Wednesday, 27 August 2014

NG 458

New game 458 is now available.  Apologies for the lateness and the lack of results for previous games; I've been a bit preoccupied with other matters recently.


Round 1: S P E C P O S D A

SPACEPODS is not valid, alas.

My selection: COPSES
Best: PEASCODS


Round 2: E E B G T D I O N

My selection: OBEDIENT


Round 3: Target 359 from 100 50 3 10 8 5

My selection: 359 = 3*(100 + 8 - 5) + 50


Round 4: K R N E R O S E W

My selection: WORKERS


Round 5: T I U N A Q M T R

My selection: QUAINT
Best: TANTRUM


Round 6: Target 558 from 3 4 5 7 2 4

My selection: 558 = (7*4 + 3)*2*(5 + 4)


Round 7: D I G C O O L S A

My selection: DIALOGS
Best: SOLIDAGO


Round 8: Target 359 from 100 2 9 1 6 10

My selection: 359 = (6 - 2)*9*10 - 1


Round 9: MOUSE IDOL

My selection: MELODIOUS (6.2s)

3 comments:

Mike Backhouse said...

SPACED
TINGED
3*100+50+10=360 (1 off)
WORKERS
QUAINT
5*2*(7*(4+4))-3=557 (1 off and went overtime)
SOLID
(6+1)*100/2+9=359
x

Sam Gaffney said...

1. PASSED. SPACEPODS is not a word.
2. OBEDIENT. Nearly did the invalid BIGNOTED.
3. 359 = 3*(100+8-5) + 50
4. WORKERS
5. ATRIUM
6. late: 558 = 4*4*5*7 - 2
7. LOGICS
8. 359 = 100*(6+1)/2 + 9
9. MELODIOUS - 5.4s

Louise Molloy said...

1. passed
2. doting
3. 3x(100+8-5)+50=359
4. workers
5. quaint
6. 4x5x4x7-2=558
7. coils
8. (100-10)x(6-2)-1=359
9. melodious (38.5s)