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August 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. KMDUV. VMKRDJI RYUEY MWWBEGLH VRBDERCQH, WMI KRJH
2. DJVWR ZBG LEF SEGDR DRVOGCRD VW SNVBPCRW
3. WBDXPND FDPGDTZ SKSRIQZ PSUQ
4. JFUJJLB DMRYKQLH PRHUYLHH CRUNL, HLMBKQ FUNCLJ
5. HYGFBNB NHGBFXGNXN KBJKRSKLD HBPPN XR HKBLXB DGHB 

 

Solution:
 
   calif. faculty union approves furloughs, pay cuts
1. KMDUV. VMKRDJI RYUEY MWWBEGLH VRBDERCQH, WMI KRJH
 
   swine flu may cause seizures in children
2. DJVWR ZBG LEF SEGDR DRVOGCRD VW SNVBPCRW
 
   buehrle perfect against rays
3. WBDXPND FDPGDTZ SKSRIQZ PSUQ
 
   twitter launches business guide, search widget
4. JFUJJLB DMRYKQLH PRHUYLHH CRUNL, HLMBKQ FUNCLJ
 
   chinese scientists reprogram cells to create mice
5. HYGFBNB NHGBFXGNXN KBJKRSKLD HBPPN XR HKBLXB DGHB
 
 
Substitution Block:
O M K W I E S T F U L H J V R D Q Z G B N X A C P Y
 
E S T F U L H J V R D Q Z G B N X A C P Y O M K W I
U L H J V R D Q Z G B N X A C P Y O M K W I E S T F
L H J V R D Q Z G B N X A C P Y O M K W I E S T F U
E S T F U L H J V R D Q Z G B N X A C P Y O M K W I
R D Q Z G B N X A C P Y O M K W I E S T F U L H J V
^ Setting =   EULER
 
 
Key Block:
N A T U R A L   Hat = NATURAL
4 1 6 7 5 2 3
 
L O G A R I T   Key = LOGARITHM
H M B C D E F
J K N P Q S U V W X Y Z

 
 

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