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August 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. PRMYLTB VMZWOSB IRK EQUKRMU LQ TENXRR EQBSZQN TEUR
2. WJAZR ZNPQD DVWE JBBQFW WQ RZGJ WEJ VHUZHLJRUJHW KMPK
3. JDHPWTDY KMCK DURDVP WMYQ PHNDK XFY M 'SFTJ PHND PF VFND'
4. OHCH'C OSNF-PSO CXHJS FSYSCJAXS AO FQS JQAXXDOP IYAJV
5. LCKOKFV XGQWC W VXMGJ MN XAM NGQKFZV XPGFKZ KFKOQKV  

 

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Solution:
 
   verdict brought few answers in caylee anthony case
1. PRMYLTB VMZWOSB IRK EQUKRMU LQ TENXRR EQBSZQN TEUR
 
   texas aglow with effort to save the incandescent bulb
2. WJAZR ZNPQD DVWE JBBQFW WQ RZGJ WEJ VHUZHLJRUJHW KMPK
 
   geithner says expect hard times for a 'long time to come'
3. JDHPWTDY KMCK DURDVP WMYQ PHNDK XFY M 'SFTJ PHND PF VFND'
 
   nasa's next-gen space telescope on the chopping block
4. OHCH'C OSNF-PSO CXHJS FSYSCJAXS AO FQS JQAXXDOP IYAJV
 
   clemens trial a story of two friends turned enemies
5. LCKOKFV XGQWC W VXMGJ MN XAM NGQKFZV XPGFKZ KFKOQKV
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
X P G Y L V K D I B W M F T U R J C S E Z Q H A O N
 
H A O N X P G Y L V K D I B W M F T U R J C S E Z Q
A O N X P G Y L V K D I B W M F T U R J C S E Z Q H
U R J C S E Z Q H A O N X P G Y L V K D I B W M F T
N X P G Y L V K D I B W M F T U R J C S E Z Q H A O
T U R J C S E Z Q H A O N X P G Y L V K D I B W M F
^ Setting =   HAUNT
 
 
Key Block:
S P O O K   Hat = SPOOK
5 4 2 3 1
 
N E B U L   Key = NEBULOSITY
O S I T Y
A C D F G
H J K M P
Q R V W X
Z

 
 

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