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 Numbered Letters (Posted on 2003-07-17)
If each letter has a value (a=1, b=2, c=3 etc.) what words have a total letter value of exactly 100 when you add up all of the letters?

Are there any words that equal 100 if the letter values are swapped (z=1, y=2.....a=26)?

 See The Solution Submitted by Lewis Rating: 3.2857 (7 votes)

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 re: the third list | Comment 20 of 28 |
(In reply to the third list by DJ)

If we sort them by the score achieved we can verify that the score of these words equals the length times 27 divided by 2, so words have only an even length.

A shorter list, leaving out less common words goes from score 54 (length 4) to score 216 (length 16):

54 ants, 54 axon, 54 bevy, 54 bros, 54 curl, 54 dump, 54 eyes, 54 fist, 54 fits, 54 foul, 54 girt, 54 grit, 54 hoop, 54 hunk, 54 hype, 54 jest, 54 jets, 54 knit, 54 love, 54 lung, 54 matt, 54 mayo, 54 milt, 54 note, 54 orbs, 54 pars, 54 pawn, 54 pens, 54 pimp, 54 play, 54 pods, 54 pooh, 54 pore, 54 pupa, 54 raps, 54 rasp, 54 rive, 54 robs, 54 roil, 54 roof, 54 rope, 54 sift, 54 smog, 54 spar, 54 suck, 54 tans, 54 taro, 54 taxi, 54 temp, 54 tone, 54 trek, 54 trig, 54 undo, 54 viva, 54 vole, 54 weft, 54 woke, 54 wold, 54 yell, 54 zebu, 81 always, 81 annuls, 81 aptest, 81 arrest, 81 attune, 81 axioms, 81 boozer, 81 breezy, 81 bulgur, 81 byplay, 81 census, 81 cervix, 81 churls, 81 compos, 81 coneys, 81 cotter, 81 course, 81 cousin, 81 crooks, 81 cutlet, 81 doters, 81 doubts, 81 elvers, 81 enters, 81 evolve, 81 exalts, 81 expels, 81 farrow, 81 favors, 81 fixers, 81 forgot, 81 gamuts, 81 girths, 81 glints, 81 glooms, 81 gotten, 81 govern, 81 hazily, 81 honest, 81 hooter, 81 hopers, 81 hounds, 81 hovels, 81 howler, 81 humbly, 81 idylls, 81 jinxes, 81 jostle, 81 junket, 81 kisser, 81 kroner, 81 laxest, 81 lazuli, 81 levers, 81 lewdly, 81 litany, 81 livens, 81 luring, 81 lusted, 81 masons, 81 matron, 81 mitten, 81 mowing, 81 mussed, 81 myopic, 81 nester, 81 noises, 81 nursed, 81 opting, 81 ordure, 81 orient, 81 papery, 81 papist, 81 pauses, 81 pavers, 81 permit, 81 pitchy, 81 plenum, 81 posher, 81 potpie, 81 pouted, 81 powder, 81 prepay, 81 prewar, 81 queens, 81 rankly, 81 rarest, 81 raster, 81 raters, 81 realty, 81 repins, 81 resent, 81 resume, 81 revels, 81 revive, 81 rewrap, 81 rights, 81 ripens, 81 ritual, 81 rivals, 81 ruling, 81 scrims, 81 senses, 81 settle, 81 sharps, 81 shelly, 81 shifts, 81 shiver, 81 shovel, 81 shucks, 81 sinful, 81 siphon, 81 skewer, 81 skiers, 81 smeary, 81 smoker, 81 sniper, 81 snivel, 81 sodium, 81 sorted, 81 source, 81 spavin, 81 spiffy, 81 squads, 81 square, 81 stanza, 81 starer, 81 steppe, 81 sticks, 81 stooge, 81 stored, 81 strain, 81 strode, 81 stucco, 81 sunder, 81 superb, 81 supped, 81 talons, 81 tennis, 81 tenser, 81 tetchy, 81 theist, 81 thinks, 81 thrift, 81 tithes, 81 toilet, 81 tonier, 81 toping, 81 torahs, 81 toward, 81 tracts, 81 trains, 81 tropic, 81 tubule, 81 uneven, 81 unshod, 81 vacuum, 81 valves, 81 vermin, 81 vexing, 81 violin, 81 vulgar, 81 wahoos, 81 warper, 81 wattle, 81 weekly, 81 wizard, 81 wonted, 81 yapper, 81 yoking, 81 yonder, 108 acronyms, 108 adjustor, 108 agronomy, 108 assuring, 108 atomizes, 108 bassists, 108 bequests, 108 bossiest, 108 brownish, 108 business, 108 centrist, 108 choruses, 108 circuity, 108 commuter, 108 compress, 108 consumer, 108 corvette, 108 cosmoses, 108 counsels, 108 couriers, 108 coxswain, 108 crullers, 108 cultural, 108 cushions, 108 detoxify, 108 devourer, 108 disprove, 108 dossiers, 108 duskiest, 108 emulsion, 108 entirely, 108 entreaty, 108 envelops, 108 espousal, 108 etiology, 108 eulogist, 108 expiator, 108 flourish, 108 flurries, 108 frosting, 108 fructify, 108 fullness, 108 funerary, 108 funniest, 108 furlough, 108 gauziest, 108 geometry, 108 gloomily, 108 grayness, 108 grippers, 108 grossing, 108 gushiest, 108 homework, 108 horniest, 108 horsefly, 108 hotboxes, 108 housesat, 108 insolent, 108 inspirer, 108 instinct, 108 interior, 108 intermit, 108 irefully, 108 jealousy, 108 lassoers, 108 lavishly, 108 laywomen, 108 lintiest, 108 lionizer, 108 literary, 108 loftless, 108 lyricism, 108 masscult, 108 multiple, 108 muscular, 108 nattiest, 108 neophyte, 108 neurally, 108 nippiest, 108 nonwhite, 108 notarize, 108 notation, 108 novelize, 108 oilskins, 108 operator, 108 optative, 108 outargue, 108 outgoing, 108 outlived, 108 outweigh, 108 overawes, 108 overlaps, 108 overlong, 108 overripe, 108 oversees, 108 oversell, 108 parrying, 108 perverse, 108 petition, 108 pipingly, 108 pismires, 108 playpens, 108 plectrum, 108 plumping, 108 podiatry, 108 pokiness, 108 preserve, 108 proposed, 108 provides, 108 pullmans, 108 punctual, 108 quarries, 108 quirkier, 108 quisling, 108 railways, 108 ravingly, 108 realtors, 108 reinsert, 108 reinters, 108 rescript, 108 rescuers, 108 restyled, 108 retitles, 108 reverify, 108 revilers, 108 revivals, 108 rezoning, 108 roundish, 108 rumblers, 108 samovars, 108 sawhorse, 108 sawmills, 108 scornful, 108 scouting, 108 securely, 108 securers, 108 shelvers, 108 shiftily, 108 silverer, 108 skinless, 108 slopping, 108 sluggers, 108 slumming, 108 snappers, 108 solarium, 108 spatular, 108 spikiest, 108 spinally, 108 spiteful, 108 stammers, 108 starrier, 108 starting, 108 stickily, 108 stiflers, 108 strophic, 108 subfloor, 108 subgenus, 108 subitems, 108 sublunar, 108 subtitle, 108 surmised, 108 swearers, 108 sweetish, 108 swishing, 108 tarriers, 108 tepidity, 108 thinness, 108 thirties, 108 thumping, 108 tightest, 108 toilsome, 108 tomatoes, 108 tonsilar, 108 traverse, 108 tribunes, 108 truckler, 108 turbines, 108 twilight, 108 typifier, 108 tzarinas, 108 uncloses, 108 uncommon, 108 unitized, 108 unreally, 108 unrhymed, 108 unserved, 108 untested, 108 unversed, 108 upraises, 108 upstages, 108 valorize, 108 vaporish, 108 vaunting, 108 venality, 108 wareroom, 108 wariness, 108 whopping, 108 wingless, 108 woodruff, 108 woodsier, 108 woodsmen, 108 writhing, 108 yeshivas, 135 abruptness, 135 appetizers, 135 artfulness, 135 aspersions, 135 assaulters, 135 attributes, 135 authorship, 135 baptistery, 135 bloodroots, 135 boyishness, 135 bunkhouses, 135 churlishly, 135 cliquishly, 135 cloudburst, 135 commissary, 135 compulsive, 135 confusions, 135 conspectus, 135 contextual, 135 contorting, 135 contrarily, 135 corporally, 135 costliness, 135 courtesans, 135 couturiere, 135 customized, 135 distinctly, 135 distorting, 135 disturbers, 135 equipoises, 135 executions, 135 exorcisers, 135 explicitly, 135 footnoting, 135 guiltiness, 135 harvesters, 135 homeowners, 135 honorarily, 135 horsewomen, 135 hygienists, 135 ignorantly, 135 immodestly, 135 immorality, 135 immunizing, 135 importuned, 135 impressive, 135 inclusions, 135 infamously, 135 inheritors, 135 insurgency, 135 juxtaposed, 135 littleness, 135 lonesomely, 135 lorgnettes, 135 luxuriated, 135 maelstroms, 135 militantly, 135 minimizers, 135 ministries, 135 misadjusts, 135 misinforms, 135 multiplier, 135 naturalist, 135 northerner, 135 ostracizes, 135 overdrinks, 135 overtaxing, 135 oxygenates, 135 permissive, 135 persuasive, 135 photometer, 135 phrenology, 135 postbellum, 135 potentates, 135 preceptors, 135 pretension, 135 production, 135 protection, 135 purloining, 135 quadrivium, 135 quadruplet, 135 quantities, 135 reconquers, 135 regretters, 135 requesting, 135 reversibly, 135 rusticates, 135 sauerkraut, 135 sensations, 135 shrillness, 135 similarity, 135 simonizing, 135 simplicity, 135 skyscraper, 135 solemnness, 135 sparseness, 135 stentorian, 135 stinginess, 135 stockinets, 135 stockyards, 135 stretchers, 135 strychnine, 135 submersion, 135 subtenants, 135 surrealism, 135 swallowing, 135 sweepingly, 135 syllabuses, 135 sympathies, 135 therapists, 135 throatiest, 135 tincturing, 135 tormenting, 135 trajectory, 135 transfixes, 135 transmuted, 135 transplant, 135 traversals, 135 treasuries, 135 treatments, 135 triumphing, 135 troubadour, 135 truncation, 135 underplays, 135 underslung, 135 understood, 135 undertones, 135 unresolved, 135 vanquishes, 135 victimizes, 135 wellspring, 162 abstruseness, 162 appointments, 162 artillerists, 162 barnstormers, 162 clangorously, 162 compunctions, 162 courageously, 162 demonstrator, 162 disillusions, 162 effortlessly, 162 electrolysis, 162 elocutionist, 162 eventfulness, 162 expostulated, 162 exterminator, 162 foreshortens, 162 illustrating, 162 incorporator, 162 instrumented, 162 interceptors, 162 interjectory, 162 intertwining, 162 introduction, 162 irreversibly, 162 irritatingly, 162 isolationist, 162 mispronounce, 162 molestations, 162 musicologist, 162 northeasters, 162 notarization, 162 novelization, 162 overexerting, 162 oversupplied, 162 paratroopers, 162 philanthropy, 162 polyethylene, 162 precariously, 162 premenstrual, 162 prerequisite, 162 prescription, 162 preservation, 162 pronouncedly, 162 propitiation, 162 repercussion, 162 repopulation, 162 respectfully, 162 roughhousing, 162 salespersons, 162 seamstresses, 162 seismologist, 162 sensitometer, 162 sharpshooter, 162 sociologists, 162 spinsterhood, 162 sprightliest, 162 stratigraphy, 162 subdivisions, 162 subserviency, 162 successively, 162 telephonists, 162 translations, 162 trapshooting, 162 tropospheric, 162 unauthorized, 162 underwriting, 162 ungratefully, 162 universalism, 162 unobstructed, 162 unsterilized, 162 vainglorious, 162 valorization, 162 vituperating, 162 volunteering, 189 anthropologist, 189 cryptographers, 189 extrapolations, 189 ichthyologists, 189 intertwinement, 189 metempsychosis, 189 miraculousness, 189 monocotyledons, 189 nondestructive, 189 overimpressing, 189 psychoanalyzes, 189 shortsightedly, 189 susceptibility, 189 transitionally, 189 uncrystallized, 189 unenterprising, 189 victimizations, 216 gastroenterology, 216 otherworldliness, 216 unconventionally,
 Posted by Charlie on 2003-07-25 11:15:41

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