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July 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. LIYC JSSJ ISZ FNSI SWSTKLFC KSPK ESJJYULCU TIYRS
2. FWTT RWGWJ KOXAWTM QOO ADXLJA WT KVQDDQTXXMQ QLJQ
3. JTMOQTR KLEAVJA NQTMOQRJAV, TXDKVJA AJKXTR-VWMVJAD XTJ-RQH DXDQO
4. LTGRD QD ITGU NDTF CA GCBX JGYYCAF
5. LIKC ZIRGKU 2005 OKILDV LIKGBEUV, RDZZ BXV PIKG MIYU

 

Solution - July 2005 HEADLINE PUZZLE


   iran sees red over election text messaging craze
1. LIYC JSSJ ISZ FNSI SWSTKLFC KSPK ESJJYULCU TIYRS

   winn dixie closing all stores in chattanooga area
2. FWTT RWGWJ KOXAWTM QOO ADXLJA WT KVQDDQTXXMQ QLJQ

   england crushes bangladesh, notches second-highest one-day total
3. JTMOQTR KLEAVJA NQTMOQRJAV, TXDKVJA AJKXTR-VWMVJAD XTJ-RQH DXDQO

   glaxo to play role in aids vaccine
4. LTGRD QD ITGU NDTF CA GCBX JGYYCAF

   ford lowers 2005 profit forecast, will cut more jobs
5. LIKC ZIRGKU 2005 OKILDV LIKGBEUV, RDZZ BXV PIKG MIYU



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

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

^ Setting = WOOTZ


Key Block:
D A M A S C U S Hat = DAMASCUS
4 1 5 2 6 3 8 7

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

 

 

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