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February 2007 HEADLINE PUZZLE - by Dave Smith

Comments or questions on Headline Puzzles should be directed to photon@cryptogram.org

 
The following are headlines from recent news reports.
All five are encrypted with the same mixed alphabet at
different settings against itself. Find each headline and
the three key words (SETTING, KEY and HAT).

1. UGRRJM, CKFMUGR RJVX SGEB MVUKKWKXE MDEKU YJF UYT
2. UIFRAWQ NBUURY BUKWXUBT WJ 2 EWTY FJRUB FEOCKRAWQ
3. NVUM DWUMQU BVK WK BFFBHQHKU BH OGWL FDWH
4. SYRBVZI ZUMJYWPUE ZU YKZUEYXPRZX RZXXPUE
5. ZBFQFE AQXARUY ZFG ZD JWB YFFBK DUUR

 

Solution:

   russia, belarus sign duty agreement after oil row
1. UGRRJM, CKFMUGR RJVX SGEB MVUKKWKXE MDEKU YJF UYT

   elation greets recovery of 2 boys after abduction
2. UIFRAWQ NBUURY BUKWXUBT WJ 2 EWTY FJRUB FEOCKRAWQ

   bush lashes out at opponents on iraq plan
3. NVUM DWUMQU BVK WK BFFBHQHKU BH OGWL FDWH

   beckham answering an evangelical calling
4. SYRBVZI ZUMJYWPUE ZU YKZUEYXPRZX RZXXPUE

   pranab invites pak pm for saarc meet
5. ZBFQFE AQXARUY ZFG ZD JWB YFFBK DUUR
 

Substitution Block:
B J V R F Q T A N Y I G S L K W H C O Z U D P E M X

C O Z U D P E M X B J V R F Q T A N Y I G S L K W H
E M X B J V R F Q T A N Y I G S L K W H C O Z U D P
N Y I G S L K W H C O Z U D P E M X B J V R F Q T A
S L K W H C O Z U D P E M X B J V R F Q T A N Y I G
E M X B J V R F Q T A N Y I G S L K W H C O Z U D P
^ Setting = CENSE

Key Block:
O R T H O D O X Hat = ORTHODOX
3 6 7 2 4 1 5 8

T H U R I B L E Key = THURIBLE
A C D F G J K M
N O P Q S V W X
Y Z

 

 

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