TNRM
 
2. SMITHSONIAN SECRETARY SAYS HE'S RETIRING
2. WPHSMWBOHDO WFEUFSDUK WDKW MF'W UFSHUHOJ
 
3. FOR RAVENS' FLACCO, A WIN ON FATHER'S DAY
3. LIQ QKBPJD' LXKMMI, K NUJ IJ LKATPQ'D GKC
 
4. GOP SEEKS DELAY IN OBAMACARE IMPLEMENTATION
4. KNM TCCYT ACPZV JD NOZHZBZFC JHMPCHCDUZUJND
 
5. NETANYAHU TRIES TO CALM ISRAELI'S FEARS IN STANDOFF
5. LDCMLTMYB COVDE CQ AMJK VEOMDJV'E NDMOE VL ECMLPQNN 

 
 

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