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November 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. BP-DW YKO. VHFQSBZ ZBCBEQBM UW JRZORZM EGAU
2. MRWXNLX, FTHOLXOX CB ETLBMN OLBXCHBX HPLT FLBXCHBX
3. JCKXO DZMW AVIN ZYWAVXB, J CAQR PJVO FAXB UZCJI
4. CLFPQCYQV YTEVFTVE KDV QLKOPVD YT 5 JVIFD
5. QMH. JTIRTL, AXPF YFHRFHIFJ XH 'VXEE CXEE' IMYF 

 

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Solution:
 
   ex-ny gov. spitzer rejected by harvard club
1. BP-DW YKO. VHFQSBZ ZBCBEQBM UW JRZORZM EGAU
 
   clashes, protests in french tensions over pensions
2. MRWXNLX, FTHOLXOX CB ETLBMN OLBXCHBX HPLT FLBXCHBX
 
   armed with only iphones, a rock band goes viral
3. JCKXO DZMW AVIN ZYWAVXB, J CAQR PJVO FAXB UZCJI
 
   worldwide internet use doubles in 5 years
4. CLFPQCYQV YTEVFTVE KDV QLKOPVD YT 5 JVIFD
 
   kan. doctor, wife sentenced in 'pill mill' case
5. QMH. JTIRTL, AXPF YFHRFHIFJ XH 'VXEE CXEE' IMYF
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
L J V G C O Y E K W B I T U F Q A N X R D P Z M H S
 
G C O Y E K W B I T U F Q A N X R D P Z M H S L J V
R D P Z M H S L J V G C O Y E K W B I T U F Q A N X
I T U F Q A N X R D P Z M H S L J V G C O Y E K W B
P Z M H S L J V G C O Y E K W B I T U F Q A N X R D
E K W B I T U F Q A N X R D P Z M H S L J V G C O Y
^ Setting =   GRIPE
 
 
Key Block:
C O M P L A I N   Hat = COMPLAIN
2 7 5 8 4 1 3 6
 
G R U M B L E A   Key = GRUMBLE
C D F H I J K N
O P Q S T V W X
Y Z

 
 

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