Tuesday, 27 January 2015

NG 567

New game 567 is now available.


Round 1: R B E N S M D I E

I was tempted by BRIDESMEN, but fortunately did not chance it.

My selection: MINDERS
Best: INBREEDS


Round 2: M E O S D O P I K

My selection: SPOOKED


Round 3: Target 464 from 25 3 5 10 8 9

My selection: 464 = (25 - 9)*(3*8 + 5)


Round 4: A L E S P E F O R

My selection: PAROLEES


Round 5: G I E S A T N G I

My selection: AGISTING


Round 6: Target 931 from 100 25 50 2 6 8

My selection: 931 = 8*100 + 2*50 + 25 + 6


Round 7: R W H L O E A C O

My selection: CHOLERA


Round 8: Target 869 from 100 50 6 7 6 1

There's only two solutions to this round, both tough to find: 869 = (6 + 6 + 7)*(50 + 1) - 100, and 869 = (100 - 7)*(50 + 6)/6 + 1.

My selection: 869 = 6*(100 + 50 - 6 + 1)  [1 off]
Best: 869 = (6 + 6 + 7)*(50 + 1) - 100


Round 9: CAT MALICE

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

4 comments:

Louise Molloy said...

1. minders
2. spooked
3. (9+10)x25-(8+3)=464
4. presale
5. staging
6. (25-6)x50-(8x2)=934 (3 off) and out of time with 8x100+2x50+25+6=931
7. cholera
8. (100+50-6+1)x6=870 (1 off)
9. X climactic (9.7s) and then saw acclimate

Mike Backhouse said...

BENDIER
SPOOKED
(10+8)*25+9+5=464
ELOPER?
SEATING
6*(100+50+8-6)=936 (5 off and went over)
WHOLE (loved CHOLERA Louise)
7*(100+50/(1+6/6))=870 (1 off and went over)
x

Sam G said...

1. INBREEDS
2. SPOOKED
3. 464 = 8*(25+3*(9+10/5))
4. RELAPSE
5. AGISTING
6. 931 = 8*100 + 2*50 + 25 + 6
7. CHORALE/CHOLERA. Reminded of near-fatal Ep400 miss.
8. one off: 870 = (100+50+1-6)*6
9. ACCLIMATE - 6.2s. Nearly thought METALLICA must be a word.

Geoff Bailey said...

ELOPER is fine; PRESALE is not. In general, the PRE- words are dangerous; in this case RELAPSE is a better option from those letters. And I was reminded of episode 400 also, Sam.