Consider the word CLIFF. The first letter (C) has an alphabetical value of 3; the last letter (F) a value of 6. Coincidentally, the total value of the whole word is 36. CLIFF is what I call a totally extreme word. However, it doesn't end there. The total value of the middle letters situated between C and F is 27, which is 9 times the value of the first letter, C.
"Totally Extreme Words,"
Word Ways: Vol. 44
, Article 38.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol44/iss3/38