Friday, 1 April 2016

NG 810

New game 810 is now available.

The re-run is episode 73; its rounds are here and its writeup is here.


Round 1: W S G T E I K O R

My selection: WORKSITE


Round 2: I D S A A C O S L

My selection: SOCIALS


Round 3: Target 366 from 75 4 1 10 10 2

My selection: 366 = (10/2)*75 - (10 - 1)


Round 4: E N F E T R C P A

The best option here is PRAEFECT, a variant spelling of PREFECT.

My selection: PERCENT
Best: PRAEFECT


Round 5: N S I C E O A R B

I spent too long during time being amused by BACONISER; I found the valid CARBONISE just a little after time ran out.

My selection: CARBINES
Best: CARBONISE


Round 6: Target 904 from 100 25 75 8 10 2

My selection: 904 = 8*(100 + 25 - 10 - 2)


Round 7: U N A N M O E G F

Two obscure sevens are the best on offer here: NOUMENA (plural of NOUMENON: "(in Kantian philosophy) that which can be the object only of a purely intellectual (non-sensuous) intuition; essentially, a postulate") and AGNOMEN ("an additional (fourth) name given to a person by the ancient Romans in allusion to some achievement or other circumstance, as Africanus in Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus").

My selection: FOEMAN
Best: NOUMENA


Round 8: Target 818 from 50 25 9 8 1 8

My selection: 818 = (9 + 8)*50 - 25 - (8 - 1)


Round 9: DULY ALONE

My selection: UNALLOYED (3.0s)

5 comments:

Senaka Mahagedara said...

Writes
Loads
75*10/2-10+1=366
Repeat
Brains
(10+2)*75+100/25=904
Mango
50*(9+8)-25-8+1=818
X

BadBeatPete said...

Round 1 - Goitres
(Was unsure if "Worksite" is one or two words)

Round 2 - Socials
Round 3 - (10/2)*75=375, 375-(10-1)=366
Round 4 - Perfect
Round 5 - Carbonise (?)
Round 6 - (10*100)-(75+25)=900, 900+(8/2)=904
Round 7 - Gnome
Round 8 - (9+8)*50=850, (850-25)-(8-1)-818
Round 9 - x

Mike Backhouse said...

STOKER (WORKSITE not in my second edition Pete)
SOLIDS
4*(75+10+10/2+1)=364 (2 off)
FENCER
BONIER
Senaka's way
GUNMAN
(8+8)*(50+1)=816 (2 off)
x looked up: UNALLOYED?

Geoff Bailey said...

WORKSITE is in the Macquarie (fortunately for me, as it was my pick). And CARBONISE is also good -- well done, Pete!

Mike: Nice work to find GUNMAN in round 7 -- it was a tough mix.

BadBeatPete said...

Thanks Geoff :)