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July 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. S JSEMO-NMJP KZSMF DN PTPFVA XPO VD WPF. IKKZJQAVSX'A ODGFNSXX
2. WRZKQ GQWQIFU NLBIHX'U IHYTGLKEF URLF BKBLAUF THRFRJQ
3. LU MGIOGM GN OBYCMGITT PIU NC HXTK NK QBVYPN NYT TBIE
4. YFT XZB NMLLQ 'ZCLQKLTFMME KCCFQABZ,' HNEGD BZHLBQ NFEN
5. XBSYW-LUPJN LUWUNPZS XSBNUSN MOUBBXM AZW NPY UCYB

 

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Solution:
 
   a rapid-fire chain of events led to gen. mcchrystal's downfall
1. S JSEMO-NMJP KZSMF DN PTPFVA XPO VD WPF. IKKZJQAVSX'A ODGFNSXX
 
   judge rejects viacom's copyright suit against youtube
2. WRZKQ GQWQIFU NLBIHX'U IHYTGLKEF URLF BKBLAUF THRFRJQ
 
   bp starts to reinstall cap on gulf of mexico oil leak
3. LU MGIOGM GN OBYCMGITT PIU NC HXTK NK QBVYPN NYT TBIE
 
   van der sloot 'emotionally immature,' psych report says
4. YFT XZB NMLLQ 'ZCLQKLTFMME KCCFQABZ,' HNEGD BZHLBQ NFEN
 
   isner-mahut marathon instant classic for the ages
5. XBSYW-LUPJN LUWUNPZS XSBNUSN MOUBBXM AZW NPY UCYB
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
N G D V R L Q U I E S C H F W O T J X Y B M P A K Z
 
F W O T J X Y B M P A K Z N G D V R L Q U I E S C H
A K Z N G D V R L Q U I E S C H F W O T J X Y B M P
C H F W O T J X Y B M P A K Z N G D V R L Q U I E S
T J X Y B M P A K Z N G D V R L Q U I E S C H F W O
S C H F W O T J X Y B M P A K Z N G D V R L Q U I E
^ Setting =   FACTS
 
 
Key Block:
F A I R U S E   Hat = FAIRUSE
3 1 4 5 7 6 2
 
U N C O P Y R   Key = UNCOPYRIGHTABLE
I G H T A B L
E D F J K M Q
S V W X Z

 
 

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