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Your solution reminds me of me of a article currently referenced from the Joel on Software homepage, which talks about the the do-magic-here step.
I don't necessarily think of it as magic; I didn't know what the supplicant would consider a "close" number nor did I know which prime number finding algorithm he might find acceptable.
It's not really a joke answer. It's how I would divide the problem if I were doing it.
0 - I'm a blankster
0 - My devices have no keyboard
0 - I use a chorded keyboard that transcends your concept of keys
26 - I need the other keys for Perl sigils!
31 - I write code in the original APL
31 - ß counts only as one letter!
∞ - I use an Optimus keyboard
ℵ1 - I reject your Latin-centric notion of letters
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