Friday, 30 January 2015

NG 570

New game 570 is now available.


Round 1: E N G S I T A R O

Under the revised rules, the listing of ORANGEY supports ORANGIEST*.  It's a little surprising that no other candidate nines are available, given the good letters.

My selection: ROASTING
Best: ORANGIEST*


Round 2: E A O S S T M T N

I could only spot obscure sevens with time, but STAMENS and NOTATES should have been findable.

My selection: TOMENTA


Round 3: Target 771 from 25 8 3 10 1 5

This is only solvable by noticing the factor of 3.  The other solution is 771 = ((25 + 1)*10 - (8 - 5))*3, although the 3 and 8 - 5 can be swapped for a trivial variation.

My selection: 771 = (25*10 + 8 - 1)*3


Round 4: I C G U A B N C D

My selection: DAUBING
Best: ABDUCING


Round 5: O E F E M C H O D

My selection: MOOCHED


Round 6: Target 460 from 100 3 4 7 9 8

My selectin: 460 = (100 - 8)*(9 - 4)


Round 7: N I A J S O P R S

My selection: PARISONS


Round 8: Target 295 from 100 75 25 50 8 8

There are only two solutions to this; the one I did not find is 295 = ((100 - 8/8)*75 - 50)/25.

My selection: 295 = 8*50 - 100 - 8 + 75/25


Round 9: MINT FRAME

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

4 comments:

Mike Backhouse said...

RANGIEST
STAMENS
(3*10+1)*25-5=770 (1 off)
DAUBING
CHOOFED
4*(100+8+7)=460
SPRAINS
100/25*(75-8/8)=296 (1 off)
x

Louise Molloy said...

1. roasting
2. notates
3. 25x(3x10+1)-(8-5)=772 (1 off)
4. daubing
5. mooched
6. 4x100+9x7-3=460
7. passion
8. 8x50-100-8+75/25=295
9. firmament (58.2s)

Thanks everyone for the feedback on 'flations' - think I may have risked that one before, will remember for next time!
I like 'choofed', Mike - a bit of a bookend to 'mooched'!

Sam G said...

1. NOTARISE
2. STAMENS
3. 771 = (10*25+8-1)*3
4. DAUBING
5. MOOCHED
6. 460 = (100+8+7)*4
7. PARISONS
8. 295 = ((100-8/8)*75-50)/25
9. FIRMAMENT - 2.5s

Mike Backhouse said...

There you go again Sam! Well done on 8. And I wished I'd noticed that the 3. total was divisible by 3. Quite straightforward really.