Friday, 1 August 2014

NG 440

New game 440 is now available.


Round 1: H A L U G O M R E

My selection: GLAMOUR


Round 2: N A L S D O K P I

The more common seven here is KIDNAPS.

My selection: LADINOS


Round 3: Target 374 from 50 9 10 4 7 8

My selection: 374 = (9*8 - 50)*(10 + 7)


Round 4: G T A S E O D U F

I spotted FADE-OUTS, but knew from previous experience that the Macquarie insists on the hyphen.

My selection: DOTAGES


Round 5: C B R A E O T E T

My selection: CREATE
Best: ABETTOR


Round 6: Target 599 from 100 50 6 4 3 9

My selection: 599 = 6*100 - (4 - 3)


Round 7: D H C M E A I A R

My selection: CHARADE
Best: CHIMAERA


Round 8: Target 217 from 25 50 2 7 1 9

My selection: 217 = 9*25 - 7 - 1


Round 9: OH DUCK COW

My selection: WOODCHUCK (3.3s)

3 comments:

Mike Backhouse said...

LAUGH (presume LAUGHER is not valid)
PLONKS
8*50+4*9-10=374
FASTED
BATTER
6*100-(4-3)=599
CHARMED
9*25-(7-1)=217
WOODCHUCK (52s - declared this without knowing exactly what it is. I do now though.)

Louise Molloy said...

1. X gloamer
2. planks
3. 7x(50+9-4)-10=375 (1 off)
4. staged
5. X brocate
6. (100+50)x4-(9/6+3)=599
7. marched
8. 9x25-(7+1)=217
9. woodchuck (13s)

Sam Gaffney said...

1. GLAMOUR
2. PLANKS. POLANSKI?
3. 374 = 7*50 + 8*(9+4-10)
4. DOTAGES
5. ABETTOR
6. 599 = (100+50)*4 + (6+3)/9
7. CHIMERA. Was wondering about that alternative spelling...
8. 217 = 9*25 - 7 - 1
9. WOODCHUCK - 1.9s. Felt slower than this.