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July 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. V'U TZHQVIIV XCXS'K BNFZ N MBNSMZ, WDK JBV'U SZGK?
2. KYNTRGE NTWH Y QTXBYRE MYFGSGDD EI NDYTF
3. UHWZQQPTM'R RFMBX-UXRR BXMU NPQF ZMEUXO
4. PNNYH’K WNZDTH IHJDLHK QNZDTH
5. WOVCM OW UMRRM

Solution:
 
   O's Perlozzo didn't have a chance, but who's next?
1. V'U TZHQVIIV XCXS'K BNFZ N MBNSMZ, WDK JBV'U SZGK?
 
   Cabinet bids a piquant farewell to Blair
2. KYNTRGE NTWH Y QTXBYRE MYFGSGDD EI NDYTF
 
   Luxottica's Shade-less deal with Oakley
3. UHWZQQPTM'R RFMBX-UXRR BXMU NPQF ZMEUXO
 
   Apple’s iPhone becomes yPhone
4. PNNYH’K WNZDTH IHJDLHK QNZDTH
 
   Sicko is Boffo
5. WOVCM OW UMRRM
 
Substitution Block:
A E N Z S I U C D M X Y G R P H T B K W O J V L F Q
 
N Z S I U C D M X Y G R P H T B K W O J V L F Q A E
Y G R P H T B K W O J V L F Q A E N Z S I U C D M X
M X Y G R P H T B K W O J V L F Q A E N Z S I U C D
P H T B K W O J V L F Q A E N Z S I U C D M X Y G R
H T B K W O J V L F Q A E N Z S I U C D M X Y G R P
^ Setting =   NYMPH
 
 
Key Block:
O D Y S S E U S   Hat = ODYSSEUS
3 1 8 4 5 2 7 6
 
C A L Y P S O B   Key = CALYPSO
D E F G H I J K
M N Q R T U V W
X Z
 

 

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