Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for April 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
1mohn5705:44 87 (16) 99 (14) 102 (9) 90 (15) 125 (13)
2Lettuceleaf7405:57 101 (16) 97 (18) 100 (16) 103 (17) 96 (17)
3Magoo6805:59 89 (14) 92 (17) 94 (13) 105 (18) 113 (16)
4Eamon Ryan11606:02 93 (26) 96 (24) 103 (25) 101 (26) 106 (25)
5Jason10706:56 83 (22) 99 (23) 100 (24) 100 (24) 113 (24)
6verlaine10408:27 85 (26) 95 (26) 102 (19) 97 (26) 130 (17)
7DaddyM3909:02 100 (9) 95 (11) 102 (12) 101 (9) 100 (8)
8aphis9910809:26 95 (24) 97 (22) 104 (24) 90 (25) 113 (23)
9AlanS5809:56 78 (14) 95 (14) 100 (12) 94 (15) 133 (13)
10chindit9711:14 88 (24) 99 (23) 103 (19) 88 (19) 119 (22)
11Topical Tim10911:43 77 (25) 113 (22) 106 (22) 94 (25) 110 (25)
12lickert9711:48 87 (22) 98 (22) 94 (21) 99 (19) 118 (23)
13glheard8811:48 83 (19) 97 (21) 109 (19) 100 (23) 111 (16)
14Tom Stubbs11312:41 86 (25) 95 (26) 101 (22) 94 (24) 120 (26)
15Silva10213:17 83 (22) 96 (24) 107 (20) 98 (25) 115 (21)
16neilr11413:39 88 (25) 96 (26) 98 (22) 102 (26) 113 (25)
17keriothe_10513:43 90 (26) 93 (22) 106 (20) 97 (24) 114 (23)
18Stavros10313:46 84 (22) 97 (25) 102 (18) 101 (23) 112 (25)
19BoxBrownie6214:13 86 (17) 108 (14) 102 (18) 96 (10) 108 (13)
20Ben Staveley5914:19 81 (13) 90 (15) 114 (14) 98 (13) 113 (14)
21fshephe11514:49 89 (23) 93 (26) 104 (24) 100 (26) 111 (26)
22Ron's mum6914:50 60 (18) 131 (17) 133 (15) 63 (13) 109 (16)
23Tibthorpe10614:59 73 (25) 88 (24) 117 (23) 100 (20) 122 (24)
24ChuckB9015:43 85 (23) 98 (19) 99 (19) 99 (21) 121 (18)
25Sue Sweeper7716:01 80 (17) 105 (19) 99 (18) 94 (19) 125 (14)
26SimonAnthony10716:10 87 (23) 99 (25) 107 (23) 100 (22) 105 (24)
27mchalen7816:14 90 (20) 98 (18) 93 (18) 95 (15) 122 (17)
28noidea9616:20 92 (25) 101 (21) 109 (22) 90 (20) 107 (18)
29phthisis3916:26 100 (9) 89 (11) 100 (10) 89 (9) 120 (10)
30mikegrocott6216:33 91 (14) 97 (13) 108 (15) 96 (15) 104 (15)
31sotira8716:34 90 (23) 92 (20) 99 (14) 99 (16) 115 (24)
32robinh11016:52 82 (24) 95 (24) 108 (24) 98 (25) 116 (23)
33Groucho9417:11 87 (24) 105 (21) 106 (20) 98 (24) 107 (15)
34Big Mick5317:29 95 (16) 93 (17) 112 (7) 98 (14) 115 (9)
35OliviaRhineb11318:10 83 (25) 96 (24) 108 (24) 96 (25) 114 (25)
36Spanna6718:41 95 (16) 101 (15) 101 (15) 97 (17) 105 (14)
37David P9218:45 95 (21) 94 (21) 98 (18) 98 (23) 113 (19)
38GMcD11418:58 82 (25) 97 (25) 117 (24) 94 (25) 109 (25)
39MickinEly22819:10 91 (8) 95 (7) 104 (8) 102 (9) 107 (6)
40David Crooks11119:27 85 (24) 100 (24) 105 (24) 93 (24) 114 (25)
41sampson7119:51 92 (16) 97 (19) 106 (15) 97 (19) 110 (12)
42John Arnold6220:12 98 (22) 102 (14) 106 (13) 93 (13) 98 (10)
43reindeer6420:20 83 (15) 107 (14) 100 (15) 99 (15) 109 (15)
44barracuda11820:29 86 (26) 92 (26) 112 (24) 98 (26) 111 (26)
45pterodactyl9220:33 86 (22) 101 (21) 118 (17) 96 (23) 101 (19)
46Zabadak11021:06 86 (24) 107 (24) 92 (21) 89 (25) 121 (26)
47xmogg3622:16 88 (6) 108 (8) 94 (13) 100 (9) 106 (10)
48Scoffer5322:28 96 (10) 86 (15) 105 (14) 110 (14) 101 (10)
49KarenR5822:56 78 (16) 94 (14) 103 (9) 107 (15) 120 (14)
50Kevin Gregg10023:06 90 (25) 92 (23) 102 (18) 98 (23) 118 (21)
51benedick5023:23 90 (12) 92 (12) 113 (11) 92 (14) 115 (11)
52zythum7324:48 85 (17) 107 (17) 102 (16) 98 (17) 107 (16)
53crosswordian10825:13 86 (24) 97 (23) 112 (24) 94 (23) 108 (24)
54Solver5211025:28 98 (25) 90 (24) 105 (24) 99 (24) 105 (23)
55Edprof9526:37 88 (20) 93 (25) 112 (19) 99 (20) 108 (21)
56Chadwick10027:23 83 (20) 92 (22) 115 (23) 98 (24) 109 (21)
57Manveru4828:33 88 (12) 96 (12) 109 (12) 101 (11) 104 (11)
58diogenes8128:36 88 (19) 96 (16) 103 (16) 99 (20) 112 (20)
59dec4629:14 88 (11) 89 (10) 117 (10) 101 (14) 103 (11)
60NAPASAI6630:04 100 (19) 81 (15) 91 (12) 99 (14) 123 (16)
61rosselliot10231:18 82 (24) 93 (21) 110 (23) 103 (24) 110 (20)
62koro11032:37 85 (25) 95 (23) 109 (22) 98 (24) 110 (26)
63nekabue11032:43 89 (26) 84 (24) 114 (22) 93 (26) 122 (22)
64Jeeves4432:49 95 (8) 107 (11) 102 (11) 88 (13) 106 (11)
65Mkgnao11134:03 88 (25) 96 (25) 104 (24) 88 (23) 122 (24)
66cassandra11934:34 98 (26) 101 (26) 98 (25) 99 (26) 102 (26)
67fudgiebates4035:25 96 (11) 100 (9) 102 (10) 103 (11) 96 (9)
68FelicityTT3836:03 81 (7) 94 (6) 102 (13) 90 (9) 114 (13)
69Glyndwr7936:39 87 (23) 95 (16) 103 (13) 96 (20) 122 (17)
70123410136:57 86 (20) 98 (23) 103 (22) 96 (21) 111 (25)
71JohnDun9837:16 82 (18) 84 (20) 103 (22) 99 (24) 122 (24)
72ulaca10138:26 77 (16) 99 (24) 113 (24) 89 (25) 113 (22)
73Big Nug11638:46 87 (26) 100 (25) 113 (24) 87 (26) 113 (25)
74Jefe4743:41 61 (13) 77 (13) 160 (7) 110 (8) 122 (16)
75JerryR11749:17 85 (26) 86 (25) 105 (25) 90 (26) 132 (25)
76Clovis9751:15 46 (24) 116 (20) 110 (20) 66 (21) 167 (22)
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