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August 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. JF OEISZF IB BICONQROCF COJATOF J GOJV, YOMJROFO UICCNOF NRACOJFO
2. ET COS SM3 JTO CTLDPH UWH MOXIH NU GNWTT SLAXI
3. WCSCJSA LCCWV NAES KC PSBDFC HCBK
4. QFDRDPN JUAS ZJTG: VJLDSMSR EJJVP FABJWAFP GJBOP
5. LQQJUMW WKQFKG ALU ULVW FK ZLQM QSLKU LF PMA KGRMLPU SKUOVFLR
 
   as exodus of foreigners reaches a peak, lebanese worries increase
1. JF OEISZF IB BICONQROCF COJATOF J GOJV, YOMJROFO UICCNOF NRACOJFO

   no drm mp3 for double the price at yahoo music
2. ET COS SM3 JTO CTLDPH UWH MOXIH NU GNWTT SLAXI

   pereiro keeps tour de france lead
3. WCSCJSA LCCWV NAES KC PSBDFC HCBK

   british open golf: dominant woods recovers focus
4. QFDRDPN JUAS ZJTG: VJLDSMSR EJJVP FABJWAFP GJBOP

   accused doctor was said to face chaos at new orleans hospital
5. LQQJUMW WKQFKG ALU ULVW FK ZLQM QSLKU LF PMA KGRMLPU SKUOVFLR


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

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

Key Block:
P A P I L L A E Hat = PAPILLAE
7 1 8 4 5 6 2 3

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

Read UP the key block to construct the mixed alphabet

 

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