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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
May 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. EPXA AVOYD ZOYDA; EOTQCYA AROX YOXA
2. DHKUK, GKXZYD FDN ZD QMYXML K WLN VMZMYL
3. LNKYUTY BC VXMYBDKNU VNUXST KOY BC QBKMUCJU
4. REQEINX VNOS RHEOSG GTHQS EF UNFWEFQ
5. DXP AHEKM BEDHK, NPMDPS FSRDHM RS ZKRHG, KHMRBRHSTH

 

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SETTING - PLUSH
    KEY - OPULENT
    HAT - EXTRAVAGANT
 
MATRIX
 4 11  8  7  1 10  2  5  3  6  9
 E  X  T  R  A  V  A  G  A  N  T
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 O  P  U  L  E  N  T  A  B  C  D
 F  G  H  I  J  K  M  Q  R  S  V
 W  X  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   E J T M B R O F W A Q C S L I Z U H Y D V N K P G X
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 C1   P G X E J T M B R O F W A Q C S L I Z U H Y D V N K
 C2   L I Z U H Y D V N K P G X E J T M B R O F W A Q C S
 C3   U H Y D V N K P G X E J T M B R O F W A Q C S L I Z
 C4   S L I Z U H Y D V N K P G X E J T M B R O F W A Q C
 C5   H Y D V N K P G X E J T M B R O F W A Q C S L I Z U
 
 
1. METS SPANK YANKS; MARLINS SWAT NATS
1. EPXA AVOYD ZOYDA; EOTQCYA AROX YOXA
 
2. OBAMA, CASTRO VOW TO PURSUE A NEW FUTURE
2. DHKUK, GKXZYD FDN ZD QMYXML K WLN VMZMYL
 
3. PROTEST IN BALTIMORE BREAKS OUT IN VIOLENCE
3. LNKYUTY BC VXMYBDKNU VNUXST KOY BC QBKMUCJU
 
4. DIGITAL WAVE DRIVES SURGE IN BANKING
4. REQEINX VNOS RHEOSG GTHQS EF UNFWEFQ
 
5. TWO YEARS LATER, BOSTON UNITES IN GRIEF, RESILIENCE
5. DXP AHEKM BEDHK, NPMDPS FSRDHM RS ZKRHG, KHMRBRHSTH 

 
 

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