Thursday, 31 March 2016

NG 809

New game 809 is now available.

The re-run is episode 72; its rounds are here and its writeup is here.


Round 1: O R M G E K T C I

My selection: MORTICE


Round 2: B A I S L F U S L

Unfortunately for me, I only considered the -FUL ending just after time; that led easily to BLISSFUL once considered.  Incidentally, the only seven here is FIBULAS.

My selection: FLAILS
Best: BLISSFUL


Round 3: Target 622 from 75 7 5 2 5 6

My selection: 622 = (7 + 2)*(75 - 6) + 5/5


Round 4: T W O I T N O A C

I'd considered the best option of TACTION ("Obsolete touch; contact"), but was not certain of it.

My selection: ACTION
Best: TACTION


Round 5: E T D Z S I N C I

I paid the price here for discounting the Z.

My selection: INCITES
Best: CITIZENS


Round 6: Target 851 from 50 100 75 25 7 3

The target is unreachable, so one off is the best to be done.  There are lots of ways to get to 850, but only two to get to 852.

My selection: 850 = 7*(75 + 50) - 25  [1 off]


Round 7: E R I P O H L S O

My selection: LOOPERS
Best: POLISHER


Round 8: Target 434 from 100 75 10 8 1 2

My selection: 434 = (8 - 2)*(75 - 1) - 10


Round 9: CLOP XYLEM

My selection: COMPLEXLY (.5s)

3 comments:

Senaka Mahagedara said...

Metric
Blissful
(75-7-6)(5+5)+2=622
Action
Edits
(7+3)*75+100=850 ( 1 off)
Looser
(75-1)*(8-2)-10=434
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BadBeatPete said...

Round 1 - Rocket
Round 2 - Blissful
Round 3 - (75-7-6)*(5+5)=620, 620+2=622
Round 4 - Action
Round 5 - Citizens
Round 6 - (100+25)*7=875, 875-(75/3)=850 (1 away)
Round 7 - Polisher
Round 8 - (75-1)*(8-2)=444, 444-10=434
Round 9 - Complexly (Total time: 4.4 seconds)

Mike Backhouse said...

Had a hard time of it today.

TICKER
BALLS
(6+2)*(75+7-2)+5=621 (1 off)
TONIC
TENDS
7*100+75+25+50=850 (1 off)
SPOILER
(8-1)*75-100+10=435 (1 off)
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