Friday, 29 August 2014

NG 460

New game 460 is now available.


Round 1: R E M B U O T N I

My selection: TERBIUM


Round 2: E C T A P O S P A

My selection: CAPOTES


Round 3: Target 815 from 75 50 4 10 8 2

My selection: 815 = ((50 - (8 - 2))/4)*75 - 10


Round 4: H N D E R I O A T

My selection: RATIONED


Round 5: E R S N U C O L N

My selection: RUNNELS
Best: NUCLEONS


Round 6: Target 753 from 75 6 2 4 7 9

My selection: 753 = ((9 + 7 + 4)*75 + 6)/2


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

My selection: [invalid -- MATUREST]
Best: TESTAMUR


Round 8: Target 256 from 100 10 6 2 4 4

My selection: 256 = (10 + 6)*4*4


Round 9: DEAF TRAMS

My selection: [no answer]
Best: FARMSTEAD

4 comments:

Louise Molloy said...

1. remount
2. appose
3. 50x8x2+10+4=814 (1 off)
4. handier
5. cloners
6. 75x(6+4)+2=752 (1 off)
7. mutters
8. 2x100+6x10-4=256
9. x
Numbers looked easier than they were for me this game. Also thanks everyone for tips in previous games.

Mike Backhouse said...

TIMBER and MOUNTER after time
TAPAS
(75+4+2)*10+8=818 (3 off)
HINDER
CLONERS
Louise's way
SKATER and after time MATTERS
Louise's way
x wondered about FARMSTEAD

Sam Gaffney said...

I agree with Louise: Rounds 3 + 6 were surprisingly awkward to solve.

1. MOUNTER
2. SPACE
3. went over time
4. RATIONED/ANTIHERO
5. CLOSURE
6. 753 = (75 + 2*4)*9 + 6, probably overtime
7. MUTTERS
8. 256 = 2*100 + 6*10 - 4
9. FARMSTEAD - 1.6s

Geoff Bailey said...

Yes, tough numbers round to start with. I feel lucky to have solved those two within time.

Mike: Yes, FARMSTEAD was the intended answer.

Sam: The weight of spam messages has gotten too large for me, so just a heads up -- I'll be disallowing anonymous commenting soon so you may have to sign into something. Apologies.