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May 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. RQPG, RJKLA KIIMQIBC PQNNMAS EMA LAKTL LISCALZ DMUCAIZCIS
2. ULD HASBNH LPCDQ EPNN BQ 'ULD BTTCDSUPFD'
3. YTR CTJC ZXRXQPCAEJ UQARZC CXVPRW MACEPQAV UPRWC MPNXQ
4. OLJJ RLJJ PBMACP GQDC FUF PKJCP
5. RAPOK'R APSMOPLUKB UMUQBR JPAPBUSI PR ASOLU LOKORBUS

 

 

Solution - May 2004 HEADLINE PUZZLE

 
   Bush, Blair Announce Support for Iraqi Interim Government
1. RQPG, RJKLA KIIMQIBC PQNNMAS EMA LAKTL LISCALZ DMUCAIZCIS

   The Donald hires Bill as 'The Apprentice'
2. ULD HASBNH LPCDQ EPNN BQ 'ULD BTTCDSUPFD'

   Fan Says Generosity Brings Second Historic Bonds Homer
3. YTR CTJC ZXRXQPCAEJ UQARZC CXVPRW MACEPQAV UPRWC MPNXQ

   Kill Bill Scores Huge DVD Sales
4. OLJJ RLJJ PBMACP GQDC FUF PKJCP

   Spain's Parliament Elects Zapatero as Prime Minister
5. RAPOK'R APSMOPLUKB UMUQBR JPAPBUSI PR ASOLU LOKORBUS

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

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

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

Setting - Orson (characters in an old Robin Williams TV serial)
   Key - Mork
   Hat - Mindy
 

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