Monday, 31 March 2014

NG 351

New game 351 is now available.


Round 1: L S K R E O F R E

My selection: SORREL
Best: FERRELS


Round 2: N P O D B O C H O

My selection: PONCHO


Round 3: Target 368 from 100 50 25 75 7 10

My selection: 368 = 75*50/10 - 7


Round 4: R E C N G C E O I

My selection: COERCING
Best: CONCIERGE


Round 5: E I O N T H M M S

My selection: HISTONE


Round 6: Target 310 from 75 100 6 3 4 4

My selection: 310 = 4*75 + 6 + 4


Round 7: R N L E A E I T F

Two full monties in this round, in fact: INTERLEAF / REINFLATE.

My selection: TREENAIL
Best: INTERLEAF


Round 8: Target 420 from 100 10 9 4 3 2

My selection: 420 = 4*100 + 2*10


Round 9: ATTEND GAS

My selection: STAGNATED (7.1s)

4 comments:

Louise Molloy said...

1. sorrel
2. poncho
3. 3x(100-2)+75=369 (1 off)
4. region
5. months
6. 3x100+6+4=310
7. inflate
8. 4x100+10x2=420
9. x

...found the letters harder tonight.

Michael Backhouse said...

LEEKS
PONCHO
7*(50+100/25)-10=368 (went over time)
CORING
MONTHS (wondered about 'MONTIES')
4*75+6+4=310
ANTLER
4*(100+10/2)=420 (not sure why I did it this way rather than Louise's simpler solution)
x

Geoff Bailey said...

Louise: Yes, several tough letters rounds. Despite that, there were three full monties available! (Two of them in the same round, mind you.) You were close to one of them with INFLATE, in fact.

Mike: I also wondered about MONTIES. Only when looking at solutions later did I realise that MOISTEN is a safe anagram of it. MONTY is listed as a variant form of MONTE, which is pluralisable (colloquial for "a certainty to win"), but as is often the case the explicit plural form is not listed.

Louise Molloy said...

Great to see those full monties! I thought about reinflate but thought it would need a hyphen - next time!