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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
March 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. TICCOLU JHHU CWJUOEWKL JLEHC DOVITH CELJOUV VWYS
2. KEVJOB RL E.Z. LDBVZ GRKQHKEOZ QR YOGSHKO
3. FDQHOKGO SRT DZ BONHRK DTDHQZ COQ VRBO ZKRT
4. UNJWAYPL NTK YPNLE NE UPTF ENIE WFFKSIP
5. GZMRW'B PZBN-GHANSW WMLX RZMW HMMSBNSW 

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SETTING - HOOPS
KEY - BRACKET
HAT - TOURNAMENT
 
MATRIX -
  8  6 10  7  4  1  3  2  5  9
  T  O  U  R  N  A  M  E  N  T
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  B  R  A  C  K  E  T  D  F  G
  H  I  J  L  M  N  O  P  Q  S
  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   E N Z D P T O K M Y F Q R I V C L X B H U G S A J W
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 C1   H U G S A J W E N Z D P T O K M Y F Q R I V C L X B
 C2   O K M Y F Q R I V C L X B H U G S A J W E N Z D P T
 C3   O K M Y F Q R I V C L X B H U G S A J W E N Z D P T
 C4   P T O K M Y F Q R I V C L X B H U G S A J W E N Z D
 C5   S A J W E N Z D P T O K M Y F Q R I V C L X B H U G
 
 
1. RUSSIAN TEEN SOTNIKOVA TAKES FIGURE SKATING GOLD
1. TICCOLU JHHU CWJUOEWKL JLEHC DOVITH CELJOUV VWYS
 
2. NUMBER OF U.S. FARMS CONTINUES TO DECLINE
2. KEVJOB RL E.Z. LDBVZ GRKQHKEOZ QR YOGSHKO
 
3. PATIENCE LOW AS REGION AWAITS YET MORE SNOW
3. FDQHOKGO SRT DZ BONHRK DTDHQZ COQ VRBO ZKRT
 
4. LAUGHTER AND TEARS AS LENO SAYS GOODBYE
4. UNJWAYPL NTK YPNLE NE UPTF ENIE WFFKSIP
 
5. WORLD'S MOST-WANTED DRUG LORD ARRESTED
5. GZMRW'B PZBN-GHANSW WMLX RZMW HMMSBNSW  

 
 

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