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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
February 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. SBAP UKSYL LGFNUKJJ JYTYJL GFA LYYG BG GBGYAP PYKCL
2. SENO G YIIU, VEU JANZ EL NOA UIIF NI MARAYDGNA G YEDNOFGK
3. T ZXRQZH YQJXZITSS LTRAYQV HZPGXC IZPCA VPRAXV CTSXC
4. XKS AMWTD HWUUT 'XWOW JY CWJKYCWM JKJMV
5. YLHLOF PINQRE FENQHT, GRA IRDURP LOHRERPH EDHRP VOYTDOFRA
 

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SETTING - DOUBT
    KEY - THEIRONLADY
    HAT - MAMMAMIA
 
MATRIX  -
 5  1  6  7  2  8  4  3
 M  A  M  M  A  M  I  A
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 T  H  E  I  R  O  N  L
 A  D  Y  B  C  F  G  J
 K  M  P  Q  S  U  V  W 
 X  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   H D M Z R C S L J W N G V T A K X E Y P I B Q O F U
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 C1   D M Z R C S L J W N G V T A K X E Y P I B Q O F U H
 C2   O F U H D M Z R C S L J W N G V T A K X E Y P I B Q
 C3   U H D M Z R C S L J W N G V T A K X E Y P I B Q O F
 C4   B Q O F U H D M Z R C S L J W N G V T A K X E Y P I
 C5   T A K X E Y P I B Q O F U H D M Z R C S L J W N G V
 
 
1. city faces snowfall levels not seen in ninety years
1. SBAP UKSYL LGFNUKJJ JYTYJL GFA LYYG BG GBGYAP PYKCL
 
2. with a boom, kim gets in the mood to celebrate a birthday
2. SENO G YIIU, VEU JANZ EL NOA UIIF NI MARAYDGNA G YEDNOFGK
 
3. a record powerball jackpot drives brisk ticket sales
3. T ZXRQZH YQJXZITSS LTRAYQV HZPGXC IZPCA VPRAXV CTSXC
 
4. big plays carry 'bama to national title
4. XKS AMWTD HWUUT 'XWOW JY CWJKYCWM JKJMV
 
5. citing slower growth, fed leaves interest rates unchanged
5. YLHLOF PINQRE FENQHT, GRA IRDURP LOHRERPH EDHRP VOYTDOFRA 

 
 

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