Wednesday, 24 December 2014

NG 542

New game 542 is now available.


Round 1: I O L I N S R L U

My selection: ILLUSION


Round 2: S C E A M T I A K

My selection: MISTAKE
Best: KAMACITES


Round 3: Target 407 from 75 6 10 4 8 4

I struggled with this, and it took me a while after time to find the solution 407 = (10/(6 - 4))*75 + 4*8.  There's only two other solutions.

My selection: 408 = 6*(75 - 4) - 10 - 8  [1 off]
Best: 407 = (10/(6 - 4))*75 + 4*8


Round 4: E R Y E N L I J W

My selection: JEWELRY


Round 5: A B P R O T O E F

My selection: BAREFOOT


Round 6: Target 777 from 100 9 3 2 10 1

My selection: 777 = (9 - 2)*(100 + 10 + 1)


Round 7: H M D I T O F U E

My selection: MOUTHED


Round 8: Target 886 from 75 50 25 5 2 4

Another tough number round, at least for me.  I flailed around unprofitably and in the end only got to four away.  After time I advanced to one off, and then found what turns out to be the only solution.

My selection: 882 = (5 + 4)*(75 + 25 - 2)  [4 off]
Best: 886 = (25*75 + 5)/2 - 50 - 4


Round 9: ROAST TUNA

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

3 comments:

Sam G said...

1. ILLUSION
2. x MACIATES
3. one off: 408 = 4*10*(4+6) + 8. Tried 332 + 75.
4. WINERY
5. PROBATE
6. 777 = (10-2)*(100-3) + 1
7. MOUTHED
8. Probably late, 886 = (75*25+5)/2 - 50 - 4. Otherwise, 5*177 = 885
9. - Common enough word, but didn't get close.

Mike Backhouse said...

Not much chop for me today. Loved ILLUSION Sam.

LIONS
STACK
6*(75-8)+4=406 (1 off)
RELINE
POOFTER (sorry again)
Sam's way
MOUTHED
4*2*(75+25+5)+50=890 (4 off and went over time)
x

Louise Molloy said...

1. unrolls
2. mistake
3. 6x(75-8+4/4)=408 (1 off)
4. liner
5. footer
6. (9-2)x(100+10+1)=777
7. mouthed
8. out of time with (75+25-2)x(5+4)=882 (4 off)
9. X