math challenge

Weeks of February 16 - March 1, 1998

Wahoo's Word

Inspector Wahoo needs help on a particularly tough case. He has run across a tricky coding system where:

The letter A is represented by the number 21
The letter B is represented by the number 22
The letter C is represented by the number 23
And so forth.

When the values of the letters for a word are added together, it forms a word value.

Inspector Wahoo found a note with the word value 54 scribbled on it. He has also collected a few other clues.

Can you help Inspector Wahoo find the word and decipher the note?

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