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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
May 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. LMWQLX NRQSKV QY SKXMLINVML ZLNHHMH LMEQLVMX OK JNG
2. DXGUX NHQHAQ CHIHAYWP VYQX GXYW RCM
3. UEA ITKZ JPZVPZZTZ E'FTPYYS, PRZ ZRWF
4. UCF CMJCZMJCU RH GOSFQX' HMGXU-GRDQN: O HMXU VDYV
5. HPQFRC BRFFSRB OQFJ EQIERC-TGG MKBBRPDRU 

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SETTING - QBERT
    KEY - BREAKOUT
    HAT - FROGGER
 
MATRIX  -
 2  6  5  3  4  1  7
 F  R  O  G  G  E  R
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 B  R  E  A  K  O  U
 T  C  D  F  G  H  I
 J  L  M  N  P  Q  S
 V  W  X  Y  Z
 
 
ALPHABETS -
  P   O H Q B T J V A F N Y K G P Z E D M X R C L W U I S
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 C1   Q B T J V A F N Y K G P Z E D M X R C L W U I S O H
 C2   B T J V A F N Y K G P Z E D M X R C L W U I S O H Q
 C3   E D M X R C L W U I S O H Q B T J V A F N Y K G P Z
 C4   R C L W U I S O H Q B T J V A F N Y K G P Z E D M X
 C5   T J V A F N Y K G P Z E D M X R C L W U I S O H Q B
 
 
1. RECORD AMOUNT OF UNDERWATER GRASSES REPORTED IN BAY
1. LMWQLX NRQSKV QY SKXMLINVML ZLNHHMH LMEQLVMX OK JNG
 
2. PENCE VISITS MILITARY BASE NEAR DMZ
2. DXGUX NHQHAQ CHIHAYWP VYQX GXYW RCM
 
3. FOX NEWS DISMISSES O'REILLY, ITS STAR
3. UEA ITKZ JPZVPZZTZ E'FTPYYS, PRZ ZRWF
 
4. THE HIGHLIGHT OF RAVENS' FIRST-ROUND: A FIST PUMP
4. UCF CMJCZMJCU RH GOSFQX' HMGXU-GRDQN: O HMXU VDYV
 
5. UNITED SETTLES WITH KICKED-OFF PASSENGER
5. HPQFRC BRFFSRB OQFJ EQIERC-TGG MKBBRPDRU

 
 

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