Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for August 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
1Lettuceleaf3605:14 94 (11) 97 (10) 100 (8) 100 (8) 108 (9)
2mohn5306:00 90 (13) 97 (12) 102 (10) 95 (16) 118 (12)
3Eamon Ryan12006:45 90 (27) 98 (26) 95 (24) 102 (27) 112 (26)
4Jason11507:39 88 (26) 92 (25) 95 (22) 101 (26) 121 (26)
599evers3808:06 110 (8) 116 (11) 90 (9) 110 (11) 65 (9)
6verlaine9008:28 88 (24) 87 (24) 110 (21) 105 (23) 134 (8)
7mistigris3709:04 82 (9) 100 (10) 84 (8) 113 (10) 113 (10)
8DaddyM2809:13 100 (8) 99 (7) 100 (8) 98 (8) 100 (7)
9aphis9911609:30 90 (24) 89 (25) 102 (24) 97 (27) 119 (26)
10AlanS11510:17 82 (26) 101 (26) 103 (23) 88 (26) 126 (24)
11richard4110:25 85 (12) 97 (10) 110 (9) 104 (11) 106 (9)
12chindit10911:24 84 (26) 97 (24) 100 (22) 93 (22) 123 (25)
13lickert9211:37 90 (20) 93 (21) 98 (18) 100 (20) 114 (23)
14trux4712:13 82 (12) 93 (16) 104 (11) 110 (11) 126 (7)
15glheard9412:33 85 (23) 93 (20) 101 (19) 110 (23) 110 (19)
16Topical Tim11912:44 82 (27) 100 (27) 101 (24) 97 (25) 119 (26)
17Ben Staveley5613:41 96 (14) 93 (14) 111 (12) 92 (16) 114 (10)
18Tom Stubbs11314:04 81 (26) 93 (25) 107 (22) 102 (25) 115 (25)
19Stavros8614:07 85 (20) 92 (22) 99 (15) 106 (19) 117 (20)
20ChuckB4814:38 89 (17) 94 (11) 104 (11) 95 (11) 134 (8)
21neilr11914:42 89 (27) 90 (26) 99 (24) 100 (26) 120 (26)
22keriothe_9214:45 75 (21) 97 (20) 102 (22) 99 (20) 128 (19)
23fshephe11814:58 93 (24) 95 (27) 98 (23) 100 (27) 110 (27)
24Silva11214:59 80 (25) 93 (27) 111 (23) 96 (25) 121 (22)
25noidea8815:24 90 (22) 106 (22) 103 (17) 94 (19) 106 (18)
26mikegrocott4715:46 95 (12) 88 (8) 107 (12) 92 (9) 106 (16)
27Tibthorpe11016:00 76 (26) 91 (25) 107 (23) 111 (21) 116 (25)
28phthisis4317:02 100 (11) 93 (14) 100 (11) 93 (8) 115 (9)
29sotira8617:17 90 (23) 91 (18) 106 (19) 102 (18) 111 (18)
30SimonAnthony10117:24 81 (22) 85 (24) 112 (19) 111 (24) 110 (22)
31Ron's mum7817:27 80 (21) 101 (20) 118 (17) 59 (16) 153 (14)
32Groucho9117:36 87 (27) 105 (22) 102 (17) 103 (20) 106 (15)
33Sue Sweeper6317:40 90 (13) 93 (17) 109 (13) 93 (19) 123 (11)
34robinh10617:49 84 (23) 92 (24) 102 (22) 99 (25) 122 (22)
35mchalen2917:58 86 (8) 87 (8) 103 (7) 93 (7) 124 (9)
36Spanna5618:06 100 (15) 100 (16) 103 (11) 96 (16) 100 (8)
37OliviaRhineb11618:41 83 (27) 94 (27) 105 (24) 99 (27) 123 (21)
38GMcD12118:58 85 (27) 90 (27) 107 (24) 102 (27) 116 (26)
39David Crooks9919:05 81 (25) 96 (23) 112 (20) 100 (21) 114 (20)
40David P7219:09 94 (16) 95 (17) 108 (16) 91 (17) 110 (16)
41MickinEly24120:03 99 (16) 102 (9) 100 (8) 99 (10) 98 (8)
42sampson6620:23 96 (18) 99 (20) 103 (13) 101 (18) 98 (7)
43barracuda12120:28 85 (27) 97 (27) 102 (24) 98 (26) 116 (27)
44John Arnold6820:31 100 (23) 95 (15) 104 (15) 92 (13) 106 (12)
45xmogg2921:21 79 (8) 107 (6) 91 (8) 115 (11) 101 (6)
46pterodactyl8221:59 81 (17) 106 (18) 107 (20) 100 (20) 101 (17)
47Zabadak11622:42 82 (26) 100 (26) 101 (23) 97 (25) 117 (26)
48benedick5723:21 90 (11) 97 (14) 96 (14) 104 (19) 112 (9)
49Scoffer4123:45 98 (9) 85 (14) 100 (11) 111 (11) 115 (6)
50Kevin Gregg10124:03 90 (24) 104 (25) 99 (18) 94 (24) 112 (20)
51crosswordian10124:57 89 (21) 92 (25) 106 (22) 96 (20) 113 (23)
52Bert Dove4025:00 92 (17) 103 (10) 102 (11) 90 (6) 125 (6)
53Solver5212125:26 92 (27) 98 (27) 104 (24) 98 (26) 106 (27)
54alexh2625:56 85 (10) 102 (8) 114 (6) 107 (6) 103 (6)
55zythum5026:12 82 (13) 110 (13) 100 (9) 102 (12) 105 (13)
56Chadwick7727:32 89 (16) 100 (16) 100 (19) 95 (17) 112 (19)
57Edprof8427:49 86 (16) 96 (20) 102 (20) 96 (19) 116 (19)
58diogenes10628:14 87 (25) 98 (22) 103 (21) 99 (25) 112 (23)
59dec5329:07 86 (17) 104 (11) 105 (11) 104 (14) 109 (10)
60Manveru4529:22 81 (11) 96 (11) 110 (14) 97 (11) 117 (8)
61Mkgnao9630:14 81 (22) 91 (20) 96 (19) 101 (21) 124 (24)
62koro11332:30 84 (27) 96 (23) 106 (23) 100 (24) 114 (26)
63fudgiebates4832:51 81 (12) 94 (10) 95 (11) 99 (10) 120 (15)
64NAPASAI7932:56 96 (18) 81 (19) 122 (15) 92 (16) 109 (21)
65nekabue10933:20 86 (26) 91 (26) 105 (20) 95 (23) 125 (24)
66VictoriaW4633:36 103 (12) 100 (12) 115 (9) 77 (9) 100 (14)
67rosselliot9634:18 81 (22) 101 (23) 114 (18) 103 (22) 103 (21)
68FelicityTT6635:05 87 (12) 96 (16) 98 (14) 89 (15) 119 (19)
69Glyndwr9236:05 91 (24) 103 (21) 93 (17) 96 (23) 119 (17)
70cassandra12236:14 97 (27) 98 (27) 101 (24) 101 (27) 101 (27)
71ulaca8536:26 76 (17) 104 (22) 97 (21) 91 (18) 129 (17)
72Jeeves4437:17 87 (7) 94 (13) 116 (11) 94 (11) 102 (12)
73JohnDun9737:22 72 (22) 100 (22) 101 (18) 96 (21) 126 (24)
7412349838:55 87 (24) 101 (22) 98 (18) 91 (23) 124 (21)
75Big Nug11540:45 91 (26) 96 (25) 98 (23) 95 (26) 118 (25)
76Jefe5750:39 60 (16) 74 (14) 127 (11) 171 (8) 111 (18)
77JerryR11451:00 81 (25) 92 (26) 103 (24) 91 (24) 131 (25)
78Clovis10359:08 52 (24) 93 (23) 117 (22) 116 (22) 124 (22)
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