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August 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. IUCJZXBL DXBG BAFDGB OEXZX BFJOS DSOFZZ
2. QRAJK RDMJZR ABYEXMBQD YZMJJY AB QHBCXDYY
3. FBKL FKQZF JVBIZAV FPIE, JCNAF SVQSURA Q ZBZ
4. KJSJV BGNW LA RDBC JV MYVK MJRQV JMMJV
5. DBQKNB GVX IQGLX, XNDOQ ANPSU BX GSOL

 

Solution:

   botulism risk sparks chili sauce recall

1. IUCJZXBL DXBG BAFDGB OEXZX BFJOS DSOFZZ

   child health insurance stalls in congress

2. QRAJK RDMJZR ABYEXMBQD YZMJJY AB QHBCXDYY

   sony snaps grouper shut, gives crackle a pop

3. FBKL FKQZF JVBIZAV FPIE, JCNAF SVQSURA Q ZBZ

   hamas left in cold as bush backs abbas

4. KJSJV BGNW LA RDBC JV MYVK MJRQV JMMJV

  garcia out front, tiger limps at open

5. DBQKNB GVX IQGLX, XNDOQ ANPSU BX GSOL

Substitution Block:

1       2         3       4       5         6

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

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

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

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

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

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

^ Setting =   MONEY

Key Block:

M C C A I N   Hat = MCCAIN

5 2 3 1 4 6

F E I N G O   Key = FEINGOLD

L D A B C H

J K M P Q R

S T U V W X

Y Z

5 2 3 1 4 6

Transpose UP the key block

 

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