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April 2006 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 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. SRW KWCMZBXFTK CBCUWMWZXC ORZBF LZBCCOZBW, OITXF COPC
2. IVJJKL LUARA KA MRLQKQWR AKFA ROVQVZUO VCNJVVW UA `SVAUNUER'
3. SPUHSHCV ULVAHLFTP IPAEPZ XLJP CBA L FHAAHQC-ZQAALS HCZTRUSW 
4. QNVG NOXVXN JHUMG XQMJC'O RBAN UBTNO LBQXF XH LHS
5. CJXQFX LMCN MSZX ZAZDUMS PZM LJAYELSEJA JYFXSRXAFV

Solution - April 2006 HEADLINE PUZZLE

   fbi discounted suspicions about moussaoui, agent says
1. SRW KWCMZBXFTK CBCUWMWZXC ORZBF LZBCCOZBW, OITXF COPC

   dollar rises as bernanke says economic outlook is `positive'
2. IVJJKL LUARA KA MRLQKQWR AKFA ROVQVZUO VCNJVVW UA `SVAUNUER'

   retiring tagliabue helped make nfl a billion-dollar industry
3. SPUHSHCV ULVAHLFTP IPAEPZ XLJP CBA L FHAAHQC-ZQAALS HCZTRUSW

   real estate mogul trump's wife gives birth to boy
4. QNVG NOXVXN JHUMG XQMJC'O RBAN UBTNO LBQXF XH LHS

   former csfb star analyst has conviction overturned
5. CJXQFX LMCN MSZX ZAZDUMS PZM LJAYELSEJA JYFXSRXAFV

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

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

Key Block:
R I C O C H E T Hat = RICOCHET
7 5 1 6 2 4 3 8
G L A N C E B D Key = GLANCE
F H I J K M O P
Q R S T U V W X
Y Z

Mixed alphabet, reading UP the key block:
S I A U K C W O B V M E Z R H L T J N Y Q F G X P D

 
 
 

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