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June 2008 HEADLINE PUZZLE - by Dave Smith

Comments or questions on Headline Puzzles should be directed to headline.puzzles@verizon.net

 

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. DBSC SBBFQJNOAF BDFU ST EUO BJXDBF
2. SATCW TROOAKGE IHI SFZWECN KG URKSKNC KG IAUXZSC SZUC
3. ONHITKN LEHKLXG RKI OYTTN ZTKITNNR KENLC JXPGXLE ONRQTO
4. ZR JOULCEGEBXON NE ONRSS: IEK'N IXRBKEOT JNOI
5. XNFKL KTBB OSTJ JHFQJFS GHGBTQN QNFSBH XTCIBN 

Solution:
 
   idol oddsmakers dish on the davids
1. DBSC SBBFQJNOAF BDFU ST EUO BJXDBF
 
   cyber bullying mom charged in suicide in myspace case
2. SATCW TROOAKGE IHI SFZWECN KG URKSKNC KG IAUXZSC SZUC
 
   student council and sweet vendetta notch pimlico stakes
3. ONHITKN LEHKLXG RKI OYTTN ZTKITNNR KENLC JXPGXLE ONRQTO
 
   va psychologist to staff: don't diagnose ptsd
4. ZR JOULCEGEBXON NE ONRSS: IEK'N IXRBKEOT JNOI
 
   death toll from myanmar cyclone nearly double
5. XNFKL KTBB OSTJ JHFQJFS GHGBTQN QNFSBH XTCIBN
 
 
Substitution Block:
O B M W S G Q Z F L K V R C N X A H T I J U E D P Y
 
S G Q Z F L K V R C N X A H T I J U E D P Y O B M W
H T I J U E D P Y O B M W S G Q Z F L K V R C N X A
E D P Y O B M W S G Q Z F L K V R C N X A H T I J U
E D P Y O B M W S G Q Z F L K V R C N X A H T I J U
T I J U E D P Y O B M W S G Q Z F L K V R C N X A H
^ Setting =   SHEET
 
 
Key Block:
C A N V A S S   Hat = CANVASS
3 1 4 7 2 5 6
 
F O R E S A I   Key = FORESAIL
L B C D G H J
K M N P Q T U
V W X Y Z

 

 
 

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