Tuesday, 4 November 2014

NG 507

New game 507 is now available.  I'll slowly work my way through the backlog of games and get the details up.


Round 1: I R X T M R A U L

My selection: MATRIX


Round 2: A O B C E D S I R

My selection: CARBIDES


Round 3: Target 842 from 75 100 50 25 2 4

There are only three solutions to this; the other two are 842 = 25*50 - 4*(100 + 2) and 842 = 25*50 - 4*(75 + 2) - 100.

My selection: 842 = (100 + 75 + 25 - 2)*4 + 50


Round 4: S U N L E N T E C

My selection: ESCULENT


Round 5: O L B A D E S I C

My selection: DISABLE
Best: SOCIABLE


Round 6: Target 545 from 75 100 4 9 5 1

My selection: 545 = 5*(100 + 9)


Round 7: O F M P T A E O R

My selection: PROMOTE


Round 8: Target 267 from 25 75 50 2 5 2

My selection: 267 = (50 + 75/25)*5 + 2


Round 9: ROOF TRASH

My selection: [N/A -- conundrum chosen explicitly]
Best: HOARFROST

5 comments:

Mike Backhouse said...

Hope you're on the mend Geoff and well done to you and Sam on the full monties yesterday!

TRAILED
SCORED
4*2*100+50-75/25=847 (5 off)
CENTS (wondered about LUCENT but sadly wasn't confident enough to go with it)
BLADES
5*(100+9)=545
POOFTER (sorry about using this derogatory term, but it was the only 7 I could find in time-otherwise I had TAMPER. Are such unacceptable words for the TV show accepted here Geoff?)
5*(50+2+2)-75/25=267
x - never heard of this one!

Sam G said...

Points must always come first, Mike.

I had a few disappointments here.

1. RITUAL
2. BOARDIES/CARBIDES/BROCADES. Good letters.
3. two off: 840 = (100+(75+50)/25)*4*2.
Probably too late: 842 = (100+75+25-2)*4 + 50. Fury!
4. UNCLES
5. x DIOCESAL
6. 545 = (100+9)*5
7. TAMPER. Late with FORMATE.
8. 267 = (75+50-5)*2 + 25 + 2
9. x I think I've seen this word before, but didn't know exactly what it meant.

Geoff Bailey said...

Yes, Mike, your round seven word is fine. Other options included PROMOTE, FORMATE, and TEAROOM. Good work to get a seven from that mix! LUCENT gets the nod also.

Sam: I admit to surprise about your round 3 result -- since 850 must be makeable without the 2, 850 - 4*2 is surely going to be available. You told me that handy hint about the large numbers and a single small number a long time ago, and it's stuck with me. DIOCESAL was brave!

Sam G said...

I momentarily forgot the way to get to 850 with a 4, and tried too many other approaches first.

And I probably confused the other word with DIOCESAN.

Louise Molloy said...

1. matrix
2. scored
3. 2x4x100+50-75/25=847 (5 off)
4. scent
5. sliced
6. (100+9)x5=545
7. format
8. (50+2x2)x5-75/25=267
9. X