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May 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 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. FKOF SAJBF OEBFF EYBOOLAKJC GAJJKC AR EYTOU
2. VZUCRXY VYBOU IOYP RL LOGV-DOLOJYVRZL PQP
3. XHBRY HDSJUDMBW UM DAB GB BYK CMDV SHDHUIMB
4. OZBHO VZLGOLZ BEEISW PIDL DQBD FINET LUT TLBTEIFJ
5. YCF OMFWDJJ OVGITGA - EGLVDTL IB. NTMAFXHGG
 

Solution - May 2006 HEADLINE PUZZLE

   test pilot scott crossfield killed in crash
1. FKOF SAJBF OEBFF EYBOOLAKJC GAJJKC AR EYTOU

   toshiba takes lead in next-generation dvd
2. VZUCRXY VYBOU IOYP RL LOGV-DOLOJYVRZL PQP

   lance armstrong to run in new york marathon
3. XHBRY HDSJUDMBW UM DAB GB BYK CMDV SHDHUIMB

   iraqi premier allows vote that could end deadlock
4. OZBHO VZLGOLZ BEEISW PIDL DQBD FINET LUT TLBTEIFJ

   nba playoff preview - detroit vs. milwaukee
5. YCF OMFWDJJ OVGITGA - EGLVDTL IB. NTMAFXHGG

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

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

Key Block:
 V E R N A C U L A R Hat = VERNACULAR
10 4 7 6 1 3 9 5 2 8

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

 

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