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August 2005 HEADLINE PUZZLE - by Dave Smith

Comments or questions on Headline Puzzles should be directed to photon@cryptogram.org

 
 
The following are headlines from recent news reports. All five are encrypted with the same mixed alphabet at different settings against itself. Find each headline and the three key words (SETTING, KEY and HAT).
 

1. GDJEWQ OEJQGEPWSF JWZWRFD XENE OHQQVHF IWQEK
2. KZ QYDW: WCCE, LYD END KYUM
3. WSFDWSRR: PSPD FMNQRRQTU FSKD XZBF PDL FYH QT CQPFB
4. NORIRHMRW IS PRQKI CVCOWMI CKMIHCXOC OW CMBRM MRHORM
5. FGPGTJG VCQZATKU OATH ZND HXGJIU

Hint: You will have to read up to get one of the key words

 

Solution - August 2005 HEADLINE PUZZLE


   israel parliament rejects gaza pullout delay
1. GDJEWQ OEJQGEPWSF JWZWRFD XENE OHQQVHF IWQEK

   hp cuts: seen, but not hurd
2. KZ QYDW: WCCE, LYD END KYUM

   baseball: rare schilling save puts red sox in first
3. WSFDWSRR: PSPD FMNQRRQTU FSKD XZBF PDL FYH QT CQPFB

   pietersen to debut against australia in ashes series
4. NORIRHMRW IS PRQKI CVCOWMI CKMIHCXOC OW CMBRM MRHORM

   jakarta confirms bird flu deaths
5. FGPGTJG VCQZATKU OATH ZND HXGJIU



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

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

^ Setting = NAVEL


Key Block:
V A L E N C I A Hat = VALENCIA
8 1 6 4 7 3 5 2

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

Read UP the key block to get the mixed alphabet
 
 

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