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September 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. OQGKIB KQCBM EQAPA PJCBS AQIB IBYO YP VBE
2. FJ TAMTPSPJ HIAFMS GA VJNDQVJGJ AM VIDYV NDK
3. ORQ QKBBDW ODIKXU UDWZKXI BKND UDXRDXJDU
4. BMBZ WZIZYSXE KJS JSOSEO ONIQPMPTZ SI XMRMPIZ
5. LYKXEK: AJYWTYP VPKDYC YTTUYK PKC SYHHPHC
 

Solution - September 2005 Headline Puzzle

   double bogey costs tiger sole lead at nec
1. OQGKIB KQCBM EQAPA PJCBS AQIB IBYO YP VBE

   us concedes ground to islamists on iraqi law
2. FJ TAMTPSPJ HIAFMS GA VJNDQVJGJ AM VIDYV NDK

   btk killer begins serving life sentences
3. ORQ QKBBDW ODIKXU UDWZKXI BKND UDXRDXJDU

   pope benedict xvi visits synagogue in cologne
4. BMBZ WZIZYSXE KJS JSOSEO ONIQPMPTZ SI XMRMPIZ

   kenyon: chelsea wanted essien and gerrard
5. LYKXEK: AJYWTYP VPKDYC YTTUYK PKC SYHHPHC


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

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


Key Block:
A R S E N I D E Hat = ARSENIDE
1 7 8 3 6 5 2 4

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

 

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