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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
June 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. GLR'P NQVZX IHY TVOHP NTHRN H-EFZP OFAH NQDREEQ
2. HLFABT, ZIGSCZIJK FCJJ AIKG GBV HVGK
3. L.K. MVHIZM PCF WIK BSGK BSWBVKG JVOVJ SZ MVUIMVK
4. UOJYB GBUBVZA F IBN RFGZ EW J.V. YOS CFT
5. BQ TQKQ EBUUKVQ DZX XKYXTBUBVL WBAHFBQUQ ZVGBVK 

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SETTING - ANNIE
    KEY - OAKLEY
    HAT - SHARPSHOOTER
 
MATRIX  -
10  3  1  8  7 11  4  5  6 12  2  9
 S  H  A  R  P  S  H  O  O  T  E  R
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 O  A  K  L  E  Y  B  C  D  F  G  H
 I  J  M  N  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W
 X  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   K M G V A J Z B R C S D T E P L N H W O I X Y Q F U
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 C1   A J Z B R C S D T E P L N H W O I X Y Q F U K M G V
 C2   N H W O I X Y Q F U K M G V A J Z B R C S D T E P L
 C3   N H W O I X Y Q F U K M G V A J Z B R C S D T E P L
 C4   I X Y Q F U K M G V A J Z B R C S D T E P L N H W O
 C5   E P L N H W O I X Y Q F U K M G V A J Z B R C S D T
 
 
1. fda's tough new rules treat e-cigs like tobacco
1. GLR'P NQVZX IHY TVOHP NTHRN H-EFZP OFAH NQDREEQ
 
2. murphy, nationals roll past the mets
2. HLFABT, ZIGSCZIJK FCJJ AIKG GBV HVGK
 
3. u.s. demand for gas hits highest level in decades
3. L.K. MVHIZM PCF WIK BSGK BSWBVKG JVOVJ SZ MVUIMVK
 
4. judge rejects a key part of d.c. gun law
4. UOJYB GBUBVZA F IBN RFGZ EW J.V. YOS CFT
 
5. is uses kittens for recruiting jihadists online
5. BQ TQKQ EBUUKVQ DZX XKYXTBUBVL WBAHFBQUQ ZVGBVK 

 

 
 

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