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In Cryptography teasers, a phrase or expressions has been encoded in some way (frequently by replacing letters with other letters). You need to figure out the encoding method and then decode the message to find the answer.

 Puzzle ID: #45455 Fun: (2.34) Difficulty: (2.61) Category: Cryptography Submitted By: MarcM1098

"It's like ten thousand spoons, when all you need is a knife." That isn't ironic (even though Alanis Morissette thinks so), but it is a little bit too much, don't you think? You only have eight spoons; can you make them equal a knife?

Make the following equation correct by replacing each letter with a digit (0 through 9). Each digit can only be represented by one letter, and every occurrence of that letter must use the same digit. There are no leading zeros.

SPOON + SPOON + SPOON + SPOON + SPOON + SPOON + SPOON + SPOON = KNIFE

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 dalfamnest Oct 09, 2009 Sweet! Looks a lot harder than it turns out to be - a reward for perseverence! Thanks! MarcM1098 Oct 10, 2009 If you do want a harder one, try it with either 7 spoons or 4 spoons. They both have a unique solution, but require much more trial-and-error to solve. Plutoking Nov 02, 2009 Good old trial and error, tis my strategy for every problem I do kittygirl19 Sep 06, 2011 kiss ur hand 5 time than post this on 9 teasers and look under your pillow for an ipad chessgenius Jan 24, 2013 I enjoyed the teaser.keep em coming