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April 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. XTHU AWFQ IUTAZX VBU VUZXE XFUZZF ITFFMZX
2. FO HZGWYZRFIS LXXFGK HWZSXLGR SL AZWZY WZRZ
3. KUGRMCTT NG GU MYTP HU ENF BCXNKDMC DGX TUKNDO TCKYMNHI
4. ZBYYTRL TOL YNLEW OCEEBGYTHP CWW BHIBVOITOB
5. VSUUECPS UYMYW TMVWU VMPYST IWMB LEMLI
 

 

Solution -
 
   sadr city braces for fresh street battles
1. XTHU AWFQ IUTAZX VBU VUZXE XFUZZF ITFFMZX
 
   eu parliament offers platform to dalai lama
2. FO HZGWYZRFIS LXXFGK HWZSXLGR SL AZWZY WZRZ
 
   congress in no rush to fix medicare and social security
3. KUGRMCTT NG GU MYTP HU ENF BCXNKDMC DGX TUKNDO TCKYMNHI
 
   massive ice shelf collapsing off antarctica
4. ZBYYTRL TOL YNLEW OCEEBGYTHP CWW BHIBVOITOB
 
   missouri state names martin head coach
5. VSUUECPS UYMYW TMVWU VMPYST IWMB LEMLI
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
N K W A G S L D R T O X M H U F B P Y E J V I C Q Z
 
L D R T O X M H U F B P Y E J V I C Q Z N K W A G S
I C Q Z N K W A G S L D R T O X M H U F B P Y E J V
G S L D R T O X M H U F B P Y E J V I C Q Z N K W A
H U F B P Y E J V I C Q Z N K W A G S L D R T O X M
T O X M H U F B P Y E J V I C Q Z N K W A G S L D R
^ Setting =   LIGHT
 
 
Key Block:
T U N G S T E N   Hat = TUNGSTEN
6 8 3 2 5 7 1 4
 
F I L A M E N T   Key = FILAMENT
B C D G H J K O
P Q R S U V W X
Y Z

 

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