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August 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. IRKW PR GNMS NJOWD IJNN FOVW RY PKOVW OEPJK APRKQ
2. XSUZAYWSLG TOFTSOF BAO VWGQAOWX CFOYWXQ WL PFLAXWYF QOWZILSJ
3. UY PZJ AZJKKRX VRYPKRHJKAD, XR AZRRP PZJ QJAAJYSJK
4. QMY WQMHTMPITG IGWHI PGRL HXP XHWVUHB KURQGMRI
5. UB GBZNOH EYAGZ PFE YZGEZ FP DGKNIBA DBENSYBOB 

 

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Solution:
   work to plug leaky well back on track after storm
1. IRKW PR GNMS NJOWD IJNN FOVW RY PKOVW OEPJK APRKQ
 
   cambodians prepare for historic verdict in genocide tribunal
2. XSUZAYWSLG TOFTSOF BAO VWGQAOWX CFOYWXQ WL PFLAXWYF QOWZILSJ
 
   in the sherrod controversy, do shoot the messenger
3. UY PZJ AZJKKRX VRYPKRHJKAD, XR AZRRP PZJ QJAAJYSJK
 
   rob gronkowski signs with new england patriots
4. QMY WQMHTMPITG IGWHI PGRL HXP XHWVUHB KURQGMRI
 
   va easing rules for users of medical marijuana
5. UB GBZNOH EYAGZ PFE YZGEZ FP DGKNIBA DBENSYBOB
 
 
Substitution Block:
U H S L I V G J W C P E K X T F R D Q B O Y M Z A N
 
M Z A N U H S L I V G J W C P E K X T F R D Q B O Y
I V G J W C P E K X T F R D Q B O Y M Z A N U H S L
M Z A N U H S L I V G J W C P E K X T F R D Q B O Y
S L I V G J W C P E K X T F R D Q B O Y M Z A N U H
Y M Z A N U H S L I V G J W C P E K X T F R D Q B O
^ Setting =   MIMSY
 
 
Key Block:
J A B B E R W  O C K   Hat = JABBERWOCK
6 1 2 3 5 9 10 8 4 7
 
T U L G E Y A B C D   Key = TULGEY
F H I J K M N O P Q
R S V W X Z

 
 

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