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May 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. KGAWEXW CMWMPZ KJGG XW ACJW EX OCMM CXRJWJ ZJLMCA
2. HEPNQWRJG PGTL RLU RJAGPRWPG QCVD EJ ZEZ HNPLNVG
3. CUZBYH, OSVW EGF DSBUC QGJ, EVHXE SFVC USFI OSVW SQD, WX
4. PLSLRBAWQ' JBFA XWDME ZDEDWAT LQ EXL PDLPZ DH IZA UALW
5. Y KOYDU PEZO HCTKZOA KOZYRA PCS QH XYN-YHV-SOYVZ VZKYSZ

Solution:
 
   clinton renews call on iran to free roxana saberi
1. KGAWEXW CMWMPZ KJGG XW ACJW EX OCMM CXRJWJ ZJLMCA
 
   columbine left its indelible mark on pop culture
2. HEPNQWRJG PGTL RLU RJAGPRWPG QCVD EJ ZEZ HNPLNVG
 
   oracle, with sun micro buy, steps into ring with ibm, hp
3. CUZBYH, OSVW EGF DSBUC QGJ, EVHXE SFVC USFI OSVW SQD, WX
 
   cavaliers' mike brown honored as nba coach of the year
4. PLSLRBAWQ' JBFA XWDME ZDEDWAT LQ EXL PDLPZ DH IZA UALW
 
   a brawl over numbers breaks out in cap-and-trade debate
5. Y KOYDU PEZO HCTKZOA KOZYRA PCS QH XYN-YHV-SOYVZ VZKYSZ
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
1       2       3       4       5         6
T E M V H D N W P F O X R C K U B L G Q Y I A J S Z
 
E M V H D N W P F O X R C K U B L G Q Y I A J S Z T
L G Q Y I A J S Z T E M V H D N W P F O X R C K U B
V H D N W P F O X R C K U B L G Q Y I A J S Z T E M
I A J S Z T E M V H D N W P F O X R C K U B L G Q Y
S Z T E M V H D N W P F O X R C K U B L G Q Y I A J
^ Setting =   ELVIS
 
 
Key Block:
T U P E L O   Hat = TUPELO
5 6 4 1 2 3
 
B I R T H P   Key = BIRTHPLACE
L A C E D F
G J K M N O
Q S U V W X Y Z

 

 

 
 

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