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At the opening of a new pantyliner shop, the manager would give its customers a free pack of pantyliner if they could guess the number of a word given.

Angie came and asked a word, the manager said "Pluto",
then she answered "94". Angie got a free pantyliner.

Angela came, the manager said "Uranus",
and she answered "92". Angela got a free pantyliner too.

Mila came, the manager said "Mercury",
and she answered "88". But Mila got nothing.

Cheril came, the manager said "America",
then she answered "95". Then Cheril got a free pack of pantyliner too.

Rosy came, the manager said "Europe",
Rosy replied a number. Rosy also got a free pack of pantyliner.

What did Rosy say, so she got the prize?
How to get the intended number ?

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    $\begingroup$ Dude, wtf?! Could you not have chosen something else to give away free? This sounds quite ... disturbing. $\endgroup$ – Mawg Feb 8 '18 at 10:25
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    $\begingroup$ @Mawg, the pantyliner is actually related / a hint. Although I suspect a hint by someone who is not female and/or doesn't have English as a first language, because the connection isn't quite as direct as it could have been. $\endgroup$ – Vicky Feb 8 '18 at 16:18
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe they simply got the pantyliner depending on whether there was anyone nearby who would laugh at the bizzarre situation or not, and the guess was just to distract. $\endgroup$ – mathreadler Feb 8 '18 at 17:21
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    $\begingroup$ What @Vicky said. Pantyliners are actually a hint away from the intended term (they're mainly used when that term does not apply). $\endgroup$ – 1006a Feb 8 '18 at 18:23
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She replied:

63, the atomic number of Europium.

Mila should have said:

80 (Not 88, which is the orbital period of the planet)

Additional notes:

Names:

I've been trying to find a link between the names and the elements. Uranium + Angela had an immediate hit on google for a collection of uranium deposits (Angela Pamela), but I couldn't find any links for the others.

Pantyliner:

As noted by Gareth, this gives a connection in the form of "period"

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  • $\begingroup$ Very fast. Can you explain why I use pantyliner in the puzzle? $\endgroup$ – Jamal Senjaya Feb 8 '18 at 9:58
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    $\begingroup$ @JamalSenjaya Yeah, having had a technical education the idea immediately sprung into my mind upon seeing this. Not sure regarding the pantyliner - googling the combination gave some... interesting sites. $\endgroup$ – Lolgast Feb 8 '18 at 10:04
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    $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure the connection is the word "period". $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Feb 8 '18 at 10:16
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    $\begingroup$ ... I guess I should have seen that. $\endgroup$ – Lolgast Feb 8 '18 at 10:31

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