Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for June 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
1Lettuceleaf6005:38 99 (15) 94 (15) 99 (13) 106 (13) 101 (14)
2mohn6305:55 86 (14) 92 (15) 103 (13) 93 (17) 125 (14)
3Magoo4606:07 79 (7) 94 (13) 107 (13) 96 (12) 113 (11)
4Eamon Ryan11506:11 93 (26) 92 (25) 102 (23) 102 (26) 109 (25)
5Jason11107:07 91 (23) 88 (25) 100 (22) 100 (26) 116 (25)
6verlaine10108:32 91 (26) 85 (26) 107 (22) 103 (26) 134 (11)
7DaddyM4409:00 103 (9) 95 (12) 103 (12) 96 (12) 102 (9)
8aphis9911209:16 96 (24) 90 (24) 100 (23) 92 (26) 119 (25)
9richard3909:21 88 (13) 100 (10) 101 (10) 97 (9) 125 (7)
10AlanS8610:00 80 (19) 96 (19) 112 (17) 89 (21) 123 (20)
11chindit10311:06 85 (25) 95 (23) 100 (20) 91 (21) 126 (24)
12Topical Tim11611:44 84 (26) 97 (25) 104 (23) 95 (26) 117 (26)
13lickert9411:50 87 (20) 90 (22) 102 (19) 102 (20) 115 (23)
14glheard8611:51 90 (21) 88 (19) 107 (18) 105 (21) 110 (17)
15Tom Stubbs10913:08 88 (25) 88 (25) 110 (21) 97 (24) 116 (24)
16Stavros10113:22 87 (22) 87 (24) 107 (20) 105 (22) 112 (23)
17keriothe_9413:37 85 (23) 89 (21) 105 (20) 104 (21) 117 (19)
18neilr11614:05 90 (26) 88 (26) 104 (23) 101 (26) 116 (25)
19Ben Staveley7214:21 83 (15) 90 (18) 108 (15) 102 (18) 114 (16)
20Silva10814:31 83 (22) 92 (26) 109 (21) 97 (26) 119 (23)
21fshephe11314:48 92 (23) 93 (26) 102 (22) 98 (26) 112 (26)
22ChuckB6815:04 87 (20) 94 (17) 97 (12) 102 (16) 127 (13)
23Tibthorpe10615:28 75 (25) 86 (24) 113 (22) 107 (20) 120 (25)
24noidea9015:36 91 (23) 101 (22) 104 (18) 95 (18) 109 (19)
25Sue Sweeper6516:27 86 (14) 93 (19) 101 (15) 103 (16) 122 (11)
26sotira8416:31 93 (22) 89 (20) 104 (18) 100 (14) 112 (20)
27mikegrocott5316:31 95 (12) 94 (10) 104 (13) 95 (13) 105 (15)
28robinh10316:56 83 (23) 91 (23) 103 (21) 100 (24) 121 (22)
29mchalen5417:00 89 (13) 90 (13) 101 (13) 95 (12) 123 (13)
30phthisis4217:07 98 (10) 88 (14) 106 (10) 100 (8) 110 (10)
31Groucho9417:22 87 (25) 100 (23) 106 (18) 103 (22) 107 (16)
32SimonAnthony10617:30 82 (24) 88 (25) 102 (20) 123 (23) 104 (24)
33Ron's mum7417:33 61 (20) 100 (21) 132 (14) 58 (14) 161 (15)
34Spanna5718:14 95 (15) 101 (16) 101 (10) 101 (15) 100 (11)
35OliviaRhineb11118:23 83 (26) 90 (25) 110 (22) 98 (25) 120 (23)
36David P7718:41 87 (18) 95 (18) 110 (16) 99 (19) 109 (16)
37David Crooks10618:49 83 (24) 94 (24) 112 (21) 98 (23) 112 (24)
38GMcD11518:52 84 (26) 90 (26) 114 (23) 102 (25) 110 (25)
39John Arnold6119:43 97 (22) 94 (14) 107 (11) 99 (12) 106 (12)
40sampson6320:03 98 (13) 93 (19) 108 (13) 99 (16) 105 (12)
41barracuda11620:22 86 (26) 94 (26) 111 (22) 99 (26) 110 (26)
42pterodactyl8820:31 86 (20) 95 (20) 115 (18) 104 (21) 100 (19)
43Zabadak10621:23 85 (25) 101 (23) 99 (19) 94 (24) 117 (25)
44KarenR5621:55 84 (17) 87 (15) 100 (7) 106 (15) 130 (12)
45benedick5122:54 89 (10) 91 (13) 102 (12) 103 (17) 113 (9)
46Scoffer6823:18 96 (12) 86 (20) 101 (16) 114 (18) 101 (12)
47Kevin Gregg10023:42 84 (23) 98 (24) 103 (18) 100 (23) 113 (22)
48zythum5923:43 85 (15) 98 (13) 100 (12) 105 (14) 109 (15)
49crosswordian10224:45 88 (23) 93 (23) 111 (21) 94 (21) 112 (24)
50Solver5211425:17 95 (26) 91 (26) 107 (22) 100 (25) 107 (25)
51Edprof8426:53 99 (18) 91 (21) 100 (18) 97 (17) 110 (20)
52Chadwick7727:24 84 (15) 85 (17) 110 (19) 102 (17) 111 (19)
53diogenes9327:54 89 (21) 91 (19) 100 (17) 98 (24) 118 (22)
54Manveru3628:30 89 (8) 95 (10) 107 (11) 100 (10) 106 (7)
55dec4229:37 88 (11) 97 (8) 105 (8) 99 (14) 109 (11)
56fudgiebates4331:09 81 (13) 92 (8) 102 (10) 112 (11) 113 (11)
57rosselliot9831:15 85 (23) 89 (23) 109 (21) 105 (22) 113 (19)
58NAPASAI7831:38 103 (19) 77 (20) 105 (13) 99 (17) 117 (19)
59nekabue11031:54 88 (26) 84 (25) 112 (19) 96 (26) 122 (24)
60koro11032:17 86 (25) 91 (23) 110 (22) 100 (24) 109 (26)
61Mkgnao10032:23 88 (22) 89 (23) 104 (20) 94 (21) 122 (24)
62Jeeves4433:38 104 (8) 76 (11) 123 (9) 93 (13) 108 (13)
63Glyndwr7635:01 86 (21) 102 (18) 97 (12) 97 (19) 120 (16)
64cassandra11735:08 96 (26) 100 (26) 98 (23) 99 (26) 104 (26)
65FelicityTT4735:16 90 (8) 90 (11) 107 (11) 90 (13) 115 (14)
66ulaca9635:41 85 (18) 88 (23) 110 (22) 95 (22) 119 (21)
67VictoriaW4035:59 117 (10) 107 (10) 114 (9) 70 (7) 86 (14)
68JohnDun9635:59 78 (19) 88 (21) 102 (18) 101 (24) 123 (24)
69Big Nug11138:16 90 (25) 88 (24) 105 (21) 95 (26) 120 (25)
7012349638:37 88 (22) 94 (22) 102 (18) 95 (21) 118 (23)
71Jefe4247:59 60 (12) 66 (11) 137 (7) 157 (8) 113 (14)
72JerryR10848:24 86 (24) 85 (25) 109 (23) 93 (23) 127 (23)
73Clovis9754:17 43 (23) 75 (22) 136 (21) 113 (21) 140 (20)
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