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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
September 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. NMKMNT ACZNO VYYNOB SNRM QPJ TV MOKWN WPJ
2. HEH SXIML TIPBMXMA SKJPM KM YVFX XIPX
3. WHJHA'R HYFLFCZ RTQQMRCR LM'N IFYM CZ HONFSHCM
4. EFPUCINKXI VXIRVQIK YTXPQP SXJ QTQHFKXJ JQOFCJP
5. U RSWJY RGW ZTVCZJ: TV'CC PUWWO YTV RCUA UY YTV GZVFSFA
 

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SETTING - JACKY
    KEY - PIRATE
    HAT - CORSAIR
 
MATRIX  -
 2  4  5  7  1  3  6
 C  O  R  S  A  I  R
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 P  I  R  A  T  E  B
 C  D  F  G  H  J  K
 L  M  N  O  Q  S  U
 V  W  X  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   T H Q Z P C L V E J S I D M W R F N X B K U A G O Y
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 C1   J S I D M W R F N X B K U A G O Y T H Q Z P C L V E
 C2   A G O Y T H Q Z P C L V E J S I D M W R F N X B K U
 C3   C L V E J S I D M W R F N X B K U A G O Y T H Q Z P
 C4   K U A G O Y T H Q Z P C L V E J S I D M W R F N X B
 C5   Y T H Q Z P C L V E J S I D M W R F N X B K U A G O
 
 
1. EPIPEN MAKER OFFERS HELP BUT NO PRICE CUT
1. NMKMNT ACZNO VYYNOB SNRM QPJ TV MOKWN WPJ
 
2. CDC WARNS PREGNANT WOMEN ON ZIKA AREA
2. HEH SXIML TIPBMXMA SKJPM KM YVFX XIPX
 
3. JAPAN'S AKIHITO SUGGESTS HE'D LIKE TO ABDICATE
3. WHJHA'R HYFLFCZ RTQQMRCR LM'N IFYM CZ HONFSHCM
 
4. WASHINGTON MONUMENT CLOSES FOR ELEVATOR REPAIRS
4. EFPUCINKXI VXIRVQIK YTXPQP SXJ QTQHFKXJ JQOFCJP
 
5. A FIRST FOR PHELPS: HE'LL CARRY THE FLAG AT THE OPENING
5. U RSWJY RGW ZTVCZJ: TV'CC PUWWO YTV RCUA UY YTV GZVFSFA

 
 

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