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October 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. YKKNE XVN AWMHC GXCZ ZXMBH ZROUE
2. UFW KWHAN WLWMANI FVWFZC TWLLVF NEMAWDS
3. IEYS YKLMKF SV HK KBKIESKM PVF SVJTV XLO LSSLIJO
4. SHFBOFRHUE TPAF HU TA NOVSO'F 'RDA JVOBL TODVHO'
5. PF, FH, YNSNCN PHYNGNBP YRTSN JUA NB ABU
 

Solution - October 2006 HEADLINE PUZZLE

   woods and furyk make early exits
1. YKKNE XVN AWMHC GXCZ ZXMBH ZROUE

   fda warns against deadly bagged spinach
2. UFW KWHAN WLWMANI FVWFZC TWLLVF NEMAWDS

   cult leader to be executed for tokyo gas attacks
3. IEYS YKLMKF SV HK KBKIESKM PVF SVJTV XLO LSSLIJO

   miscasting does in de palma's 'the black dahlia'
4. SHFBOFRHUE TPAF HU TA NOVSO'F 'RDA JVOBL TODVHO'

   eu, us, canada escalate china row at wto
5. PF, FH, YNSNCN PHYNGNBP YRTSN JUA NB ABU


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

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

^ Setting = VAGUS

Key Block:
W A N D E R I N G <- Hat = WANDERING
9 1 6 2 3 8 5 7 4

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

 

 
 

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