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November 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. JRM KZSCDIZRH GSCFIZ CRMC 'FIHM CZSOSX HKE NC'
2. FWJOHSH AIWDCKWHY HONWD AIS-DUICOH TOIONC OD HWX AN
3. VCFF WCJBNYW NDKIJY RKTNEDH QDEF ZHFGCWNKTW TEGNDERYDWH
4. EQSVZXVWAJQGT EKSGSQVW TQWORA SV MTVVA FJRPPKJR GWA ZXVTRPSRJVT
5. XWE XVBQPJ PJQIWC VK WJQI QBWAQ XJG PTVGJK

 

Solution - November 2004 HEADLINE PUZZLE

   Gay Episcopal bishop says 'Holy Spirit led us'
1. JRM KZSCDIZRH GSCFIZ CRMC 'FIHM CZSOSX HKE NC'

   Lebanon President Names Pro-Syrian Karami as New PM
2. FWJOHSH AIWDCKWHY HONWD AIS-DUICOH TOIONC OD HWX AN

   Hamm salutes triple victory from gymnastics controversy
3. VCFF WCJBNYW NDKIJY RKTNEDH QDEF ZHFGCWNKTW TEGNDERYDWH

   Mitochondrial mutation linked to blood pressure and cholesterol
4. EQSVZXVWAJQGT EKSGSQVW TQWORA SV MTVVA FJRPPKJR GWA ZXVTRPSRJVT

   Flu fiasco costly in lost sales for Chiron
5. XWE XVBQPJ PJQIWC VK WJQI QBWAQ XJG PTVGJK

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

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

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

 
 

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