Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for September 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
1mohn4006:05 90 (9) 95 (10) 99 (9) 98 (12) 115 (10)
2Magoo4606:33 78 (7) 98 (11) 106 (15) 93 (11) 110 (12)
3Eamon Ryan11706:46 89 (26) 94 (26) 98 (23) 106 (26) 110 (26)
499evers4207:16 118 (9) 112 (12) 97 (10) 98 (11) 73 (10)
5Jason11007:27 88 (26) 91 (24) 103 (21) 104 (24) 112 (25)
6mistigris5708:51 87 (13) 98 (14) 92 (12) 106 (14) 113 (14)
7aphis9911009:24 91 (23) 90 (24) 104 (23) 102 (26) 111 (24)
8mxxx4309:42 98 (17) 102 (16) 103 (7) 91 (7) 99 (6)
9AlanS11010:15 86 (25) 94 (25) 105 (22) 93 (25) 122 (23)
10richard5210:19 90 (14) 99 (13) 91 (10) 108 (14) 108 (11)
11chindit9511:11 83 (23) 100 (22) 102 (19) 98 (20) 116 (21)
12lickert9111:18 87 (20) 96 (20) 98 (18) 106 (21) 109 (22)
13trux5012:18 83 (14) 97 (16) 99 (11) 112 (10) 120 (9)
14glheard9112:36 85 (22) 95 (18) 102 (19) 107 (22) 110 (20)
15Topical Tim10812:37 82 (24) 103 (25) 101 (22) 102 (23) 110 (24)
16Tom Stubbs10513:38 80 (25) 98 (23) 110 (20) 109 (24) 104 (23)
17Ben Staveley4913:41 101 (9) 95 (14) 104 (12) 91 (16) 119 (8)
18Stavros8514:03 85 (20) 93 (21) 97 (16) 105 (19) 119 (19)
19neilr11414:27 92 (26) 89 (25) 102 (23) 102 (25) 113 (25)
20fshephe11514:53 94 (24) 98 (26) 102 (23) 100 (26) 105 (26)
21Silva11014:58 82 (26) 95 (26) 107 (22) 98 (24) 120 (22)
22keriothe_9015:02 74 (19) 104 (21) 99 (21) 94 (18) 123 (21)
23mikegrocott5615:11 95 (15) 89 (9) 102 (13) 95 (11) 108 (18)
24noidea8415:27 85 (20) 106 (20) 102 (17) 98 (18) 106 (19)
25Tibthorpe10815:54 75 (26) 92 (25) 105 (23) 119 (23) 113 (21)
26phthisis3417:01 95 (10) 95 (13) 108 (9) 94 (6) 111 (6)
27Ron's mum7317:04 89 (20) 89 (18) 117 (17) 59 (15) 156 (13)
28SimonAnthony9717:10 80 (21) 88 (23) 122 (17) 108 (24) 104 (22)
29sotira8617:22 87 (23) 93 (19) 108 (18) 106 (18) 107 (18)
30Groucho8517:28 87 (26) 110 (19) 98 (16) 106 (18) 103 (16)
31Sue Sweeper6417:32 87 (14) 98 (18) 103 (13) 101 (16) 111 (13)
32Spanna5417:43 94 (16) 103 (14) 109 (11) 98 (15) 97 (8)
33robinh10418:15 84 (23) 92 (23) 102 (21) 102 (24) 117 (23)
34OliviaRhineb11118:29 81 (26) 95 (26) 103 (23) 104 (26) 120 (20)
35GMcD11718:42 85 (26) 91 (26) 98 (23) 109 (26) 115 (26)
36David Crooks9718:52 84 (25) 99 (23) 110 (19) 101 (20) 109 (20)
37David P6419:37 85 (14) 98 (14) 111 (14) 90 (16) 112 (16)
38MickinEly23919:58 100 (15) 102 (9) 100 (8) 98 (9) 98 (8)
39barracuda11520:28 87 (26) 99 (26) 100 (23) 102 (24) 109 (26)
40sampson6420:49 94 (17) 100 (21) 105 (13) 101 (16) 98 (7)
41John Arnold6520:56 95 (22) 94 (13) 106 (13) 94 (13) 112 (14)
42xmogg3221:29 78 (8) 104 (7) 91 (8) 116 (11) 102 (8)
43pterodactyl7922:36 80 (17) 108 (16) 107 (20) 99 (19) 103 (17)
44Zabadak11122:46 84 (25) 99 (25) 101 (22) 102 (25) 113 (24)
45benedick5723:03 84 (11) 103 (16) 93 (15) 108 (16) 107 (9)
46Kevin Gregg9823:40 92 (22) 100 (24) 98 (18) 96 (24) 113 (20)
47crosswordian8924:35 90 (21) 97 (21) 104 (21) 95 (16) 111 (20)
48Solver5211725:24 93 (26) 100 (26) 105 (23) 97 (26) 103 (26)
49zythum4826:35 85 (13) 111 (12) 108 (9) 99 (12) 99 (12)
50Edprof7627:01 86 (16) 102 (19) 101 (19) 94 (17) 114 (15)
51diogenes9727:42 85 (24) 102 (21) 102 (20) 99 (22) 113 (20)
52Chadwick5227:52 91 (11) 106 (11) 99 (14) 94 (12) 106 (14)
53dec5629:06 86 (16) 99 (14) 108 (12) 101 (14) 110 (10)
54Manveru5029:14 82 (13) 95 (10) 107 (14) 101 (13) 116 (10)
55Mkgnao8129:36 79 (19) 90 (17) 96 (16) 106 (18) 123 (21)
56VictoriaW4531:32 96 (11) 91 (13) 133 (8) 73 (9) 108 (14)
57fudgiebates4832:45 72 (10) 93 (12) 96 (11) 109 (10) 118 (15)
58koro11332:45 83 (26) 100 (24) 107 (23) 99 (25) 110 (25)
59nekabue9832:47 85 (24) 93 (24) 98 (17) 102 (21) 121 (22)
60NAPASAI7032:47 93 (16) 95 (17) 115 (16) 89 (14) 103 (17)
61FelicityTT6935:05 87 (13) 97 (17) 98 (15) 92 (14) 115 (20)
62rosselliot8735:19 81 (21) 103 (19) 113 (15) 104 (21) 101 (21)
63Glyndwr8935:31 90 (23) 107 (20) 95 (18) 99 (21) 109 (17)
64ulaca7835:57 85 (18) 106 (21) 96 (18) 90 (15) 119 (16)
65cassandra11736:09 96 (26) 98 (26) 103 (23) 100 (26) 101 (26)
66JohnDun9537:10 73 (22) 100 (22) 106 (18) 96 (21) 124 (22)
67Jeeves5037:22 86 (8) 96 (13) 111 (13) 91 (12) 106 (14)
6812349639:20 83 (24) 100 (21) 105 (18) 95 (23) 119 (20)
69Big Nug10939:22 92 (24) 91 (24) 98 (22) 110 (25) 105 (24)
70Jefe5547:10 66 (14) 77 (15) 91 (10) 157 (10) 121 (16)
71JerryR10850:24 81 (24) 94 (24) 103 (23) 101 (23) 118 (24)
72Clovis9958:45 53 (23) 101 (22) 111 (22) 135 (22) 100 (20)
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