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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
January 2016
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. VJDTHPUC, ILUCXLNIJT FHTZLTKJ IYCZJVD HAJV ZXJ FYUJZC
2. C.O. NKRMN XUPB NTKUUCN UJYE DSKOXS-OMMOTV NTOEY
3. SAOKWFAH LZMY WU HYAVMKZ HSMUTZ FZMHSZL AU DMFAO
4. WHFICSKJD NJDTIFDT NCIG IGD NHX QKJNHJR HQIDJ H SCTIJCHF
5. EXFVVNS SNDFRVNSE PND JSNFDRCN OZS QZVRMFBE
 

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SETTING - CNOTE
    KEY - SAWBUCK
    HAT - FROGSKIN
 
MATRIX  -
 1  7  6  2  8  4  3  5
 F  R  O  G  S  K  I  N
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 S  A  W  B  U  C  K  D
 E  F  G  H  I  J  L  M
 N  O  P  Q  R  T  V  X 
 Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   S E N Y B H Q K L V C J T D M X W G P A F O Z U I R
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 C1   C J T D M X W G P A F O Z U I R S E N Y B H Q K L V
 C2   N Y B H Q K L V C J T D M X W G P A F O Z U I R S E
 C3   O Z U I R S E N Y B H Q K L V C J T D M X W G P A F
 C4   T D M X W G P A F O Z U I R S E N Y B H Q K L V C J
 C5   E N Y B H Q K L V C J T D M X W G P A F O Z U I R S
 
 
1. reynolds, midshipmen continue mastery over the cadets
1. VJDTHPUC, ILUCXLNIJT FHTZLTKJ IYCZJVD HAJV ZXJ FYUJZC
 
2. l.a. shuts down schools over jihadi-attack scare
2. C.O. NKRMN XUPB NTKUUCN UJYE DSKOXS-OMMOTV NTOEY
 
3. historic deal on climate change reached in paris
3. SAOKWFAH LZMY WU HYAVMKZ HSMUTZ FZMHSZL AU DMFAO
 
4. baltimore wrestles with the way forward after a mistrial
4. WHFICSKJD NJDTIFDT NCIG IGD NHX QKJNHJR HQIDJ H SCTIJCHF
 
5. smaller retailers get creative for holidays
5. EXFVVNS SNDFRVNSE PND JSNFDRCN OZS QZVRMFBE 

 
 

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