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JUNE 2011 HEADLINE PUZZLE - by Dave Smith

Comments or questions on Headline Puzzles should be directed to headline.puzzles@verizon.net

 

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. YHMUFWF NXHUA YHYABEKY BUEQ. FWMSXVFU YBKNAEXKY SBD
2. ZCKYHS SKKCZLZ KSLIV FJSUHW VD RSK WKHFCZ WMSKACZ
3. NSQFES ZCSFVN OFK EU SHESQX ESVVUV-YLMJELQM RLCC
4. NAXDL KQL TD AFZ IAE ZRD XDQXAH QIZDE UAOOWXWAH
5. JZHMUS UMZRMU PTWO UTJ CIWLWUJ FWZIJ CITQBWNO: UMF  

 

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Solution:
 
   supreme court sustains ariz. employer sanctions law
1. YHMUFWF NXHUA YHYABEKY BUEQ. FWMSXVFU YBKNAEXKY SBD
 
   serbia arrests ratko mladic on war crimes charges
2. ZCKYHS SKKCZLZ KSLIV FJSUHW VD RSK WKHFCZ WMSKACZ
 
   senate clears way to extend terror-fighting bill
3. NSQFES ZCSFVN OFK EU SHESQX ESVVUV-YLMJELQM RLCC
 
   posey may be out for the season after collision
4. NAXDL KQL TD AFZ IAE ZRD XDQXAH QIZDE UAOOWXWAH
 
   taking niacin does not prevent heart problems: nih
5. JZHMUS UMZRMU PTWO UTJ CIWLWUJ FWZIJ CITQBWNO: UMF
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
K S I Z H O M V F T N L D J U B P Y E Q C X W G R A
 
P Y E Q C X W G R A K S I Z H O M V F T N L D J U B
I Z H O M V F T N L D J U B P Y E Q C X W G R A K S
T N L D J U B P Y E Q C X W G R A K S I Z H O M V F
C X W G R A K S I Z H O M V F T N L D J U B P Y E Q
H O M V F T N L D J U B P Y E Q C X W G R A K S I Z
^ Setting =   PITCH
 
 
Key Block:
V E N D I T T E   Hat = VENDITTE
8 2 5 1 4 6 7 3
 
A M B I D E X T   Key = AMBIDEXTROUSLY
R O U S L Y C F
G H J K N P Q V
W Z
Read UP the key block

 
 

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