Crossword SNITCH

A quantitative guide to the degree of difficulty of the Times Cryptic Crossword

Reference solvers for November 2016

The following solvers are used as references for the NITCH calculations in this month. The time indicated is their average solving time for error-free puzzles during the prior six months. The solvers average NITCH for each day of week is also shown, with the number of solutions for that day.

RankSolverSolutions usedAverage time MonTueWedThuFri
1Magoo9405:50 92 (20) 102 (23) 98 (22) 100 (21) 107 (18)
2mohn5106:31 76 (11) 100 (15) 111 (9) 104 (14) 106 (12)
3Lettuceleaf3406:39 89 (10) 101 (7) 99 (10) 112 (6) 104 (11)
4Jason10607:01 90 (24) 103 (23) 92 (20) 99 (25) 113 (24)
5Eamon Ryan10807:32 93 (26) 100 (24) 97 (22) 103 (23) 105 (23)
6Bogota Eagle4508:05 90 (9) 99 (10) 96 (12) 108 (12) 102 (12)
7Ludo6408:07 100 (13) 87 (15) 109 (16) 100 (15) 101 (15)
8mistigris4008:10 77 (7) 91 (11) 115 (8) 106 (15) 102 (9)
9auchiedollie9309:06 93 (19) 97 (22) 95 (22) 107 (19) 105 (21)
10verlaine8809:28 75 (20) 95 (21) 104 (17) 111 (22) 115 (18)
11aphis999409:39 80 (21) 110 (22) 94 (20) 103 (22) 110 (19)
12richard8710:40 84 (19) 101 (22) 101 (18) 93 (18) 116 (20)
13Tom Stubbs10811:22 89 (25) 97 (24) 101 (22) 90 (24) 122 (23)
14tonysever10411:36 90 (23) 102 (22) 99 (21) 93 (25) 114 (23)
15lickert10111:44 86 (24) 101 (22) 99 (22) 103 (23) 109 (20)
16Peter Fowler9111:56 97 (20) 100 (19) 108 (19) 96 (22) 98 (21)
17trux2512:04 88 (7) 96 (9) 108 (7) 100 (6) 108 (6)
18Quizimodo10812:24 91 (22) 106 (24) 96 (26) 98 (23) 105 (23)
19Heyesey6812:25 80 (20) 96 (19) 96 (16) 116 (14) 135 (9)
20KenTurner9712:57 98 (21) 97 (22) 96 (22) 105 (19) 102 (23)
21Silva9713:03 91 (22) 110 (21) 98 (18) 99 (23) 100 (23)
22AlanS8713:03 77 (19) 100 (21) 96 (19) 107 (20) 118 (18)
23chindit9913:04 86 (24) 108 (21) 95 (18) 104 (22) 105 (24)
24Topical Tim8013:06 83 (19) 99 (18) 105 (12) 112 (21) 100 (20)
25Ben Staveley2713:11 72 (7) 104 (6) 116 (6) 106 (9) 101 (9)
26Denis9113:32 94 (21) 98 (21) 93 (21) 111 (20) 102 (18)
27Toffer7813:45 88 (20) 107 (16) 101 (14) 98 (20) 107 (18)
28neilr9313:52 89 (23) 108 (22) 99 (20) 101 (19) 103 (19)
29mikegrocott7713:55 83 (20) 108 (13) 100 (15) 104 (22) 107 (17)
30glheard4614:06 83 (10) 105 (10) 90 (10) 100 (16) 119 (10)
31Stavros8614:10 87 (22) 97 (17) 102 (17) 106 (19) 107 (21)
32mchalen11214:25 83 (24) 104 (26) 98 (25) 103 (24) 109 (23)
33jjp6314:39 90 (16) 108 (16) 97 (16) 97 (15) 109 (10)
34Eylesie6514:54 92 (15) 102 (17) 121 (15) 98 (15) 81 (13)
35Sue Sweeper6714:58 80 (16) 100 (19) 113 (17) 94 (14) 114 (11)
36Tibthorpe9315:12 82 (21) 112 (19) 97 (21) 97 (21) 110 (21)
37AndyOwl9115:12 82 (22) 96 (19) 101 (18) 110 (20) 109 (22)
38aphasic5915:14 73 (10) 103 (17) 103 (13) 104 (18) 105 (11)
39earlylight8115:33 97 (19) 95 (19) 104 (16) 102 (17) 101 (20)
40fshephe9315:46 84 (20) 102 (25) 97 (20) 99 (18) 116 (20)
41OliviaRhineb10216:26 83 (23) 101 (22) 102 (23) 99 (23) 114 (21)
42phthisis9816:28 93 (22) 104 (24) 98 (22) 101 (22) 102 (18)
43rpb7816:42 94 (21) 102 (19) 101 (17) 96 (15) 105 (16)
44RHB5716:45 86 (13) 106 (17) 90 (14) 104 (13) 112 (10)
45Margaretlarb5816:52 93 (15) 104 (14) 110 (15) 109 (10) 84 (14)
46sotira7816:55 86 (20) 106 (19) 92 (14) 103 (17) 110 (18)
47robinh9716:56 89 (22) 97 (21) 94 (19) 100 (23) 116 (22)
48ChuckB5216:59 83 (10) 93 (13) 104 (15) 103 (10) 109 (14)
49nesbitt4817:06 95 (13) 95 (12) 100 (14) 112 (10) 98 (9)
50subbswamysg4817:30 88 (11) 96 (11) 94 (11) 106 (12) 110 (13)
51Bernard S5317:44 90 (10) 114 (14) 95 (11) 97 (15) 98 (13)
52Werm8817:44 81 (20) 101 (20) 89 (18) 108 (22) 119 (18)
53andyt4717:47 92 (12) 106 (11) 92 (10) 99 (12) 108 (12)
54pterodactyl4717:51 94 (15) 97 (14) 109 (8) 99 (9) 105 (11)
55Kevin Gregg4319:04 92 (11) 92 (9) 101 (9) 103 (14) 108 (10)
56sampson7519:22 92 (21) 104 (17) 97 (18) 101 (17) 109 (12)
57GMcD10019:31 83 (22) 108 (21) 96 (23) 101 (21) 110 (23)
58David Crooks10119:53 89 (22) 100 (22) 103 (23) 102 (22) 104 (22)
59reindeer8219:58 95 (18) 96 (18) 97 (18) 106 (20) 102 (18)
60David P9020:07 84 (22) 104 (21) 97 (16) 104 (21) 110 (20)
61peter wild11120:15 85 (25) 103 (25) 95 (22) 98 (25) 116 (24)
62Ben Ganly6620:17 87 (16) 103 (15) 102 (17) 102 (14) 105 (14)
63MickinEly25320:18 95 (16) 102 (15) 99 (12) 102 (11) 102 (9)
64Groucho6820:57 86 (16) 98 (16) 101 (15) 102 (19) 113 (12)
65AnneGinger6721:14 85 (16) 104 (15) 92 (13) 116 (19) 97 (14)
66Zabadak9021:21 82 (17) 109 (21) 93 (20) 104 (20) 105 (22)
67Bobchapman3821:26 86 (10) 93 (8) 111 (13) 102 (11) 99 (6)
68Big Mick6821:47 91 (18) 98 (14) 96 (16) 107 (17) 108 (13)
69Helly Welly6422:00 84 (12) 97 (19) 88 (10) 104 (18) 116 (15)
70NJeagle7422:09 86 (16) 93 (18) 102 (15) 99 (15) 115 (20)
71alanjcannon8022:12 88 (18) 100 (19) 97 (17) 101 (19) 112 (17)
72zythum9022:56 91 (22) 98 (18) 104 (20) 97 (19) 108 (21)
73barracuda10222:57 79 (22) 106 (22) 101 (22) 101 (24) 111 (22)
74Bobb6823:06 84 (14) 102 (21) 92 (17) 114 (11) 109 (15)
75Galspray7223:31 91 (16) 92 (13) 88 (20) 103 (18) 127 (15)
76leonora6023:39 86 (16) 105 (11) 102 (16) 88 (13) 119 (14)
77scouse13623:46 82 (8) 101 (10) 95 (8) 105 (11) 110 (9)
78Edprof7824:04 85 (19) 93 (15) 108 (17) 90 (17) 119 (20)
79PeterMabey7024:23 87 (16) 105 (13) 96 (18) 107 (20) 102 (13)
80benedick6624:26 92 (15) 101 (17) 90 (17) 105 (13) 111 (14)
81KarenR7625:01 82 (17) 100 (16) 97 (18) 108 (15) 110 (20)
82crosswordian8125:36 84 (20) 96 (20) 102 (20) 112 (14) 110 (17)
83Julian West4625:41 74 (11) 105 (15) 91 (12) 105 (8) 126 (10)
84me_phobete6825:51 87 (16) 106 (13) 94 (14) 105 (18) 105 (17)
85Solver525625:52 86 (19) 109 (12) 97 (12) 99 (11) 116 (12)
86NAPASAI4026:20 76 (9) 114 (9) 92 (11) 115 (12) 96 (9)
87Chadwick6627:21 87 (16) 101 (14) 98 (18) 103 (13) 111 (15)
88burrowz1b5227:22 78 (9) 92 (14) 92 (13) 102 (12) 124 (14)
89Son of Smug4827:32 91 (9) 108 (12) 90 (12) 98 (12) 107 (13)
90alexh2727:45 75 (8) 110 (6) 111 (6) 106 (11) 99 (6)
91Jefe4928:40 71 (10) 93 (11) 100 (10) 96 (16) 132 (12)
92nekabue3528:49 82 (13) 86 (9) 131 (6) 101 (7) 119 (10)
93oldpalace5128:56 95 (13) 100 (13) 94 (9) 98 (12) 107 (14)
94Barry Smith6828:59 79 (15) 109 (18) 97 (10) 97 (19) 112 (16)
95stockynige3729:11 87 (12) 95 (7) 97 (10) 106 (9) 117 (9)
96Prytherch5929:20 96 (12) 103 (12) 105 (14) 92 (16) 103 (15)
97anthea5629:26 103 (8) 96 (12) 105 (11) 96 (16) 101 (19)
98diogenes4629:49 91 (13) 99 (9) 111 (11) 93 (13) 107 (10)
99Moles4030:11 86 (10) 104 (9) 108 (10) 94 (12) 109 (9)
100rosselliot3330:36 91 (9) 100 (8) 98 (7) 109 (8) 101 (11)
101Big Nug5032:16 80 (11) 107 (11) 84 (14) 102 (13) 130 (11)
102rjr5203632:20 78 (10) 118 (10) 87 (6) 94 (7) 109 (13)
103Clovis3933:17 85 (14) 99 (8) 75 (9) 104 (8) 139 (10)
104Ron's mum4033:20 81 (7) 95 (9) 91 (15) 80 (10) 155 (9)
105koro5333:40 86 (9) 105 (11) 101 (12) 100 (16) 102 (15)
106Jeeves6234:25 86 (13) 108 (15) 96 (15) 95 (13) 109 (16)
107ulaca3637:13 70 (12) 102 (10) 95 (10) 96 (6) 153 (8)
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