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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
September 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. TZFP-XLOTZEY MKWUOEZPX EKS IOCZEY CZFX IK OEF HTKW XMLKKA
2. OMY IYYWCGJJ ZGJJ YI IGEAM DSIIYMT TSAU
3. LPTKPX KE O LZYL-XUPPF ITOZE: OWPTZMOEX ILSOTI YBEWOE
4. XYYQAAOAMU ZYOAIKJ GCYKW OGLTG WPSLU
5. WVMIFGMCDFEN BECGFGEDMI IDVSAANM DP BQECAM ISXLMBD 

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SETTING - PAPAM
    KEY - HABEMUS
    HAT - WEHAVEAPOPE
 
MATRIX
11  3  6  1 10  4  2  8  7  9  5
 W  E  H  A  V  E  A  P  O  P  E
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 H  A  B  E  M  U  S  C  D  F  G
 I  J  K  L  N  O  P  Q  R  T  V
 W  X  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   E L Z S P A J X U O G V B K Y D R C Q F T M N H I W
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 C1   P A J X U O G V B K Y D R C Q F T M N H I W E L Z S
 C2   A J X U O G V B K Y D R C Q F T M N H I W E L Z S P
 C3   P A J X U O G V B K Y D R C Q F T M N H I W E L Z S
 C4   A J X U O G V B K Y D R C Q F T M N H I W E L Z S P
 C5   M N H I W E L Z S P A J X U O G V B K Y D R C Q F T
 
 
1. RIDE-SHARING COMPANIES NOW TAKING KIDS TO AND FROM SCHOOL
1. TZFP-XLOTZEY MKWUOEZPX EKS IOCZEY CZFX IK OEF HTKW XMLKKA
 
2. PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMER GIFFORD DIES
2. OMY IYYWCGJJ ZGJJ YI IGEAM DSIIYMT TSAU
 
3. HEROES ON A HIGH-SPEED TRAIN: AMERICANS THWART GUNMAN
3. LPTKPX KE O LZYL-XUPPF ITOZE: OWPTZMOEX ILSOTI YBEWOE
 
4. ZOOKEEPERS HOPEFUL ABOUT PANDA TWINS
4. XYYQAAOAMU ZYOAIKJ GCYKW OGLTG WPSLU
 
5. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES STRUGGLE TO CHANGE SUBJECT
5. WVMIFGMCDFEN BECGFGEDMI IDVSAANM DP BQECAM ISXLMBD 

 
 

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