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Luna is 34.

Scarlett is 37.

Ray is 88.

Paris is 71.

How old is Rose?

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The answer is

45.

The theme of the puzzle is

the periodic table.

Luna is 34.

Element 34: selenium. Selenium and Luna both mean "moon".

Scarlett is 37.

Element 37: rubidium. Rubidium and Scarlett are both related to "red".

Ray is 88.

Element 88: radium, or ray-dium.

Paris is 71.

Element 71: lutetium. Paris was formerly called Lutetia.

How old is Rose?

Element 45: rhodium, meaning rose.

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    $\begingroup$ Ray 88 threw me off big time, thinking Ray Charles and 88 piano keys! $\endgroup$ – JLee May 15 '15 at 18:01
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    $\begingroup$ @AE The title immediately told me to look at the periodic table. At first I was trying to spell the names using the standard abbreviations (Lu-Na and so on), but when I realised Ra was 88 already without a Y, I changed tack! It was a fun puzzle :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor May 15 '15 at 18:03
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    $\begingroup$ @rand: Perhaps 45 is what you're missing? webelements.com/rhodium (I was trying to count letters at first :) lol ) $\endgroup$ – Ditto May 15 '15 at 18:05
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    $\begingroup$ @Ditto I shadow-edited; it's complete now! :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor May 15 '15 at 18:08
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    $\begingroup$ I'm impressed on fast you got that :) well done. $\endgroup$ – Ditto May 15 '15 at 18:11

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