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September 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. PLSVMQ LPVBMUV WKDFPB UCPF BNFMVYP DLLDQEB MV QSMVPBP QMLN UW IFIROM
2. HLIDNC KIDCW CRYCJMCM CS BJACWYBPIYBHJ HK IDXSBWBYBHJ HK WSJ
3. BYQY UAYLMQ QFYLR GPBM CRYNRN UEXYAN QFYLR QUYUZEB
4. VPTXSTN FSSLNU RUCN TZ CFEIUPKXA JKCY JKWU PUSUKHUP VPFXWTX EFPNYFQQ
5. OXQEY MQTKYS QEZIASM IYS MFQFDM AE QRZ 

 

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Solution:
 
   ethnic tension flares over syringe attacks in chinese city of urumqi
1. PLSVMQ LPVBMUV WKDFPB UCPF BNFMVYP DLLDQEB MV QSMVPBP QMLN UW IFIROM
 
   oracle faces extended eu investigation of acquisition of sun
2. HLIDNC KIDCW CRYCJMCM CS BJACWYBPIYBHJ HK IDXSBWBYBHJ HK WSJ
 
   nasa tracks space junk headed toward space station
3. BYQY UAYLMQ QFYLR GPBM CRYNRN UEXYAN QFYLR QUYUZEB
 
   broncos accuse jets of tampering with wide receiver brandon marshall
4. VPTXSTN FSSLNU RUCN TZ CFEIUPKXA JKCY JKWU PUSUKHUP VPFXWTX EFPNYFQQ
 
   diane sawyer anchors her status on abc
5. OXQEY MQTKYS QEZIASM IYS MFQFDM AE QRZ
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
R H U A C P Y L F S I D Q Z N K W B M X O J V E G T
 
F S I D Q Z N K W B M X O J V E G T R H U A C P Y L
L F S I D Q Z N K W B M X O J V E G T R H U A C P Y
A C P Y L F S I D Q Z N K W B M X O J V E G T R H U
P Y L F S I D Q Z N K W B M X O J V E G T R H U A C
S I D Q Z N K W B M X O J V E G T R H U A C P Y L F
^ Setting =   FLAPS
 
 
Key Block:
E L E V A T O R   Hat = ELEVATOR
2 4 3 8 1 7 5 6
 
A I L E R O N B   Key = AILERON
C D F G H J K M
P Q S T U V W X Y Z

 
 

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