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October 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. RXWONOU PET LCBSX DUKPFGOYQ FGBNJ WBC KD DXYEUX VXEGUV LGEY
2. ZQWQV SXLV XC, SXWWXCL ZIMAV BID WXSAQVY MAQRA YQPUV
3. WNSWW PHIHLA TDUZGWXS ZTTHZU DFHP ZPPHWA
4. EPJKLTLQV IFSZJNWT GPO OFUOWV XSTN QLK NLIPUFHT
5. OQWCLF VPEHLHP PBAFAWQTLJ XAH UQJ 'EQW OQJRPNL' 

 

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Solution:
 
   deficit may prove stumbling block for us senate health plan
1. RXWONOU PET LCBSX DUKPFGOYQ FGBNJ WBC KD DXYEUX VXEGUV LGEY
 
   hamas digs in, dimming hopes for mideast peace talks
2. ZQWQV SXLV XC, SXWWXCL ZIMAV BID WXSAQVY MAQRA YQPUV
 
   swiss reject polanski appeal over arrest
3. WNSWW PHIHLA TDUZGWXS ZTTHZU DFHP ZPPHWA
 
   microsoft launches big gadget push for holidays
4. EPJKLTLQV IFSZJNWT GPO OFUOWV XSTN QLK NLIPUFHT
 
   miguel cabrera apologizes for his 'big mistake'
5. OQWCLF VPEHLHP PBAFAWQTLJ XAH UQJ 'EQW OQJRPNL'
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
B T O Y I N X C E R A D Q S G V L H P Z M J W K F U
 
F U B T O Y I N X C E R A D Q S G V L H P Z M J W K
O Y I N X C E R A D Q S G V L H P Z M J W K F U B T
R A D Q S G V L H P Z M J W K F U B T O Y I N X C E
G V L H P Z M J W K F U B T O Y I N X C E R A D Q S
E R A D Q S G V L H P Z M J W K F U B T O Y I N X C
^ Setting =   FORGE
 
 
Key Block:
I R O N W O R K   Hat = IRONWORK
1 6 4 3 8 5 7 2
 
B L A C K S M I   Key = BLACKSMITH
T H D E F G J N
O P Q R U V W X Y Z

 
 

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