Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for June 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
1Eylesie8003:40 100 (20) 98 (16) 99 (13) 100 (20) 100 (21)
2Magoo9905:51 78 (21) 103 (22) 101 (21) 98 (25) 117 (20)
3mohn6806:48 83 (17) 104 (15) 98 (17) 101 (14) 113 (15)
4Lettuceleaf3307:04 94 (8) 88 (7) 82 (9) 111 (11) 118 (8)
5Jason10007:11 85 (23) 112 (22) 98 (21) 91 (23) 114 (21)
6Eamon Ryan10707:41 86 (23) 95 (23) 105 (24) 106 (24) 106 (23)
7Bogota Eagle8108:46 81 (20) 105 (20) 102 (17) 104 (17) 108 (17)
8auchiedollie5109:04 87 (15) 108 (13) 104 (12) 96 (10) 106 (11)
9aphis998809:17 87 (17) 111 (21) 98 (21) 91 (23) 112 (16)
10verlaine9410:02 71 (20) 96 (19) 100 (21) 103 (20) 123 (24)
11richard8410:20 86 (18) 98 (20) 93 (16) 98 (22) 123 (18)
12alanconnor4310:54 90 (14) 93 (11) 105 (12) 112 (9) 106 (7)
13lickert10011:40 83 (24) 107 (24) 98 (20) 98 (20) 112 (22)
14Tom Stubbs10712:03 84 (24) 87 (24) 105 (21) 94 (24) 128 (24)
15Peter Fowler9912:11 95 (21) 103 (22) 99 (23) 100 (20) 100 (23)
16tonysever10612:15 82 (23) 101 (23) 101 (23) 99 (23) 114 (24)
17Quizimodo10112:44 81 (20) 107 (23) 96 (23) 103 (22) 108 (23)
18chindit9712:47 85 (21) 100 (23) 94 (22) 94 (22) 127 (19)
19Heyesey7512:50 76 (18) 104 (18) 126 (17) 93 (18) 100 (14)
20Ben Staveley3913:04 76 (8) 106 (10) 101 (8) 104 (17) 100 (6)
21Silva10013:28 84 (24) 106 (23) 97 (17) 97 (24) 114 (22)
22KenTurner9013:28 94 (19) 100 (23) 103 (19) 101 (19) 99 (20)
23AlanS9413:33 81 (25) 101 (22) 99 (18) 92 (18) 128 (21)
24Toffer7413:36 77 (16) 97 (17) 108 (21) 95 (16) 120 (14)
25Stavros7913:53 86 (18) 109 (17) 96 (21) 85 (15) 121 (18)
26mikegrocott6713:54 80 (19) 105 (17) 107 (15) 95 (12) 116 (14)
27Denis10614:00 82 (23) 101 (22) 97 (23) 101 (25) 117 (23)
28Topical Tim9014:10 74 (23) 97 (20) 113 (18) 96 (18) 122 (21)
29neilr9214:17 85 (24) 103 (21) 104 (20) 89 (18) 119 (19)
30mchalen10914:24 86 (26) 101 (23) 96 (24) 99 (22) 117 (24)
31phineus4915:05 87 (11) 124 (12) 97 (13) 75 (11) 111 (12)
32jjp5315:14 80 (16) 114 (12) 92 (9) 99 (13) 116 (13)
33Tibthorpe9415:25 84 (20) 106 (20) 105 (21) 94 (22) 108 (21)
34earlylight8615:50 103 (18) 101 (18) 94 (19) 101 (19) 100 (22)
35AndyOwl10716:05 81 (23) 102 (26) 96 (22) 98 (22) 119 (24)
36robinh8316:09 88 (20) 99 (21) 101 (17) 104 (18) 107 (17)
37Sue Sweeper6316:13 79 (15) 99 (14) 99 (15) 101 (16) 124 (13)
38nesbitt5416:41 91 (18) 107 (16) 107 (9) 93 (15) 114 (6)
39OliviaRhineb10216:43 78 (23) 102 (23) 100 (22) 98 (21) 119 (23)
40rpb7216:57 79 (17) 111 (19) 107 (15) 91 (16) 110 (15)
41sotira6316:59 86 (17) 100 (17) 94 (10) 91 (12) 121 (17)
42Margaretlarb4817:09 97 (12) 98 (12) 109 (10) 114 (10) 88 (14)
43subbswamysg4617:11 83 (12) 92 (12) 107 (11) 107 (9) 111 (12)
44phthisis10217:19 88 (23) 94 (22) 105 (21) 103 (24) 107 (22)
45RHB6817:28 77 (17) 104 (16) 105 (14) 106 (17) 109 (14)
46Munkybiskitz3817:41 78 (12) 82 (8) 98 (11) 83 (6) 144 (11)
47Bernard S5918:07 89 (13) 99 (14) 102 (11) 104 (18) 102 (13)
48fshephe8918:10 76 (19) 92 (20) 104 (20) 105 (21) 120 (19)
49mark oshin4118:35 82 (9) 95 (7) 104 (11) 106 (12) 105 (12)
50andyt8818:51 94 (20) 99 (19) 97 (18) 98 (20) 108 (21)
51kath2918:53 88 (11) 101 (10) 102 (6) 107 (6) 113 (6)
52David Crooks10219:17 90 (25) 98 (21) 90 (22) 97 (22) 123 (22)
53reindeer7919:27 89 (17) 95 (17) 89 (18) 108 (20) 115 (17)
54pterodactyl5919:50 82 (13) 91 (13) 103 (17) 104 (13) 116 (13)
55Kevin Gregg4619:54 80 (11) 86 (9) 110 (15) 93 (12) 128 (9)
56sampson6419:59 89 (17) 96 (13) 103 (16) 105 (18) 108 (10)
57Zabadak8920:02 81 (19) 106 (19) 107 (17) 95 (23) 109 (21)
58David P8720:28 86 (22) 99 (20) 89 (16) 100 (21) 125 (18)
59GMcD9420:32 84 (23) 95 (22) 111 (18) 92 (20) 118 (21)
60peter wild9420:55 78 (23) 101 (19) 104 (20) 102 (21) 115 (21)
61MickinEly27021:01 105 (10) 99 (22) 101 (16) 92 (16) 104 (16)
62AnneGinger6921:02 83 (18) 108 (17) 104 (13) 101 (19) 106 (12)
63Ben Ganly6322:15 84 (17) 96 (12) 110 (16) 83 (13) 123 (15)
64PeterMabey7622:15 85 (19) 109 (17) 94 (19) 99 (19) 121 (12)
65Bobb5522:21 85 (13) 102 (16) 95 (12) 92 (11) 120 (13)
66alanjcannon7722:25 85 (21) 92 (22) 103 (13) 97 (16) 133 (15)
67NJeagle8122:46 79 (17) 99 (17) 104 (16) 96 (20) 116 (21)
68zythum9323:29 78 (19) 94 (22) 104 (17) 99 (23) 119 (22)
69barracuda9723:35 77 (22) 101 (23) 101 (20) 95 (22) 126 (20)
70Groucho5923:42 81 (13) 98 (17) 96 (11) 98 (16) 127 (12)
71Edprof7523:54 84 (12) 96 (18) 97 (17) 96 (17) 116 (21)
72frost5724:15 75 (12) 122 (11) 88 (15) 98 (18) 124 (11)
73Big Mick7124:16 80 (17) 104 (17) 93 (13) 106 (17) 113 (17)
74Julian West5224:53 69 (12) 105 (12) 99 (14) 101 (14) 131 (10)
75Galspray6925:00 71 (16) 107 (12) 92 (20) 108 (17) 127 (14)
76benedick6225:23 85 (8) 104 (17) 106 (15) 88 (16) 106 (16)
77Jefe4725:41 83 (12) 89 (11) 106 (13) 104 (10) 117 (11)
78Solver526325:51 85 (15) 102 (13) 95 (15) 95 (15) 121 (15)
79leonora5026:10 78 (12) 103 (11) 100 (11) 97 (14) 120 (12)
80Chadwick5526:30 75 (14) 105 (15) 109 (11) 105 (12) 106 (13)
81crosswordian6927:04 82 (17) 106 (19) 101 (14) 105 (14) 105 (15)
82Manveru3127:12 95 (10) 99 (9) 80 (8) 113 (8) 117 (6)
83Pwil30583827:26 71 (11) 106 (14) 105 (6) 127 (8) 97 (9)
84me_phobete6427:28 79 (17) 94 (18) 94 (9) 96 (14) 134 (16)
85Son of Smug5828:05 84 (12) 111 (17) 89 (13) 97 (15) 113 (11)
86KarenR6828:05 80 (19) 92 (18) 102 (12) 112 (15) 121 (14)
87Bobchapman5029:01 57 (12) 98 (15) 94 (10) 100 (10) 144 (13)
88oldpalace4829:34 103 (6) 97 (13) 93 (11) 96 (10) 106 (18)
89Prytherch5429:42 92 (6) 100 (13) 98 (14) 97 (16) 106 (15)
90rosselliot3329:49 84 (7) 98 (10) 100 (7) 106 (10) 105 (9)
91stockynige4030:02 86 (10) 101 (10) 80 (9) 111 (9) 115 (12)
92Moles4230:03 84 (10) 104 (13) 96 (6) 98 (12) 111 (11)
93anthea5630:38 98 (6) 95 (15) 104 (12) 101 (16) 100 (17)
94diogenes4531:32 75 (10) 80 (9) 101 (11) 108 (13) 122 (12)
95rjr5204632:04 74 (13) 108 (12) 79 (7) 105 (15) 133 (9)
96MaxenEH4632:08 78 (7) 97 (14) 114 (12) 95 (12) 103 (11)
97Barry Smith3232:17 77 (8) 115 (7) 101 (6) 87 (9) 113 (12)
98Ron's mum3633:55 76 (6) 98 (8) 87 (9) 90 (10) 124 (13)
99koro5434:33 81 (10) 106 (15) 87 (12) 108 (11) 107 (16)
100Big Nug4234:49 82 (6) 89 (11) 93 (8) 90 (13) 125 (14)
101josiah3235:09 73 (7) 91 (9) 99 (6) 97 (9) 123 (11)
102ulaca3238:33 66 (7) 95 (10) 72 (6) 93 (7) 134 (12)
103cassandra4238:39 95 (9) 101 (10) 90 (10) 103 (9) 106 (14)
104Jeeves4938:42 74 (10) 107 (9) 92 (9) 95 (16) 120 (15)
Back