Friday, 23 May 2014

NG 390

New game 390 is now available.


Round 1: U H P R C I I T R

I saw CHIRRUP just a bit too late, but it turned out there was even longer on offer.

My selection: PITCH
Best: PRURITIC


Round 2: S C A E N R S O A

My selection: ROSACEAS


Round 3: Target 954 from 100 50 25 3 9 6

My selection: 954 = 9*(100 + 6)


Round 4: G C U R E N O P A

I misstepped here, recalling that there was a variant spelling of CRANNOGE but getting it wrong (the variant is CRANNOG).

My selection: [invalid -- CRANOGE]
Best: COURAGE


Round 5: D M U O E F L G I

My selection: FOILED


Round 6: Target 968 from 4 6 1 9 5 9

My selection: 968 = 9*9*(6 + 5 + 1) - 4


Round 7: D A H A E W N C B

My selection: [invalid -- DECANE]
Best: CHAWED


Round 8: Target 631 from 50 75 25 100 9 8

My selection: 631 = 100*50/8 + 9 - 75/25


Round 9: FREE HERDS

My selection: [N/A -- conundrum chosen explicitly after REFRESHES (1.6s)]
Best: REFRESHED

3 comments:

Louise Molloy said...

1. chirp
2. caress
3. 9x(100+6)=954
4. courage
5. filmed
6. out of time with 8x4x6x5+9=969 (1 off)
7. bancha
8. 8x75+25+9-100/50=632 (1 off)
9. refreshed (6.6s)

Mike Backhouse said...

PITCH
SCONES
9*100+50+3=953 (1 off) and then Louise's way just after time
PRANCE
MOVED
4*6*(9-5)*(1+9)=960 (8 off)
BEACH
8*(75+100/25)=632 (1 off)
REFRESHED (35s)

Sam Gaffney said...

1. CHIRP
2. REASONS
3. 954 = (100+6)*9
4. COURAGE
5. MODULE
6. 968 = (6+5+1)*9*9 - 4
7. BENCH, rejected CHAWED
8. 631 = 100*50/8 + 9 - 75/25 or 9*(75-100/25) - 8 or 8*(75+9-(100/50) - 25
9. REFRESHED - 4.7s