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January 2010 HEADLINE PUZZLE - by Dave Smith

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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. MNVTL QRTZZ RVTYBQ QTMRT
2. XMD SOF, RAZ PMGE YRTQ WO DMOZ
3. BSGOFZP YZ ZPIPFZ RIAF RWFZL ECSVVIWGZ
4. ACVXME-ARVXFECUME SCH HWMAVNUU WLA QCMQ
5. LUULHJ RV YRYM YERDYUA EMSCMF RB SLUCHLV AMHNECUK 

 

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Solution:
 
   norad staff tracks santa
1. MNVTL QRTZZ RVTYBQ QTMRT
 
   for usc, any bowl game is rosy
2. XMD SOF, RAZ PMGE YRTQ WO DMOZ
 
   midwest us states face fresh blizzards
3. BSGOFZP YZ ZPIPFZ RIAF RWFZL ECSVVIWGZ
 
   singer-songwriter vic chesnutt has died
4. ACVXME-ARVXFECUME SCH HWMAVNUU WLA QCMQ
 
   attack on pope prompts review of vatican security
5. LUULHJ RV YRYM YERDYUA EMSCMF RB SLUCHLV AMHNECUK
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
A H R B D P U J S C O F M X T K V I L W E G Q Y N Z
 
T K V I L W E G Q Y N Z A H R B D P U J S C O F M X
R B D P U J S C O F M X T K V I L W E G Q Y N Z A H
I L W E G Q Y N Z A H R B D P U J S C O F M X T K V
L W E G Q Y N Z A H R B D P U J S C O F M X T K V I
L W E G Q Y N Z A H R B D P U J S C O F M X T K V I
^ Setting =   TRILL
 
 
Key Block:
E M B E L L I S H   Hat = EMBELLISH
2 8 1 3 6 7 5 9 4
 
B E A U T I F Y C   Key = BEAUTIFY
D G H J K L M N O
P Q R S V W X Z

 
 

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