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April 2010 HEADLINE PUZZLE - by Dave Smith

Comments or questions on Headline Puzzles should be directed to headline.puzzles@verizon.net

 

The following could have been headlines from Arpil 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). Recovering the
SETTING is unusual, but within the rules
 
1. HL PJ IZPI OYC CSL IUSL OSGSK PUKQ CWGSC IPSOFBCD.
2. DYZDXCHXH JCQXH LAX GYUXU HLWAYPXUXH LJ CJZCUAZLAC.
3. DAVCXY MRXYICXN WCNTPFRLRW ZXW TZMQILRW PX DCAH OV OOT.
4. MLLXDP GDQQ TDYWK ADJWKPG RSGPRSHH SWWFMSJPHI SJ 168 ZAK.
5. BZRYTBQKB BXDWYR JCYTKG YKJC, DLC EZLXTCX RCGDLXR YD B JKLZYC.

 Check out each headline on Google. You'll enjoy the stories.

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Solution:
 
   bw tv sets can now show color thru nylon stocking.
1. HL PJ IZPI OYC CSL IUSL OSGSK PUKQ CWGSC IPSOFBCD.
 
   hotheaded naked ice borer discovered in antarctica.
2. DYZDXCHXH JCQXH LAX GYUXU HLWAYPXUXH LJ CJZCUAZLAC.
 
   flying penguins discovered and captured on film by bbc.
3. DAVCXY MRXYICXN WCNTPFRLRW ZXW TZMQILRW PX DCAH OV OOT.
 
   rookie sidd finch pitches baseball accurately at 168 mph.
4. MLLXDP GDQQ TDYWK ADJWKPG RSGPRSHH SWWFMSJPHI SJ 168 ZAK.
 
   australia adopts metric time, one hundred seconds to a minute.
5. BZRYTBQKB BXDWYR JCYTKG YKJC, DLC EZLXTCX RCGDLXR YD B JKLZYC.
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
C L U E N W H F P Y B K T A I R X J S D M V O G Q Z
 
N W H F P Y B K T A I R X J S D M V O G Q Z C L U E
A I R X J S D M V O G Q Z C L U E N W H F P Y B K T
I R X J S D M V O G Q Z C L U E N W H F P Y B K T A
V O G Q Z C L U E N W H F P Y B K T A I R X J S D M
E N W H F P Y B K T A I R X J S D M V O G Q Z C L U
 
^ Setting =   NAIVE
 
 
Key Block:
G U L L I B L E   Hat = GULLIBLE
3 8 5 6 4 1 7 2
 
H O A X B C D E   Key = HOAX
F G I J K L M N
P Q R S T U V W

 
 
 

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