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April 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. IQGNDJIB DKFH PFRN KGJDXDFB QIKG OGWFNG JIXGS IONIQX' XICG
2. VAAVUP SPUKMQ RAFPMHAGW HASP OPUPKQP
3. XRLEDCY SVLYDFYF RC FOVRU, JUGVURC, ODADC UCN CLZ QLVNUC
4. 'OHDVHP VWSDH' YP UWH KIJYHDV: ZSSGYPH VHQVEGH, WHFFS EUQFP
5. VOPMVSU CSUF AESDC AEHO EXPADN QVDDVEMH 

 

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Solution:
 
   american idol tour decision made before casey abrams' save
1. IQGNDJIB DKFH PFRN KGJDXDFB QIKG OGWFNG JIXGS IONIQX' XICG
 
   google delays honeycomb code release
2. VAAVUP SPUKMQ RAFPMHAGW HASP OPUPKQP
 
   violent protests in syria, bahrain, yemen and now jordan
3. XRLEDCY SVLYDFYF RC FOVRU, JUGVURC, ODADC UCN CLZ QLVNUC
 
   'jersey shore' by the numbers: goodbye seaside, hello italy
4. 'OHDVHP VWSDH' YP UWH KIJYHDV: ZSSGYPH VHQVEGH, WHFFS EUQFP
 
   itanium dump could cost oracle billions
5. VOPMVSU CSUF AESDC AEHO EXPADN QVDDVEMH
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
O P I L S R E F V D H X N G W C K Z M B T A J Y U Q
 
F V D H X N G W C K Z M B T A J Y U Q O P I L S R E
A J Y U Q O P I L S R E F V D H X N G W C K Z M B T
L S R E F V D H X N G W C K Z M B T A J Y U Q O P I
S R E F V D H X N G W C K Z M B T A J Y U Q O P I L
E F V D H X N G W C K Z M B T A J Y U Q O P I L S R
^ Setting =   FALSE
 
 
Key Block:

U N T R U T H F U  L  Hat = UNTRUTHFUL
8 4 6 5 9 7 2 1 10 3
 
M E N D A C I O U S   Key = MENDACIOUS
B F G H J K L P Q R
T V W X Y Z

 
 

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