Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for May 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
1Lettuceleaf7505:47 98 (17) 95 (19) 100 (16) 105 (16) 99 (17)
2mohn6305:47 87 (16) 96 (15) 103 (11) 92 (18) 127 (13)
3Eamon Ryan11506:06 95 (26) 93 (24) 102 (24) 100 (26) 108 (25)
4Magoo5606:09 87 (10) 92 (15) 98 (11) 101 (14) 113 (16)
5Jason11306:56 88 (23) 93 (25) 100 (24) 100 (26) 115 (25)
6verlaine10408:36 91 (26) 90 (26) 108 (21) 95 (26) 127 (15)
7DaddyM4509:03 100 (11) 95 (12) 103 (12) 100 (11) 101 (9)
8richard3709:10 88 (12) 99 (7) 102 (9) 99 (9) 113 (10)
9aphis9911209:25 99 (24) 91 (23) 104 (24) 90 (26) 114 (25)
10AlanS6509:52 79 (15) 97 (15) 107 (14) 91 (16) 125 (15)
11chindit9911:24 86 (24) 98 (23) 101 (20) 89 (19) 123 (23)
12Topical Tim11611:41 81 (26) 107 (24) 105 (24) 89 (26) 117 (26)
13glheard8511:48 82 (19) 94 (20) 110 (19) 103 (22) 109 (15)
14lickert9511:51 87 (22) 96 (22) 102 (19) 98 (19) 114 (23)
15Tom Stubbs11212:53 90 (25) 94 (26) 103 (23) 93 (24) 119 (24)
16keriothe_9613:26 90 (24) 93 (20) 108 (21) 93 (21) 116 (20)
17Stavros10313:37 85 (22) 92 (25) 105 (20) 100 (22) 115 (24)
18Silva10813:46 85 (22) 96 (25) 109 (22) 95 (26) 113 (23)
19neilr11713:47 93 (26) 94 (26) 99 (24) 99 (26) 114 (25)
20BoxBrownie4613:54 88 (13) 111 (11) 103 (14) 86 (7) 105 (11)
21Ben Staveley6714:15 84 (14) 89 (17) 114 (14) 96 (16) 113 (16)
22fshephe11414:52 95 (23) 93 (26) 102 (23) 98 (26) 110 (26)
23Tibthorpe10615:07 74 (25) 87 (24) 114 (22) 102 (20) 122 (25)
24ChuckB8015:08 89 (23) 95 (18) 98 (15) 98 (18) 123 (16)
25Ron's mum6415:39 60 (17) 106 (16) 139 (13) 67 (13) 132 (15)
26noidea9316:03 90 (24) 100 (20) 107 (21) 93 (19) 109 (19)
27Sue Sweeper6716:11 85 (14) 105 (19) 96 (16) 97 (16) 114 (12)
28sotira8016:24 95 (22) 92 (19) 105 (15) 93 (13) 111 (21)
29mikegrocott5716:35 94 (13) 100 (10) 108 (13) 92 (15) 104 (16)
30mchalen6416:43 91 (17) 94 (15) 99 (15) 94 (12) 120 (15)
31SimonAnthony10616:45 86 (23) 96 (25) 106 (21) 108 (23) 103 (24)
32robinh10416:59 83 (23) 95 (23) 107 (22) 98 (24) 116 (22)
33Groucho9517:19 90 (25) 99 (22) 108 (19) 98 (23) 108 (16)
34phthisis3117:26 105 (7) 86 (10) 104 (8) 96 (7) 110 (9)
35Spanna6118:17 96 (14) 98 (15) 104 (13) 98 (16) 103 (13)
36OliviaRhineb11118:18 85 (25) 94 (24) 111 (23) 95 (25) 114 (24)
37David P8418:32 94 (19) 96 (20) 101 (18) 96 (20) 113 (17)
38David Crooks11019:08 82 (24) 97 (24) 112 (23) 94 (25) 112 (24)
39GMcD11419:12 84 (25) 92 (26) 117 (23) 97 (25) 109 (25)
40MickinEly23019:35 94 (10) 91 (7) 101 (8) 104 (8) 110 (7)
41sampson7020:04 97 (14) 95 (20) 107 (15) 95 (17) 108 (14)
42barracuda11720:05 86 (26) 95 (26) 114 (23) 97 (26) 108 (26)
43pterodactyl9220:22 87 (20) 102 (21) 112 (18) 99 (24) 100 (19)
44John Arnold6620:27 97 (20) 94 (15) 110 (14) 97 (15) 101 (12)
45kath4320:41 94 (13) 94 (15) 112 (7) 105 (12) 102 (6)
46reindeer4420:45 84 (11) 106 (10) 99 (11) 96 (11) 113 (11)
47Zabadak10621:10 86 (24) 109 (23) 93 (20) 90 (24) 117 (25)
48KarenR5422:13 82 (16) 88 (14) 114 (7) 102 (15) 127 (12)
49Scoffer6122:51 96 (12) 87 (17) 106 (15) 108 (16) 101 (11)
50benedick5523:05 93 (11) 94 (14) 110 (13) 92 (17) 114 (10)
51Kevin Gregg10023:31 90 (24) 98 (23) 103 (18) 96 (23) 112 (22)
52zythum7023:52 85 (17) 102 (15) 103 (16) 98 (16) 111 (16)
53crosswordian10825:02 87 (24) 97 (23) 113 (23) 93 (23) 108 (25)
54Solver5211025:34 97 (25) 89 (25) 106 (23) 99 (24) 107 (23)
55Edprof8626:41 94 (19) 91 (22) 109 (18) 98 (17) 107 (20)
56Chadwick8227:32 85 (16) 88 (19) 117 (19) 98 (20) 108 (18)
57diogenes8627:53 91 (20) 97 (18) 100 (15) 94 (21) 114 (22)
58dec4328:26 89 (11) 93 (9) 113 (9) 98 (14) 108 (10)
59Manveru4329:03 93 (9) 87 (9) 112 (12) 100 (13) 101 (10)
60Jeeves4531:27 106 (9) 97 (11) 99 (9) 88 (14) 111 (12)
61NAPASAI7231:36 105 (19) 80 (17) 96 (14) 95 (15) 119 (17)
62rosselliot10331:38 84 (25) 95 (22) 108 (22) 103 (24) 111 (20)
63koro11132:11 86 (25) 93 (24) 108 (22) 101 (24) 109 (26)
64nekabue11032:14 89 (26) 86 (25) 116 (20) 92 (26) 121 (23)
65Mkgnao10932:56 90 (24) 98 (26) 103 (23) 85 (22) 120 (24)
66fudgiebates4033:04 86 (12) 105 (8) 105 (10) 102 (11) 105 (9)
67cassandra11834:56 99 (26) 100 (26) 97 (24) 99 (26) 103 (26)
68FelicityTT3835:37 90 (7) 90 (8) 108 (10) 85 (11) 116 (12)
69Glyndwr7836:01 88 (22) 101 (18) 106 (13) 97 (19) 113 (16)
70JohnDun9636:24 80 (19) 83 (20) 106 (20) 97 (23) 125 (24)
71ulaca9837:11 82 (16) 98 (23) 114 (24) 88 (24) 110 (21)
72123410037:49 85 (22) 101 (23) 102 (21) 95 (21) 115 (23)
73VictoriaW3238:12 113 (9) 106 (7) 107 (9) 70 (6) 92 (11)
74Big Nug11439:06 94 (25) 96 (25) 108 (23) 85 (26) 116 (25)
75Jefe4746:51 58 (13) 68 (12) 149 (7) 152 (10) 108 (15)
76JerryR10947:40 88 (24) 88 (25) 108 (24) 88 (23) 127 (23)
77Clovis9752:00 45 (23) 83 (20) 133 (20) 84 (22) 157 (22)
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