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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
April 2015
By Bob Bogart
 
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The following are NOT 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. NSDCMD HLEC VGLBDMOO WLDMK WJD ZSBBLEC PMD PGLD LE G NSE
2. BRQEB MHCJR ADD WBCS EBAR BA XDOPJ AHE-ABE-ADF ELBWQHDCRLHQR
3. DKL QSYFJSD JFYT JSRWK YG XBGQFNK XSXSW QFKL
4. QUALDFA'I RTEXUIIUI UBJPU IUVHUE IUHDTVU, HTXW RATEU ALJIU PLLHMUBB
5. CRRC IONNCR RQC ISHIX OQV LHQ IXOWN XHPVWKH UNHRSHVG

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SETTING - BAYER
    KEY - STRONG
    HAT - MCKINNON
 
MATRIX
 4  1  3  2  5  6  8  7
 M  C  K  I  N  N  O  N
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 S  T  R  O  N  G  A  B
 C  D  E  F  H  I  J  K
 L  M  P  Q  U  V  W  X
 Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   T D M Z O F Q R E P S C L Y N H U G I V B K X A J W
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 C1   B K X A J W T D M Z O F Q R E P S C L Y N H U G I V
 C2   A J W T D M Z O F Q R E P S C L Y N H U G I V B K X
 C3   Y N H U G I V B K X A J W T D M Z O F Q R E P S C L
 C4   E P S C L Y N H U G I V B K X A J W T D M Z O F Q R
 C5   R E P S C L Y N H U G I V B K X A J W T D M Z O F Q
 
 
1. BURGER KING WAITRESS FIRED FOR PUTTING HER HAIR IN A BUN
1. NSDCMD HLEC VGLBDMOO WLDMK WJD ZSBBLEC PMD PGLD LE G NSE
 
2. ASPCA FINDS TOO MANY CATS AT WORLD TIC-TAC-TOE CHAMPIONSHIPS
2. BRQEB MHCJR ADD WBCS EBAR BA XDOPJ AHE-ABE-ADF ELBWQHDCRLHQR
 
3. NEW VATICAN CITY CABLE TO PROVIDE PAPAL VIEW
3. DKL QSYFJSD JFYT JSRWK YG XBGQFNK XSXSW QFKL
 
4. JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ELUDE SECRET SERVICE, RING WHITE HOUSE DOORBELL
4. QUALDFA'I RTEXUIIUI UBJPU IUVHUE IUHDTVU, HTXW RATEU ALJIU PLLHMUBB
 
5. OTTO CARROT TWO CZECH AWL FEW CHAIR HEMLINE PRETZELS
5. CRRC IONNCR RQC ISHIX OQV LHQ IXOWN XHPVWKH UNHRSHVG

 
 

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