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February 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. FINZA YEGOU PRITTOUMO LHIZALAEUIT JIHHAOHF AU GITO-ZEGAUILOZ FEPAOLW
2. ZYNSVUBKAKLLKU EIJLKR WHVA XAYHIJKZ 'JXDDXYIHR' VAJ 'WVXADIH' YIRZ
3. MTPPRH, BHWHBGPKHL ZUKZLY MZLKHQ DC SHRBDLTM IDPEDYMDEZ
4. JNVEZ: RUMQCU DCAHPXR SMVUE DPFG MVN VF NM MXG-NIPAE MB DMAUE'J JFGSPGJ
5. AD NQEQWHD VLZ FXNIVIT HUXH BQOHD WKARB XZZQWH TRKOXR QWKIKLS

 

Solution of the February 2004 HEADLINE PUZZLE:

 
   Saudi Women Challenge Traditional Barriers in Male-Dominated Society
1. FINZA YEGOU PRITTOUMO LHIZALAEUIT JIHHAOHF AU GITO-ZEGAUILOZ FEPAOLW

   Schwarzenegger Budget Plan Includes 'Difficult' and 'Painful' Cuts
2. ZYNSVUBKAKLLKU EIJLKR WHVA XAYHIJKZ 'JXDDXYIHR' VAJ 'WVXADIH' YIRZ

   Russia, Kazakhstan Extend Rental of Baikonur Cosmodrome
3. MTPPRH, BHWHBGPKHL ZUKZLY MZLKHQ DC SHRBDLTM IDPEDYMDEZ

   Study: Global Warming Could Wipe Out Up to One-Third of World's Species
4. JNVEZ: RUMQCU DCAHPXR SMVUE DPFG MVN VF NM MXG-NIPAE MB DMAUE'J FGSPGJ

   US Rejects IMF Warning that Debts Could Affect Global Economy
5. AD NQEQWHD VLZ FXNIVIT HUXH BQOHD WKARB XZZQWH TRKOXR QWKIKLS


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

Substitution Block: (reading down the transposed columns)
   1     2   3     4   5     6   7     8     9   10
   R K Z P N G J Y I T E S V H Q D C U M B W A L O F X plain

1. H Q D C U M B W A L O F X R K Z P N G J Y I T E S V cipher
2. U M B W A L O F X R K Z P N G J Y I T E S V H Q D C "
3. M B W A L O F X R K Z P N G J Y I T E S V H Q D C U "
4. A L O F X R K Z P N G J Y I T E S V H Q D C U M B W "
5. N G J Y I T E S V H Q D C U M B W A L O F X R K Z P "
   ^ Setting = HUMAN (reading down the substitution block)

 

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