Monday, 19 August 2013

NG 196

New game 196 is now available.  So much for getting back on schedule -- work issues are likely to persist for the next couple of days.


Round 1: C F D E O A C W T

My selection: WAFTED


Round 2: N S E N E G M U P

My selection: MUNGES


Round 3: Target 476 from 50 9 4 6 6 7

My selection: 476 = ((6 - 4)*9 + 50)*7


Round 4: C R A R U C O E T

My selection: CORRECT
Best: ACCOUTRE


Round 5: E O O D N T H R B

My selection: THORNED


Round 6: Target 945 from 50 100 1 9 5 1

My selection: 945 = 9*(100 + 5)


Round 7: I O I P S F T L R

My selection: FLORIST


Round 8: Target 390 from 100 25 8 3 7 4

My selection: 390 = 4*100 - 7 - 3


Round 9: CHIN TWIGS

My selection: SWITCHING (1.6s)

6 comments:

Mike Backhouse said...

Here are mine:

WAFTED
MUMPS
9*(50+7-4)-6/6=476
CARROT
BOOTED
9*100+50-5=545
FROST
4*100-(7+3)=390
SWITCHING (8s)

And thanks Geoff for your work on this blog.

Victor said...

1. COATED
2. GENUS
3. Mike's way
4. CURATOR
5. HONORED
6. 945 = 9*(100 + 5)
7. PISTOL
8. Mike's way
9. SWITCHING - 1.1s

Mike Backhouse said...

Transcription error in round 6. Obviously should have been 945 and not 545. I guess I would have missed out had it occurred on the show.

Well done on your words Victor.

Louise Molloy said...

1. defacto
2. unpegs
3. 9(50+6-4)+7=475
4. curate (missed that extra or!)
5. hooned
6. same as Mike
7. florist
8. same as Mike
9. switching (7.5s - a miracle for me!)

Good to see how #3 got solved - thanks.

Geoff Bailey said...

Nice use of HONORED, Victor -- I generally struggle to see the American spellings.

Louise: DE FACTO is a good spot, but two words. Congratulations on getting the conundrum!

Sam Gaffney said...

This was some of my best-ever invalid word finding.

1. x TWOFACED, DEFACTO also wrong
2. GENES
3. 476 = (9+7-6)*50 - 4*6
4. x COURTER/OUTRACE
5. THORNED
6. 945 = 9*(100 + 5)
7. x PROFILIST. Thought why not. Had PISTOL
8. 390 = (100+25+4+8-7)*3
9. SWITCHING - 1.0s