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February 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. JDLXL DBERQI DLTN TLXGLEQR XLRLQHB GUJWAAH
2. GYXSMGKN KNM XIXGRQXW MA MLKC
3. XDSS NQUVB BQJB IB MVLHPVMJ UH UQCV JVQMB, UQOVB MDBV
4. MCMDME YIODGLLMHXK MD HGF GTTJBK
5. BJGQONP GOPGPH 'QRQJTHSGOX GP BGOQ' AGHS KJDOXQVGOD 

 

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Solution:
 
   obama brings back campaign manager plouffe
1. JDLXL DBERQI DLTN TLXGLEQR XLRLQHB GUJWAAH
 
   chemical ali executed in iraq
2. GYXSMGKN KNM XIXGRQXW MA MLKC
 
   bill gates says us recovery to take years, taxes rise
3. XDSS NQUVB BQJB IB MVLHPVMJ UH UQCV JVQMB, UQOVB MDBV
 
   avatar unstoppable at box office
4. MCMDME YIODGLLMHXK MD HGF GTTJBK
 
   friends insist 'everything is fine' with brangelina
5. BJGQONP GOPGPH 'QRQJTHSGOX GP BGOQ' AGHS KJDOXQVGOD
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
N P D S A H W T K Y B Q F E U C J X R G V I L Z O M
 
R G V I L Z O M N P D S A H W T K Y B Q F E U C J X
A H W T K Y B Q F E U C J X R G V I L Z O M N P D S
T K Y B Q F E U C J X R G V I L Z O M N P D S A H W
I L Z O M N P D S A H W T K Y B Q F E U C J X R G V
O M N P D S A H W T K Y B Q F E U C J X R G V I L Z
^ Setting =   RATIO
 
 
Key Block:
P R O P O R T I O N   Hat = PROPORTION
6 8 3 7 4 9 10 1 5 2
 
F R A C T I O N B D   Key = FRACTION
E G H J K L M P Q S U V W X Y Z

 
 

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