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August 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. AGOOCB, AHBUUCB HCNB GAFBH TGVKGJBHN GWHBB DO LCTT
2. LDHCH, CJJHKB JHCSE SUHB YKEJLBEKB OIOBZE
3. IZFZBTVM OVQSB DAS REEB OVUS HVDA HVXS ZXB PEXR
4. CHZZWOY CJJLBHFQWOM LIOGEWHGOE LB DHDM'E DKGZW
5. VRCMIR KRXN JABIJUX DBKRD QNXU EMDN QRAEMEH

 

    fannie, freddie rise after lawmakers agree on bill
1. AGOOCB, AHBUUCB HCNB GAFBH TGVKGJBHN GWHBB DO LCTT
 
   obama, mccain camps plan wisconsin events
2. LDHCH, CJJHKB JHCSE SUHB YKEJLBEKB OIOBZE
 
   karadzic lived the good life with wine and song
3. IZFZBTVM OVQSB DAS REEB OVUS HVDA HVXS ZXB PEXR
 
   matthew mcconaughey overshares on baby's birth
4. CHZZWOY CJJLBHFQWOM LIOGEWHGOE LB DHDM'E DKGZW
 
   yakima case prompts local west nile warning
5. VRCMIR KRXN JABIJUX DBKRD QNXU EMDN QRAEMEH
 
 
Substitution Block:
1       2     3     4     5     6       7     8
E C Q Z O J V A L X I H U N K W F B P Y R D S M G T
 
B P Y R D S M G T E C Q Z O J V A L X I H U N K W F
O J V A L X I H U N K W F B P Y R D S M G T E C Q Z
S M G T E C Q Z O J V A L X I H U N K W F B P Y R D
O J V A L X I H U N K W F B P Y R D S M G T E C Q Z
N K W F B P Y R D S M G T E C Q Z O J V A L X I H U
^ Setting =   BOSON
 
 
Key Block:
P A R T I C L E   Hat = PARTICLE
6 1 7 8 4 2 5 3
 
F E R M I O N A   Key = FERMION
B C D G H J K L
P Q S T U V W X
Y Z

 

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