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May 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.
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. WQ FGWMN FQECF GEE RWHQ RLBG OBPFLF OPFV EK ZBDHOLBGPH HBDHLO
2. XEUUMKTIM'K PIPD PLLOUE HIEMZMX VIWWK LM RUIV UIEK
3. ZFWBE NDNOANC AY AEN RYQDC BYDT EXDD YT TXHN
4. FORCED HIBERNATION OF MICE MAY AID CRITICAL CARE
5. LDHINVIM LFHFQVFH AY EFHIG YDNM IVYM, EDH'I WOVI

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

 

Solution - May 2005 HEADLINE PUZZLE

   uh study shows too much meat raises risk of pancreatic cancer
1. WQ FGWMN FQECF GEE RWHQ RLBG OBPFLF OPFV EK ZBDHOLBGPH HBDHLO

   greenspan's baby boomer warning falls on deaf ears
2. XEUUMKTIM'K PIPD PLLOUE HIEMZMX VIWWK LM RUIV UIEK

   singh elected to the world golf hall of fame
3. ZFWBE NDNOANC AY AEN RYQDC BYDT EXDD YT TXHN

   forced hibernation of mice may aid critical care
4. FORCED HIBERNATION OF MICE MAY AID CRITICAL CARE

   contrite canadian pm wants more time, won't quit
5. LDHINVIM LFHFQVFH AY EFHIG YDNM IVYM, EDH'I WOVI


Key Block:
H O L M E S Hat = HOLMES
2 5 3 4 1 6

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

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

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

 
 
 

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