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July 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. OYFR WCUXF RYULGZB’F DZGUFCDCQU DQ KJEQNZGNB DQ CZGM'F
2. IARZIN URBX WBTJA, AQKX PYTKQN QN ZTQZY
3. GLDLZNAN BAWPH LRWZLYH KM DMAS DNKZ LT-ELPXL
4. HOGVH GU NIC LJDPUIVG FUPUS KSUB GOEH, SOQOPGD BOSPW MSJPO PIG
5. TRBN CLII XR PUSANRU, JPMPEP ZRPISDO SQ OMLISM
 

Solution - July 2006 HEADLINE PUZZLE

   bush links hungary’s transition to democracy to iraq's
1. OYFR WCUXF RYULGZB’F DZGUFCDCQU DQ KJEQNZGNB DQ CZGM'F

   knicks fire brown, name thomas as coach
2. IARZIN URBX WBTJA, AQKX PYTKQN QN ZTQZY

   zawahiri urges afghans to work with al-qaeda
3. GLDLZNAN BAWPH LRWZLYH KM DMAS DNKZ LT-ELPXL

   aetna to buy discount zocor from teva, rejects merck price cut
4. HOGVH GU NIC LJDPUIVG FUPUS KSUB GOEH, SOQOPGD BOSPW MSJPO PIG

   next will be adopted, zahara jealous of shiloh
5. TRBN CLII XR PUSANRU, JPMPEP ZRPISDO SQ OMLISM

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

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

Key Block:
P R E V E N T Hat = PREVENT
4 5 1 7 2 3 6

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

 

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