Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for July 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
1Lettuceleaf4405:18 96 (12) 97 (12) 102 (10) 100 (9) 105 (11)
2mohn6305:58 88 (14) 94 (13) 103 (13) 94 (18) 118 (15)
3Eamon Ryan11506:19 91 (26) 96 (25) 96 (23) 102 (26) 112 (25)
4Magoo4506:27 73 (6) 98 (12) 101 (14) 93 (12) 119 (11)
5Jason10907:12 86 (24) 90 (24) 97 (21) 104 (25) 119 (25)
6verlaine9808:31 89 (26) 89 (26) 109 (23) 105 (25) 135 (8)
7DaddyM3309:09 101 (9) 95 (9) 102 (9) 99 (9) 101 (7)
8aphis9911109:17 91 (23) 94 (24) 101 (23) 94 (26) 117 (25)
999evers3109:31 112 (6) 128 (10) 85 (7) 104 (10) 59 (8)
10AlanS10509:56 83 (23) 97 (23) 105 (21) 88 (24) 125 (24)
11richard4210:01 83 (13) 99 (11) 108 (9) 106 (10) 110 (9)
12chindit10411:05 84 (25) 95 (23) 103 (21) 95 (21) 122 (24)
13trux4111:26 83 (12) 88 (13) 106 (10) 115 (10) 128 (6)
14lickert9011:29 90 (19) 92 (21) 100 (18) 103 (19) 111 (23)
15Topical Tim11512:01 86 (26) 98 (25) 101 (23) 98 (25) 116 (26)
16glheard8812:08 87 (22) 88 (19) 104 (18) 111 (21) 109 (18)
17Stavros8413:31 85 (19) 86 (21) 109 (17) 107 (18) 113 (19)
18Tom Stubbs10813:32 86 (25) 92 (24) 105 (21) 102 (24) 113 (24)
19keriothe_9013:57 78 (21) 94 (21) 97 (20) 110 (20) 123 (18)
20neilr11414:02 89 (26) 90 (25) 103 (23) 99 (25) 117 (25)
21Ben Staveley6814:16 88 (15) 90 (17) 112 (14) 95 (18) 118 (14)
22Silva10914:31 82 (24) 93 (26) 110 (21) 95 (25) 120 (23)
23fshephe11314:35 91 (23) 95 (26) 98 (22) 101 (26) 111 (26)
24ChuckB5514:56 84 (18) 94 (14) 98 (11) 107 (12) 132 (10)
25noidea8815:11 90 (22) 104 (21) 104 (19) 92 (17) 107 (19)
26Tibthorpe10615:44 72 (25) 86 (24) 111 (22) 115 (20) 118 (25)
27mikegrocott4516:04 94 (11) 88 (7) 108 (12) 95 (10) 104 (15)
28sotira8116:15 92 (22) 90 (19) 110 (18) 100 (13) 109 (19)
29Sue Sweeper6316:49 81 (13) 96 (18) 101 (15) 97 (18) 141 (9)
30robinh10317:00 84 (23) 93 (23) 103 (21) 101 (24) 118 (22)
31Groucho9317:03 86 (25) 103 (22) 103 (18) 105 (21) 105 (17)
32phthisis4917:04 98 (12) 91 (15) 103 (12) 96 (9) 113 (11)
33mchalen4517:05 88 (11) 88 (11) 99 (11) 96 (10) 124 (12)
34SimonAnthony9917:36 77 (22) 91 (23) 112 (18) 115 (24) 103 (22)
35Spanna5317:53 95 (14) 101 (15) 103 (9) 102 (14) 98 (11)
36Ron's mum7817:53 67 (21) 103 (21) 122 (16) 60 (15) 157 (15)
37OliviaRhineb11318:19 83 (26) 95 (26) 103 (23) 100 (26) 121 (22)
38David P7018:27 88 (15) 97 (17) 104 (15) 97 (17) 112 (16)
39David Crooks9618:36 80 (23) 94 (22) 111 (19) 101 (21) 116 (21)
40GMcD11618:52 81 (26) 92 (26) 106 (23) 103 (26) 117 (25)
41MickinEly24419:34 96 (15) 96 (10) 102 (10) 101 (12) 106 (7)
42sampson6219:57 96 (15) 97 (18) 105 (12) 98 (17) 106 (10)
43barracuda11520:11 85 (26) 100 (26) 103 (22) 101 (25) 110 (26)
44John Arnold6620:13 101 (23) 91 (14) 104 (13) 94 (13) 106 (13)
45pterodactyl8420:55 82 (17) 100 (20) 109 (18) 103 (20) 101 (19)
46xmogg3321:29 78 (7) 107 (8) 96 (10) 110 (10) 101 (8)
47Zabadak10821:47 82 (25) 104 (24) 98 (20) 99 (24) 115 (25)
48benedick5222:39 92 (11) 93 (12) 96 (11) 105 (18) 109 (10)
49Bert Dove3923:24 91 (16) 102 (9) 101 (10) 101 (8) 120 (6)
50Scoffer5523:28 95 (12) 84 (16) 101 (13) 115 (14) 107 (10)
51Kevin Gregg10023:50 88 (22) 101 (25) 99 (18) 96 (23) 114 (22)
52crosswordian9924:12 88 (23) 94 (23) 109 (21) 95 (19) 112 (23)
53zythum5624:26 84 (13) 99 (13) 99 (11) 107 (14) 108 (15)
54Solver5211624:50 92 (26) 94 (26) 104 (23) 102 (25) 106 (26)
55Chadwick7627:17 88 (15) 89 (16) 103 (19) 102 (17) 110 (19)
56Edprof8027:28 94 (16) 93 (20) 99 (17) 100 (18) 111 (19)
57diogenes9828:09 90 (23) 96 (20) 103 (20) 97 (23) 113 (22)
58Manveru4128:11 89 (10) 88 (9) 109 (13) 101 (11) 108 (8)
59dec4828:33 87 (14) 102 (10) 104 (9) 102 (14) 107 (11)
60Mkgnao9630:55 83 (21) 92 (21) 102 (21) 99 (20) 120 (23)
61NAPASAI7631:14 92 (18) 78 (19) 119 (12) 93 (15) 118 (22)
62fudgiebates4331:25 78 (10) 90 (9) 97 (11) 115 (10) 112 (13)
63koro11131:40 85 (26) 96 (23) 106 (22) 100 (24) 111 (26)
64rosselliot9432:02 83 (22) 99 (22) 105 (19) 106 (22) 107 (19)
65nekabue10432:03 88 (25) 85 (24) 109 (18) 93 (23) 125 (24)
66Jeeves4234:47 101 (6) 81 (12) 116 (9) 100 (12) 105 (13)
67FelicityTT5834:58 91 (11) 92 (12) 104 (13) 90 (15) 114 (17)
68ulaca9235:12 81 (18) 92 (22) 101 (22) 97 (20) 124 (20)
69Glyndwr8935:18 86 (23) 99 (20) 94 (16) 99 (21) 122 (19)
70cassandra11735:40 97 (26) 98 (26) 99 (23) 101 (26) 103 (26)
71VictoriaW4536:21 107 (12) 103 (12) 109 (10) 70 (7) 96 (14)
72JohnDun9436:46 73 (20) 98 (20) 100 (17) 103 (23) 120 (24)
7312349338:13 85 (22) 101 (21) 97 (18) 96 (20) 118 (22)
74Big Nug11239:07 88 (25) 91 (24) 97 (21) 102 (26) 118 (26)
75Jefe4947:26 60 (14) 67 (12) 142 (9) 159 (8) 110 (16)
76JerryR10848:36 83 (24) 88 (25) 103 (23) 105 (23) 122 (23)
77Clovis9853:00 46 (23) 81 (21) 122 (21) 131 (21) 122 (22)
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