Thursday, 5 June 2014

NG 399

New game 399 is now available.


Round 1: B S T K L O I C E

I was a bit surprised that the Macquarie did not list BLOKIEST, incidentally.

My selection: [invalid -- BLOCKIEST]
Best: OBELISK


Round 2: A R N A F I O S H

My selection: FASHION


Round 3: Target 675 from 25 50 4 1 2 4

My selection: 675 = 25*(50 + 4)/2


Round 4: C A T E X U N E P

My selection: PEANUT
Best: CUNEATE


Round 5: D F I B E O E G S

My selection: BODGIES


Round 6: Target 648 from 50 25 6 5 5 10

One off is the best to be done here, and there are only two ways to get that close.

My selection: 649 = 10*50 + 6*25 - 5/5  [1 off]


Round 7: M O C D R L I E I

My selection: DORMICE
Best: DOMICILE


Round 8: Target 815 from 100 6 1 2 4 6

My selection: 814 = (6 + 2)*(100 + 1) + 6  [1 off]
Best: 815 = (6 + 6 - 4)*(100 + 2) - 1


Round 9: IT'S COGNAC

My selection: ACCOSTING (1.9s)

3 comments:

Louise Molloy said...

1. blokiest
2. fashion
3. 50x(2x4+4+1)+25=675
4. peanut
5. bodgies
6. 50x10+25x6-5/5=649 (1 off)
7. coiled
8. (2x4)x100+6+6+1=813 (2 off)
9. accosting (5.1s)

Mike Backhouse said...

Love the 'Aussie-ness' of BLOKIEST AND BODGIES Louise!

LOCKETS
FASHION
(4+4+1)*(25+50)=675
EXEUNT
BOGIED
5+6+10/5)*50=650 (2 off)
CIDER and after time DOMICILE
(6+2)*(100+1)+6=814 (1 off)
x-did not 'see' this one, even though I came up with a made up word COCASTING!

Sam Gaffney said...

1. BLOCKIEST
2. FASHION
3. 675 = (50+4)/2*25
4. EXPECT
5. BODGIES
6. one off: 649 = 10*50 + 6*25 - 5/5
7. x DOMICILER
8. one off: 816 = (2*100 + 1)*4 + 6 + 6
9. ACCOSTING - 5.8s. Was transfixed on COASTING before registering the second C.