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JULY 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. RAQ WNQTEFDUSGC LSFJ ATR AI PQ EDHNG'C HNER RSFJC
2. FWLOE WADMRAE'L PRDMOH: K LOWHFMOJ XRH FMYRHRXRHP
3. QARSRA UZDQC FDGJNH RA VWNSRNCR VSDGC DG LNDVZR
4. PXJCWOP LJXPMLQ LJRWMWSWVM VR RVACSF BJMJCPSWVM
5. LAF VAZZQDFMH KNAGB CJG HMGAJHMQB AH EJHGVMEG SABXNGD  

 

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Solution:
 
   top republicans walk out of vp biden's debt talks
1. RAQ WNQTEFDUSGC LSFJ ATR AI PQ EDHNG'C HNER RSFJC
 
   casey anthony's mother: i searched for chloroform
2. FWLOE WADMRAE'L PRDMOH: K LOWHFMOJ XRH FMYRHRXRHP
 
   potato chips linked to greatest gains in weight
3. QARSRA UZDQC FDGJNH RA VWNSRNCR VSDGC DG LNDVZR
 
   america demands definition of fourth generation
4. PXJCWOP LJXPMLQ LJRWMWSWVM VR RVACSF BJMJCPSWVM
 
   jim riggleman quits hot nationals in contract dispute
5. LAF VAZZQDFMH KNAGB CJG HMGAJHMQB AH EJHGVMEG SABXNGD
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
U B L V H A K T E F P Z S J R N I Q Y C M W G D O X
 
T E F P Z S J R N I Q Y C M W G D O X U B L V H A K
I Q Y C M W G D O X U B L V H A K T E F P Z S J R N
T E F P Z S J R N I Q Y C M W G D O X U B L V H A K
A K T E F P Z S J R N I Q Y C M W G D O X U B L V H
N I Q Y C M W G D O X U B L V H A K T E F P Z S J R
^ Setting =   TITAN
 
 
Key Block:
C A S S I N I   Hat = CASSINI
2 1 6 7 3 5 4
 
H U Y G E N S   Key = HUYGENS
A B C D F I J
K L M O P Q R
T V W X Z

 
 

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