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October 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. VCPDN NFOLD IDRSDN WOFW BCDR RNNDTUDS KW BRPXFSKR
2. VBOPZNR MINZUU MIPIYV KIWZJI DGIM BMDKENI VZSIJX
3. ENK IDFWK JRDKKCKV! S.I. STTFWFMOOZ WNMPUKV
4. OTIDISEM FLHSESUF KESU-FUG GZHEJJUH
5. KXP TUFNDT SRUR FW TKWLID RUFPT

 

 
Solution
 
   khmer rouge leader nuon chea arrested in cambodia
1. VCPDN NFOLD IDRSDN WOFW BCDR RNNDTUDS KW BRPXFSKR
 
   spinach recall renews debate over produce safety
2. VBOPZNR MINZUU MIPIYV KIWZJI DGIM BMDKENI VZSIJX
 
   the juice squeezed! o.j. officially charged
3. ENK IDFWK JRDKKCKV! S.I. STTFWFMOOZ WNMPUKV
 
   djokovic survives five-set thriller
4. OTIDISEM FLHSESUF KESU-FUG GZHEJJUH
 
   ibm stores data on single atoms
5. KXP TUFNDT SRUR FW TKWLID RUFPT
 
 
Substitution Block:
J R O B V A U C K Y T H I P S Q L M D W G Z E N F X
 
E N F X J R O B V A U C K Y T H I P S Q L M D W G Z
L M D W G Z E N F X J R O B V A U C K Y T H I P S Q
I P S Q L M D W G Z E N F X J R O B V A U C K Y T H
T H I P S Q L M D W G Z E N F X J R O B V A U C K Y
E N F X J R O B V A U C K Y T H I P S Q L M D W G Z
^ Setting =   ELITE
 
 
Key Block:
I N  T  E L L I G E N  T  S  I A   Hat = INTELLIGENTSIA
5 10 13 2 8 9 6 4 3 11 14 12 7 1
 
C L  E  R I S Y A B D  F  G  H J   Key = CLERISY
K M  N  O P Q T U V W  X  Z
 

 

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