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October 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. OEVAQIB DVKAG AJRJDGC EBT MJJZQFP DVSBGVCJ TVSBF BEQLJ
2. OQF YLXSV UKSD CIXSR XSRJUDZ LF UDVSDSV RU BIG WLFRUDLOIM FPN
3. JFCCDSU WF FGLZ YM CRODM SYG ADC RTRDZMW ALVRJYM
4. OSCV'Z CUUCLO MXOBZ DTZI OB EWOBJ OSCV EX EKSSXS LCS
5. OKDR DMDNROQD WOPRBDPHPR XHSRBWRD DPLIS PBHQWOZ

 

Solution - October 2004 HEADLINE PUZZLE

   Florida Court Rejects Law Keeping Comatose Woman Alive
1. OEVAQIB DVKAG AJRJDGC EBT MJJZQFP DVSBGVCJ TVSBF BEQLJ

   CBS Fined Over Janet Network is ordered to pay historical sum
2. OQF YLXSV UKSD CIXSR XSRJUDZ LF UDVSDSV RU BIG WLFRUDLOIM FPN

   Roddick to open US Davis Cup bid against Belarus
3. JFCCDSU WF FGLZ YM CRODM SYG ADC RTRDZMW ALVRJYM

   Iraq's Allawi Joins Bush in Tying Iraq to Terror War
4. OSCV'Z CUUCLO MXOBZ DTZI OB EWOBJ OSCV EX EKSSXS LCS

   NYSE suspends Interstate Bakeries stock trading
5. OKDR DMDNROQD WOPRBDPHPR XHSRBWRD DPLIS PBHQWOZ


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

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

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

 
 
 

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