Tuesday, 3 June 2014

NG 397

New game 397 is now available.


Round 1: E S O A L U F T Y

Scrabble would allow AUTOLYSE, but it's not in the Macquarie.

My selection: OUTLAYS


Round 2: F E B E I L R A K

My selection: FIREABLE


Round 3: Target 802 from 100 50 25 75 5 7

My selection: 802 = 75*(7 + 5) - 100 + 50/25


Round 4: N E O P T S R I C

My selection: POINTERS
Best: INSPECTOR


Round 5: C G U E T O R S A

My selection: OUTRAGES


Round 6: Target 985 from 50 100 7 2 10 1

My selection: 985 = 7*(100 + 50 - 10 + 1) - 2


Round 7: O E N T G I A I T

This was almost a good round, despite the five vowels -- if only that last I had been an E then NEGOTIATE would have been on offer.

My selection: NOTATE


Round 8: Target 371 from 50 100 9 5 2 3

My selection: 371 = 3*(100 + 9 - 2) + 50


Round 9: USE NUDGES

My selection: UNGUESSED (2.3s)

4 comments:

Louise Molloy said...

1. faulty
2. febrile
3. out of time with (7x5)x25-75+100/50=802
4. conspire
5. storage
6. 100x10-7x2-1=985
7. toting
8. (9-2)x(50+3)=371
9. unguessed (37s)

Mike Backhouse said...

FLOATS
FLAKIER
x Geoff's way but I inadvertently left out the minus 100. Grrrr...
OPTICS
GATORS
Louise's way
EATING
2*(100+50)+9*(5+3)=372 (1 off)
UNGUESSED -didn't record time because I thought this was invalid

Sam Gaffney said...

1. FOLATES
2. FEBRILE - then found there is AFEBRILE.
3. 802 = (7+5)*75 - 100 + 50/25 or (75*50+100)/5 + 25 + 7
4. INSPECTOR. A recent conundrum?
5. OUTRAGES/ESCARGOT
6. 985 = (100-1)*10 - 7 + 2
7. EATING
8. 371 = (100+9-2)*3 + 50
9. UNGUESSED - 4.2s

Geoff Bailey said...

Good point, Sam -- INSPECTOR was the conundrum in NG 383. I was about ten seconds too slow in finding it.