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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
December 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. QBOKHP YCSWDWNRDEJ JDO SHTDWR SHJX FHCX EBN
2. FIBMX TUDWBJ WPBIE MUPPC POPU PBUIDPU
3. LWSICNIC, VAMGIC WCMBLI YR WE ERMXZ QTQCFL
4. QHYIC KQCBQ, M.L. LWSRRAL ZIY BXHAMO RH DMICYR CBWQX LYMFIXYL
5. WJCJQIE FQISC OGQAQY PS C.U. YJJN PSUQJIYJ PS CIPEV RIV 

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SETTING - JELLY
    KEY - SUFGANIYOT
    HAT - DOUGHNUTS
 
MATRIX  -
 1  5  8  2  3  4  9  7  6
 D  O  U  G  H  N  U  T  S
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 S  U  F  G  A  N  I  Y  O
 T  B  C  D  E  H  J  K  L
 M  P  Q  R  V  W  X  Z
 
 
 ALPHABETS -
  P   S T M G D R A E V N H W U B P O L Y K Z F C Q I J X
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 C1   J X S T M G D R A E V N H W U B P O L Y K Z F C Q I
 C2   E V N H W U B P O L Y K Z F C Q I J X S T M G D R A
 C3   L Y K Z F C Q I J X S T M G D R A E V N H W U B P O
 C4   L Y K Z F C Q I J X S T M G D R A E V N H W U B P O
 C5   Y K Z F C Q I J X S T M G D R A E V N H W U B P O L
 
 
1. JOYFUL ZIMBABWEANS SAY MUGABE MUST QUIT NOW
1. QBOKHP YCSWDWNRDEJ JDO SHTDWR SHJX FHCX EBN
 
2. BLACK FRIDAY DEALS CREEP EVER EARLIER
2. FIBMX TUDWBJ WPBIE MUPPC POPU PBUIDPU
 
3. SCHERZER, KLUBER CRUISE TO CY YOUNG AWARDS
3. LWSICNIC, VAMGIC WCMBLI YR WE ERMXZ QTQCFL
 
4. AFTER MARIA, U.S. SCHOOLS GET INFLUX OF PUERTO RICAN STUDENTS
4. QHYIC KQCBQ, M.L. LWSRRAL ZIY BXHAMO RH DMICYR CBWQX LYMFIXYL
 
5. FEDERAL GRAND JURORS IN D.C. SEEK INCREASE IN DAILY PAY
5. WJCJQIE FQISC OGQAQY PS C.U. YJJN PSUQJIYJ PS CIPEV RIV

 

 
 

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