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November 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. JMRPYJ HBFA BJ LDEABAYD JGIIREMJ ORED JMFOGSGJ
2. PWHCH, CAAHLG SPAJT PG WHZZVFQIPJGU TZHZFT
3. IDC SKYTZY TDUUZC DP CYDJZ-FM GLKKQDPB DP INBLIPDGQIP
4. ZCKETLXK PZI BXDZI CJW RJEYK IZRX CW CEI KQOBXQ
5. CNOJ NOFCEB CWB TIWOM BTADM BXBWOV VCBBCTE

Solution:
 
   stocks gain as bernanke supports more stimulus
1. JMRPYJ HBFA BJ LDEABAYD JGIIREMJ ORED JMFOGSGJ
 
   obama, mccain focus on battleground states
2. PWHCH, CAAHLG SPAJT PG WHZZVFQIPJGU TZHZFT
 
   aid worker killed in drive-by shooting in afghanistan
3. IDC SKYTZY TDUUZC DP CYDJZ-FM GLKKQDPB DP INBLIPDGQIP
 
   abducted las vegas boy found safe by bus driver
4. ZCKETLXK PZI BXDZI CJW RJEYK IZRX CW CEI KQOBXQ
 
   ibex begins its outer solar system mission
5. CNOJ NOFCEB CWB TIWOM BTADM BXBWOV VCBBCTE
 
Substitution Block:
1   2     3   4   5   6   7     8   9   10  11  12
C S R G Y B M F X N V P J E H Z L O U K A T I Q D W
 
P J E H Z L O U K A T I Q D W C S R G Y B M F X N V
A T I Q D W C S R G Y B M F X N V P J E H Z L O U K
R G Y B M F X N V P J E H Z L O U K A T I Q D W C S
T I Q D W C S R G Y B M F X N V P J E H Z L O U K A
Y B M F X N V P J E H Z L O U K A T I Q D W C S R G
^ Setting =   PARTY
 
 
Key Block:
C O N S E R V  A T  I V  E   Hat = CONSERVATIVE
2 7 6 9 3 8 11 1 10 5 12 4
 
R E P U B L I  C A  N D  F      Key = REPUBLICAN
G H J K M O Q  S T  V W  X
Y Z
 

 

 
 

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