Monday, 2 June 2014

NG 396

New game 396 is now available.


Round 1: E N O A S F M I T

My selection: MASONITE
Best: MANIFESTO


Round 2: N F I N R O A T I

My selection: RATION
Best: FONTINA


Round 3: Target 736 from 100 10 1 2 9 5

My selection: 736 = (9 - 2)*(100 + 5) + 1


Round 4: E D S T O A C I H

My selection: CATHODES


Round 5: S L N U M A A C I

My selection: MUSICAL
Best: ALUMINAS


Round 6: Target 471 from 50 100 10 3 4 7

My selection: 471 = 3*(100 + 50 + 7)


Round 7: R D A S U M E T A

My selection: AMATEURS


Round 8: Target 961 from 75 25 100 2 9 8

My selection: 960 = 9*100 + 75 - 25 + 8 + 2  [1 off]
Best: 961 = 9*(100 + 8/2) + 25


Round 9: ALTER BAIL

I was presented with the similar but invalid BILITERAL, and adjusted it to this conundrum.

My selection: [N/A -- conundrum chosen explicitly]
Best: BILATERAL

6 comments:

Mike Backhouse said...

STONE and wondered about MONTIES as I thought this might have been excluded recently?
TRAIN
(9-2)*(100+5)+1=736
COASTED
CLAIMS and presumed UNCLAIMS was not valid
4*100+7*10=470 (1 off) and just after time 3*(100+50+7)=471
STARED
9*100+75-25+8+2=960 (1 off)
x BALLERITA (made up word-a SENORITA who is also a BALLERINA!)

Mike Backhouse said...

In glancing at my notes, I realised I missed MUSTARD in round 7.

Geoff Bailey said...

It is plausible that it got mentioned at some point, anyway -- MONTIE is not listed, and although MONTY is as a variant form of MONTE (both a type of card game, and colloquial for "a certainty"), the plural form MONTIES is not explicitly listed. So a strict interpretation would rule it out.

You were right to avoid UNCLAIMS (UNCLAIMED is listed, though). And I like BALLERITA! *chuckles*

Louise Molloy said...

1. foamiest
2. nation
3. (100+5)x(10-2-1)=735 (1 off)
4. ditches
5. manuals
6. 3x(100+50+7)=471
7. mustard
8. 9x[100+(8/2)]+25=961
9. x trailable

Sam Gaffney said...

1. MANIFESTO. Always tough; I started with MASONITE, then it just rang a bell.
2. NATION
3. 736 = (736-10+2)*(9-1)
4. CATHODES
5. MUSICAL
6. 471 = (50+3)*7 + 100
7. MATURED
8. one off: 960 = 9*100+75-25+8+2
9. -

Geoff Bailey said...

Congratulations on finding the full monty, Sam. It should be familiar -- it almost turned up in one of your games! (Episode 343, as it turns out; I recalled David mentioning this at the time.)