Tuesday, 20 August 2013

NG 197

New game 197 is now available.  The erratic schedule seems likely to persist for the rest of the week after all; apologies again.


Round 1: H M F A A I T C D

My selection: MATCH


Round 2: E T R N C U O R S

My selection: COUNTERS
Best: CONSTRUER


Round 3: Target 631 from 100 9 8 1 10 9

My selection: 631 = (9 - 1)*8*10 - 9


Round 4: W D I T T M U O S

My selection: OUTWITS


Round 5: N R G A O E A T E

My selection: TANAGER


Round 6: Target 586 from 25 75 3 8 4 2

My selection: 586 = 8*75 - 2*(4 + 3)


Round 7: R N P K I I E R S

My selection: SPINIER
Best: INSPIRER


Round 8: Target 982 from 50 25 6 10 2 4

My selection: 982 = ((50 - 4)*10 + 6 + 25)*2


Round 9: ADD PEANUT

My selection: UNADAPTED (10.7s)

5 comments:

Mike Backhouse said...

Here are mine:

MATCH
TROUNCES (wasn't brave enough for TROUNCERS)
x but after time (100-10)*(8-1)+9/9=631
DITTO and after time MOTTOS
GRANGE
8*75-(4*3+2)=586
PINKER
(6*4+50+25)*10-2=988 (6 off)
UNADAPTED 61s

Victor said...

Those agent nouns can be tricky and random at times Mike. Good work on avoiding TROUNCERS - bad work to me on missing INSPIRER!

1. MATCH
2. COUNTERS
3. 631 = 8*(9 - 1)*10 - 9
4. STUDIO
5. NEGATOR
6. 586 = 8*75 - 2*(3 + 4)
7. INSPIRE (didn't think INSPIRER was valid)
8. 1-away: 981 = 2*10*50 - 25 + 6
(after time 982 = (25 - 6)*(50 + 2) - 10 + 4)
9. UNADAPTED - 24.0s

Louise Molloy said...

1. match
2. counters
3. (8-1)x(100-10) +9/9 =631
4. moist
5. garage
6. (8x75)-(3x4)-2 =586
7. spikier
8. (2x10)50 -25 +6 =981
9. -
Thanks for solution to 8.

Geoff Bailey said...

Good judgement to avoid TROUNCERS, Mike, tempting though it was. I like GRANGE as an answer, incidentally. (Oh, and there's only one O in round 4, so MOTTOS would not have been acceptable.)

Victor: Nice work with NEGATOR -- I felt there was a seven from those letters, but could not unravel it. Also with INSPIRE, and interesting that INSPIRER is valid. Always hard to tell what will and won't get the nod! That's a nice after-time solution to the 982.

Nice numberwork, Louise. Unfortunately the Macquarie strikes again, as SPIKIER is not listed. No idea why SPINIER is and SPIKIER isn't, but that's the Macquarie for you.

Sam Gaffney said...

Unlike the previous game, all my dodgy words paid off here.

1. MATCH
2. CONSTRUER
3. 631 = (100-10-9-1)*8 - 9
4. OUTWITS
5. NEGATOR
6. 586 = 8*75 - 2*(3 + 4)
7. INSPIRER
8. 1-away: 981 = 2*10*50 - 25 + 6
9. UNADAPTED - 11.0s