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August 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. OLPTEMPPMP UMTCB TZAJXN RD ZTXFRPRDN'P TZ KMJI
2. RZHQ CD GQLFJD: UDBZRZF QDGBDJRW ZF LVDWZKD LQKWRQZFA
3. FHTJMQU SGRMYGY ZFGKSO KQ GYLHVMQU DEHLJ FKEGY
4. JYTZAENMNYMA AZZP IM OZTJ YXYNMAE NADYZTN RYDDNZD
5. FT JALKBEWA SX UKPEPBA XCATKSZ SWAESJAPS
 

Solution - August 2004 HEADLINE PUZZLE


   Businesses Weigh Impact of Microsoft's IM Deal
1. OLPTEMPPMP UMTCB TZAJXN RD ZTXFRPRDN'P TZ KMJI

   Tour De France: Peloton reflects on awesome Armstrong
2. RZHQ CD GQLFJD: UDBZRZF QDGBDJRW ZF LVDWZKD LQKWRQZFA

   Hawking revises theory on escaping black holes
3. FHTJMQU SGRMYGY ZFGKSO KQ GYLHVMQU DEHLJ FKEGY

   Palestinians Seek UN Help Against Israeli Barrier
4. JYTZAENMNYMA AZZP IM OZTJ YXYNMAE NADYZTN RYDDNZD

   US Medicare to finance obesity treatment
5. FT JALKBEWA SX UKPEPBA XCATKSZ SWAESJAPS

Key Block:
D I  S C  O M B  O B  U L A  T E <- Hat = DISCOMBOBULATE
5 7 12 4 10 9 2 11 3 14 8 1 13 6
J U  M B  L E A  C D  F G H  I K <- Key = JUMBLE
N O  P Q  R S T  V W  X Y Z

Substitution Block:
1   2   3   4   5   6 7   8   9   10  11  12  13  14
H Z A T D W B Q J N K U O G Y E S L R C V M P I F X

B Q J N K U O G Y E S L R C V M P I F X H Z A T D W
E S L R C V M P I F X H Z A T D W B Q J N K U O G Y
F X H Z A T D W B Q J N K U O G Y E S L R C V M P I
O G Y E S L R C V M P I F X H Z A T D W B Q J N K U
G Y E S L R C V M P I F X H Z A T D W B Q J N K U O
^ Setting = BEFOG
 

 

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