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January 2009 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. ZFAEYG GPKT UFGGJX LJMJXLA PXRPEJ EY PXFINIGFEPYX
2. GLTJZT RNDXU UMJPZJP YXDLQQZLTD VTMR WMNPNOZ
3. HFQPUO PFPTQE-JKDL PUSFQ CDPTOGU HFAW JUWK DOIBWDTO
4. PJYZX TJZ VUQI GYIVWJZY ZQXO XVS OQQM YZM LVKQ CJQWM JZ SWYRVCCO
5. NL PNLD FKPTLI, ETFOG, EBYYINJ TJNLD GTLAHHTG OGYJYK

Solution:
 
   pastor rick warren defends invite to inauguration
1. ZFAEYG GPKT UFGGJX LJMJXLA PXRPEJ EY PXFINIGFEPYX
 
   warner music content disappears from youtube
2. GLTJZT RNDXU UMJPZJP YXDLQQZLTD VTMR WMNPNOZ
 
   german memory-chip maker qimonda gets cash infusion
3. HFQPUO PFPTQE-JKDL PUSFQ CDPTOGU HFAW JUWK DOIBWDTO
 
   giant win over carolina nets top seed and home field in playoffs
4. PJYZX TJZ VUQI GYIVWJZY ZQXO XVS OQQM YZM LVKQ CJQWM JZ SWYRVCCO
 
   on long island, faith, freedom among hanukkah themes
5. NL PNLD FKPTLI, ETFOG, EBYYINJ TJNLD GTLAHHTG OGYJYK
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
1       2       3       4       5       6     7
A F M W U I P Z B D L V R G N X Q H O Y C K T E J S
 
F M W U I P Z B D L V R G N X Q H O Y C K T E J S A
L V R G N X Q H O Y C K T E J S A F M W U I P Z B D
U I P Z B D L V R G N X Q H O Y C K T E J S A F M W
Y C K T E J S A F M W U I P Z B D L V R G N X Q H O
T E J S A F M W U I P Z B D L V R G N X Q H O Y C K
^ Setting =   FLUYT
 
 
Key Block:
G A L L E O N   Hat = GALLEON
3 1 4 5 2 7 6
 
B A R Q U E C   Key = BARQUE
D F G H I J K
L M N O P S T V W X Y Z  

 
 

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