Phoenix Society, Inc.



Home

News

Events Calendar

Puzzles

Bulletin Board

Membership Forms

Community

Links

Contact Us

Chapters
Hours:
10 am-2 PM Mon-Fri
except holidays

 

April 2004 HEADLINE PUZZLE - by Dave Smith

Comments or questions on Headline Puzzles should be directed to photon@cryptogram.org

 
The following are headlines from recent daily newspapers. Each of the five is encrypted with the same mixed alphabet at different settings against itself. Find each headline and the three keywords (SETTING, KEY and HAT).
 
1. SQICO'A DHQAGSQMC IQONQA CW DGIWC MQR NGHZGM BAO OGHIGMQ
2. TNMOVUF'K IVKP TVWKPK XSUFVBPULVO DSPKLWNUK, PLCWIWKLK, YNOWLWIWVUK MVTU
3. JFU TFG OWKO JRAA IUYJLDDZ'O FZJ ZOT'J SWYJ RV ZJO PWCU
4. AYXMWQLY QSQNGEO BQE ULXYLYX OU BMOIIUNX KSZQDULQVNY WUEO YEOMAQOY
5. XWXLPPU TNANLK APRWU TVIP VITNKK BNGVQP FPKPTL WU DSPKL XNT $1 BWOOWNU YTWHP
 
 

Solution - April 2004 HEADLINE PUZZLE

 
  
   Delta's President Leaves to Pilot New Virgin USA Airline
1. SQICO'A DHQAGSQMC IQONQA CW DGIWC MQR NGHZGM BAO OGHIGMQ

   Rowland's case raises fundamental questions, ethicists, politicians warn
2. TNMOVUF'K IVKP TVWKPK XSUFVBPULVO DSPKLWNUK, PLCWIWKLK, YNOWLWIWVUK MVTU

   The NHL says Todd Bertuzzi's hit isn't part of its game
3. JFU TFG OWKO JRAA IUYJLDDZ'O FZJ ZOT'J SWYJ RV ZJO PWCU

   Medicare analyst was ordered to withhold unfavorable cost estimate
4. AYXMWQLY QSQNGEO BQE ULXYLYX OU BMOIIUNX KSZQDULQVNY WUEO YEOMAQOY

   Fifteen robots begin race across Mojave Desert in quest for $1 million prize
5. XWXLPPU TNANLK APRWU TVIP VITNKK BNGVQP FPKPTL WU DSPKL XNT $1 BWOOWNU YTWHP

Key Block:
S P Y G O L D <- Hat = SPYGOLD
6 5 7 2 4 3 1
P U R I T A N <- Key = PURITAN
B C D E F G H
J K L M O Q S
V W X Y Z

Substitution Block: (reading down the key block)
1     2       3     4       5       6       7
N H S I E M Y A G Q T F O Z U C K W P B J V R D L X

M Y A G Q T F O Z U C K W P B J V R D L X N H S I E
U C K W P B J V R D L X N H S I E M Y A G Q T F O Z
T F O Z U C K W P B J V R D L X N H S I E M Y A G Q
S I E M Y A G Q T F O Z U C K W P B J V R D L X N H
U C K W P B J V R D L X N H S I E M Y A G Q T F O Z
^ Setting = MUTSU (reading down the substitution block)

Setting - Mutsu (three types of apple)
Key - Puritan
Hat - Spygold (sometimes spelled Spigold)
 
 

Email: contactus@thephoenixsociety.org

Phoenix Society, Inc. - PO Box 64 - Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0064