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February 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 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. RTDWUV VWFYT EUK LWVUTGRERWE VUWYUD ZAD SAJUT GA TGAL WGGWPHT
2. BZSPFUG VYWNF VYWIDMFG QFS CW ZUMFYGCKUMDUP CDCKU’G JKUMGLKVF
3. ZBOGX KCXRF TGJX ZVW VP MCBAR KGJNGXMVJXN JF PVO AKGJXF
4. QAO UTICTI ARVRUQ QRR 'IRG ERAQERNBOFRQ' TYBRA BQDITHO
5. KTRGFK XWYQU GRK UWTKYEDWB XT EWDGXD QYBAEGF JGBDK TR WDGFAXH XZ

 

Solution - February 2005 HEADLINE PUZZLE

 
   israel lauds new palestinian leader for moves to stop attacks
1. RTDWUV VWFYT EUK LWVUTGRERWE VUWYUD ZAD SAJUT GA TGAL WGGWPHT

   huygens probe provides key to understanding titan’s landscape
2. BZSPFUG VYWNF VYWIDMFG QFS CW ZUMFYGCKUMDUP CDCKU’G JKUMGLKVF

   tiger lurks near top of buick leaderboard as fog clears
3. ZBOGX KCXRF TGJX ZVW VP MCBAR KGJNGXMVJXN JF PVO AKGJXF

   sri lankan rebels see 'new perspectives' after tsunami
4. QAO UTICTI ARVRUQ QRR 'IRG ERAQERNBOFRQ' TYBRA BQDITHO

   donald trump and producers to create musical based on reality tv
5. KTRGFK XWYQU GRK UWTKYEDWB XT EWDGXD QYBAEGF JGBDK TR WDGFAXH XZ


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

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


Key Block:
A D Z E    Hat = ADZE
1 2 4 3

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

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