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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
July 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. YXJG PJ QPGLSFPN NSAYVJR VOLXF GLVJUXR NHY FXYXVL
2. YJLJKB QIHNQ, YJKWJKB SW S NHLAVL QYHLWSBV
3. BDAJS XZGX ZLLEDI OX UYZD EU VYZMBV-NOMM
4. TCZUE XFQJ BMMNU RLOM EL VFUICGHELG XLV-BMJ
5. SJYMZFEEFSB VFXXLNU MWZLNM; UNZMFQU UXLVMZ CG W.U. 

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SETTING - SHELL
    KEY - FLASHPOWDER
    HAT - PYROTECHNICS
 
MATRIX  -
 8 12  9  7 11  3  1  4  6  5  2 10
 P  Y  R  O  T  E  C  H  N  I  C  S
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 F  L  A  S  H  P  O  W  D  E  R  B
 C  G  I  J  K  M  N  Q  T  U  V  X
 Y  Z
 
 
 ALPHABETS -
  P   O N R V P M W Q E U D T S J F C Y A I B X H K L G Z
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 C1   S J F C Y A I B X H K L G Z O N R V P M W Q E U D T
 C2   H K L G Z O N R V P M W Q E U D T S J F C Y A I B X
 C3   E U D T S J F C Y A I B X H K L G Z O N R V P M W Q
 C4   L G Z O N R V P M W Q E U D T S J F C Y A I B X H K
 C5   L G Z O N R V P M W Q E U D T S J F C Y A I B X H K
 
 
1. PENS IN HISTORIC COMPANY AFTER STANLEY CUP REPEAT
1. YXJG PJ QPGLSFPN NSAYVJR VOLXF GLVJUXR NHY FXYXVL
 
2. HIRING SLOWS, HINTING AT A WORKER SHORTAGE
2. YJLJKB QIHNQ, YJKWJKB SW S NHLAVL QYHLWSBV
 
3. TRUMP SAYS ACCORD IS NEAR ON HEALTH-BILL
3. BDAJS XZGX ZLLEDI OX UYZD EU VYZMBV-NOMM
 
4. FIRST LADY KEEPS MOVE TO WASHINGTON LOW-KEY
4. TCZUE XFQJ BMMNU RLOM EL VFUICGHELG XLV-BMJ
 
5. CYBERATTACK WALLOPS EUROPE; SPREADS SLOWER IN U.S.
5. SJYMZFEEFSB VFXXLNU MWZLNM; UNZMFQU UXLVMZ CG W.U.

 
 

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