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December 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. D.B. LPMYNLU PLS AT ZMWAY HMOO BGYPPG NLBNSPY-GYMSNLU IYAKP
2. ULIONU FCGAE: P'NN UQZPUQ LI ECQDPUQIFPON CGI SR XGIQ
3. VWHLOTB VFYTH SXJVTDXL AB IWSV ESFG 'RTPDYGXH'
4. GXSDM DFHPWHNXO JNOY EFS HXR LSNIO PF EWIYP YXTSP LWOXTOX
5. DSCXM LMUMNXV 'LEPZEJM'-PENSCHE LMPEXNS, FENTV UWHJMV 

 

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Solution:
 
   u.s. nearing end of major wall street insider-trading probe
1. D.B. LPMYNLU PLS AT ZMWAY HMOO BGYPPG NLBNSPY-GYMSNLU IYAKP
 
   donald trump: i'll decide on presidential run by june
2. ULIONU FCGAE: P'NN UQZPUQ LI ECQDPUQIFPON CGI SR XGIQ
 
   lindsay lohan replaced by girl from 'watchmen'
3. VWHLOTB VFYTH SXJVTDXL AB IWSV ESFG 'RTPDYGXH'
 
   merck continues push for new drugs to fight heart disease
4. GXSDM DFHPWHNXO JNOY EFS HXR LSNIO PF EWIYP YXTSP LWOXTOX
 
   white rejects 'rampage'-machida rematch, backs judges
5. DSCXM LMUMNXV 'LEPZEJM'-PENSCHE LMPEXNS, FENTV UWHJMV
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
A D M S Z B C K R X Y J Q W E H P V I F N T L G O U
 
M S Z B C K R X Y J Q W E H P V I F N T L G O U A D
O U A D M S Z B C K R X Y J Q W E H P V I F N T L G
T L G O U A D M S Z B C K R X Y J Q W E H P V I F N
T L G O U A D M S Z B C K R X Y J Q W E H P V I F N
E H P V I F N T L G O U A D M S Z B C K R X Y J Q W
^ Setting =   MOTTE
 
 
Key Block:
C A S T L E   Hat = CASTLE
2 1 5 6 4 3
 
B A I L E Y   Key = BAILEY
C D F G H J
K M N O P Q
R S T U V W X Z

 
 

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