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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
October 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. R AHDZHA ZAEQRGZD XNZ XQUHALN RKB DXQHVVYZ IT EYRGC RAZQUGR
2. TIA ZNAR, KJZVTLR PGJZQ PNJRI PGTSJRVGT GT IZIPDVGT QNM
3. AFAN PGTRI CFZPNV ZNVNIG, NRNDGZTLS PNV ZF IGTLZPFFU
4. IVIJXYWV MTRU HETWTBXS ZTJ ZXJUM PU TRKY MXMQK
5. ZIOZCVT LIFRZ VRE SUNADROZ EKYG KYZ URSDIFRORVY SGNVRZ 

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SETTING - OBEAH
    KEY - THEURGY
    HAT - WITCHCRAFT
 
MATRIX  -
10  6  8  2  5  3  7  1  4  9
 W  I  T  C  H  C  R  A  F  T
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 T  H  E  U  R  G  Y  A  B  C
 D  F  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P
 Q  S  V  W  X  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  C   N A W J U Z L G O B X K R S F H M Y V I E P C Q D T
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 P1   H M Y V I E P C Q D T N A W J U Z L G O B X K R S F
 P2   A W J U Z L G O B X K R S F H M Y V I E P C Q D T N
 P3   E P C Q D T N A W J U Z L G O B X K R S F H M Y V I
 P4   B X K R S F H M Y V I E P C Q D T N A W J U Z L G O
 P5   O B X K R S F H M Y V I E P C Q D T N A W J U Z L G
 
 
1. A MUSEUM EMBRACES THE TRIUMPH AND STRUGGLE OF BLACK AMERICA
1. R AHDZHA ZAEQRGZD XNZ XQUHALN RKB DXQHVVYZ IT EYRGC RAZQUGR
 
2. NEW LAWS, RULINGS COULD CAUSE CONFUSION ON ELECTION DAY
2. TIA ZNAR, KJZVTLR PGJZQ PNJRI PGTSJRVGT GT IZIPDVGT QNM
 
3. POPE HAILS MOTHER TERESA, ELEVATING HER TO SAINTHOOD
3. AFAN PGTRI CFZPNV ZNVNIG, NRNDGZTLS PNV ZF IGTLZPFFU
 
4. WAWRINKA TOPS DJOKOVIC FOR FIRST US OPEN TITLE
4. IVIJXYWV MTRU HETWTBXS ZTJ ZXJUM PU TRKY MXMQK
 
5. SAMSUNG FACES NEW PROBLEMS WITH ITS REPLACEMENT PHONES
5. ZIOZCVT LIFRZ VRE SUNADROZ EKYG KYZ URSDIFRORVY SGNVRZ

 

 
 

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