Tuesday, 22 March 2016

NG 802

New game 802 is now available.

The re-run is episode 65; its rounds are here and its writeup is here.


Round 1: N E I R A O Y G I

My selection: ORANGEY


Round 2: P S M E O E U N T

My selection: POSTMEN


Round 3: Target 283 from 25 10 3 10 2 8

My selection: 283 = (2*10 + 8)*10 + 3


Round 4: W E R U S B A K S

My selection: BUSKERS


Round 5: E C A Z N P O S O

My selection: PECANS
Best: POONCES


Round 6: Target 281 from 8 5 10 6 7 9

My selection: 281 = (5*7 - 6)*10 - 9


Round 7: E L I D L T L A C

The best answer here is CLITELLA (plural of CLITELLUM: "the glandular part of the epidermis which, in some oligochaete annelid worms, secretes the cocoon within which the eggs are deposited").

My selection: CITADEL
Best: CLITELLA


Round 8: Target 971 from 50 25 100 75 1 2

It turns out that this target is unreachable, and 973 is the best one can do.

My selection: 973 = 25*50 - 2*(100 + 1) - 75  [2 off]


Round 9: TEST TAIGA

The answer is SAGITTATE ("shaped like an arrowhead").

My selection: SAGITTATE (9.1s)

5 comments:

Senaka Mahagedara said...

Orange
Unsteep
(25+3)*10+8-10/2=283
Brakes
Spoon
(7*5-6)*10-9=281
Dialect
(25+1)*75/2=775 (4 away)
Agitatest ( ???????)

Senaka Mahagedara said...

Orange
Unsteep
(25+3)*10+8-10/2=283
Brakes
Spoon
(7*5-6)*10-9=281
Dialect
(25+1)*75/2=975 (4 away)
Agitatest ( ???????)

BadBeatPete said...

Round 1 - Ignore
Round 2 - Mounts
Round 3 - (25+2)*10=270, 270+(10+3)=283
Round 4 - Buskers
Round 5 - Oceans
Round 6 - (8*5)*7=280, 280+(10-9)=281
Round 7 - Citadel
Round 8 - ((25+1)/2)*75=975, 975-(100/50)=973 (2 away)
Round 9 - x

Mike Backhouse said...

GRAINY
MOUNTS
(8+3)*25+10-2=283
BUSKERS
POONCES
(9-5)*710=280 (1 off)
TALLIED
nothing in range in 30s
x I had AGITATEST too Senaka, but don't think it is a word.

Geoff Bailey said...

G'day all; sorry for the lack of writeups in recent weeks. I'm aiming to get better about having the short forms up in a useful amount of time. At the least, this will resolve conundrum uncertainty.

Mike: Well done on finding POONCES!

Pete: Likewise, well done on getting to 973 -- that is the best possible, and there are (essentially) only two ways to do it.

Senaka: You were very close to that 973, too -- good work to spot the (25 + 1)/2*75 option. Sadly, UNSTEEP is not a word.