Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for June 2017

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
1Magoo7905:45 83 (18) 102 (19) 102 (15) 101 (19) 110 (18)
2Eamon Ryan11206:47 91 (24) 104 (25) 97 (22) 96 (25) 109 (26)
3Jason11407:07 77 (23) 102 (25) 100 (25) 98 (25) 118 (26)
4Lettuceleaf5807:16 88 (17) 96 (13) 100 (10) 102 (14) 114 (14)
5Bogota Eagle6008:33 82 (10) 98 (16) 94 (13) 101 (16) 116 (15)
6verlaine10209:33 75 (23) 103 (24) 99 (21) 95 (21) 126 (23)
7DaddyM8409:47 76 (18) 100 (24) 69 (19) 123 (15) 137 (18)
8auchiedollie9010:05 86 (22) 101 (24) 105 (21) 105 (20) 103 (13)
9aphis999910:27 80 (21) 100 (25) 94 (21) 107 (20) 115 (22)
10richard9110:38 86 (21) 97 (22) 107 (16) 99 (22) 111 (20)
11tiggis2910:49 88 (9) 98 (7) 119 (6) 91 (9) 110 (8)
12AlanS10710:50 83 (24) 95 (22) 100 (22) 97 (23) 121 (26)
13Peter Fowler4811:06 97 (12) 102 (14) 99 (11) 97 (9) 101 (12)
14Tom Stubbs10811:38 88 (25) 95 (26) 94 (22) 99 (23) 124 (22)
15retiarius5211:42 83 (15) 103 (13) 101 (12) 105 (15) 119 (7)
16lickert10111:45 84 (22) 97 (23) 93 (21) 97 (21) 124 (24)
17chindit11312:00 83 (24) 95 (23) 102 (25) 100 (26) 116 (25)
18tonysever10812:08 84 (23) 110 (24) 96 (24) 94 (22) 112 (25)
19Heyesey4612:19 100 (13) 79 (9) 95 (13) 102 (8) 116 (13)
20glheard7312:23 89 (20) 109 (17) 95 (15) 100 (18) 108 (13)
21alanconnor5512:33 73 (12) 92 (13) 105 (13) 93 (15) 137 (12)
22Denis6613:15 82 (14) 93 (16) 100 (13) 105 (15) 114 (18)
23Topical Tim10713:33 75 (24) 101 (25) 105 (20) 98 (24) 120 (24)
24keriothe_6813:37 96 (18) 98 (17) 99 (16) 110 (16) 93 (11)
25Stavros11013:48 86 (21) 105 (26) 93 (23) 102 (25) 109 (25)
26aphasic6113:53 90 (18) 95 (11) 103 (16) 93 (14) 121 (12)
27Silva9913:56 81 (22) 99 (23) 100 (21) 104 (22) 115 (21)
28mikegrocott7914:06 90 (17) 102 (16) 93 (17) 102 (17) 107 (22)
29neilr11114:10 85 (25) 98 (24) 99 (22) 96 (25) 119 (25)
30Ben Staveley3914:13 97 (10) 98 (10) 82 (8) 100 (13) 121 (8)
31mchalen11214:18 86 (24) 101 (26) 100 (23) 102 (24) 107 (25)
32Tibthorpe9914:50 78 (21) 91 (24) 104 (18) 91 (22) 130 (24)
33AndyOwl2914:51 87 (8) 103 (8) 90 (8) 112 (7) 108 (8)
34SimonAnthony4815:01 90 (12) 94 (11) 89 (12) 102 (12) 125 (11)
35jjp6915:04 91 (17) 93 (19) 99 (13) 102 (17) 116 (13)
36fshephe10315:24 89 (22) 100 (22) 97 (20) 100 (23) 110 (26)
37Toffer9215:41 82 (19) 97 (20) 97 (21) 95 (20) 122 (22)
38phthisis9415:44 82 (19) 105 (21) 96 (22) 95 (19) 116 (23)
39Sue Sweeper7016:21 78 (20) 94 (17) 103 (15) 112 (13) 121 (15)
40sotira10116:31 79 (21) 99 (24) 98 (20) 99 (23) 121 (23)
41Margaretlarb4416:35 98 (9) 93 (12) 101 (12) 101 (10) 105 (11)
42robinh9816:42 84 (21) 99 (23) 101 (19) 104 (24) 110 (21)
43OliviaRhineb11017:00 81 (26) 103 (25) 96 (21) 104 (25) 115 (23)
44RHB8717:10 83 (19) 103 (21) 96 (22) 92 (16) 122 (19)
45earlylight6717:25 90 (15) 94 (17) 111 (12) 99 (14) 106 (19)
46nesbitt6817:39 79 (18) 94 (20) 112 (14) 101 (14) 125 (12)
47ChuckB10717:40 80 (24) 94 (24) 103 (20) 107 (25) 114 (24)
48Bernard S7817:58 86 (17) 104 (18) 88 (12) 112 (18) 102 (23)
49mark oshin6618:05 77 (16) 108 (13) 98 (13) 99 (17) 115 (17)
50pterodactyl7418:33 89 (19) 89 (17) 103 (12) 100 (19) 119 (17)
51rpb9118:37 76 (24) 101 (21) 94 (18) 101 (17) 128 (21)
52noidea7518:39 91 (14) 95 (18) 93 (14) 96 (19) 116 (20)
53David P9219:19 89 (21) 94 (15) 93 (18) 93 (23) 123 (25)
54Ron's mum8319:23 74 (18) 114 (18) 103 (20) 76 (19) 132 (18)
55David Crooks10619:24 87 (24) 99 (24) 96 (22) 97 (22) 117 (24)
56reindeer8319:39 86 (17) 98 (19) 104 (17) 99 (19) 108 (21)
57Carol6719:46 89 (17) 100 (17) 109 (12) 88 (14) 112 (17)
58GMcD10720:00 73 (24) 110 (23) 84 (22) 97 (24) 132 (24)
59John Arnold5820:03 90 (18) 94 (12) 119 (13) 88 (11) 107 (14)
60sampson6820:10 93 (18) 100 (14) 97 (16) 91 (15) 118 (15)
61peter wild10020:32 83 (24) 100 (24) 93 (19) 107 (23) 116 (20)
62Groucho7720:38 75 (21) 106 (16) 100 (17) 104 (19) 123 (14)
63AnneGinger7920:50 82 (21) 98 (20) 110 (14) 97 (17) 117 (17)
64Big Mick9020:50 84 (20) 97 (25) 101 (21) 92 (19) 133 (15)
65Werm4821:13 80 (10) 98 (13) 96 (15) 106 (12) 126 (8)
66barracuda9621:17 83 (23) 102 (21) 95 (21) 98 (20) 121 (21)
67alanjcannon9121:47 82 (23) 95 (22) 97 (19) 111 (17) 117 (20)
68Helly Welly5622:10 86 (13) 86 (15) 93 (13) 117 (14) 120 (11)
69Kevin Gregg8322:23 86 (20) 97 (17) 97 (20) 103 (19) 116 (17)
70Zabadak9922:38 80 (20) 104 (20) 94 (21) 102 (24) 114 (24)
71zythum10622:42 87 (23) 101 (23) 91 (21) 99 (24) 118 (25)
72anthea8023:06 98 (15) 98 (21) 100 (14) 100 (19) 101 (21)
73Edprof9923:35 83 (23) 102 (24) 108 (21) 96 (22) 112 (19)
74PeterMabey8824:27 83 (20) 93 (14) 91 (20) 104 (24) 123 (20)
75Son of Smug8524:30 75 (16) 98 (22) 97 (18) 112 (19) 110 (20)
76benedick6524:47 85 (14) 92 (12) 89 (20) 95 (12) 132 (17)
77crosswordian9524:57 91 (21) 96 (20) 95 (20) 101 (23) 114 (21)
78KarenR8125:24 79 (19) 94 (18) 112 (18) 101 (16) 112 (20)
79Galspray9125:32 65 (21) 100 (21) 80 (22) 96 (19) 167 (18)
80Smiler6626:26 86 (15) 90 (17) 99 (14) 97 (15) 127 (15)
81me_phobete8526:29 80 (18) 98 (21) 92 (15) 97 (19) 122 (22)
82leonora8726:37 84 (20) 89 (20) 96 (16) 100 (19) 124 (22)
83Chadwick5326:37 81 (13) 104 (14) 105 (10) 94 (14) 118 (12)
84NAPASAI5827:00 89 (13) 91 (11) 92 (15) 98 (13) 121 (16)
85Julian West8027:08 72 (21) 93 (17) 118 (14) 86 (20) 139 (18)
86Bobb5627:18 85 (11) 106 (13) 87 (13) 96 (14) 118 (15)
87burrowz1b6728:41 103 (14) 137 (14) 90 (13) 83 (15) 90 (21)
88ccy236628:53 67 (12) 87 (17) 121 (16) 94 (16) 122 (15)
89oldpalace6429:06 102 (12) 99 (17) 96 (13) 104 (13) 97 (19)
90Barry Smith7529:08 85 (18) 97 (18) 93 (14) 101 (16) 119 (19)
91Moles4929:08 88 (9) 92 (11) 101 (10) 104 (15) 106 (14)
92Manveru4429:37 91 (15) 91 (14) 106 (9) 92 (8) 135 (8)
93Ben Ganly8230:26 68 (16) 78 (20) 64 (17) 195 (20) 78 (19)
94dec4731:00 117 (13) 98 (8) 91 (9) 86 (16) 107 (11)
95Jefe6231:35 85 (18) 89 (19) 89 (11) 128 (9) 124 (15)
96Prytherch7431:50 89 (14) 92 (19) 103 (13) 98 (18) 113 (20)
97stockynige3531:54 64 (7) 87 (10) 93 (8) 86 (10) 152 (10)
98rjr5202332:12 77 (6) 97 (6) 88 (6) 97 (8) 132 (7)
99rosselliot7732:40 98 (17) 87 (18) 95 (14) 99 (18) 115 (20)
100Jeeves7033:27 84 (13) 97 (17) 90 (14) 100 (19) 121 (17)
101koro7733:41 86 (18) 89 (17) 100 (15) 102 (19) 120 (18)
102nekabue6534:51 77 (16) 113 (17) 88 (15) 95 (11) 121 (16)
103Glyndwr6535:39 81 (19) 88 (13) 88 (11) 108 (15) 129 (17)
104fudgiebates5435:39 84 (14) 106 (15) 100 (10) 103 (11) 105 (14)
105diogenes4038:22 68 (11) 121 (11) 124 (9) 86 (12) 111 (7)
106lesbunch3939:27 76 (10) 92 (9) 71 (7) 75 (10) 152 (13)
10712344640:09 77 (10) 106 (13) 91 (8) 93 (13) 122 (12)
108cassandra7740:28 91 (19) 93 (18) 105 (13) 101 (17) 108 (20)
109JerryR5541:04 75 (15) 98 (14) 96 (9) 103 (14) 129 (13)
110ulaca5241:43 78 (6) 92 (12) 90 (13) 99 (16) 120 (15)
111Clovis6158:29 47 (14) 49 (15) 119 (13) 125 (14) 159 (15)
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