Monday, 20 October 2014

NG 496

New game 496 is now available.


Round 1: I E D P A R I Y L

My selection: PLAIDER
Best: PERIDIAL


Round 2: E S O L R D T A E

I noted DESOLATER, but thought it was invalid.  However, it turns out to be listed.

My selection: LEOTARDS
Best: DESOLATER


Round 3: Target 522 from 25 75 9 10 8 8

My selection: 522 = (10 + 8)*25 + 9*8


Round 4: B I I K N C E D O

Annoyingly, I considered BIOCIDE but did not chance it.  It's come up before, though, so this was my memory letting me down.

My selection: NICKED
Best: BIOCIDE


Round 5: V C E L E B G U O

My selection: [invalid -- VOULGE]
Best: ECLOGUE


Round 6: Target 724 from 25 2 3 9 2 4

My selection: 724 = ((9 - 2)*75 + 2*3)*4


Round 7: T A N E E G W A S

My selection: NEGATES
Best: WANTAGES


Round 8: Target 206 from 50 75 6 2 5 1

My selection: 206 = (5 - 1)*50 + 6


Round 9: HEARD PLOY

My selection: [no answer]
Best: POLYHEDRA

6 comments:

Mike Backhouse said...

RAILED
SEATED
(75-25)*10+9+8+8=525 (3 off)
NICKED
GLOVE (wondered about LOVEBUG but it doesn't appear in my third edition)
(3*9+2)*25=725 (1 off) then just after time noticed ((9-2)*25+3*2))*4=724
WANTS
x having seen the word, I don't feel so bad.

Mike Backhouse said...

Forgot to put in that the 8. numbers round was (not surprisingly) Geoff's way!

Sam G said...

1. READILY
2. DESOLATER - I'll have to check my paper Macq, I've seen this in the online version.
3. 522 = (75-25+8)*9
4. BECKON
5. x BELOVE. Rejected the valid VELOCE.
6. 724 = (25*(9-2)+3*2)*4, maybe late.
7. WASTAGE
8. 206 = 2*75 + 50 + 6
9. POLYHEDRA - 3.5s. Easy one, Geoff!

Geoff Bailey said...

Gah, now that I check again DESOLATER is there. I don't know why I thought it was invalid. I'm adjusting the above to match. (Annoying, since I had seen DESOLATER but didn't chance it.)

Sam G said...

That's what they all say!

Louise Molloy said...

1. paired
2. dearest
3. 75x(25-10-8)-9+8=524 (2 off)
4. boinked
5. bugle
6. 25x(9x3+2)=725 (1 off)
7. wastage
8. 2x75+50+6=206
9. X