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February 2009 HEADLINE PUZZLE - by Dave Smith

Comments or questions on Headline Puzzles should be directed to headline.puzzles@verizon.net

 

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. IFLY YAKHZ HNI SNL AK X $PAWVQXPAKH PXQJ 
2. JURC O KJJU, CTZJ BM UJQ O KTZICU AJ MJLC UOABJUM
3. AZXMQS NXP EBW YADS HKJYKCXPBIXKJ BY RCBOK RKQY YKCK
4. NZDU IDTT ZXDBWYJ ZQ LD ZDNZDS QC NYMCWT IQBS MCHRBMDN
5. JDLNMWOGHP MNLJO MLIR OPLMJ SW CPMTPPH LWWIP, WLID

Solution:
 
   prez zings gop foe in a $timulating talk 
1. IFLY YAKHZ HNI SNL AK X $PAWVQXPAKH PXQJ 
 
   once a boon, euro is now a burden to some nations
2. JURC O KJJU, CTZJ BM UJQ O KTZICU AJ MJLC UOABJUM
 
   pfizer bid may spur consolidation as glaxo goes solo
3. AZXMQS NXP EBW YADS HKJYKCXPBIXKJ BY RCBOK RKQY YKCK
 
   stem cell therapy to be tested on spinal cord injuries
4. NZDU IDTT ZXDBWYJ ZQ LD ZDNZDS QC NYMCWT IQBS MCHRBMDN
 
   smartphone trash talk heats up between apple, palm
5. JDLNMWOGHP MNLJO MLIR OPLMJ SW CPMTPPH LWWIP, WLID
 
 
 
Substitution Block:
D Q K M X F T C J W B S P G U E O Z I H V L N Y A R
 
T C J W B S P G U E O Z I H V L N Y A R D Q K M X F
I H V L N Y A R D Q K M X F T C J W B S P G U E O Z
P G U E O Z I H V L N Y A R D Q K M X F T C J W B S
S P G U E O Z I H V L N Y A R D Q K M X F T C J W B
Y A R D Q K M X F T C J W B S P G U E O Z I H V L N
^ Setting =   TIPSY
 
 
Key Block:
I N E B R I A T E D   Hat = INEBRIATED
6 8 4 2 9 7 1 10 5 3
 
P I C K L E D A B F   Key = PICKLED
G H J M N O Q R S T
U V W X Y Z

 

 

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