Thursday, 2 January 2014

NG 289

New game 289 is now available.


Round 1: D A I S H C I E B

My selection: CHIDES
Best: DIBASIC


Round 2: E P T R A S O G A

This round triggered a small flashback for me.

My selection: PORTAGES


Round 3: Target 201 from 25 50 75 6 9 2

My selection: 201 = 9*(25 - 2) - 6


Round 4: H D L O R S E N I

A minor trap here for Scrabble players, as the Macquarie lists neither INHOLDERS nor HORDEINS.  (Both of which I noted but knew to avoid.)

My selection: HOLDERS


Round 5: A O T M O C A N R

My selection: MACAROON


Round 6: Target 244 from 75 5 10 3 2 8

My selection: 244 = 3*(75 + 5) + 8/2


Round 7: A O S F O N U C M

My selection: FAMOUS


Round 8: Target 472 from 25 75 8 2 9 3

My selection: 472 = 8*(75 - 25 + 9)


Round 9: ICE PINK CD

My selection: PICNICKED (3.6s)

4 comments:

Michael Backhouse said...

Well done Geoff as usual.

BASHED
STORAGE
2*(75+25)=200 (1 off)
INSHORE
x TACOMA (was hoping for a lower case version- there wasn't)
Geoff's way
SUMAC
Geoff's way
x

Louise Molloy said...

1. cashed
2. portages
3. 9x(25-2)-6=201
4. soldier
5. mantra
6. 3x(75+8)-5=244
7. famous
8. (2x8)x25+75-3=472
9. x

'macaroons' was a good find!

Victor said...

1. CHASED
2. PORTAGES
3. 201 = 75/25*(50 + 9 + 6 + 2) (probably a bit over time)
4. HOLDERS
5. CANTOR
6. 244 = 3*(75 + 5) + 8/2
7. FOCUS
8. 472 = 8*(75 - 25 + 9)
9. PICNICKED - 2.0s

Sam Gaffney said...

1. CHAISE
2. x PASTORAGE
3. 201 = (25+9)*6 - 2*75/50
4. HOLDERS
5. CARTON
6. 244 = (75+5)*3 + 8/2
7. FAMOUS
8. 472 = (75-25+9)*8
9. PICNICKED - 1.8s