Monday, 14 March 2016

NG 796

New game 796 is now available.

The re-run is episode 59; its rounds are here and its writeup is here.


Round 1: M C N A I M N O T

My selection: CONTAIN


Round 2: S L N T E C E I N

I found SENTINEL a bit after time.  The other eight is NESCIENT.

My selection: CLIENTS
Best: SENTINEL


Round 3: Target 508 from 50 25 1 8 1 2

One off is the best to be done.

My selection: 509 = (8 + 2)*(50 + 1) - 1  [1 off]


Round 4: R R A N S M U T E

My selection: SURNAME
Best: MANURERS


Round 5: I C G I T O A S R

My selection: GASTRIC
Best: ORGIASTIC


Round 6: Target 155 from 50 7 1 10 3 2

My selection: 155 = (7 - 2)*(3*10 + 1)


Round 7: E O R R D A E K C

My selection: CREAKED


Round 8: Target 897 from 50 75 9 10 5 10

I got to one off after time, but the actual solutions were beyond me.

My selection: 895 = 9*10*10 - 5  [2 off]
Best: 897 = (50 + 10 + 9)*(75 - 10) / 5


Round 9: TACIT VISA

The answer of ATAVISTIC is the adjective derived from ATAVISM ("reversion to an earlier type").

My selection: [N/A -- chosen]
Best: ATAVISTIC

3 comments:

Senaka Mahagedara said...

Contain
Select
(50+1)*(8+2)-1=509 ( 1 away)
Returns
Tragics
50*3+10/2=155
Record
10*10*9-5=895 ( 2 away)
X

BadBeatPete said...

Round 1 - Contain
Round 2 - Stencil
Round 3 - (50+1)*(8+2)=510, 510-1=509 (1 away)
Round 4 - Matures
Round 5 - Satiric
Round 6 - 3*50+(7-2)=155
Round 7 - Croaked
Round 8 - (75+9+5)*10=890, 890+(50/10)=895 (2 away)
Round 9 - x

Michael Backhouse said...

MANIAC
SILENCE
As for Senaka and Pete (1 off)
MUSTER and SMARTER just over
TRAGICS
Senaka's way
RACKED (pity CREEKROAD is not a word)
Senaka's way but went over time
x jumped in with ACTIVIST