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March 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. WB IJL, WB MBI, WBY MODO
2. KXHDURK DHXXZ HR XIASOI QGJIA G QHCC HR MGRJA
3. ZAJMYYM EJKWK EZKPEWB HMEC EZKQS
4. WVYLHWZ BLRWZLYWQLGWEF WV EF GIX BWVX
5. GSQJVQ NVPHO NVUA YQ UQHKNQVV SCN YLNA ONQVOO GQHUNCQV

Solution:
 
   no way, no how, not here
1. WB IJL, WB MBI, WBY MODO
 
   growing worry on rescue takes a toll on banks
2. KXHDURK DHXXZ HR XIASOI QGJIA G QHCC HR MGRJA
 
   rihanna photo prompts lapd probe
3. ZAJMYYM EJKWK EZKPEWB HMEC EZKQS
 
   islamic radicalization is on the rise
4. WVYLHWZ BLRWZLYWQLGWEF WV EF GIX BWVX
 
   former texas tech wr crabtree out with stress fracture
5. GSQJVQ NVPHO NVUA YQ UQHKNQVV SCN YLNA ONQVOO GQHUNCQV
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
1     2       3     4     5       6     7     8
V H T D S M Y U K X L F Q E A N Z O J W C B P I G R
 
S M Y U K X L F Q E A N Z O J W C B P I G R V H T D
L F Q E A N Z O J W C B P I G R V H T D S M Y U K X
O J W C B P I G R V H T D S M Y U K X L F Q E A N Z
P I G R V H T D S M Y U K X L F Q E A N Z O J W C B
E A N Z O J W C B P I G R V H T D S M Y U K X L F Q
^ Setting =   SLOPE
 
 
Key Block:
D O W N W A R D   Hat = DOWNWARD
2 5 7 4 8 1 6 3
 
D E C L I V O U   Key = DECLIVOUS
S A B F G H J K
M N P Q R T W X Y Z

 

 

 
 

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