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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
March 2015
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. QLAXKPTKP ZBKPFO ZLCPX TOBKVTG OWKWF TPOWKBBKWTLPO
2. AEJXJ IWSIGR 'WIO SIGGVSAGL' OVSC QILRSAWI HISA
3. ICLUPKUH TU XNYLVSEESXO KUIDVSUXL IONVTXOLEI
4. NLA YTFWFAO, RFBZTPJ LCW YKO GKWGR-KO-GKWGR-GKP
5. EPRVEXRC'N EXYNVWXEXRC GYN Y CYZZ CYZX 

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SETTING - ORION
    KEY - SHOULDER
    HAT - BETELGEUSE
 
MATRIX
 1  2  9  3  7  6  4 10  8  5
 B  E  T  E  L  G  E  U  S  E
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 S  H  O  U  L  D  E  R  A  B
 C  F  G  I  J  K  M  N  P  Q
 T  V  W  X  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   S C T H F V U I X E M B Q D K Z L J Y A P O G W R N
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 C1   O G W R N S C T H F V U I X E M B Q D K Z L J Y A P
 C2   R N S C T H F V U I X E M B Q D K Z L J Y A P O G W
 C3   I X E M B Q D K Z L J Y A P O G W R N S C T H F V U
 C4   O G W R N S C T H F V U I X E M B Q D K Z L J Y A P
 C5   N S C T H F V U I X E M B Q D K Z L J Y A P O G W R
 
 
1. JORDANIAN PLANES POUND ISLAMIC STATE INSTALLATIONS
1. QLAXKPTKP ZBKPFO ZLCPX TOBKVTG OWKWF TPOWKBBKWTLPO
 
2. OBAMA ENTERS 'NEW TERRITORY' WITH KEYSTONE VETO
2. AEJXJ IWSIGR 'WIO SIGGVSAGL' OVSC QILRSAWI HISA
 
3. SPENDING ON CYBERATTACK INSURANCE SKYROCKETS
3. ICLUPKUH TU XNYLVSEESXO KUIDVSUXL IONVTXOLEI
 
4. FOR WIETERS, HELPING OUT WAS CATCH-AS-CATCH-CAN
4. NLA YTFWFAO, RFBZTPJ LCW YKO GKWGR-KO-GKWGR-GKP
 
5. MONUMENT'S MEASUREMENT WAS A TALL TALE
5. EPRVEXRC'N EXYNVWXEXRC GYN Y CYZZ CYZX 

 
 

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