Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for February 2018

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
1Eamon Ryan11905:54 93 (26) 100 (25) 105 (26) 101 (26) 99 (26)
2Magoo8605:57 90 (18) 101 (19) 94 (14) 105 (25) 103 (20)
3mohn6006:14 89 (15) 110 (18) 93 (11) 94 (14) 109 (12)
4Lettuceleaf7606:29 104 (17) 98 (17) 99 (16) 99 (17) 97 (19)
5Jason10806:42 84 (22) 101 (24) 106 (24) 104 (24) 101 (24)
6verlaine10308:26 83 (26) 105 (26) 94 (19) 100 (26) 125 (16)
7DaddyM4709:23 97 (12) 91 (12) 102 (12) 106 (12) 104 (9)
8aphis9910709:49 96 (23) 102 (21) 99 (25) 97 (25) 104 (23)
9AlanS6010:13 78 (14) 100 (14) 96 (13) 101 (15) 122 (14)
10auchiedollie5610:32 85 (16) 105 (18) 103 (14) 102 (11) 109 (7)
11chindit10211:13 86 (24) 105 (24) 99 (20) 102 (21) 106 (23)
12tiggis4411:36 93 (12) 112 (11) 92 (9) 96 (15) 109 (7)
13lickert10011:41 83 (24) 110 (22) 95 (20) 101 (21) 110 (23)
14Topical Tim8512:01 76 (21) 125 (18) 106 (18) 100 (19) 96 (19)
15glheard10312:02 87 (22) 101 (25) 96 (23) 102 (24) 112 (19)
16Tom Stubbs11412:22 86 (25) 107 (26) 103 (23) 92 (24) 109 (26)
17Silva10313:22 82 (21) 105 (23) 101 (22) 100 (25) 109 (22)
18Stavros10513:23 86 (24) 103 (25) 100 (19) 100 (23) 108 (24)
19neilr11313:34 86 (25) 100 (26) 100 (23) 102 (25) 109 (24)
20keriothe_11214:01 86 (25) 100 (24) 109 (22) 101 (25) 102 (26)
21Tibthorpe11314:39 77 (25) 91 (25) 113 (25) 107 (24) 110 (24)
22mchalen8614:42 89 (20) 112 (20) 91 (20) 101 (18) 105 (18)
23Ben Staveley3014:47 71 (7) 94 (9) 108 (8) 114 (7) 108 (9)
24BoxBrownie9014:52 84 (23) 111 (20) 99 (23) 96 (15) 109 (19)
25fshephe11914:56 86 (25) 102 (26) 104 (26) 102 (26) 102 (26)
26Sue Sweeper7415:25 72 (19) 121 (18) 90 (17) 98 (16) 123 (14)
27Ron's mum7215:26 72 (20) 123 (17) 133 (17) 64 (12) 100 (16)
28phthisis5215:35 90 (11) 101 (12) 96 (14) 97 (13) 114 (12)
29SimonAnthony11015:40 89 (23) 99 (25) 110 (25) 95 (23) 104 (24)
30AndyOwl5715:47 84 (15) 101 (15) 114 (11) 92 (13) 112 (13)
31mikegrocott8816:08 91 (21) 106 (18) 104 (18) 95 (21) 104 (20)
32ChuckB9816:10 88 (23) 101 (19) 97 (21) 101 (23) 112 (22)
33earlylight4816:13 92 (15) 97 (14) 91 (10) 90 (8) 128 (11)
34sotira8616:30 87 (22) 107 (20) 95 (14) 96 (15) 109 (25)
35noidea10216:39 88 (24) 104 (18) 103 (24) 98 (23) 106 (23)
36Groucho8917:16 83 (24) 114 (21) 101 (20) 103 (21) 98 (13)
37robinh11317:24 79 (23) 102 (25) 109 (26) 101 (25) 105 (24)
38OliviaRhineb11318:28 81 (24) 104 (24) 106 (25) 98 (25) 108 (25)
39Spanna6118:35 90 (15) 105 (11) 101 (16) 100 (15) 103 (14)
40Big Mick7318:53 90 (20) 106 (20) 98 (11) 98 (19) 109 (13)
41GMcD11518:55 81 (25) 106 (25) 106 (25) 97 (25) 107 (25)
42David P10018:55 89 (24) 103 (20) 92 (18) 99 (25) 114 (23)
43MickinEly24519:13 89 (12) 97 (9) 103 (11) 103 (13) 105 (10)
44David Crooks11319:35 85 (25) 107 (26) 101 (25) 93 (22) 110 (25)
45reindeer10820:10 85 (24) 103 (22) 98 (24) 102 (24) 110 (24)
46sampson8220:19 87 (18) 100 (19) 102 (19) 100 (19) 109 (17)
47pterodactyl7720:32 84 (16) 101 (17) 108 (17) 93 (19) 111 (18)
48John Arnold5420:40 95 (17) 105 (12) 106 (10) 92 (14) 105 (11)
49Zabadak9821:01 88 (22) 114 (22) 89 (20) 98 (21) 108 (23)
50kath4921:12 97 (14) 95 (13) 105 (13) 101 (12) 101 (7)
51barracuda10921:27 87 (24) 94 (24) 112 (23) 99 (24) 106 (24)
52Kevin Gregg9322:52 86 (24) 94 (20) 103 (17) 105 (24) 114 (18)
53Bert Dove3922:53 94 (14) 103 (7) 92 (9) 110 (11) 100 (8)
54xmogg5723:14 98 (11) 108 (16) 92 (17) 96 (10) 102 (13)
55benedick5823:32 85 (13) 102 (15) 103 (12) 94 (15) 114 (13)
56KarenR5723:43 81 (14) 118 (12) 102 (13) 102 (16) 98 (12)
57zythum9025:00 87 (23) 111 (21) 103 (20) 96 (20) 103 (16)
58Scoffer3725:06 103 (7) 82 (9) 99 (11) 117 (12) 87 (8)
59Solver5210925:35 94 (24) 96 (24) 104 (24) 101 (24) 102 (23)
60crosswordian10625:43 87 (25) 110 (23) 105 (23) 95 (23) 103 (22)
61Edprof8726:11 85 (20) 97 (22) 113 (18) 98 (18) 107 (19)
62NAPASAI5828:26 95 (15) 97 (14) 83 (13) 102 (14) 124 (12)
63Chadwick10728:34 79 (22) 107 (23) 107 (25) 99 (25) 103 (22)
64Manveru6428:35 86 (17) 107 (14) 106 (13) 97 (13) 105 (17)
65dec5330:09 92 (12) 99 (12) 109 (12) 101 (13) 97 (14)
66diogenes7131:19 86 (17) 98 (13) 98 (14) 96 (17) 116 (20)
67rosselliot10331:21 84 (24) 100 (20) 105 (23) 102 (24) 108 (22)
68nekabue10131:29 91 (26) 95 (22) 111 (22) 93 (23) 111 (18)
69FelicityTT4532:29 86 (11) 123 (7) 97 (15) 105 (10) 99 (12)
70koro11133:02 85 (25) 101 (24) 104 (23) 102 (25) 105 (24)
71Jeeves5233:13 97 (10) 112 (12) 92 (15) 89 (13) 110 (12)
72stockynige2833:21 70 (6) 130 (10) 77 (7) 117 (6) 88 (9)
73Mkgnao11234:30 89 (25) 105 (25) 111 (25) 82 (23) 110 (24)
74cassandra12035:09 97 (26) 101 (26) 97 (26) 101 (26) 101 (26)
75Glyndwr7635:50 91 (22) 96 (14) 96 (15) 106 (19) 111 (16)
76fudgiebates5535:57 80 (11) 116 (14) 91 (12) 111 (12) 96 (16)
77Jefe4836:34 78 (12) 98 (12) 88 (7) 107 (13) 116 (14)
7812349837:28 78 (20) 107 (23) 110 (23) 100 (21) 99 (21)
79Big Nug11537:42 90 (26) 109 (25) 105 (25) 95 (25) 99 (24)
80JohnDun10337:42 78 (18) 95 (23) 104 (24) 99 (25) 116 (23)
81ulaca10439:51 90 (15) 105 (23) 108 (25) 95 (26) 97 (25)
82Clovis9147:49 47 (21) 101 (20) 178 (19) 60 (21) 120 (20)
83JerryR10749:06 85 (24) 100 (23) 104 (24) 99 (24) 111 (22)
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