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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
May 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. VCJGX CASDX PXKMX'D CXJZCG MASIH HASEIX
2. YRNPZBAN'X LTXLX VTFBYCTN YRZEIITL VTRUCT
3. NO IXU JEATZRE 'GEXJU ILGEXJMXLZ' XK KYDT VXIZ
4. RBEAK OMLMGX HWAGKM DFBGX XMPX AG MOMQPYFW PY EYBXAF
5. BNRSG NYBOGN IROGG JBEUN, IRG UENI SW BPGOISLG
 

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SETTING - JUDAS
    KEY - BORNTHISWAY
    HAT - POKERFACE
 
MATRIX  -
 8  7  6  3  9  5  1  2  4
 P  O  K  E  R  F  A  C  E
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 B  O  R  N  T  H  I  S  W
 A  Y  C  D  E  F  G  J  K
 L  M  P  Q  U  V  X  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   I G X S J Z N D Q W K H F V R C P O Y M B A L T E U
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 C1   J Z N D Q W K H F V R C P O Y M B A L T E U I G X S
 C2   U I G X S J Z N D Q W K H F V R C P O Y M B A L T E
 C3   D Q W K H F V R C P O Y M B A L T E U I G X S J Z N
 C4   A L T E U I G X S J Z N D Q W K H F V R C P O Y M B
 C5   S J Z N D Q W K H F V R C P O Y M B A L T E U I G X
 
 
1. white house fence's height could double
1. VCJGX CASDX PXKMX'D CXJZCG MASIH HASEIX
 
2. mcdonald's tests revamped mcnugget recipe
2. YRNPZBAN'X LTXLX VTFBYCTN YRZEIITL VTRUCT
 
3. uk may torpedo 'boaty mcboatface' as ship name
3. NO IXU JEATZRE 'GEXJU ILGEXJMXLZ' XK KYDT VXIZ
 
4. music legend prince found dead in elevator at studio
4. RBEAK OMLMGX HWAGKM DFBGX XMPX AG MOMQPYFW PY EYBXAF
 
5. oshie scores three goals, the last in overtime
5. BNRSG NYBOGN IROGG JBEUN, IRG UENI SW BPGOISLG 

 

 
 

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