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## Ironic Utensils

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

### Hint

Start by looking at possible values for S and then P and K. You will need trial-and-error to figure out O, but there are not many possibilities to consider.
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