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September 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. AUBYQ ISUCHSQL UDDIUHE RYZEL
2. ULZUDB ZME HMI HF QLI JBLPZDE WBFWFEDP
3. MDPEEAX EWCXM ZNN SUED XH-EXWRDXY ZV OZWYI
4. AWNM-PIZZQ HVR-AECWA HVRAWPAWVP KWA LWPPIKW INVRPP
5. HTHV DHHAB SDU 'BC TMAD' ISV SAN EU OTUD IDU NAOCJAM

 
 

Solution -    

   major leaguers applaud bonds

1. AUBYQ ISUCHSQL UDDIUHE RYZEL 

   higher gas tax to fix bridges proposed

2. ULZUDB ZME HMI HF QLI JBLPZDE WBFWFEDP 

   shuttle takes off with ex-teacher on board

3. MDPEEAX EWCXM ZNN SUED XH-EXWRDXY ZV OZWYI 

   tech-savvy pro-tibet protesters get message across

4. AWNM-PIZZQ HVR-AECWA HVRAWPAWVP KWA LWPPIKW INVRPP 

   lily allen has 'no idea' why her us visa was revoked

5. HTHV DHHAB SDU 'BC TMAD' ISV SAN EU OTUD IDU NAOCJAM

 Substitution Block:

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

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

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

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

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

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

^ Setting =   WHEAL

Key Block:

H I S T A M I N E   Hat = HISTAMINE

3 4 8 9 1 6 5 7 2

R E A C T I O N B   Key = REACTION

D F G H J K L M P

Q S U V W X Y Z

 

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