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October 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. VJQZ LPHJMIXH GZKG QJLPZ QZLJ UPQ Z GMZSJWXZI
2. EZOPBWIDB WKGIB MODBW XZKEI OV RHJIV'B CB MOVKZ
3. FPBOE BYXPUHK JWHMNJWJEM QLJU IJEX WP FXLOTM
4. JHDVOVN EIDIKZ LIZXB NODZB BWKS BZOJ
5. DGK HCC BEHF ZIJY NCGEUC BCYZENDH DTDWRY

 

   fema director says media made him a scapegoat
1. VJQZ LPHJMIXH GZKG QJLPZ QZLJ UPQ Z GMZSJWXZI

   clijsters takes first place in women's us final
2. EZOPBWIDB WKGIB MODBW XZKEI OV RHJIV'B CB MOVKZ

   court upholds indefinite jail with no charge
3. FPBOE BYXPUHK JWHMNJWJEM QLJU IJEX WP FXLOTM

   morning cereal helps girls stay slim
4. JHDVOVN EIDIKZ LIZXB NODZB BWKS BZOJ

   ang lee film tops venice festival awards
5. DGK HCC BEHF ZIJY NCGEUC BCYZENDH DTDWRY

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

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


Key Block:
A V A L A N C H E Hat = AVALANCHE
1 9 2 7 3 8 4 6 5

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

 
 

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