Wednesday, 1 January 2014

NG 288

New game 288 is now available.  And happy new year!


Round 1: S S K R E H E U E

My selection: SEEKERS


Round 2: A E C I O R M H L

My selection: CHIMERA
Best: HEROICAL


Round 3: Target 511 from 50 3 9 3 4 9

My selection: 511 = 9*(50 + 9 - 3) + 4 + 3


Round 4: N S N D I N A A D

My selection: NAANS
Best: NANDINAS


Round 5: O O S N I E T S L

My selection: OILSTONES


Round 6: Target 574 from 50 100 10 5 1 6

My selection: 574 = 6*(100 + 5 - 1) - 50


Round 7: N R B A C E F R E

My selection: CAREEN
Best: CEREBRA


Round 8: Target 949 from 50 25 75 6 1 3

My selection: 949 = 6*3*50 + 75 - 25 - 1


Round 9: LUST LINED

My selection: UNSTILLED (4.8s)

5 comments:

Victor said...

1. SEEKERS
2. CHOLERA
3. 511 = 9*(50 + 9 - 3) + 4 + 3
4. SAND
5. LOONIEST
6. 574 = 6*(100 - 1) - 10 - 50/5
7. CAREER
8. 949 = (25 - 6)*50 - 1
9. -

Michael Backhouse said...

REEKS
CALMER
9*(50+4+3)-3=510 (1 off)
SAND
LOOSEST
5*(100+6-1)+50=575 (1 off)
BRACER
Victor's way but went over time
UNSTILLED this was a guess and not in my second edition(25s)

Louise Molloy said...

1. rushes
2. chrome
3. out of time 9x(50+9-3)+3+4=511
4. sand
5. lesions
6. 6x(100+5-1)-50=574
7. barren
8. (3+6)x(75+25) +50-1=949
9. unstilled (72.8s)

Congrats Geoff on your full monty with 'oilstones'!

Geoff Bailey said...

Thanks, Louise, I was very pleased with it! And congratulations on solving the conundrum, Mike -- sometimes you just have to chance it. UNSTILLED is in the fifth edition, but only in the block entries.

Victor: Nice solution to round 8; I keep overlooking that option, and I need to get better at it.

Sam Gaffney said...

1. SEEKERS
2. CHIMERA
3. one off: 512 = (50 + 9*9 - 3)*4
4. SAND
5. LESIONS
6. 574 = (100+5-1)*6 + 50
7. CAREEN
8. 949 = (75+25)*(6+3) + 50 - 1
9. UNSTILLED - 2.4s