Tuesday, 31 December 2013

NG 287

New game 287 is now available.


Round 1: H A K W E U L O M

Some sources would allow LEUKOMA, but it's not in the Macquarie.

My selection: WHALE
Best: MOHAWK


Round 2: F O E A D R C A R

My selection: ARCADE


Round 3: Target 623 from 100 75 1 4 4 6

My selection: 623 = 6*(100 + 4) - 1


Round 4: I N I S B S S A N

My selection: BASINS


Round 5: T I H D E T I E R

My selection: TITHED


Round 6: Target 619 from 9 9 2 4 1 8

My selection: 619 = 8*(9*9 - 4) + 2 + 1


Round 7: C G A E T T I L R

My selection: GLACIER
Best: AGLITTER


Round 8: Target 668 from 100 8 3 7 4 7

My selection: 668 = 7*100 - 8*4


Round 9: ANGRY HEAD

My selection: [N/A -- conundrum chosen explicitly]
Best: HYDRANGEA

4 comments:

Louise Molloy said...

Some challenges here to start 2014!
1. mohawk
2. arcade
3. 6x(100+4)-1=623
4. basins
5. dither
6. out of time with 9x[(9x8)-4+1]-2=619
7. clatter
8. 7x(100-4)-7+3=668
9. hydrangea (33.4s)

Michael Backhouse said...

Wish I'd seen MOHAWK and HYDRANGEA, Louise!

WHOLE
ROARED
Louise's way
SNIBS
TIERED
x-nothing in time or after
CATTIER (not sure about this)
7*100-4*8=668
x

Victor said...

1. MOHAWK
2. RECORD
3. 623 = 6*(100 + 4) - 1
4. BASINS
5. TETHER
6. 619 = 8*(9*9 - 4) + 2 + 1
7. GLITTER (didn't know about AGLITTER)
8. 668 = 7*100 - 4*8
9. -

Sam Gaffney said...

1. WHALE
2. FORCED
3. 623 = 6*(100 + 4) - 1
4. BASINS
5. x HERITED
6. 619 = 8*(9*9 - 4) + 2 + 1
7. GLITTER
8. 668 = 7*100 - 4*8
9. HYDRANGEA - 3.8s