Thursday, 22 May 2014

NG 389

New game 389 is now available.


Round 1: E A O T M I U S L

My selection: SIMULATE
Best: MOUSETAIL


Round 2: E T P I H S I N L

Scrabble would allow HIPLINES, incidentally.

My selection: LINIEST


Round 3: Target 524 from 25 50 10 8 4 7

My selection: 524 = 10*50 + 25 - (8 - 7)


Round 4: B O U E G K T N R

My selection: BURGEON
Best: BURGONET


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

I saw THIONATE a little after time, but fortunately not sooner -- it is valid in Scrabble, but not in the Macquarie.

My selection: HEMATIN
Best: MONTEITH


Round 6: Target 935 from 75 100 8 7 7 1

There's only one solution to this, but there are several ways to 936 including 936 = (75 + 7*(7 - 1))*8.

My selection: 937 = 8*(100 + 7) + 75 + 7 - 1  [2 off]
Best: 935 = (75 - 7 + 1)*(8 + 7) - 100


Round 7: C S I E E D F R W

My selection: SCREWED


Round 8: Target 373 from 75 25 6 3 2 4

My selection: 373 = (6 + 3 - 4)*75 - 2


Round 9: SPIES CHAP

My selection: SPACESHIP (4.9s)

3 comments:

Louise Molloy said...

1. autism
2. plinths
3. 50x10+(7-4)x8=524
4. bunker
5. hitman
6. 8x(100+1)+75+7x7=932 (3 off)
7. decries
8. 75x(3+2)-(6-4)=373
9. spaceship, but it took me 158s!

Mike Backhouse said...

MOULTS
PLINTHS
50*10+25-(8-7)=524 (went over time)
BUNKER
MITTEN
(8+1)*100+(75-7*7)=926 (9 off-erk)
DESIRE
Louise's way
x

Sam Gaffney said...

1. AMULETS
2. PLINTHS
3. 524 = 10*50 + 25 + 7 - 8
4. BROKEN
5. x TOMATINE
6. one off: 936 = (75-1)*(7+7) - 100
7. SCREWED
8. 373 = 75*25/(6+3-4)-2
9. X CASHPIPES, 30-40s for SPACESHIP