Friday, 23 August 2013

NG 200

New game 200 is now available -- our second "grand final", as it were.

Note that I've put up the brief answers for this one, so be careful about accidentally spoiling yourself.  I'll get around to the brief answers for the rest of the week this weekend, and then make a start on the backlog of more detailed results.


Round 1: A E I C T T R U E

My selection: ERRATIC
Best: CREATURE


Round 2: M S T I O E K A B

My selection: MISTAKE


Round 3: Target 390 from 75 25 10 10 7 7

My selection: 390 = (7*7 - 10)*10


Round 4: I A G L T A O R D

My selection: GLADIATOR


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

My selection: RESONATE


Round 6: Target 995 from 50 25 9 4 9 6

My selection: 995 = (50 - 9)*25 - (9*4 - 6)


Round 7: O A E C Q M F U A

My selection: MACAQUE


Round 8: Target 861 from 50 75 6 2 3 1

My selection: 861 = (6 + 1)*(75 + 50 - 2)


Round 9: I FLEX A BUN

My selection: UNFIXABLE (10.2s)

4 comments:

Victor said...

I'll be first up today. Couldn't beat Geoff on the letters!

1. RETRACE
2. MISTAKE
3. 390 = 10*(25 + 7 + 7)
4. OTALGIA
5. RESONATE
6. 995 = (25 - 6)*50 + 9*(9 - 4)
7. CAMEO
8. 861 = (75 + 50 - 2)*(6 + 1)
9. UNFIXABLE - 25.1s - just in the nick of time!

Louise Molloy said...

1. -
2. -
3. same as Victor
4. gladiator
5. reason
6. (9+4)x(50+25)+9+6=990 (5 off) then same as Victor later
7. face
8. (75-3)x(6x2)-1 =863 (2 off)
9. too late and with unfaxible!

Left the first two off because I did see the answers before I realised...

Geoff Bailey said...

It would have taken some doing, Victor, with only CREATURE offering much hope. Nice work solving the 995; I missed that solution and thought that my approach might be difficult to match. OTALGIA was a fine spot, which would otherwise have been maximal -- no eights on that mix.

Nice work getting the full monty, Louise! Sorry about the answers showing and spoiling the first two rounds for you; I've been meaning to revamp the whole approach but never quite finding the time.

Sam Gaffney said...

1. RECRUIT
2. ATOMISE/MISTAKE
3. 390 = 10*(75 - 25 - 10 - 7/7)
4. GLADIATOR
5. RESONATE
6. one off: 994 = (25 - 9 + 4)*50 - 6
7. MACAQUE
8. 861 = (75 + 50 - 2)*(6 + 1)
9. x UNFAXIBLE, didn't see the answer until Googling to check my guess.