Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for March 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
1mohn5805:58 91 (16) 104 (15) 100 (10) 89 (14) 116 (13)
2Eamon Ryan11706:00 92 (26) 101 (24) 104 (26) 100 (26) 101 (25)
3Magoo8106:03 87 (17) 92 (19) 99 (14) 106 (22) 111 (19)
4Lettuceleaf7606:08 103 (16) 98 (19) 98 (16) 101 (18) 97 (17)
5Jason10906:58 86 (22) 99 (24) 99 (25) 100 (24) 114 (24)
6verlaine10508:28 87 (26) 96 (26) 100 (19) 96 (26) 127 (18)
7DaddyM4309:04 96 (10) 94 (12) 102 (14) 103 (9) 104 (8)
8aphis9910809:48 89 (24) 100 (21) 102 (25) 91 (25) 117 (23)
9AlanS6010:20 77 (14) 96 (14) 95 (13) 94 (15) 136 (14)
10chindit10011:25 85 (24) 99 (23) 105 (20) 94 (20) 115 (23)
11Topical Tim9211:40 81 (22) 113 (19) 103 (19) 96 (21) 107 (21)
12glheard9011:53 87 (20) 96 (23) 104 (20) 101 (22) 113 (15)
13lickert9712:04 85 (23) 102 (21) 93 (21) 99 (19) 118 (23)
14Tom Stubbs11412:35 87 (25) 97 (26) 102 (23) 89 (24) 120 (26)
15Silva10213:27 80 (21) 98 (23) 107 (22) 99 (25) 113 (21)
16Stavros10013:38 83 (22) 98 (25) 102 (17) 102 (21) 112 (25)
17neilr11413:59 85 (25) 99 (26) 97 (23) 101 (26) 117 (24)
18keriothe_10614:04 87 (25) 93 (22) 108 (21) 103 (25) 108 (23)
19Ben Staveley4814:27 77 (12) 93 (12) 112 (12) 104 (10) 112 (12)
20BoxBrownie7314:35 84 (19) 108 (16) 101 (21) 96 (12) 110 (15)
21Tibthorpe10715:04 72 (24) 89 (24) 116 (24) 100 (21) 121 (24)
22fshephe11715:06 85 (24) 95 (26) 104 (25) 99 (26) 113 (26)
23Sue Sweeper6915:31 79 (17) 110 (16) 97 (17) 98 (17) 121 (12)
24Ron's mum7615:35 61 (20) 139 (19) 129 (17) 62 (14) 103 (16)
25earlylight3915:43 86 (12) 95 (12) 98 (9) 97 (7) 128 (9)
26mchalen8715:48 90 (21) 102 (20) 95 (20) 94 (18) 118 (18)
27ChuckB9215:58 84 (23) 99 (18) 100 (20) 100 (21) 117 (20)
28SimonAnthony11116:04 90 (25) 100 (25) 107 (25) 97 (22) 103 (24)
29AndyOwl3516:06 81 (10) 99 (10) 123 (7) 91 (9) 113 (9)
30phthisis4416:19 91 (10) 97 (11) 96 (12) 94 (10) 118 (11)
31mikegrocott7316:27 89 (18) 101 (14) 105 (18) 96 (17) 108 (16)
32noidea9816:34 91 (25) 102 (21) 106 (22) 94 (21) 107 (19)
33sotira8616:45 90 (22) 95 (19) 95 (14) 99 (16) 113 (25)
34robinh11017:10 79 (23) 99 (24) 109 (25) 96 (25) 114 (23)
35Groucho8917:30 84 (24) 108 (21) 104 (20) 102 (22) 103 (12)
36Big Mick6218:08 93 (18) 98 (18) 107 (8) 98 (17) 111 (11)
37OliviaRhineb11418:27 81 (25) 99 (24) 109 (25) 94 (25) 115 (25)
38Spanna6018:33 95 (15) 99 (13) 99 (14) 99 (14) 106 (14)
39David P9818:59 93 (23) 95 (21) 98 (19) 101 (24) 111 (21)
40MickinEly23719:12 90 (9) 95 (9) 104 (10) 103 (12) 106 (7)
41GMcD11519:13 80 (25) 100 (25) 111 (25) 96 (25) 111 (25)
42David Crooks11019:30 85 (24) 105 (24) 103 (25) 91 (23) 113 (24)
43sampson7620:15 91 (16) 99 (19) 99 (17) 98 (20) 113 (14)
44John Arnold5820:17 96 (19) 107 (13) 100 (12) 91 (14) 109 (10)
45reindeer8320:21 84 (19) 105 (17) 103 (19) 99 (19) 108 (19)
46pterodactyl8820:35 84 (19) 99 (20) 111 (19) 96 (21) 108 (19)
47barracuda10920:52 84 (24) 90 (24) 117 (23) 97 (24) 110 (24)
48Zabadak10021:05 87 (22) 105 (22) 93 (20) 93 (23) 118 (23)
49kath4421:39 96 (14) 90 (13) 105 (10) 106 (11) 108 (6)
50xmogg4322:29 97 (9) 106 (11) 91 (13) 94 (9) 109 (11)
51Bert Dove3522:38 98 (13) 94 (9) 93 (8) 114 (9) 96 (6)
52KarenR5622:53 79 (15) 95 (12) 107 (12) 109 (15) 111 (12)
53Kevin Gregg9823:02 87 (25) 100 (23) 103 (18) 99 (23) 114 (19)
54Scoffer4523:06 107 (9) 87 (13) 100 (13) 111 (12) 94 (8)
55benedick5723:34 90 (13) 96 (14) 108 (12) 91 (16) 118 (12)
56zythum8424:51 84 (20) 104 (20) 104 (18) 96 (19) 112 (17)
57Solver5211125:22 94 (25) 91 (24) 106 (25) 100 (24) 107 (23)
58crosswordian10825:23 84 (24) 101 (24) 110 (24) 95 (24) 107 (22)
59Edprof9926:44 86 (22) 94 (24) 112 (21) 100 (21) 107 (21)
60Chadwick10728:21 77 (22) 97 (23) 110 (25) 98 (25) 114 (22)
61Manveru5828:55 84 (14) 99 (14) 111 (14) 98 (12) 105 (14)
62NAPASAI6829:34 99 (19) 84 (17) 84 (12) 103 (14) 125 (16)
63diogenes7730:23 85 (19) 95 (15) 98 (15) 99 (18) 118 (20)
64dec4630:33 94 (11) 94 (10) 113 (11) 101 (13) 95 (11)
65rosselliot10231:37 82 (24) 97 (20) 106 (23) 104 (24) 110 (21)
66nekabue10532:35 88 (26) 86 (23) 115 (22) 92 (24) 123 (20)
67Jeeves4732:47 98 (10) 103 (11) 98 (12) 90 (12) 108 (12)
68koro10633:06 86 (25) 97 (22) 105 (22) 102 (23) 110 (24)
69Mkgnao11134:15 90 (24) 102 (25) 109 (25) 83 (23) 112 (24)
70cassandra12034:36 98 (26) 100 (26) 98 (26) 101 (26) 101 (26)
71fudgiebates4635:42 90 (13) 105 (12) 102 (9) 100 (10) 102 (12)
72Glyndwr7536:07 89 (22) 91 (15) 102 (13) 99 (19) 122 (16)
73123410137:00 82 (19) 102 (24) 106 (24) 96 (21) 106 (23)
74JohnDun10138:10 77 (18) 88 (21) 106 (24) 103 (24) 116 (24)
75Big Nug11639:20 85 (26) 110 (25) 104 (25) 89 (25) 110 (25)
76ulaca10040:09 81 (15) 98 (22) 110 (25) 96 (25) 105 (23)
77Jefe4841:14 67 (14) 89 (12) 153 (8) 97 (9) 115 (15)
78JerryR10749:56 84 (24) 86 (23) 107 (24) 94 (24) 129 (22)
79Clovis9951:29 44 (23) 121 (22) 126 (20) 69 (22) 144 (22)
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