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October 2010 HEADLINE PUZZLE - by Dave Smith

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

 

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. OVDQUG CMJVB TQXVLMMG ZRTY YUQOBPQYVB YM UVBNPYB
2. VWDV LWNJ TWEEMVFH WZ SWKWZSW-ANKNPLM XFMQLS
3. MSAKWM WQYZATQA ZAXDWSM KUKZATP YQOHZAU UWSSA
4. XW WOTOR BNNHGHTAW HSURWOHJTOR TNORC JLTG KTAOW RUHGOHBSW
5. WQ QF, APUWMYYC? HPCETX OWTOW YA QRW OYUEPK TWQBYVC 

 

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Solution:
 
   newark hopes facebook gift translates to results
1. OVDQUG CMJVB TQXVLMMG ZRTY YUQOBPQYVB YM UVBNPYB
 
   bomb hoax possible on toronto-karachi flight
2. VWDV LWNJ TWEEMVFH WZ SWKWZSW-ANKNPLM XFMQLS
 
   denard robinson injured against bowling green
3. MSAKWM WQYZATQA ZAXDWSM KUKZATP YQOHZAU UWSSA
 
   us state officials investigate after gmac halts evictions
4. XW WOTOR BNNHGHTAW HSURWOHJTOR TNORC JLTG KTAOW RUHGOHBSW
 
   et tu, facebook? making sense of the social network
5. WQ QF, APUWMYYC? HPCETX OWTOW YA QRW OYUEPK TWQBYVC
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
1       2     3       4     5     6     7     8
Z P D E Q F R Y N C M S G L W J A V I T U H O X K B
 
W J A V I T U H O X K B Z P D E Q F R Y N C M S G L
I T U H O X K B Z P D E Q F R Y N C M S G L W J A V
N C M S G L W J A V I T U H O X K B Z P D E Q F R Y
E Q F R Y N C M S G L W J A V I T U H O X K B Z P D
S G L W J A V I T U H O X K B Z P D E Q F R Y N C M
^ Setting =   WINES
 
 
Key Block:
C A B E R N E T   Hat = CABERNET
3 1 2 4 7 6 5 8
 
M E R L O T A B   Key = MERLOT
C D F G H I J K
N P Q S U V W X
Y Z
 
Reading UP the key block!

 
 

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