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December 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. UWQXYZUEKZUAW NXEUWY KY KYYKTHZ UW DTDNKU XWRY
2. JHKMQK XVTFQJMT ZAFLAK LWWMT JATMQ NAHTKMT LW QHJHTOMU QKHWW
3. UQKCR, ICSPLQO GPMM 'RDPKQ' EK NEKWXB KPVDL
4. DWHFG W'MWBBGCC HPDOZH QIUIDG JODFGUS HLWNH
5. YZXCSAW DKBNTBM KWR GWULGY ZA NHKDX IAB YCHUZZUWE SXKRKLSX

Solution:
 
   investigation begins as assault in mumbai ends
1. UWQXYZUEKZUAW NXEUWY KY KYYKTHZ UW DTDNKU XWRY
 
   latest chrysler buyout offer lures quarter of salaried staff
2. JHKMQK XVTFQJMT ZAFLAK LWWMT JATMQ NAHTKMT LW QHJHTOMU QKHWW
 
   venus, jupiter will 'shine' on monday night
3. UQKCR, ICSPLQO GPMM 'RDPKQ' EK NEKWXB KPVDL
 
   rosie o'donnell scraps future variety shows
4. DWHFG W'MWBBGCC HPDOZH QIUIDG JODFGUS HLWNH
 
   stephon marbury and knicks to blame for splitting headache
5. YZXCSAW DKBNTBM KWR GWULGY ZA NHKDX IAB YCHUZZUWE SXKRKLSX
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
1     2     3       4       5       6       7
U J A R H T V K B S Z Q G N Y P F E W M C I X O D L
 
T V K B S Z Q G N Y P F E W M C I X O D L U J A R H
A R H T V K B S Z Q G N Y P F E W M C I X O D L U J
C I X O D L U J A R H T V K B S Z Q G N Y P F E W M
I X O D L U J A R H T V K B S Z Q G N Y P F E W M C
T V K B S Z Q G N Y P F E W M C I X O D L U J A R H
^ Setting =   TACIT
 
 
Key Block:
I M P L I E D   Hat = IMPLIED
3 6 7 5 4 2 1
 
S I L E N T A   Key = SILENT
B C D F G H J
K M O P Q R U V W X Y Z

 

 

 

 
 

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