Friday, 7 November 2014

NG 510

New game 510 is now available.


Round 1: L J D R B O E C A

My selection: CAJOLED


Round 2: M S O N I P O E C

My selection: MONIES
Best: EMPOISON


Round 3: Target 399 from 25 75 50 8 10 2

My selection: 399 = 8*50 + 2 - 75/25


Round 4: F O I R S R E E D

My selection: FORESIDE


Round 5: E N S I S T N E O

Sadly, SONNETISE is not valid.

My selection: TENSIONS


Round 6: Target 746 from 50 75 5 7 3 2

My selection: 746 = 2*5*75 - (7 - 3)


Round 7: L B M I R C T U E

My selection: CRUMBLE


Round 8: Target 959 from 75 6 8 3 7 2

My selection: 959 = (7 + 6)*75 - 2*8


Round 9: OWNS TEETH

Given my recent dentistry, I found it hard to pass up this form of the conundrum.

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

7 comments:

Mike Backhouse said...

BLARED
MINCES
8*50-(75/25-2)=399
FIRERS
STEINS
(7+3)*75-5=745 (1 off and went over)
CLIMBER
6*2*(75+8-3)=960 (1 off)
x didn't know this word

Louise Molloy said...

1. colder
2. compose
3. 50x8-(75/25-2)=399
4. refried
5. intones
6. 2x5x75-(7-3)=746
7. climber
8. (6+7)x75-8x2=959
9. X

Thanks for the feedback on 'fuhrer', Geoff - and ditto, welcome back.

Mike Backhouse said...

It looks like SBS are putting Countdown (the English version of Letters and Numbers that is..) on again. It's on at 4.20am Monday (tomorrow) morning, and is on at the same time for the next two Sunday mornings at least, and presumably thereafter. I need some real time practice.

Mike Backhouse said...

Countdown is also available on SBS on demand at http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/11847747820/Countdown

Sam G said...

1. CAJOLED
2. COMPOSE
3. 399 = 8*50 - 75/25 + 2
4. FERRIES
5. INTONES
6. 746 = (75*50 - 7 - 3)/5 - 2
7. CLIMBER
8. 959 = 2*6*75 + 7*8 + 3
9. WHETSTONE - 32.4s

Geoff Bailey said...

Thanks, Louise. I'm afraid that REFRIED is not listed -- this caught me out a few weeks back. The safe anagram is FERRIED.

Thanks for the information about Countdown, Mike. I may have to give it a go again. SBS's numbering is as erratic as ever, as they are claiming Season 1, episodes 8, 9, 10, 11, 17, and 18. What they mean by "season 1" is the 64th season of Countdown, occupying the first half of 2011.

Mike Backhouse said...

I played all 5 games on the SBS website over the weekend. I found my experience here really helped.