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FEBRUARY 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. VNNWLE WEK OJC XLCC RP EWVT NPGURIPGMT WYRTU MCWLE DGKZT UPCC
2. HVTSWJU RGV LTJUMKGEU AJES ZV FEAEZ HBVXQVU ZV QEZRN EQV
3. BDJHJ FLKJWW WJLHAYP 'DQJ GNNAFJ' JLKWE
4. PKUGAZF FBX XTBRH FRLTXF AZ FXAWWRZL WKGQBHF HN MKYBF FXKHQF
5. YPWNQMZK XZMBV BZXUQ VURGYXMR GM AYV XURUQ MD YEE VUZQMRRUE 

 
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Solution:
 
   mccain and kyl bill to name courthouse after slain judge roll
1. VNNWLE WEK OJC XLCC RP EWVT NPGURIPGMT WYRTU MCWLE DGKZT UPCC
 
   goldman ceo blankfein said to visit groupon to pitch ipo
2. HVTSWJU RGV LTJUMKGEU AJES ZV FEAEZ HBVXQVU ZV QEZRN EQV
 
   steve carell leaving 'the office' early
3. BDJHJ FLKJWW WJLHAYP 'DQJ GNNAFJ' JLKWE
 
   falcons set their sights on stopping packers rb james starks
4. PKUGAZF FBX XTBRH FRLTXF AZ FXAWWRZL WKGQBHF HN MKYBF FXKHQF
 
   advisory group urges pentagon to map genes of all personnel
5. YPWNQMZK XZMBV BZXUQ VURGYXMR GM AYV XURUQ MD YEE VUZQMRRUE
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
I A L W C F N Y E J T D R K U O G P Z S B M X V H Q
 
L W C F N Y E J T D R K U O G P Z S B M X V H Q I A
E J T D R K U O G P Z S B M X V H Q I A L W C F N Y
A L W C F N Y E J T D R K U O G P Z S B M X V H Q I
R K U O G P Z S B M X V H Q I A L W C F N Y E J T D
N Y E J T D R K U O G P Z S B M X V H Q I A L W C F
^ Setting =   LEARN
 
 
Key Block:
O B S E R V E   Hat = OBSERVE
4 1 6 2 5 7 3
 
D I S C O V E   Key = DISCOVER
R A B F G H J
K L M N P Q T
U W X Y Z

 
 

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