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December 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. DRG-DNG FLCEWVN WRGE DNNS WN TNVLW LW SL DNPEC
2. AFTKHG' DKHMJYPKH, XJHMFYG' HJXFHKI JHK AZB HZZWFKG
3. GKUA UPPGJY LKRJ FLYW HX HLKQ HX GKUQ UQZ YEKGU
4. LEZG: OFGYTMZB NQG MCWU PNFYZBJGQWJU
5. JWRTQIR UQTWT QR TISVXQV VT QTXVSQTJT WGNVRB UWVZC
 
 
Solution:

   hip-hop maestro tips hood to borat at da house
1. DRG-DNG FLCEWVN WRGE DNNS WN TNVLW LW SL DNPEC

   tigers' verlander, marlins' ramirez are top rookies
2. AFTKHG' DKHMJYPKH, XJHMFYG' HJXFHKI JHK AZB HZZWFKG

   iraq allies urge bush to turn to iran and syria
3. GKUA UPPGJY LKRJ FLYW HX HLKQ HX GKUQ UQZ YEKGU

   zune: breaking the ipod stranglehold
4. LEZG: OFGYTMZB NQG MCWU PNFYZBJGQWJU

   tension rises in somalia as islamists expand reach
5. JWRTQIR UQTWT QR TISVXQV VT QTXVSQTJT WGNVRB UWVZC
 

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

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

Key Block:
P A L E S T I N E Hat = PALESTINE
7 1 5 2 8 9 4 6 3

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

 
 

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