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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
February 2017
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. VAUR ND BWLBER BJNRWVO MLWVOR IWTAK LAGBSWNVR
2. CBDKS CKCAYNIW FCY RID WIDYPCDW NDCKBWL
3. IHHCTEX KE VMJ XWJ-VWA PXWQIH QWYIX TMDEKKCNW
4. BCRRIRMB TXZ PZ UILAPGG-MRDPMO BXQ GXRIO JPLIB
5. SIYEFNYFMY RFQ'E PFUYAE FAY UIY SGYFAYEU JH BYSFBYE
 

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SETTING - BANDS
    KEY - BRACES
    HAT - LIGATURES
 
MATRIX  -
 5  4  3  1  8  9  6  2  7
 L  I  G  A  T  U  R  E  S
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 B  R  A  C  E  S  D  F  G
 H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P
 Q  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   C K V F O Z A J U R I T B H Q D N Y G P E L W S M X
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 C1   B H Q D N Y G P E L W S M X C K V F O Z A J U R I T
 C2   A J U R I T B H Q D N Y G P E L W S M X C K V F O Z
 C3   N Y G P E L W S M X C K V F O Z A J U R I T B H Q D
 C4   D N Y G P E L W S M X C K V F O Z A J U R I T B H Q
 C5   S M X C K V F O Z A J U R I T B H Q D N Y G P E L W
 
 
1. NEWS OF CIRCUS CLOSING BRINGS MIXED REACTIONS
1. VAUR ND BWLBER BJNRWVO MLWVOR IWTAK LAGBSWNVR
 
2. EARLY ELECTION SET FOR NORTHERN IRELAND
2. CBDKS CKCAYNIW FCY RID WIDYPCDW NDCKBWL
 
3. ESSILOR TO BUY RAY-BAN FRAMES MAKER LUXOTTICA
3. IHHCTEX KE VMJ XWJ-VWA PXWQIH QWYIX TMDEKKCNW
 
4. STEELERS WIN ON PLAYOFF-RECORD SIX FIELD GOALS
4. BCRRIRMB TXZ PZ UILAPGG-MRDPMO BXQ GXRIO JPLIB
 
5. CHESAPEAKE BAY'S WATERS ARE THE CLEAREST IN DECADES
5. SIYEFNYFMY RFQ'E PFUYAE FAY UIY SGYFAYEU JH BYSFBYE

 

 

 
 

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