Thursday, 14 April 2016

NG 819

New game 819 is now available.

The re-run is episode 82; its rounds are here and its writeup is here.


Round 1: U R O T L S I B G

I had TOUR, ROUTS, SUITOR, and OUTRIGS.

Although BUSBOY is listed, there is no BUSGIRL in the Macquarie.  That leaves OUTRIGS as the only seven, and the best to be done.

My selection: OUTRIGS


Round 2: L S A E R H P O P

I had SEAL, SHARE, OPERAS, HOPPERS, and PROLAPSE ("Chiefly Pathology to fall or slip down or out of place").  After time I noted some other sevens of SHOPPER, POPLARS, PROPELS, and REPOSAL.

The other eight here is PROPHASE ("the first stage of mitosis during which the chromosomes progressively contract and become thicker and the nuclear membrane begins to disappear").

The other sevens are RAPPELS / SLAPPER / LAPPERS, PAROLES, PERHAPS, LOPPERS, HOPPLES (HOPPLE appears to be a variation of HOBBLE), SPHERAL, and SHOALER (by application of the single-syllable rule to SHOAL as an adjective: "of little depth, as of water; shallow").

My selection: PROLAPSE


Round 3: Target 945 from 100 1 5 3 8 2

The target is 9*105, and that observation leads easily enough to 945 = (8 + 1)*(100 + 5).

My selection: 945 = (8 + 1)*(100 + 5)


Round 4: E I M I S G K R I

Yuck, too many I's.  I had SEMI, MIKES, and GRIMES.

The other sixes are KERMIS ("an annual fair or festival attended with sports and merrymaking, sometimes for charitable purposes"), GRIKES (GRIKE: "a vertical fissure developed, usually in limestone, by solution along a joint"), and maybe REIKIS (REIKI: "the treatment of illness, injury, stress, etc., by the putative release of unpolarised energy through the hands of a trained practitioner").

My selection: GRIMES


Round 5: O T A N D A N E N

I had DOAT (variant spelling of DOTE) and ANDANTE (a musical direction).  If one of those three N's had been a second T instead then ANNOTATED would have been available.

The other seven here is ANTENNA.  The other sixes are TENDON, TANNED, ATONED, and ADNATE ("grown fast to something; congenitally attached").

My selection: ANDANTE


Round 6: Target 718 from 50 2 5 9 3 10

I wanted to make the 18 as 2*9, and the tweak using the 2 seemed a worthwhile option.  That worked out, giving me 718 = 2*((10 - 3)*50 + 9).  Then I noticed that I could get to 700 as 14*50, and another tweak finished it off: 718 = (9 + 5)*(50 + 2) - 10.

My selection: 718 = (9 + 5)*(50 + 2) - 10


Round 7: O N W I D A D C E

I had WINO, WIND, COWED, DANCED, WINDED, and OCEANID ("an ocean nymph").

The other sevens are CANDIED and ADENOID.

My selection: OCEANID


Round 8: Target 831 from 25 100 75 8 6 5

The standard method applies easily enough, giving 831 = 8*100 + 25 + 6.

My selection: 831 = 8*100 + 25 + 6


Round 9: SURE BRIBE

The B's work better doubled, and the -ISE ended is helpful here.

My selection: RUBBERISE (5.0s)


4 comments:

Senaka Mahagedara said...

Blogs
Shopper
(100+5)*(8+1)*9=945
Germs
Donate
(50+2)*(9+5)-10=718
Widen
100*8+25+6=831
Rubberise ( ?????)

Senaka Mahagedara said...

I have a typing mistake. The first maths solution should be corrected to
(100+5)*(8+1)=945

BadBeatPete said...

Round 1 - Grouts
Round 2 - Shopper
Round 3 - (100+5)*(8+1)=945
Round 4 - Grimes
Round 5 - Donate
Round 6 - (50+2)*(9+5)=728, 728-10=718
Round 7 - Danced
Round 8 - (100*8)+(25+6)=831
Round 9 - x ( Solved after 30 seconds "Rubberise" )

Mike Backhouse said...

GROUTS
SHOPPER
Pete and Senaka's way
MIRES
TANNED
(9+5)*50+10+3*2=716 (2 off, kick myself for not seeing above solution)
WINCED
8*100+5*6=830 (2 off, ditto)
x