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June 2005 HEADLINE PUZZLE - by Dave Smith

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

 
This puzzle has five headlines from recent news reports. All five are encrypted with the same mixed alphabet at different settings against itself. Find each HEADLINE and the key words SETTING, KEY and HAT.
 

1. AK KHYOXH WFCAS FHOQDHK OWFHHIHYX XC OJHFX KDAXNCZY
2. XLRW, FPIUPE RWSY LVEHGZ TISVH ZGRQEHG KSVKGIVR
3. THHEL ZLHXZALS GXKDUSLZUKC BIYHUKC AX UKALE GPUHD
4. HYJC IY VBTCH XLISXJ UT ZYSYHL YS UTE ZYRJ
5. UDV BDZOSCGXQUM GQ NDSK VNQ GCRISD ZSQHCS NDCSGN RBXMDM

 

Note: The SETTING reads OK if you're UP to par. Finding the KEY might be more problematic than usual.

 

Solution - June 2005 HEADLINE PUZZLE

   US Senate Group Reaches Agreement to Avert Shutdown
1. AK KHYOXH WFCAS FHOQDHK OWFHHIHYX XC OJHFX KDAXNCZY

   Bush, Karzai show united front despite concerns
2. XLRW, FPIUPE RWSY LVEHGZ TISVH ZGRQEHG KSVKGIVR

   Apple reported considering jumping to Intel chips
3. THHEL ZLHXZALS GXKDUSLZUKC BIYHUKC AX UKALE GPUHD

   Siew Ai blows chance to finish in top five
4. HYJC IY VBTCH XLISXJ UT ZYSYHL YS UTE ZYRJ

   New Regulations to Help WHO Tackle Global Health Crises
5. UDV BDZOSCGXQUM GQ NDSK VNQ GCRISD ZSQHCS NDCSGN RBXMDM


Substitution Block:
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10    11  12
A S F X N J C M E W U P R T D V O K B G Y L Q I H Z

1. O K B G Y L Q I H Z A S F X N J C M E W U P R T D V
2. P R T D V O K B G Y L Q I H Z A S F X N J C M E W U
3. T D V O K B G Y L Q I H Z A S F X N J C M E W U P R
4. I H Z A S F X N J C M E W U P R T D V O K B G Y L Q
5. C M E W U P R T D V O K B G Y L Q I H Z A S F X N J
^ Setting = OPTIC


Key Block:
S T E R E O S C O P I C <- Hat = STEREOSCOPIC
1 1 3 9 4 6 1 1 7 8 5 2
0 2         1

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

 
 
 

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