Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for November 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
1Magoo8405:56 82 (17) 109 (18) 96 (17) 103 (24) 104 (18)
2Eamon Ryan11806:13 94 (26) 104 (26) 98 (24) 99 (26) 102 (26)
3mohn4606:40 85 (14) 113 (17) 87 (8) 99 (9) 109 (8)
4Lettuceleaf8806:52 95 (22) 97 (18) 105 (17) 99 (19) 102 (22)
5Jason10907:03 80 (24) 111 (24) 95 (24) 101 (24) 110 (23)
6verlaine9808:44 74 (24) 108 (25) 89 (20) 104 (24) 135 (15)
7aphis999710:01 86 (21) 103 (21) 90 (23) 109 (20) 110 (22)
8auchiedollie8710:14 85 (22) 107 (21) 98 (19) 104 (21) 108 (14)
9AlanS10710:27 80 (25) 98 (24) 92 (22) 97 (23) 132 (23)
10richard7210:41 79 (18) 97 (12) 97 (16) 108 (18) 115 (18)
11tiggis3711:10 95 (12) 105 (7) 101 (7) 99 (13) 102 (8)
12tonysever3511:14 82 (9) 107 (9) 92 (9) 102 (9) 115 (9)
13Peter Fowler3011:23 100 (10) 100 (10) 94 (8) 105 (6) 99 (6)
14DaddyM7111:25 91 (17) 102 (17) 94 (17) 110 (15) 103 (15)
15chindit11111:41 78 (25) 104 (24) 92 (22) 110 (25) 113 (25)
16lickert11011:52 74 (26) 108 (25) 93 (21) 102 (26) 124 (22)
17glheard9612:02 82 (22) 106 (24) 94 (23) 104 (21) 118 (16)
18trux3712:11 80 (11) 118 (10) 92 (12) 112 (8) 107 (6)
19Tom Stubbs11112:14 83 (26) 112 (26) 98 (22) 98 (23) 108 (24)
20Topical Tim8213:18 72 (21) 111 (20) 96 (15) 103 (18) 119 (18)
21Silva10013:43 80 (23) 109 (24) 91 (21) 108 (24) 109 (18)
22neilr11313:46 82 (25) 101 (26) 97 (22) 106 (25) 111 (25)
23Stavros10313:55 82 (23) 112 (25) 86 (19) 103 (23) 111 (23)
24Toffer2914:03 70 (8) 108 (9) 99 (8) 118 (8) 102 (6)
25mchalen11014:23 79 (23) 110 (25) 95 (23) 104 (25) 109 (24)
26keriothe_10614:26 70 (25) 108 (23) 103 (19) 113 (23) 106 (26)
27Tibthorpe10914:35 79 (24) 94 (24) 99 (25) 103 (23) 125 (23)
28Sue Sweeper6715:00 76 (19) 101 (18) 88 (15) 98 (13) 153 (12)
29earlylight5915:10 93 (17) 103 (15) 91 (12) 91 (10) 115 (15)
30fshephe11815:15 82 (26) 103 (26) 101 (25) 109 (25) 102 (26)
31mikegrocott8315:18 90 (18) 103 (19) 97 (18) 97 (18) 109 (20)
32BoxBrownie4015:23 78 (11) 115 (10) 90 (11) 103 (9) 118 (9)
33SimonAnthony8815:35 77 (18) 86 (21) 100 (17) 90 (19) 136 (23)
34phthisis8215:57 89 (18) 99 (18) 92 (20) 101 (19) 119 (17)
35AndyOwl6816:02 87 (16) 93 (16) 113 (14) 88 (16) 119 (16)
36RHB2716:17 86 (9) 112 (7) 87 (6) 94 (8) 122 (7)
37rpb2716:28 77 (9) 113 (7) 111 (7) 94 (7) 111 (7)
38ChuckB10416:41 79 (24) 102 (22) 97 (23) 106 (24) 116 (21)
39sotira9617:08 77 (22) 103 (21) 96 (18) 104 (22) 116 (23)
40Groucho8617:29 81 (23) 116 (20) 94 (18) 110 (21) 98 (14)
41noidea8717:33 83 (21) 105 (16) 95 (19) 105 (23) 113 (18)
42OliviaRhineb10917:35 78 (24) 101 (26) 97 (23) 106 (25) 118 (21)
43Ron's mum9417:43 68 (24) 122 (21) 102 (20) 80 (18) 128 (21)
44robinh10117:45 79 (21) 102 (24) 102 (22) 106 (23) 107 (21)
45Spanna4118:33 85 (11) 102 (13) 98 (10) 111 (11) 102 (6)
46kath5118:53 92 (17) 94 (11) 107 (15) 96 (9) 112 (9)
47John Arnold5219:22 90 (19) 102 (13) 101 (9) 96 (11) 118 (10)
48David Crooks10519:25 87 (24) 103 (24) 93 (24) 100 (21) 117 (22)
49sampson8519:38 88 (22) 104 (19) 97 (18) 102 (20) 110 (16)
50pterodactyl5519:43 86 (15) 104 (13) 98 (13) 101 (15) 117 (9)
51David P10119:48 82 (26) 102 (19) 93 (16) 98 (25) 121 (25)
52reindeer10919:53 88 (24) 99 (23) 98 (24) 104 (25) 109 (23)
53Big Mick9519:56 79 (24) 105 (25) 92 (19) 107 (22) 122 (15)
54MickinEly25420:05 91 (14) 103 (12) 95 (12) 105 (15) 104 (11)
55peter wild3720:16 82 (10) 106 (10) 98 (9) 103 (9) 109 (9)
56GMcD11320:16 78 (25) 119 (25) 86 (24) 103 (25) 111 (24)
57anthea3420:55 99 (10) 97 (9) 103 (8) 103 (8) 97 (9)
58alanjcannon3322:08 100 (10) 90 (9) 100 (9) 109 (8) 101 (7)
59Kevin Gregg9522:16 81 (24) 95 (21) 104 (19) 105 (24) 118 (17)
60PeterMabey3422:18 80 (10) 101 (8) 90 (9) 112 (9) 121 (8)
61barracuda10822:23 80 (24) 96 (23) 103 (23) 103 (24) 117 (24)
62Bert Dove4822:56 90 (18) 113 (8) 96 (13) 106 (12) 107 (7)
63Galspray5223:12 72 (13) 116 (13) 94 (12) 93 (13) 128 (11)
64Zabadak9223:39 78 (20) 104 (23) 84 (20) 112 (18) 119 (21)
65xmogg4624:02 96 (13) 109 (13) 93 (11) 95 (10) 102 (9)
66benedick6424:11 75 (15) 95 (14) 88 (14) 107 (15) 130 (16)
67KarenR6424:17 83 (17) 115 (15) 104 (16) 97 (15) 100 (11)
68zythum9524:33 81 (22) 105 (22) 99 (20) 105 (22) 110 (19)
69crosswordian10125:25 90 (25) 104 (24) 95 (23) 99 (18) 112 (21)
70leonora3725:30 84 (10) 106 (10) 90 (9) 106 (9) 113 (9)
71Edprof7925:45 74 (18) 99 (19) 100 (17) 103 (17) 122 (18)
72Solver528526:11 85 (21) 105 (20) 98 (19) 105 (17) 106 (18)
73Barry Smith3726:40 95 (10) 99 (9) 87 (10) 105 (9) 114 (9)
74me_phobete2828:20 85 (8) 101 (8) 81 (7) 105 (7) 124 (8)
75Chadwick9428:30 78 (23) 113 (20) 93 (21) 105 (20) 113 (20)
76NAPASAI6429:30 80 (14) 89 (18) 94 (13) 100 (14) 135 (15)
77stockynige3629:58 79 (10) 89 (10) 90 (9) 115 (6) 127 (11)
78Manveru7430:06 81 (19) 99 (20) 112 (15) 94 (10) 111 (20)
79burrowz1b2730:26 100 (8) 134 (9) 84 (6) 65 (6) 91 (8)
80Prytherch4031:23 85 (10) 93 (10) 104 (9) 98 (10) 116 (11)
81dec7131:34 94 (17) 105 (15) 100 (15) 107 (17) 92 (17)
82FelicityTT4532:03 82 (11) 110 (9) 92 (12) 103 (12) 112 (11)
83rosselliot10132:12 91 (22) 96 (21) 99 (22) 106 (23) 105 (23)
84nekabue9632:38 79 (24) 107 (23) 102 (25) 93 (19) 125 (15)
85koro9932:56 81 (23) 104 (22) 103 (18) 107 (22) 104 (24)
86Jeeves7534:05 76 (15) 97 (18) 93 (18) 111 (17) 118 (17)
87Mkgnao6735:02 81 (15) 98 (15) 107 (15) 90 (16) 121 (16)
88Glyndwr9435:48 86 (25) 94 (20) 89 (18) 110 (22) 121 (19)
89Big Nug7036:09 79 (17) 113 (17) 96 (16) 98 (15) 113 (15)
90Jefe6837:54 74 (16) 98 (17) 71 (12) 94 (15) 145 (18)
91fudgiebates7438:24 72 (12) 118 (20) 79 (15) 111 (16) 103 (21)
92cassandra11438:26 95 (26) 99 (25) 99 (24) 100 (24) 105 (25)
9312349039:37 69 (19) 108 (22) 109 (20) 101 (22) 107 (17)
94ulaca8741:13 72 (12) 108 (20) 89 (21) 107 (22) 107 (22)
95JohnDun10241:16 74 (17) 98 (24) 92 (24) 104 (25) 123 (22)
96JerryR10045:43 80 (22) 107 (21) 95 (22) 102 (23) 113 (22)
97diogenes8048:02 53 (19) 177 (16) 106 (18) 92 (20) 82 (17)
98Ben Ganly2756:33 34 (7) 45 (8) 59 (8) 341 (7) 38 (7)
99Clovis9367:58 34 (22) 59 (21) 160 (19) 93 (21) 164 (20)
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