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January 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. ZECELQGDI-FCKELTQCOJ FKEW ZGIJ JZVKWHKCP IQ TQCO
2. EXKQB LEXRYIBG DXENIDYIB FCZYVNJ GJLLNA JLICFB
3. TE HENTHSQ OTSBLGS HYVRHJUBGD DQSHU HE LUSHSH KGUBL
4. UWEW'E DWEEMUM MOWBTE NTLTWQ EHTDJWDCQWN TLMGTUDT VP WU WDJMLT OVVU
5. TSWP AF VUO TAWOTAZUV KM UOAFOQOF HPN BOVPBFM
 
Solution:
   paramount-dreamworks deal puts spielberg to work
1. ZECELQGDI-FCKELTQCOJ FKEW ZGIJ JZVKWHKCP IQ TQCO
   roche provides worldwide tamiflu supply update
2. EXKQB LEXRYIBG DXENIDYIB FCZYVNJ GJLLNA JLICFB
   un inquiry further implicates syria in hariri death
3. TE HENTHSQ OTSBLGS HYVRHJUBGD DQSHU HE LUSHSH KGUBL
   nasa's cassini images reveal spectacular evidence of an active moon
4. UWEW'E DWEEMUM MOWBTE NTLTWQ EHTDJWDCQWN TLMGTUDT VP WU WDJMLT OVVU
   lomu in the limelight as heineken cup returns
5. TSWP AF VUO TAWOTAZUV KM UOAFOQOF HPN BOVPBFM
Substitution Block:
1     2     3   4   5     6     7     8   9     10
Q F S Y J R M C L B W H T X I U V G A P E Z K N O D 
S Y J R M C L B W H T X I U V G A P E Z K N O D Q F 
U V G A P E Z K N O D Q F S Y J R M C L B W H T X I 
N O D Q F S Y J R M C L B W H T X I U V G A P E Z K 
A P E Z K N O D Q F S Y J R M C L B W H T X I U V G 
J R M C L B W H T X I U V G A P E Z K N O D Q F S Y 
^ Setting = JANUS, reading UP the substitution block
Key Block:
S A T U R N B C D E   Key = SATURN
F G H I J K L M O P 
Q V W X Y Z
 
1 7 5 6 2 9 4 3 10 8
E P I M E T H E U  S   Hat = EPIMETHEUS
Mixed alphabet, by reading UP the key block
Note: JANUS and EPIMETHEUS are two moons of Saturn. 
      They share the same orbit around the planet.
 
 

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