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March 2008 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. 'GJWIMB XWSZK UWSZKE' EKMJ UMXIE 'RQUANJWXN' JQUN
2. CF GHASAVR: QACFXSB FZCVO YKXZF LA MCGZZ XSYZKLXAS
3. TWBFFYK EFYEVFOT PKFBPVT FX KEPFW ELFKP TIEJKYEC NOTTOXV
4. SSS VIDZH FIW YDDTYCXZ KTWE SYRTHWYC SVZHTUZCW'H SYVWM
5. IFSZSBF KLTRW KRW WRRJ ZW TSRTZSRB ZJB AZSFJI


Solution

   'friday night lights' star lands 'wolverine' role
1. 'GJWIMB XWSZK UWSZKE' EKMJ UMXIE 'RQUANJWXN' JQUN

   us economy: housing slump fails to quell inflation
2. CF GHASAVR: QACFXSB FZCVO YKXZF LA MCGZZ XSYZKLXAS

   shuttle atlantis returns to earth after spacelab mission
3. TWBFFYK EFYEVFOT PKFBPVT FX KEPFW ELFKP TIEJKYEC NOTTOXV

   ppp rules out alliance with pakistan president's party
4. SSS VIDZH FIW YDDTYCXZ KTWE SYRTHWYC SVZHTUZCW'H SYVWM

   girardi hopes hes seen as prepared and caring
5. IFSZSBF KLTRW KRW WRRJ ZW TSRTZSRB ZJB AZSFJI

Substitution Block:

1     2   3     4     5     6     7     8     9
P G Q F O B M Y A J V R K W T I U D L X C N Z E H S

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

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

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

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

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

^ Setting =   HOIST

Key Block:

E X P L O S I V E   Hat = EXPLOSIVE
1 9 6 4 5 7 3 8 2

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

 

 

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