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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
January 2014
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. SRZAGS YIESLOGZE RZG WZIESZRSGV RHV RHAZQ
2. BYWSMXJ DYBL-JSDM: VYMLQ-AYZYCLA JYEAZYQH MX TEALQCX QLWYSQO
3. JPAZYKP DEUGYZ GA P CBKYJA PAZ HBWMEK FYUYJBAW
4. RDAAJWGFDH GF UAKVWNH VDN JGGO ODRDJNKGF UOGE MKO NOMSDADOH
5. LXIUJB UXGYNV YJGYI IJO QJNEF HSDEI US CNDU EJSBI
 

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SETTING - JUNCO
KEY - XENOSPIZA
HAT - ARREMONOPS
 
MATRIX -
  1  8  9  2  3  5  4  6  7 10
  A  R  R  E  M  O  N  O  P  S
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  X  E  N  O  S  P  I  Z  A  B
  C  D  F  G  H  J  K  L  M  O
  R  T  U  V  W  Y
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   X C R O G V S H W I K P J Y Z L A M E D T N F U B Q
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 C1   J Y Z L A M E D T N F U B Q X C R O G V S H W I K P
 C2   U B Q X C R O G V S H W I K P J Y Z L A M E D T N F
 C3   N F U B Q X C R O G V S H W I K P J Y Z L A M E D T
 C4   C R O G V S H W I K P J Y Z L A M E D T N F U B Q X
 C5   O G V S H W I K P J Y Z L A M E D T N F U B Q X C R
 
 
1. TARGET CUSTOMERS ARE FRUSTRATED AND ANGRY
1. SRZAGS YIESLOGZE RZG WZIESZRSGV RHV RHAZQ
 
2. CAPITOL FACE-LIFT: WATER-DAMAGED LANDMARK TO UNDERGO REPAIRS
2. BYWSMXJ DYBL-JSDM: VYMLQ-AYZYCLA JYEAZYQH MX TEALQCX QLWYSQO
 
3. MANDELA BURIED IN A SOLEMN AND JOYFUL CEREMONY
3. JPAZYKP DEUGYZ GA P CBKYJA PAZ HBWMEK FYUYJBAW
 
4. CELLPHONES ON FLIGHTS GET POOR RECEPTION FROM AIR TRAVELERS
4. RDAAJWGFDH GF UAKVWNH VDN JGGO ODRDJNKGF UOGE MKO NOMSDADOH
 
5. JUSTIN TUCKER KICKS SIX FIELD GOALS TO BEAT LIONS
5. LXIUJB UXGYNV YJGYI IJO QJNEF HSDEI US CNDU EJSBI 

 
 

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