Monday, 12 August 2013

NG 191

New game 191 is now available -- apologies for the delay.  The rest of the week is likely to be a bit scattered also.


Round 1: E I A O F S H C T

My selection: CATFISH


Round 2: N U N I C I P T L

My selection: [invalid -- UNCLIP]
Best: UNCINI


Round 3: Target 768 from 75 10 6 3 7 3

My selection: 768 = 10*75 + 3*6


Round 4: K F M G A O E A T

My selection: OMEGA


Round 5: U O O E W R S N O

My selection: [invalid -- SWOONER]
Best: ONEROUS


Round 6: Target 279 from 100 75 9 3 3 8

My selection: 279 = 3*(100 - 7)


Round 7: O E E U C D S T M

My selection: COSTUMED


Round 8: Target 645 from 100 75 8 5 3 9

My selection: 645 = 8*75 + 9*5


Round 9: ANTERIORS

My selection: SERRATION (19.2s)

6 comments:

Mike Backhouse said...

I hope the letters were hard today as I found this game difficult.

SHIFT
UNCLIP
10*75+6*3=768
MEAT
SNORE
3*100-(9+3+8)=280 (1 off)
COSTED
8*(75+5)+3=643 (2 off)
SERRATION (19s)

Louise Molloy said...

They were a mean mix today. Many thanks Geoff for this site - I've just found it.
catfish
until
(75x10)+(6x3)=768
agate
owners
3[100-(3+3+9-8)]=279
scouted
(75x8)+(9x5)=645
serration (took a while though!)

Victor said...

They were hard Mike, and UNCLIP was a good find. Welcome Louise!

1. AITCHES
2. TULIP
3. 768 = 10*75 + 3*6
4. FAGOT (can't find anything better sadly)
5. WORSEN
6. 279 = 9*(100 - 75 + 3 + 3)
7. COSTUMED
8. 645 = 8*75 + 5*9
9. SERRATION - 6.4s

Geoff Bailey said...

Yes, well done with UNCLIP, Mike, and on solving the conundrum -- you just beat me to the solution, in fact. And yes, definitely some tough mixes today, and recently in general.

Welcome, Louise, great to have a new reader/player. I hope you will enjoy your time here. Nice work with CATFISH in particular (I'm biased since that was also my choice *chuckles*).

Nice work with COSTUMED, Victor, and on a good conundrum solution.

Geoff Bailey said...

Unfortunately, later checking reveals that UNCLIP is not listed in the Macquarie. (UNCLIPPED is in the block entries, though.) This has come up on the show before, in fact, in episode 338 where one of the contestants tried it and was unlucky. I was concerned about it on this game, perhaps due to almost-memory of that episode, but I fell into the same trap also.

Sam Gaffney said...

1. AITCHES
2. UNLIT, remembered that UNCLIP was invalid.
3. 768 = 10*75 + 3*6
4. AGATE
5. x SWOONER
6. 279 = 9*(100 - 75 + 3 + 3)
7. COSTUMED
8. 645 = (75-3)*9 - 8 + 5
9. x, tried ANTERIORS! Took several minutes to solve, had long forgotten this one.