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September 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. JEWZ HSAVOH SPAAHF PEHLGIES TADGI GH IFT ZFGBFW
2. DGCZGAGL ZPDJCAPC KJBTLCJQ QHLHJ PY JFJCZJABI YPC GCJAJ
3. CJFJFUJCGAZ LLTGILR, 10 IJLCQ LYHJC RJC KJLHR
4. KJMY XOZGZNZG VSLDNWP DGJCDY TYSRTYQPJBY PL PWY PLT LX PWY KLDGU
5. HDFSEMH NEZYH HDAOETBZBH PV FAIZEMESBZA  

 

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Solution:
 
   girl scouts choose hispanic woman as new leader
1. JEWZ HSAVOH SPAAHF PEHLGIES TADGI GH IFT ZFGBFW
 
   virginia governor declares state of emergency for irene
2. DGCZGAGL ZPDJCAPC KJBTLCJQ QHLHJ PY JFJCZJABI YPC GCJAJ
 
   remembering aaliyah, 10 years after her death
3. CJFJFUJCGAZ LLTGILR, 10 IJLCQ LYHJC RJC KJLHR
 
   mike flanagan brought unique perspective to the top of the mound
4. KJMY XOZGZNZG VSLDNWP DGJCDY TYSRTYQPJBY PL PWY PLT LX PWY KLDGU
 
   diamond world discovered by astronomers
5. HDFSEMH NEZYH HDAOETBZBH PV FAIZEMESBZA
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
O F R N D P Y C A K W I B L X S G U T E Q Z M H J V
 
A K W I B L X S G U T E Q Z M H J V O F R N D P Y C
P Y C A K W I B L X S G U T E Q Z M H J V O F R N D
P Y C A K W I B L X S G U T E Q Z M H J V O F R N D
L X S G U T E Q Z M H J V O F R N D P Y C A K W I B
E Q Z M H J V O F R N D P Y C A K W I B L X S G U T
^ Setting =   APPLE
 
 
Key Block:
W I N E S A P   Hat = WINESAP
7 3 4 2 6 1 5
 
M C I N T O S   Key = MCINTOSH
H A B D E F G
J K L P Q R U
V W X Y Z

 
 

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