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January 2011 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. MDPJPYMPEIMB GPRVJ KRCQLB PG PCQ LDFGL, QHZBFYI IHB
2. OHHZG UGTYH THUHUQHTHM QL MYMML, UGTL S. QPYJH
3. BHVLQ OVKYP XDADLKW YPLBUD JKBWY BA KNBSIKA
4. GEN GCDJU FJZKO FJVG LYAH QZDEYQ BEV PJD
5. MQA XROOAC VQW'B UBQN ORUF XICJQVUJR YACBRHRYFBRQW

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Solution:
 
   khodorkovsky found guilty of oil theft, lawyers say
1. MDPJPYMPEIMB GPRVJ KRCQLB PG PCQ LDFGL, QHZBFYI IHB
 
   teena marie remembered by diddy, mary j. blige
2. OHHZG UGTYH THUHUQHTHM QL MYMML, UGTL S. QPYJH
 
   ivory coast general strike fails in abidjan
3. BHVLQ OVKYP XDADLKW YPLBUD JKBWY BA KNBSIKA
 
   tim tebow could cost gary kubiak his job
4. GEN GCDJU FJZKO FJVG LYAH QZDEYQ BEV PJD
 
   joe miller won't stop lisa murkowski certification
5. MQA XROOAC VQW'B UBQN ORUF XICJQVUJR YACBRHRYFBRQW
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
I H Q U F O S A L X E B M Z T J V Y K W C D N R G P
 
C D N R G P I H Q U F O S A L X E B M Z T J V Y K W
Y K W C D N R G P I H Q U F O S A L X E B M Z T J V
B M Z T J V Y K W C D N R G P I H Q U F O S A L X E
E B M Z T J V Y K W C D N R G P I H Q U F O S A L X
R G P I H Q U F O S A L X E B M Z T J V Y K W C D N
^ Setting =   CYBER
 
 
Key Block:
F I R E W A L L   Hat = FIREWALL
3 4 7 2 8 1 5 6
 
S E C U R I T Y   Key = SECURITY
A B D F G H J K
L M N O P Q V W X Z

 
 

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