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PAUL DERTHICK’S HEADLINE PUZZLE
January 2018
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. ROLXOND EKDAE NCJDY ZCYD EB OGEDZUOECJDY EB KBSD PDGCJDZI
2. JQN VXAA YQHHMH; HXCM WU FTJ XH TBFMIJQXB
3. AOCGDP GCD PDEDLEBZ EDYEY KOJD OUNGDZY CU LBQZE TOEEGD
4. WIANHT LNIG PCRGT GC NUZN PRCTNW GC QRIECYY LNWGJ
5. D.Q. CUJDYECNOEDY CXDO'Y PQELK EOF TZDOXY
 

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SETTING - MRMOM
    KEY - JACKFROST
    HAT - BEETLEJUICE
 
MATRIX  -
 1  3  4 10  9  5  8 11  7  2  6
 B  E  E  T  L  E  J  U  I  C  E
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 J  A  C  K  F  R  O  S  T  B  D
 E  G  H  I  L  M  N  P  Q  U  V
 W  X  Y  Z
 
 
 ALPHABETS -
  P   J E W B U A G X C H Y R M D V T Q O N F L K I Z S P
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 C1   M D V T Q O N F L K I Z S P J E W B U A G X C H Y R
 C2   R M D V T Q O N F L K I Z S P J E W B U A G X C H Y
 C3   M D V T Q O N F L K I Z S P J E W B U A G X C H Y R
 C4   O N F L K I Z S P J E W B U A G X C H Y R M D V T Q
 C5   M D V T Q O N F L K I Z S P J E W B U A G X C H Y R
 
 
1. PACKAGE THEFT GIVES RISE TO ALTERNATIVES TO HOME DELIVERY
1. ROLXOND EKDAE NCJDY ZCYD EB OGEDZUOECJDY EB KBSD PDGCJDZI
 
2. TAX BILL PASSES; SIZE OF CUT IS UNCERTAIN
2. JQN VXAA YQHHMH; HXCM WU FTJ XH TBFMIJQXB
 
3. FAILED LIE DETECTOR TESTS HAVE ANGLERS IN COURT BATTLE
3. AOCGDP GCD PDEDLEBZ EDYEY KOJD OUNGDZY CU LBQZE TOEEGD
 
4. RAVENS BEAT COLTS TO EDGE CLOSER TO PLAYOFF BERTH
4. WIANHT LNIG PCRGT GC NUZN PRCTNW GC QRIECYY LNWGJ
 
5. E.U. INVESTIGATES IKEA'S DUTCH TAX BREAKS
5. D.Q. CUJDYECNOEDY CXDO'Y PQELK EOF TZDOXY  

 
 

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