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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
August 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. GTF ZGHGTZ ZST RETW S.Z. JHGMWRRQZ WSYTZ
2. VFQI DVCMD CMHMC ISS, DQRCC RU BVBM QMBBRQIBK
3. OJDGXB, GEATECB TJL XEAH XDSCV WS MWAOBJV
4. TBKBAEDLO GDLQDG: LOBF FKEVWSR FBHQGBS RB TQJQ
5. BFHNPOY: TNKC CMNJJBFV DUMM COQ O 'RBOIQ CFUTB'
 

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SETTING - FUSSY
    KEY - EXACTING
    HAT - PERSNICKETY
 
MATRIX  -
 7  2  8  9  6  4  1  5  3 10 11
 P  E  R  S  N  I  C  K  E  T  Y
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 E  X  A  C  T  I  N  G  B  D  F
 H  J  K  L  M  O  P  Q  R  S  U
 V  W  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   N P X J W B R I O G Q T M E H V A K Y C L Z D S F U
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 C1   F U N P X J W B R I O G Q T M E H V A K Y C L Z D S
 C2   U N P X J W B R I O G Q T M E H V A K Y C L Z D S F
 C3   S F U N P X J W B R I O G Q T M E H V A K Y C L Z D
 C4   S F U N P X J W B R I O G Q T M E H V A K Y C L Z D
 C5   Y C L Z D S F U N P X J W B R I O G Q T M E H V A K
 
 
1. TEN STATES SUE OVER U.S. BATHROOMS RULES
1. GTF ZGHGTZ ZST RETW S.Z. JHGMWRRQZ WSYTZ
 
2. AUTO SALES LEVEL OFF, STILL IN RARE TERRITORY
2. VFQI DVCMD CMHMC ISS, DQRCC RU BVBM QMBBRQIBK
 
3. TRUMBO, MACHADO HRS BACK BUNDY IN VICTORY
3. OJDGXB, GEATECB TJL XEAH XDSCV WS MWAOBJV
 
4. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM: STOP PLAYING POKEMON GO HERE
4. TBKBAEDLO GDLQDG: LOBF FKEVWSR FBHQGBS RB TQJQ
 
5. ERDOGAN: COUP PLOTTERS WILL PAY A 'HEAVY PRICE'
5. BFHNPOY: TNKC CMNJJBFV DUMM COQ O 'RBOIQ CFUTB'

 
 

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