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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
April 2016
By Bob Bogart
 
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The following are NOT 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. HZFX RLSHRSNR AJKESUZA AEQNAE, QRXR RUSYJH 'DQRK LXI ZK!'
2. XYBDOXW NX DNTIOD JYDBRO WXNXBYZ WXYDOZ; YAABROIW MNPO ZYXMBZL XY LY YZ
3. IFSFVD MXODFVD YWHYBFYVIY, UAZLZ VULFVZSYQ HZXEZ ZAOXE NUB QXHBYLY IUXBS
4. XJ KXOYM WZZ, TFXIYSBZ TXIYFV KPJM PK MJXJPNM ZT KNZKFN YS TOZSJ VXOA
5. MPDLPQ H. LDVVRL SPHU-RPM UVNWJ, DTQL QYWW MTZZNJDTQOL YBWFRTPQLBTR 

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SETTING - PANTS
    KEY - ONFIRE
    HAT - LIARLIAR
 
MATRIX  -
 5  3  1  7  6  4  2  8
 L  I  A  R  L  I  A  R
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 O  N  F  I  R  E  A  B
 C  D  G  H  J  K  L  M
 P  Q  S  T  U  V  W  X 
 Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   F G S A L W N D Q Z E K V O C P Y R J U I H T B M X
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 C1   P Y R J U I H T B M X F G S A L W N D Q Z E K V O C
 C2   A L W N D Q Z E K V O C P Y R J U I H T B M X F G S
 C3   N D Q Z E K V O C P Y R J U I H T B M X F G S A L W
 C4   T B M X F G S A L W N D Q Z E K V O C P Y R J U I H
 C5   S A L W N D Q Z E K V O C P Y R J U I H T B M X F G
 
 
1. nike sponsors catholic church, uses slogan 'just pew it!'
1. HZFX RLSHRSNR AJKESUZA AEQNAE, QRXR RUSYJH 'DQRK LXI ZK!'
 
2. toilets at laurel police station stolen; officers have nothing to go on
2. XYBDOXW NX DNTIOD JYDBRO WXNXBYZ WXYDOZ; YAABROIW MNPO ZYXMBZL XY LY YZ
 
3. citing judging experience, obama nominates paula abdul for supreme court
3. IFSFVD MXODFVD YWHYBFYVIY, UAZLZ VULFVZSYQ HZXEZ ZAOXE NUB QXHBYLY IUXBS
 
4. at paris zoo, flamingo family puts up statues of people in front yard
4. XJ KXOYM WZZ, TFXIYSBZ TXIYFV KPJM PK MJXJPNM ZT KNZKFN YS TOZSJ VXOA
 
5. towson u. sweeps four-pot relay, wins ncaa tiddlywinks championship
5. MPDLPQ H. LDVVRL SPHU-RPM UVNWJ, DTQL QYWW MTZZNJDTQOL YBWFRTPQLBTR 

 
 

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