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June 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. CTQEZ TJBMZ MENOM VBV JK MZMENW AJH JXXZI
2. XSBKM: NSME XSDB KC BJSNMKMZ LYSO KO'C BKVJ OI GJ PJ
3. FHZ ZSBXFYBH ZFXMXZXLVG FBHK RBIJ
4. GWKEUBT NSDWL CBSU IERREOF YFYEO, RNEBOUERUR RYX
5. EHWCPMZKOJ FYGC KOWBCEHI CI UGCIH IHOB VEGQ UONOZZ 

 

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Solution:
 
   white house stays mum on sestak job offer
1. CTQEZ TJBMZ MENOM VBV JK MZMENW AJH JXXZI
 
   palin: rand paul is learning what it's like to be me
2. XSBKM: NSME XSDB KC BJSNMKMZ LYSO KO'C BKVJ OI GJ PJ
 
   rnc chairman criticizes rand paul
3. FHZ ZSBXFYBH ZFXMXZXLVG FBHK RBIJ
 
   jupiter cloud belt missing again, scientists say
4. GWKEUBT NSDWL CBSU IERREOF YFYEO, RNEBOUERUR RYX
 
   republican djou captures us house seat from hawaii
5. EHWCPMZKOJ FYGC KOWBCEHI CI UGCIH IHOB VEGQ UONOZZ
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
W H I L Y K B R V G N U Z M D A P E S X J C T Q F O
 
C T Q F O W H I L Y K B R V G N U Z M D A P E S X J
L Y K B R V G N U Z M D A P E S X J C T Q F O W H I
E S X J C T Q F O W H I L Y K B R V G N U Z M D A P
A P E S X J C T Q F O W H I L Y K B R V G N U Z M D
N U Z M D A P E S X J C T Q F O W H I L Y K B R V G
^ Setting =   CLEAN
 
 
Key Block:
J E W E L R Y   Hat = JEWELRY
3 1 6 2 4 5 7
 
U L T R A S O   Key = ULTRASONIC
N I C B D E F
G H J K M P Q
V W X Y Z
 
Transpose UP the key block

 
 

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