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This is a simple little word game I devised, that may require a little out-of-the-box thinking. I'll give you a few examples of my rule:

The = 44
Boombox = 28
Gothic = 56
Hopeful = 70
Hopeless = 69

What's incomplete's number?

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    $\begingroup$ Incomplete doesn't have a number $-$ it's incomplete. $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Mar 15 '18 at 11:27
  • $\begingroup$ @user477343 Great thinking! Sadly, not that lateral! $\endgroup$ – TreFox Mar 15 '18 at 11:51
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    $\begingroup$ Hint: There's a reason I'm posting this hint in the comments. $\endgroup$ – TreFox Mar 16 '18 at 17:26
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The answer is

93

because a word's value is

the sum of the number of each of its distinct letters in the OP.


The:

T: 14
H: 9
E: 21

Boombox:

B: 3
O: 13
M: 8
X: 3
Note: got 27 here. Am I missing something?

Gothic:

G: 4
O: 13
T: 14
H: 9
I: 14
C: 2

Hopeful:

H: 9
O: 13
P: 5
E: 21
F: 4
U: 6
L: 12

Hopeless:

H: 9
O: 13
P: 5
E: 21
L: 12
S: 9
69

Incomplete:

I: 14
N: 4
C: 2
O: 13
M: 8
P: 5
L: 12
E: 21
T: 14

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    $\begingroup$ You're missing a B in the OP :) There's a b in out-of-the-box, two in "boombox" and one in "number". But that's it! Great job! $\endgroup$ – TreFox Mar 16 '18 at 20:19

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