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March 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. NKOMCXKL IBLMBC KV TKBIK JBCFJUBLRB JBNQJX
2. HIN 'Q HG: CCVYC NYWYTIVYFYCN FG CIVQDIVJF
3. HXLG NCIPG DGXFW WJACBL ZPGDF XJ UCY CZZPHG
4. QFWPMEF WJ EIGFLM DCAAFIZFO 'PLMM JB OLZSWA'
5. UKCZDMP IDPDXQZC KU SKNKIEDH OGDQX DP XSHPBHN

 
Solution

   pakistan denies al qaeda resurgence report
1. NKOMCXKL IBLMBC KV TKBIK JBCFJUBLRB JBNQJX

   gas 'n go: eerie similarities to earnhardt
2. HIN 'Q HG: CCVYC NYWYTIVYFYCN FG CIVQDIVJF

   cage movie leads strong field at box office
3. HXLG NCIPG DGXFW WJACBL ZPGDF XJ UCY CZZPHG

   jetblue to unveil passenger 'bill of rights'
4. QFWPMEF WJ EIGFLM DCAAFIZFO 'PLMM JB OLZSWA'

   foreign minister of colombia quits in scandal
5. UKCZDMP IDPDXQZC KU SKNKIEDH OGDQX DP XSHPBHN

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

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

Key Block:
E L D E R B E R R Y Hat = ELDERBERRY
3 6 2 4 7 1 5 8 9 10

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

 
 

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