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July 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. IBCHYQI RAY 10 MYUQI MCJEVYQ, UZZCQRAEV FC SCEV-FYQB IFJRM
2. TBTTSCSTBBOS XSRXQTQZ ZIQ HB CBBP HLXGQH FSTQF
3. XPYTSLYSZB TZCZLQ: DC YPMEC XSSO YSPB PC AGNZS'C TSOSPCS WPBS LSPTC
4. IVCGBW ILX ZXVJI VI JLGBBXRDRF GJ V ILGBW DA ZXVKIO ID WDDJXB
5. XBXS-XBTS RSEQF XVIXG WPILH XVLQW ESPGQHLRU BWWLXQP

 
 

Solution - July 2004 HEADLINE PUZZLE

   Smokers die 10 years younger, according to long-term study
1. IBCHYQI RAY 10 MYUQI MCJEVYQ, UZZCQRAEV FC SCEV-FYQB IFJRM

   Lollapalooza canceled due to poor ticket sales
2. TBTTSCSTBBOS XSRXQTQZ ZIQ HB CBBP HLXGQH FSTQF

   Fahrenheit rising: US hawks feel heat as movie's release date nears
3. XPYTSLYSZB TZCZLQ: DC YPMEC XSSO YSPB PC AGNZS'C TSOSPCS WPBS LSPTC

   Taming the Beast at Shinnecock Is a Thing of Beauty to Goosen
4. IVCGBW ILX ZXVJI VI JLGBBXRDRF GJ V ILGBW DA ZXVKIO ID WDDJXB

   Coca-Cola names Chuck Fruit chief marketing officer
5. XBXS-XBTS RSEQF XVIXG WPILH XVLQW ESPGQHLRU BWWLXQP


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

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

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

 
 

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