Friday, 16 January 2015

NG 560

New game 560 is now available.


Round 1: B S D T N A E E E

My selection: ABSENTED


Round 2: C I O S U G F M R

My selection: CURIOS


Round 3: Target 356 from 50 8 10 3 4 6

My selection: 356 = (8*4 + 3)*10 + 6


Round 4: A R G N I L O I D

My selection: ORIGINAL


Round 5: B W M N A E O U T

No BATWOMEN in the Macquarie, alas, but there is still an eight.

My selection: WOMBAT
Best: UMBONATE


Round 6: Target 929 from 100 2 10 10 1 3

My selection: 929 = (10 - 1)*(100 + 3) + 2


Round 7: P T E E S C I M U

My selection: IMPETUS


Round 8: Target 353 from 4 2 5 8 4 2

With so few odd numbers, it's little surprise that this odd target is unreachable.  One away is the best to be done.

My selection: 352 = (5 + 4 + 2)*8*4  [1 off]


Round 9: NASTY LINT

Going over my notes, I see that I forgot to record my solving time for this conundrum.  Bother.

My selection: INSTANTLY (time not recorded)

5 comments:

Louise Molloy said...

1. basted
2. frogs
3. (3+4)x50+6=356
4. railing
5. bemoan
6. (10-1)x(100+3)+2=929
7. imputes
8. out of time with 8x(2x4x5+4)=352 (1 off)
9. X

Michael Backhouse said...

DEBASE
FORMIC
8*(50-6)+4=356
RAILING
BOATMEN
(100+3-10)*10-1=929
SEPTIC (thought I was doing ok to get a 6 here so well done on the 7 Louise)
4*(5+4+2)*8=352 (1 off)
INSTANTLY- not exactly, at 118s! Wasted time with the close -ILY, then started again and then did see it straight away.

Louise said...

Congrats on INSTANTLY, Mike, even after time, because I tried for a good while and those double consonants and only 2 vowels really threw me!

Sam G said...

1. DEBATES
2. FOCUS
3. 356 = (10-3)*50 + 6
4. RAIDING
5. BOATMEN
6. 929 = (100-10+3)*10 - 1
7. IMPUTES
8. one off: 352 = 4*8*(5+4+2)
9. INSTANTLY - 1.6s. Way too slow to qualify as instant. Would have made for much mirth on the show nonetheless, ala Ep 343.

Michael Backhouse said...

IMPETUS and IMPUTES are very similar. Well done.