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May 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 daily newspapers.
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. MO. ZDIK OXHGNWKDW CMDV UNWWDJ WNHXOEW
2. BCRVOB EQNNH RU QBMQU EXTRSUY, XQEUMUWB
3. JKTW XJKZDAO BTVBTGE YSB 'FSAWTQJAK GABJZT'
4. SGVT UGLH XLOVEXT JS EOGSJSF XEBSH
5. MKK IGY MMM

 

Solution -

   va. tech anguishes over missed signals

1. MO. ZDIK OXHGNWKDW CMDV UNWWDJ WNHXOEW

 

   stocks rally on asian rebound, earnings

2. BCRVOB EQNNH RU QBMQU EXTRSUY, XQEUMUWB

 

   alec baldwin regrets for 'voicemail tirade'

3. JKTW XJKZDAO BTVBTGE YSB 'FSAWTQJAK GABJZT'

 

   nets lead raptors in opening round

4. SGVT UGLH XLOVEXT JS EOGSJSF XEBSH

 

   wii got www

5. MKK IGY MMM

Substitution Block:

1         2       3       4         5       6

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

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

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

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

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

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

^ Setting =   PHIAL

Key Block:

B O T T L E   Hat = BOTTLE

1 4 5 6 3 2

A M P O U L   Key = AMPOULE

E B C D F G

H I J K N Q

R S T V W X

Y Z

1 4 5 6 3 2

Transpose UP the key block

 

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