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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
March 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. KBJRBF'V KBNBJVB KSXGJLABV, KBYGRBFV XLJJGJU L VBQSJK FGJU
2. FHHNM SMLQMK OWSZM'K DASMA RD WYNDIV RMAADAQKR'K HCDYM
3. MR YNGXT 'ZO-KMF' SMOX AKFX KO XM
4. QSTB LJK CBCVG MLJA VSKL AS PB QSSY LULGJ
5. ORUX YJGIVJQ OJUIP GYGE YRWIJQ DUNJP
 

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SETTING - CHICK
    KEY - POULT
    HAT - COCKEREL
 
MATRIX  -
 1  7  2  5  3  8  4  6
 C  O  C  K  E  R  E  L
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 P  O  U  L  T  A  B  C
 D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K
 M  N  Q  R  S  V  W  X 
 Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   P D M Y U F Q T H S B J W L G R C K X O E N Z A I V
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 C1   C K X O E N Z A I V P D M Y U F Q T H S B J W L G R
 C2   H S B J W L G R C K X O E N Z A I V P D M Y U F Q T
 C3   I V P D M Y U F Q T H S B J W L G R C K X O E N Z A
 C4   C K X O E N Z A I V P D M Y U F Q T H S B J W L G R
 C5   K X O E N Z A I V P D M Y U F Q T H S B J W L G R C
 
 
1. denver's defense dominates, delivers manning a second ring
1. KBJRBF'V KBNBJVB KSXGJLABV, KBYGRBFV XLJJGJU L VBQSJK FGJU
 
2. apple defies judge's order to unlock terrorist's phone
2. FHHNM SMLQMK OWSZM'K DASMA RD WYNDIV RMAADAQKR'K HCDYM
 
3. uk faces 'in-out' june vote on eu
3. MR YNGXT 'ZO-KMF' SMOX AKFX KO XM
 
4. coke and pepsi want soda to be cool again
4. QSTB LJK CBCVG MLJA VSKL AS PB QSSY LULGJ
 
5. mild weather melts away winter blues
5. ORUX YJGIVJQ OJUIP GYGE YRWIJQ DUNJP 

 
 

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