# Sunday Times Teaser 2622 – Christmas Message

*by Andrew Skidmore*

#### Published: 23 December 2012 (link)

In the message below the words represent numbers where the digits have consistently been replaced by letters, with different letters used for different digits.

A MERRY XMAS 2012 TO YOU In fact the largest of these six numbers is the sum of the other five.

What number is represented by MERRY?

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Here is my solution.

Hi Naim,

Could you please note that you need to surround your code with extra text as described on the ‘About’ page in order to ensure that it is properly formatted. I have done this for you above but it would be helpful if you could do this yourself when you publish any code.