Thursday, 25 December 2014

NG 544

New game 544 is now available.


Round 1: M D N A C G I E A

My selection: MINCED
Best: MANAGED


Round 2: B M A N S N I C E

My selection: CINEMAS


Round 3: Target 427 from 25 10 10 9 5 3

My selection: 427 = (9*10/5 + 25)*10 - 3


Round 4: E D S N U Z Y E E

My selection: SNEEZED


Round 5: S H T G A O W I O

My selection: GOATISH


Round 6: Target 779 from 25 50 100 3 4 7

My selection: 779 = 7*100 + 50 + 25 + 4


Round 7: R A O T O D H V F

My selection: HOARD


Round 8: Target 806 from 100 5 3 5 1 6

My selection: 806 = (5 + 3)*100 + 6


Round 9: USE VIPERS

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

7 comments:

Mike Backhouse said...

GAINED
MINCES
(10+10-3)*25=425 (2 off)
SNEEZED
SHOOT
7*100+50+25+4=779
FROTH
(5+3)*100+6=806
SUPERVISE (91s-can't believe it took so long to see SUPER)

Louise Molloy said...

1. managed
2. basic
3. 9x5x10-25+3=428 (1 off)
4. sneezed
5. ghost
6. 7x100+25+50+4=779
7. hotrod
8. (3+5)x100+6=806
9. X

ahh, SUPERVISE! - would have book ended MANAGED well!

Sam G said...

I'm not sure if hotrod is listed, Louise.

1. MANAGED
2. INSANE
3. 427 = (25-5)*(10+10) + 9*3
4. DUNES
5. GOATISH
6. 779 = (100-3)*7 + 4*25
7. AFOOT
8. 806 = (5+3)*100) + 6
9. SUPERVISE - 4.5s

Geoff Bailey said...

Indeed, I checked up on HOTROD after time -- it's only listed as two words. A shame!

Mike Backhouse said...

Geoff/Sam, I am surprised by GOATISH. You could add -ISH to just about any animal; unless it has a different meaning as in 'acting the goat'?

Geoff Bailey said...

Mike: I regarded GOATISH as a risk, but decided to chance it. I think you make a good observation that the Macquarie would probably not list it without an alternative meaning, though. In this case, in addition to "like a goat", the meaning "lustful" is listed. So that's probably why it gets an explicit mention.

Mike Backhouse said...

Thanks Geoff.