Friday, 16 May 2014

NG 385

New game 385 is now available.


Round 1: I O T K A R H G I

My selection: TROIKA


Round 2: Q E E N C P I J A

My selection: NIECE
Best: APIECE


Round 3: Target 319 from 75 3 6 4 5 6

My selection: 319 = (75 + 6)*4 - 5


Round 4: S M E R H L O E I

My selection: MOILERS
Best: HOMELIER


Round 5: S E S U O R I N C

There are two full monties in this mix: INSOURCES / COINSURES.

My selection: SERIOUS
Best: INSOURCES


Round 6: Target 547 from 75 100 1 6 7 4

My selection: 547 = 7*(75 + 4) - 6


Round 7: O P T S C A O S N

My selection: SPOONS


Round 8: Target 558 from 100 75 50 25 5 9

My selection: 558 = (50 + 5 + (100 + 75)/25)*9


Round 9: PONY GLIDE

My selection: [no answer]
Best: DEPLOYING

6 comments:

Mike Backhouse said...

Nothing like starting a game with two 5's.

GATOR and wondered about RIGHTO (it was in my second edition)
PENCE
4*(75+5)-6/6=319
HOLIER
INCURS
7*(75+4-1)=546 (1 off)
STOOPS
9*50+100+75/25+5=558 (went over time)
DEPLOYING (41s)

Louise Molloy said...

1. gamble with 'aright'
2. pence
3. 4x(75+6)-5=319
4. homelier
5. courses
6. 7x(75+4)-6=547
7. coasts
8. 5x100+50+9=559 (1 off) and out of time with 9x50+100+5+75/25=558
9. x

Thanks for the feedback on 'coastland', Geoff.

Mike Backhouse said...

ARIGHT was in my second edition so I think your gamble paid off Louise. Loved HOMELIER as well.

Louise Molloy said...

Thanks for checking Mike. This conundrum had me beat, looked for a word ending "ing" "ly" "ed" and when I saw your DEPLOYING I kicked myself!

Geoff Bailey said...

I was a bit too slow to see INSOURCES in round 5, alas.

Mike: RIGHTO is in the fifth edition also, so would get the nod. Well done on solving the conundrum (even after time) -- I missed it.

Louise: As Mike said, ARIGHT is fine. HOMELIER is another excellent find.

Sam Gaffney said...

1. RATIO. These days I don't bother looking at the letters until they are all ready, this probably cost me TROIKA.
2. PIECE. *sigh*
3. 319 = (75+6)*4 - 5
4. MORSEL
5. COINSURES. Started with SOURCES, didn't realise INSOURCES was valid.
6. 547 = (75+4)*7 - 6
7. COASTS
8. 558 = 9*50 + 100 + 5 + 75/25
9. DEPLOYING - 1.7s