Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for April 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
1Eylesie5303:44 101 (13) 98 (12) 98 (11) 100 (13) 100 (14)
2Magoo9505:55 80 (19) 100 (23) 103 (15) 106 (25) 106 (23)
3mohn7106:43 84 (17) 106 (20) 100 (14) 104 (16) 103 (14)
4Jason9907:07 88 (22) 112 (20) 99 (22) 96 (24) 105 (21)
5Lettuceleaf5507:35 85 (12) 90 (12) 94 (14) 120 (16) 102 (11)
6Eamon Ryan10907:52 79 (22) 98 (24) 106 (24) 109 (24) 104 (25)
7Bogota Eagle8908:37 80 (21) 103 (21) 101 (18) 110 (20) 105 (19)
8auchiedollie4208:41 88 (13) 116 (12) 104 (8) 95 (10) 95 (9)
9aphis998509:16 79 (17) 107 (19) 111 (22) 90 (21) 109 (16)
10verlaine8809:35 74 (19) 99 (18) 102 (20) 102 (19) 119 (22)
11richard8309:57 91 (20) 103 (22) 90 (13) 104 (20) 106 (18)
12alanconnor4511:18 82 (16) 103 (9) 114 (12) 103 (9) 107 (9)
13lickert10111:26 81 (24) 111 (24) 102 (19) 101 (21) 104 (23)
14Tom Stubbs9911:49 86 (22) 90 (23) 106 (19) 103 (22) 113 (23)
15tonysever10811:56 81 (25) 104 (24) 103 (20) 105 (23) 106 (26)
16Heyesey8012:20 74 (18) 108 (16) 129 (18) 93 (22) 96 (16)
17retiarius4512:24 83 (10) 99 (15) 101 (11) 111 (10) 103 (9)
18Quizimodo10912:25 82 (22) 103 (24) 105 (24) 106 (24) 100 (25)
19Peter Fowler10012:30 95 (20) 102 (24) 101 (24) 103 (22) 97 (20)
20chindit9412:35 84 (22) 100 (21) 96 (19) 101 (23) 118 (19)
21Ben Staveley4512:36 77 (12) 107 (13) 108 (9) 112 (13) 92 (8)
22mchalen10812:37 77 (25) 101 (20) 98 (25) 104 (24) 119 (24)
23BoxBrownie4212:53 88 (15) 102 (12) 102 (6) 101 (6) 109 (13)
24AlanS9412:54 82 (25) 101 (22) 105 (18) 101 (16) 111 (23)
25trux2713:03 86 (6) 103 (9) 83 (6) 105 (10) 111 (6)
26Toffer7913:28 81 (18) 102 (19) 105 (21) 96 (15) 113 (16)
27Topical Tim9013:30 78 (23) 101 (20) 115 (15) 99 (20) 112 (22)
28Silva10013:35 85 (23) 109 (24) 95 (16) 97 (24) 110 (23)
29mikegrocott6813:39 83 (19) 101 (16) 116 (17) 89 (12) 109 (14)
30Denis11313:40 80 (26) 100 (23) 100 (24) 106 (25) 112 (25)
31Stavros7813:40 90 (21) 108 (15) 96 (19) 100 (15) 108 (18)
32neilr9714:12 84 (23) 102 (22) 102 (18) 100 (21) 111 (23)
33KenTurner8014:14 94 (17) 98 (22) 103 (18) 104 (16) 99 (17)
34aphasic4714:19 94 (15) 107 (12) 98 (10) 99 (12) 102 (8)
35jjp4914:59 77 (15) 115 (11) 103 (8) 93 (11) 116 (14)
36Tibthorpe10215:12 80 (23) 105 (22) 113 (21) 100 (23) 101 (23)
37phineus8315:13 80 (18) 122 (19) 100 (19) 87 (18) 106 (19)
38Sue Sweeper5915:22 81 (15) 97 (11) 91 (15) 111 (16) 119 (12)
39subbswamysg5215:57 82 (12) 99 (12) 104 (12) 110 (14) 100 (12)
40robinh8116:06 86 (20) 99 (20) 104 (18) 110 (17) 101 (16)
41AndyOwl10716:19 77 (22) 103 (25) 101 (23) 104 (24) 111 (23)
42rpb7416:29 82 (17) 108 (20) 106 (15) 90 (17) 113 (15)
43OliviaRhineb10016:38 79 (22) 103 (23) 103 (22) 106 (22) 107 (21)
44nesbitt6116:41 86 (20) 109 (16) 108 (11) 100 (18) 106 (6)
45RHB6416:43 79 (15) 104 (16) 105 (13) 105 (17) 105 (13)
46sotira5716:44 86 (18) 111 (19) 88 (8) 97 (9) 110 (13)
47earlylight8717:02 96 (18) 104 (17) 87 (20) 103 (20) 107 (22)
48Margaretlarb4517:28 97 (10) 100 (11) 109 (9) 113 (9) 89 (16)
49phthisis9817:33 88 (21) 100 (23) 106 (19) 101 (24) 104 (21)
50kath2717:41 94 (10) 92 (8) 102 (6) 108 (7) 110 (6)
51fshephe9017:42 74 (21) 102 (18) 108 (21) 107 (21) 107 (19)
52Bernard S7218:15 88 (18) 96 (14) 101 (14) 105 (20) 108 (16)
53mark oshin4618:17 83 (11) 97 (9) 106 (11) 104 (9) 105 (16)
54andyt9918:21 91 (22) 100 (21) 99 (19) 103 (24) 104 (23)
55pterodactyl6219:14 80 (13) 96 (12) 105 (20) 99 (13) 112 (14)
56sampson7119:16 88 (19) 100 (12) 104 (16) 106 (20) 100 (14)
57Zabadak8219:17 84 (19) 109 (17) 101 (15) 98 (22) 107 (19)
58David Crooks10019:20 87 (24) 101 (22) 105 (21) 94 (24) 116 (19)
59Kevin Gregg5019:21 76 (13) 98 (10) 116 (15) 100 (11) 104 (11)
60reindeer7819:45 86 (18) 99 (18) 99 (17) 105 (18) 109 (17)
61noidea4119:53 78 (7) 102 (11) 99 (8) 91 (10) 111 (15)
62GMcD10120:15 85 (24) 100 (23) 110 (21) 94 (21) 110 (22)
63AnneGinger6820:21 84 (17) 105 (15) 110 (12) 102 (19) 100 (15)
64peter wild10320:23 79 (24) 102 (22) 108 (23) 103 (22) 106 (22)
65David P8920:49 86 (24) 102 (21) 92 (14) 108 (20) 110 (20)
66Bobb5920:50 84 (14) 103 (14) 92 (12) 111 (14) 106 (15)
67MickinEly27221:03 97 (12) 100 (20) 105 (18) 97 (16) 97 (16)
68alanjcannon5121:32 88 (14) 90 (16) 106 (9) 92 (11) 130 (11)
69Ben Ganly6521:40 87 (15) 104 (14) 104 (17) 95 (14) 108 (15)
70PeterMabey7621:49 84 (18) 113 (17) 100 (17) 100 (19) 101 (15)
71Groucho5122:43 83 (14) 111 (13) 93 (11) 109 (11) 104 (12)
72NJeagle7722:44 79 (17) 102 (17) 111 (18) 98 (19) 107 (16)
73Julian West5922:46 76 (15) 103 (12) 112 (16) 90 (14) 120 (12)
74Edprof7222:47 87 (13) 91 (16) 97 (18) 106 (17) 112 (18)
75barracuda9523:37 77 (22) 101 (22) 112 (20) 95 (21) 114 (20)
76Chadwick3723:49 76 (12) 103 (10) 108 (7) 123 (7) 104 (11)
77zythum10523:55 78 (19) 101 (24) 102 (22) 102 (26) 109 (24)
78Big Mick8224:00 80 (20) 108 (19) 95 (16) 106 (17) 110 (20)
79Bert Dove3024:12 79 (11) 120 (9) 105 (6) 105 (8) 96 (6)
80frost6024:25 73 (12) 117 (14) 87 (15) 97 (15) 121 (14)
81Galspray6824:37 71 (19) 117 (13) 96 (20) 119 (14) 112 (12)
82Jefe5425:06 80 (15) 92 (11) 117 (14) 112 (11) 100 (13)
83benedick6825:07 77 (10) 105 (15) 107 (18) 94 (16) 103 (19)
84me_phobete7126:01 81 (18) 101 (18) 109 (12) 96 (17) 117 (16)
85Solver526626:18 87 (13) 97 (16) 104 (16) 101 (14) 105 (17)
86leonora4426:25 81 (11) 114 (8) 102 (13) 93 (12) 114 (10)
87Bobchapman5426:39 56 (12) 107 (13) 110 (11) 111 (11) 110 (17)
88Son of Smug6726:57 79 (14) 110 (19) 95 (18) 104 (14) 108 (12)
89tony133727:11 67 (8) 106 (15) 97 (11) 106 (6) 121 (7)
90Mkgnao2427:21 68 (6) 106 (7) 112 (6) 116 (8) 87 (7)
91Pwil30586127:38 80 (16) 103 (17) 106 (10) 112 (13) 102 (15)
92crosswordian7327:52 82 (15) 106 (18) 101 (18) 108 (16) 97 (16)
93Scoffer2227:56 86 (7) 88 (6) 117 (7) 94 (6) 111 (6)
94KarenR6328:09 82 (16) 98 (17) 100 (15) 112 (12) 113 (13)
95oldpalace5128:22 105 (6) 102 (15) 96 (12) 98 (12) 100 (16)
96Prytherch4729:04 86 (8) 103 (11) 99 (12) 100 (13) 103 (13)
97Moles4229:12 82 (8) 105 (13) 99 (6) 103 (13) 100 (12)
98stockynige4229:29 75 (8) 100 (12) 88 (11) 117 (8) 112 (13)
99rjr5205430:43 72 (14) 108 (15) 90 (11) 109 (16) 127 (8)
100koro4835:17 75 (7) 106 (13) 97 (14) 102 (9) 105 (15)
101Jeeves4136:57 70 (6) 103 (14) 90 (9) 97 (12) 121 (10)
102cassandra3639:43 87 (6) 102 (9) 98 (12) 102 (9) 102 (10)
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