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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
November 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. CSAJLZA, GEULSZGW HER ER XZRZJZ
2. XOHP! ZC CWV, VISYJOZCHP OLIGH RDXSZC NORD ZCVXDOPDB PNOXYJW
3. JCJQUW VDOV HOTGOMOHV UTOH ZUBDV RHUIDFP MHGPO-DRV
4. ANEHPZ XHAU H AXLWAU LACK LN BHPP GPHZZCG, HZ IXLZ HDHCL
5. JIUNKPZMB RZQWUB JUBYYBL TKNC MIMB KLBVNKRIU NMKWUBNY 

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SETTING - BEARD
    KEY - FEAR
    HAT - POGONOPHOBIA
 
MATRIX
11  7  3  8  6  9 12  4 10  2  5  1
 P  O  G  O  N  O  P  H  O  B  I  A
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 F  E  A  R  B  C  D  G  H  I  J  K
 L  M  N  O  P  Q  S  T  U  V  W  X
 Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   K X I V A N G T J W B P E M Z R O C Q H U F L Y D S
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 C1   B P E M Z R O C Q H U F L Y D S K X I V A N G T J W
 C2   E M Z R O C Q H U F L Y D S K X I V A N G T J W B P
 C3   A N G T J W B P E M Z R O C Q H U F L Y D S K X I V
 C4   R O C Q H U F L Y D S K X I V A N G T J W B P E M Z
 C5   D S K X I V A N G T J W B P E M Z R O C Q H U F L Y
 
 
1. TRUDEAU, LIBERALS WIN IN CANADA
1. CSAJLZA, GEULSZGW HER ER XZRZJZ
 
2. RATS! IN NYC, COMPLAINTS ABOUT VERMIN HAVE INCREASED SHARPLY
2. XOHP! ZC CWV, VISYJOZCHP OLIGH RDXSZC NORD ZCVXDOPDB PNOXYJW
 
3. AMAZON SUES REVIEWERS OVER BOGUS PRODUCT WRITE-UPS
3. JCJQUW VDOV HOTGOMOHV UTOH ZUBDV RHUIDFP MHGPO-DRV
 
4. ROYALS EARN A RETURN TRIP TO FALL CLASSIC, AS METS AWAIT
4. ANEHPZ XHAU H AXLWAU LACK LN BHPP GPHZZCG, HZ IXLZ HDHCL
 
5. BALTIMORE COUPLE BLESSED WITH RARE IDENTICAL TRIPLETS
5. JIUNKPZMB RZQWUB JUBYYBL TKNC MIMB KLBVNKRIU NMKWUBNY

 

 
 

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