Wednesday, 21 January 2015

NG 563

New game 563 is now available.


Round 1: C T E I E A R N D

My selection: RETAINED


Round 2: O C E T G I N R T

My selection: ROTTING


Round 3: Target 501 from 75 1 1 2 7 4

My selection: 501 = 7*(75 - 4) + 2 + 1 + 1


Round 4: S L M T O B O I A

My selection: TOMBOLAS


Round 5: H R H M E O C O U

My selection: MOOCHER


Round 6: Target 337 from 100 50 8 4 9 4

My selection: 337 = (9*(4*50 + 100) - 4)/8


Round 7: W S T S E A I P D

My selection: WASPIEST*
Best: WASPIEST* or PATSIES under the old rules


Round 8: Target 377 from 25 7 1 1 3 5

My selection: 377 = 3*5*25 + 1 + 1


Round 9: SING PRIDE

A minor trap in this conundrum, which I fell into.

My selection: [invalid -- SPIDERING]
Best: PRESIDING

6 comments:

Louise Molloy said...

1. created
2. rotting
3. (75+7+1)x(4+2)+1=499 (2 off) out of time with [(75-4)x7]+2+1+1=501
4. oboist
5. moocher
6. 4x100-50-(9+4)=337
7. waisted
8. 3x5x25+1+1=377
9. X

Mike Backhouse said...

At least no 5s today.

TRAINING
ROTTING
(4+2)*(75+7+1+1)=504 (3 off) and then reasonably quickly after time Louise's second way
BLOOMS
MOOCHER
9*50-100-8-4=338 (1 off) and then after time Louise's way
PASSED (wish I'd seen WAISTED)
Louise's way (yet again!)
x should have got that, especially looking for the -ING words first up

Geoff Bailey said...

Nice work with OBOIST, Louise -- I'd have guessed it was spelled OBOEIST, but apparently not. The Macquarie tends to be weak on adjectives formed by -ED, but WAISTED does get an explicit mention -- another good find from you.

Mike: I'm guessing you meant TRAINED in round 1, with the -ING being a typo due to the second round. It sounds like your numbers rounds are going reasonably well, just need to get there a bit faster.

Mike Backhouse said...

Thanks Geoff, yes, I had TRAINED written down.

Sam G said...

Geoff, your Round 6 approach requires a back story.

1. CREATINE/DECANTER/CANTERED. Felt there might have been a nine here.
2. ROTTING
3. 501 = (75-4)*7 + 2 + 1 + 1
4. BLOATS
5. MOOCHER
6. 337 = (50+8)*4 + 100 + 9-4
7. PASTIES
8. 377 = 3*5*25 + 1 + 1
9. PRESIDING - 8.2s. Only tried -ING words, but it didn't jump straight out.

Geoff Bailey said...

Sam: Heh. Well, it was just one of those things I tried, really. The observation is that 37 is (75 - 1)/2, but 1's and 2's are hard to come by. But we did have 4 and 8, so 37 would be (4*75 - 4)/8, leading to the target being (2700 - 4)/8. 2700 is conveniently divisible by 9, and I was quite happy when the requisite 300 was formable.

Of course, I then also found the solution that Louise used. But I liked the complicated option better!