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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
December 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. KSN JSWJ JBISDW DRWT JX QSBJ NSBNUCYS
2. BROK QJIXPAU OJI IP OKZIIJA FMM RIO HMPDUHZOIJA OIPAJO
3. RNFNTRN OGJNF PRFGATP RNSCFGTBC NL UAP KGPC
4. HYIMBRZ, MJBYIUYI RZRICYC JV VSKPFM
5. ZPCKC CSYU YZ LCUL NLCHYN EXUTJCXSL WHCX SCXSLHHCYEZXU 

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SETTING - CRATE
KEY - FRAGILE
HAT - LEGLAMP
 
MATRIX -
  4  2  3  5  1  6  7
  L  E  G  L  A  M  P
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  F  R  A  G  I  L  E
  B  C  D  H  J  K  M
  N  O  P  Q  S  T  U
  V  W  X  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   I J S Z R C O W A D P X F B N V G H Q Y L K T E M U
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 C1   C O W A D P X F B N V G H Q Y L K T E M U I J S Z R
 C2   R C O W A D P X F B N V G H Q Y L K T E M U I J S Z
 C3   A D P X F B N V G H Q Y L K T E M U I J S Z R C O W
 C4   T E M U I J S Z R C O W A D P X F B N V G H Q Y L K
 C5   E M U I J S Z R C O W A D P X F B N V G H Q Y L K T
 
 
1. GED TEST TAKERS RUSH TO BEAT DEADLINE
1. KSN JSWJ JBISDW DRWT JX QSBJ NSBNUCYS
 
2. DISH NETWORK SET TO SHUTTER ALL ITS BLOCKBUSTER STORES
2. BROK QJIXPAU OJI IP OKZIIJA FMM RIO HMPDUHZOIJA OIPAJO
 
3. TORONTO MAYOR STRAINS TOLERANCE OF HIS BASE
3. RNFNTRN OGJNF PRFGATP RNSCFGTBC NL UAP KGPC
 
4. KERSHAW, SCHERZER AWARDED CY YOUNGS
4. HYIMBRZ, MJBYIUYI RZRICYC JV VSKPFM
 
5. OBAMA ACTS TO EASE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN CANCELLATIONS
5. ZPCKC CSYU YZ LCUL NLCHYN EXUTJCXSL WHCX SCXSLHHCYEZXU

 

 
 

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