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September 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. AGIFC NAIIYDWI DIZ YPK CP CDZF HPWM HPPZ DC MRUWDICYKI
2. UQWWL RCNG OGBRD BCTXJO BYXKYX ECBV YM MCWG
3. ZQMXZXYYI TBGOBMRA ESPLWV TLBQXVWXYBQ, VWMAI ESRAV
4. OFMHMTOMYROW'R ZTNLE HTLAR MC NC DMRBMK
5. IXSXCFWZT SW BIPZXFA DXFHS BKAFXIBJ NBJY WD SAUBH

 

Solution - September 2004 HEADLINE PUZZLE


   Upset Russians ask IOC to take long look at gymnastics
1. AGIFC NAIIYDWI DIZ YPK CP CDZF HPWM HPPZ DC MRUWDICYKI

   Jimmy Page Helps Launch London Walk of Fame
2. UQWWL RCNG OGBRD BCTXJO BYXKYX ECBV YM MCWG

   Blueberry Compound Fights Cholesterol, Study Finds
3. ZQMXZXYYI TBGOBMRA ESPLWV TLBQXVWXYBQ, VWMAI ESRAV

   Khodorkovsky's Trial Drags on in Moscow
4. OFMHMTOMYROW'R ZTNLE HTLAR MC NC DMRBMK

   Citigroup to acquire First American Bank of Texas
5. IXSXCFWZT SW BIPZXFA DXFHS BKAFXIBJ NBJY WD SAUBH


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

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

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

 
 

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