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March 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. JVWYPFJGC CAJPG DG ZPKJFSWE TJFZB; QPYJBWC SPAAWE, JYYWCBWE
2. YJUINBUJB HNLRZBNZ YFZBU NP CFONPP BNDJIRU
3. RZAP VFXSROV: OFXS JOLASR RVFXVACOY IQFOPQSR
4. QAGR XI MTAUMV UECTBGV ATVOCTOSZ CV OEGZ JCAH UCHPGSX RAOE CPCH'G
5. HRWWCYQM: EMP 'LMYQL KM EYLQ' LMQFZHUF 

 

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Solution:
 
   americans slain on hijacked yacht; pirates killed, arrested
1. JVWYPFJGC CAJPG DG ZPKJFSWE TJFZB; QPYJBWC SPAAWE, JYYWCBWE
 
   wisconsin governor warns of layoff notices
2. YJUINBUJB HNLRZBNZ YFZBU NP CFONPP BNDJIRU
 
   suez transit: iran widens strategic horizons
3. RZAP VFXSROV: OFXS JOLASR RVFXVACOY IQFOPQSR
 
   view of knicks changes instantly as they pair carmelo with amar'e
4. QAGR XI MTAUMV UECTBGV ATVOCTOSZ CV OEGZ JCAH UCHPGSX RAOE CPCH'G
 
   lucchino: sox 'going to sign' gonzalez
5. HRWWCYQM: EMP 'LMYQL KM EYLQ' LMQFZHUF
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
S N J W L D P Z U B M Y C G K X A E Q O I H V T F R
 
C G K X A E Q O I H V T F R S N J W L D P Z U B M Y
U B M Y C G K X A E Q O I H V T F R S N J W L D P Z
R S N J W L D P Z U B M Y C G K X A E Q O I H V T F
V T F R S N J W L D P Z U B M Y C G K X A E Q O I H
E Q O I H V T F R S N J W L D P Z U B M Y C G K X A
^ Setting =   CURVE
 
 
Key Block:
T A N G E N T   Hat = TANGENT
6 1 4 3 2 5 7
 
O S C U L A T   Key = OSCULATING
I N G B D E F
H J K M P Q R
V W X Y Z

 
 

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