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June 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. PVG VPLFDPN WMO CH EFBBNI, GBKIO KDMP MP D NVJDNV
2. PZQEMEHCF PHI XCZQF MQHWKQ ‘TK REOGE GHTZ’ FHGEKQ BSZOHVZOHO
3. VCILCNS FT JMGO'D KCVWFDDO LOCP ND NSJNVLOJ
4. JTTPKJFEGN VTJUBS OEG UEGB OTEGPSJ SBJFZN
5. JFBZFK WTE'K JTPZBF KFGGJ VOB DFHJ: 'WFK DFH BFGGNYTDFJ'
 
 
 

Solution - June 2006 HEADLINE PUZZLE

   new england hit by floods, worst rain in a decade
1. PVG VPLFDPN WMO CH EFBBNI, GBKIO KDMP MP D NVJDNV

   religious row fuels global ‘da vinci code’ social phenomenon
2. PZQEMEHCF PHI XCZQF MQHWKQ ‘TK REOGE GHTZ’ FHGEKQ BSZOHVZOHO

   captain of duke's lacrosse team is indicted
3. VCILCNS FT JMGO'D KCVWFDDO LOCP ND NSJNVLOJ

   alligators blamed for more florida deaths
4. JTTPKJFEGN VTJUBS OEG UEGB OTEGPSJ SBJFZN

   secret gov't source tells abc news: 'get new cellphones'
5. JFBZFK WTE'K JTPZBF KFGGJ VOB DFHJ: 'WFK DFH BFGGNYTDFJ'

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

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

Key Block:
P R O C L A I M Hat = PROCLAIM
7 8 6 2 4 1 3 5

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

 

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