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September 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. CGOIIYR UWSTYOM LSMYGB QKDMR OTSEY - VDC GYBUDY ZSTT COXY QKDG LKMCWB
2. LO'T KBAADF B UBKBOLVZ. CXO HVQ OGD VCBJBT, LO'T ZVO OGBO TLJMAD.
3. HZZS DECNZI RQ VYQSEFYEY EC OQUZC
4. HZRRJ OAERZ, CZED VFRSEGN AFSSEY YGQSZ ZUUJY
5. HJMM ILDVVL UVSJLVI GDAIGVTL AX SAQU SCSSMV

 

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Solution:
 
   trapped chilean miners found alive - but rescue will take four months
1. CGOIIYR UWSTYOM LSMYGB QKDMR OTSEY - VDC GYBUDY ZSTT COXY QKDG LKMCWB
 
   it's called a vacation. but for the obamas, it's not that simple.
2. LO'T KBAADF B UBKBOLVZ. CXO HVQ OGD VCBJBT, LO'T ZVO OGBO TLJMAD.
 
   beer linked to psoriasis in women
3. HZZS DECNZI RQ VYQSEFYEY EC OQUZC
 
   betty white, neil patrick harris score emmys
4. HZRRJ OAERZ, CZED VFRSEGN AFSSEY YGQSZ ZUUJY
 
   wall street debates prospect of bond bubble
5. HJMM ILDVVL UVSJLVI GDAIGVTL AX SAQU SCSSMV
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
I P G R D U C T L M N Q F X K O A J Z W H Y E V B S
 
S I P G R D U C T L M N Q F X K O A J Z W H Y E V B
L M N Q F X K O A J Z W H Y E V B S I P G R D U C T
E V B S I P G R D U C T L M N Q F X K O A J Z W H Y
E V B S I P G R D U C T L M N Q F X K O A J Z W H Y
P G R D U C T L M N Q F X K O A J Z W H Y E V B S I
^ Setting =   SLEEP
 
 
Key Block:
S  O M N A M B  U L I  S M   Hat = SOMNAMBULISM
10 9 5 8 1 6 2 12 4 3 11 7
 
W A L K I N G B C D E F      Key = WALKING
H J M O P Q R S T U V X
Y Z

 
 
 

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