Shopkeeper's Code Quiz Puzzle

Many shopkeepers use a code on their price tags, which forces the customers to ask the price of any item that they are interested in buying. For example, the code word could be SOUTH WALES with each of the letters representing the digits 1, 2, 3, . . . 9 and 0. Then AT represents a price of 74p and an item bearing SH/OW would cost £15.26.

In the local flea market I bought two items marked OF and T/EA, and parted company with £6.41. My mother found a couple of bargains marked FB and I/RP and was delighted to pay only £5.69. And my young daughter found two trinkets marked BT and LP and these cost me £1.77.

We repaired to The Jolly Quizmaster to celebrate our canny purchases, and over the first round of drinks we amused ourselves finding the ten-letter code word used in the flea market.

Can you work out the shopkeeper's code word?

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Answer at 9.00 on Monday


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