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December 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. FJQLG JQVLQD PJCCGKKLL KJ UQJNL RQRWRK PRHDL JW VLRKY
2. RLK BYJZFKEFE QKZYBYN GY OBRFMZBEDGYF; LZCN EDBWW JGYEBLFZFL EKRF
3. TYHRXX CMBBRYN DMNX LWKM RA LMNXYCN SVD
4. SBZNBY OKZU NZBWWFL JPFFEF EKYLQBJP MCWWE K WKTKZCE
5. DIPI PQGIRAMY PEIYYMGP PFMMU GMQZGU

 

Solution - December 2004 HEADLINE PUZZLE

 

   Qorei orders committee to probe Arafat cause of death
1. FJQLG JQVLQD PJCCGKKLL KJ UQJNL RQRWRK PRHDL JW VLRKY

   FDA Increases Warning on Mifepristone; Drug Still Considered Safe
2. RLK BYJZFKEFE QKZYBYN GY OBRFMZBEDGYF; LZCN EDBWW JGYEBLFZFL EKRF

   Hewitt Rallies Past Moya in Masters Cup
3. TYHRXX CMBBRYN DMNX LWKM RA LMNXYCN SVD

   Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich Pulls a Lazarus
4. SBZNBY OKZU NZBWWFL JPFFEF EKYLQBJP MCWWE K WKTKZCE

   NASA Scramjet Shatters Speed Record
5. DIPI PQGIRAMY PEIYYMGP PFMMU GMQZGU

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

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

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

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