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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
September 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. UAMQKRY XEMGNR HMD HE LARY JOGU KRKR
2. THTDME YAZRJY, FTTD OTKI YATQ QLDJTA KZYYTY
3. Q VHUV-NJCZHSG UQPG CZ ZJCRGW MQU, ZCJ QSB QAQJGWGBB
4. UMYPJ IS JPK ZOXYIUA: EI'UK'A JKXE X PMJ IU JN
5. WDEEQWXDYGSQW UQXDBQG GSHXT BZV-WZVQ GSWYCVZCI OYGGQCIQWG 

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SETTING - LINGO
KEY - PIRATE
HAT - AHOYMATEY
 
MATRIX -
  1  4  6  8  5  2  7  3  9
  A  H  O  Y  M  A  T  E  Y
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  P  I  R  A  T  E  B  C  D   
  F  G  H  J  K  L  M  N  O
  Q  S  U  V  W  X  Y  Z
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   P F Q E L X C N Z I G S T K W R H U B M Y A J V D O
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 C1   L X C N Z I G S T K W R H U B M Y A J V D O P F Q E
 C2   I G S T K W R H U B M Y A J V D O P F Q E L X C N Z
 C3   N Z I G S T K W R H U B M Y A J V D O P F Q E L X C
 C4   G S T K W R H U B M Y A J V D O P F Q E L X C N Z I
 C5   O P F Q E L X C N Z I G S T K W R H U B M Y A J V D
 
 
1. KURDISH FORCES TRY TO PUSH BACK ISIS
1. UAMQKRY XEMGNR HMD HE LARY JOGU KRKR
 
2. ENERGY STOCKS, BEER HELP STEM MARKET LOSSES
2. THTDME YAZRJY, FTTD OTKI YATQ QLDJTA KZYYTY
 
3. A HIGH-PROFILE GAME OF FROZEN TAG, FOR ALS AWARENESS
3. Q VHUV-NJCZHSG UQPG CZ ZJCRGW MQU, ZCJ QSB QAQJGWGBB
 
4. NIGHT OF THE DRAGONS: MO'NE'S TEAM A HIT ON TV
4. UMYPJ IS JPK ZOXYIUA: EI'UK'A JKXE X PMJ IU JN
 
5. ROLLERCOASTER BECOMES STUCK MID-RIDE STRANDING PASSENGERS
5. WDEEQWXDYGSQW UQXDBQG GSHXT BZV-WZVQ GSWYCVZCI OYGGQCIQWG

 

 
 

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