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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
June 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. M CADPP XJ PDHRVB MV FMVRXFMP NDD
2. ZVG B YRVQK WV JBWJR B WRCKZ, RBIK CW FQBY B 'WRKZWCK'
3. ZXVVL SBGQCQTF YKGFCFW BZWKG SKWWKFW FYGCQT LBE KIKG
4. WQETMRVATQ WOVRZX UOTAXU QC WOFVWOTEE YRJAU
5. IVWK GKZXKJWF ZGMFWGBWCVQ SCWR KMGVYKBQ MQCVQ 

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SETTING - ERROR
KEY - MISHEARD
HAT - MONDEGREEN
 
MATRIX -
  6  9  7  1  2  5 10  3  4  8
  M  O  N  D  E  G  R  E  E  N
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  M  I  S  H  E  A  R  D  B  C
  F  G  J  K  L  N  O  P  Q  T
  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   H K X E L Y D P B Q A N Z M F U S J W C T I G V R O
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 C1   E L Y D P B Q A N Z M F U S J W C T I G V R O H K X
 C2   R O H K X E L Y D P B Q A N Z M F U S J W C T I G V
 C3   R O H K X E L Y D P B Q A N Z M F U S J W C T I G V
 C4   O H K X E L Y D P B Q A N Z M F U S J W C T I G V R
 C5   R O H K X E L Y D P B Q A N Z M F U S J W C T I G V
 
 
1. A SPELL OF LEVITY AT NATIONAL BEE
1. M CADPP XJ PDHRVB MV FMVRXFMP NDD
 
2. FOR A PHONE TO CATCH A THIEF, HAVE IT SNAP A 'THEFTIE'
2. ZVG B YRVQK WV JBWJR B WRCKZ, RBIK CW FQBY B 'WRKZWCK'
 
3. FLOOD WARNINGS PERSIST AFTER WETTEST SPRING DAY EVER
3. ZXVVL SBGQCQTF YKGFCFW BZWKG SKWWKFW FYGCQT LBE KIKG
 
4. CALIFORNIA CHROME SHINES AT CHURCHILL DOWNS
4. WQETMRVATQ WOVRZX UOTAXU QC WOFVWOTEE YRJAU
 
5. VOTE REFLECTS FRUSTRATION WITH EUROPEAN UNION
5. IVWK GKZXKJWF ZGMFWGBWCVQ SCWR KMGVYKBQ MQCVQ 

 
 

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