Wednesday, 23 March 2016

NG 803

New game 803 is now available.

The re-run is episode 66; its rounds are here and its writeup is here.


Round 1: S C U I I N R H N

My selection: URCHINS


Round 2: E N F A U R I S C

My selection: FANCIERS


Round 3: Target 133 from 50 100 8 3 4 6

My selection: 133 = 100 + 50/(6 - 4) + 8


Round 4: E O W A S M I T S

My selection: ATOMISES


Round 5: E O S D S R T E D

My selection: DESSERT
Best: OERSTEDS


Round 6: Target 169 from 75 9 8 6 7 6

My selection: 169 = (7 + 6)*(8 + 75/(9 + 6))


Round 7: C E L O C D B A E

My selection: DEBACLE


Round 8: Target 522 from 100 8 9 3 1 10

My selection: 522 = (8 + 100/(3 - 1))*9


Round 9: LION LEAPT

I'm a little unforunate here; I correctly guessed that the conundrum generator had presented me with the ridiculous PELLATION (this is the kind of thing that happens to me all the time while generating conundrums).  That is not in the Macquarie, although it is in the Scrabble list.  But there is a valid anagram of it, so it is usable and my "answer" invalid.

My selection: [invalid -- PELLATION (4.9s)]
Best: POLLINATE

6 comments:

BadBeatPete said...

Round 1 - Urchins
Round 2 - Furnaces
Round 3 - (100+50)-(8+6+3)=133
Round 4 - Atomises
Round 5 - Dessert
Round 6 - 75+(8*(6+6))=171 (2 away)
Got 169 Solution after 30 seconds :(
(just had to subtract (9-7) once I got to 171)

Round 7 - Debacle
Round 8 - (8-3)*(100+1)=505, 505+(10+9)=524 (2 away)
Round 9 - x

Liked the start, but the second half turned into my round 7 :P

BadBeatPete said...

Weird moment just now. Just realised that I was playing the letters and numbers blog whilst watching letters and numbers on tv.

Senaka Mahagedara said...

Ruins
Source
100+50-8-6-3=133
Wasties
sorted
(75+9)(8-6)+7-6=169
Labeled
(100/(3-1)+8)*9=522
X

Michael Backhouse said...

CHINS and then INCURS just after time
FAUNERS and then FANCIERS just after
As for Senaka and Pete
STEAMS
DRESSED
(6+6)*8-9+7+75=169 (probably over)
CABLED and wondered about CODABLE
((100/(3-1))+8)*9=522 (went over)
x made up word PELLATION

Geoff Bailey said...

Pete: When too much L&N is barely enough?

Senaka: There's no WASTIES in the Macquarie, and you also have used the L twice in round 7. Nice numberwork, though.

Mike: No joy with FAUNERS (I guess you were thinking of FAWNERS). CODABLE is not valid; PELLATION was a better guess than you think (although not correct).

Mike Backhouse said...

Thanks for the write up and feedback Geoff.