Monday, 26 January 2015

NG 566

New game 566 is now available.


Round 1: E D A L N R G O A

My selection: GROANED


Round 2: R A W T G B E O H

I thought (correctly) that BOGWATER was too dubious.  I was surprised, though, to discover on later checking that BEGORAH was not listed (BEGORRAH and BEGORRA are), and even more so that WART-HOG requires the hyphen.

My selection: BOTHER


Round 3: Target 802 from 50 75 6 2 6 8

I somehow missed that 8*2*50 is 800, which would have easily tweaked to a solution.  I saw it just after time.

My selection: 801 = (75 + 50/2)*8 + 6/6  [1 off]
Best: 802 = 2*(8*50 + 6/6)


Round 4: T R U H S I E P C

My selection: PICTURES


Round 5: A L O S M U T C X

My selection: ALMOST
Best: MUCOSAL


Round 6: Target 327 from 50 100 75 5 8 1

Once again I was a few seconds too slow to see an answer.  The key insight was that 327 = 375 - 6*8.

My selection: 326 = 5*50 + 75 + 1  [1 off]
Best: 327 = 8*(50 - 5 - 1) - (100 - 75)


Round 7: E D I B E S D A F

My selection: DEBASED


Round 8: Target 241 from 100 75 50 10 5 4

My selection: 241 = 10*(100 - 75) - 5 - 4


Round 9: GRIEVE CAR

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

3 comments:

Louise Molloy said...

1. groaned
2. gather
3. 2x[8x50+6/6]=802
4. pitchers
5. moults
6. 5x75-50+1=326 (1 off)
7. baddies
8. (100-75)x10-5-4=241
9. caregiver (63.1s)

Mike Backhouse said...

GROANED
BOTHER
(8*2)*50+6/6=801 (1 off) and then just after time 6*(50+75+8)+6-2=802
PUSHIER
COAST
8*50-75+1=326 (1 off)
BADDIES (a foreign policy term)
Louise's way (might have gone over)
x

Sam G said...

Good answers from Louise and Mike again.

1. GARLAND
2. x BOGWATER
3. 802 = (6+6)*(75-8) - 2
4. PICTURES
5. MOULTS
6. one off: 328 = (75-8-1)*5 - 100/50
7. DEBASED. Love it Mike, BADDIES was my first answer.
8. 241 = (75-50)*10 - 5 - 4
9. x CAREGIVER at about 30s, but had already buzzed at 1.5s with VICARAGE.