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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
March 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. UWLZD QIPX UI JCHIUNYUC BIPCW DWNTC AIW MIWECW PYBB
2. GPCQWJU IFCQQJN HX 'UJFF AT' FCAJFU XQ WZXGJZT IZXNKGHU
3. DISZH DDFI: "QZ QZ QZ..." -- DL, CD, KZEX, "WDDCQEULX" EI RYIX MEQW
4. SPNLRG DPTGGTE VNAPJ XWAULM NLTRZVA YNAE GVNGTL
5. LROTFKOP TRNNW QTKG 25-LKFAO BMQFZFO OK UFA QFQOX PILMT JKUN 

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SETTING - CHARM
    KEY - AMULET
    HAT - TALISMAN
 
MATRIX  -
 8  1  4  3  7  5  2  6
 T  A  L  I  S  M  A  N
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 A  M  U  L  E  T  B  C
 D  F  G  H  I  J  K  N
 O  P  Q  R  S  V  W  X
 Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  C   Z P F M W K B R H L Q G U V J T X N C S I E Y O D A
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 P1   M W K B R H L Q G U V J T X N C S I E Y O D A Z P F
 P2   R H L Q G U V J T X N C S I E Y O D A Z P F M W K B
 P3   A Z P F M W K B R H L Q G U V J T X N C S I E Y O D
 P4   H L Q G U V J T X N C S I E Y O D A Z P F M W K B R
 P5   C S I E Y O D A Z P F M W K B R H L Q G U V J T X N
 
 
1. TRUMP VOWS TO NEGOTIATE LOWER PRICE FOR BORDER WALL
1. UWLZD QIPX UI JCHIUNYUC BIPCW DWNTC AIW MIWECW PYBB
 
2. CHANGES PLANNED TO 'SELL BY' LABELS ON GROCERY PRODUCTS
2. GPCQWJU IFCQQJN HX 'UJFF AT' FCAJFU XQ WZXGJZT IZXNKGHU
 
3. OSCAR OOPS: "LA LA LA..." -- OH, NO, WAIT, "MOONLIGHT" IS BEST FILM
3. DISZH DDFI: "QZ QZ QZ..." -- DL, CD, KZEX, "WDDCQEULX" EI RYIX MEQW
 
4. PLANTS BLOSSOM EARLY DURING ANOTHER WARM SEASON
4. SPNLRG DPTGGTE VNAPJ XWAULM NLTRZVA YNAE GVNGTL
 
5. PATRIOTS RALLY FROM 25-POINT DEFICIT TO WIN FIFTH SUPER BOWL
5. LROTFKOP TRNNW QTKG 25-LKFAO BMQFZFO OK UFA QFQOX PILMT JKUN
 

 

 

 

 
 

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