Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for November 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
1mohn2805:59 92 (8) 100 (7) 103 (7) 103 (8) 101 (8)
2Magoo6806:26 78 (11) 110 (15) 105 (18) 93 (17) 105 (17)
3Eamon Ryan12406:50 86 (27) 99 (27) 99 (26) 106 (27) 109 (27)
4Jason11707:38 83 (27) 94 (25) 100 (23) 104 (25) 116 (27)
5verlaine9108:33 85 (24) 97 (24) 96 (20) 113 (22) 116 (11)
6mistigris9509:02 86 (22) 100 (22) 85 (18) 109 (21) 114 (22)
7aphis9912209:18 81 (26) 101 (27) 98 (26) 105 (27) 112 (26)
8Midas12209:33 88 (27) 102 (27) 100 (26) 103 (27) 104 (25)
9AlanS11810:29 90 (26) 101 (26) 89 (25) 96 (26) 121 (25)
10richard5810:58 85 (14) 101 (14) 85 (12) 120 (17) 98 (11)
11chindit10011:21 81 (23) 103 (24) 100 (19) 104 (22) 111 (22)
12lickert9611:25 90 (21) 106 (20) 91 (20) 99 (21) 110 (24)
13asaldanha10112:04 87 (23) 106 (22) 89 (19) 105 (23) 108 (24)
14chriswords10612:05 92 (25) 108 (22) 94 (24) 97 (22) 108 (23)
15trux5012:19 81 (15) 99 (15) 101 (12) 119 (9) 115 (9)
16glheard8912:41 87 (21) 102 (18) 99 (18) 104 (23) 106 (19)
17Spur587612:49 91 (16) 104 (17) 99 (18) 103 (20) 100 (15)
18Derek Harrison8612:54 92 (14) 100 (21) 94 (21) 98 (22) 113 (18)
19Topical Tim11213:16 84 (25) 109 (26) 96 (22) 110 (24) 98 (25)
20Tom Stubbs11613:27 81 (26) 103 (24) 102 (24) 105 (26) 107 (26)
21Stavros8614:10 81 (20) 98 (20) 89 (16) 116 (21) 112 (19)
22Ben Staveley5514:35 88 (9) 100 (16) 103 (14) 88 (15) 120 (11)
23neilr11614:39 85 (27) 98 (25) 100 (23) 101 (25) 115 (26)
24Ron's mum6914:40 97 (21) 109 (16) 99 (17) 56 (12) 131 (13)
25p.wild12214:55 92 (27) 103 (27) 93 (26) 106 (27) 104 (25)
26noidea8714:59 89 (20) 109 (20) 101 (19) 97 (19) 102 (19)
27Silva11115:02 82 (27) 104 (27) 100 (22) 102 (23) 112 (22)
28fshephe12215:07 90 (26) 100 (27) 103 (25) 99 (27) 105 (27)
29mikegrocott6115:13 96 (17) 95 (11) 99 (17) 103 (11) 105 (15)
30keriothe_9415:21 75 (19) 101 (22) 102 (20) 106 (21) 111 (22)
31jimpen10115:28 84 (23) 101 (23) 98 (23) 103 (22) 113 (20)
32cyrillic9015:45 89 (19) 95 (21) 100 (22) 103 (20) 111 (18)
33Sheapey10615:46 77 (22) 96 (24) 101 (22) 104 (25) 118 (23)
34SimonAnthony9616:03 76 (23) 97 (23) 106 (21) 119 (21) 102 (18)
35PGooden9716:07 82 (25) 99 (24) 105 (20) 93 (20) 127 (18)
36Tibthorpe11716:08 74 (27) 104 (26) 101 (26) 114 (26) 107 (22)
37Jon8812216:09 84 (26) 104 (27) 102 (26) 101 (27) 106 (26)
38xyster6316:12 83 (15) 90 (18) 107 (13) 108 (15) 118 (12)
39Groucho9417:03 86 (27) 114 (21) 97 (20) 107 (18) 99 (18)
40Spanna4917:04 96 (19) 108 (9) 102 (12) 94 (11) 104 (8)
41Malcj11417:04 80 (24) 101 (26) 100 (24) 100 (24) 115 (26)
42sotira9617:43 88 (24) 100 (21) 100 (20) 104 (19) 107 (22)
43Sue Sweeper7017:55 85 (14) 101 (16) 105 (13) 98 (20) 108 (17)
44phthisis5317:55 84 (15) 98 (15) 105 (13) 107 (10) 112 (10)
45robinh11518:21 86 (25) 95 (25) 100 (24) 100 (25) 116 (26)
46David Crooks9918:47 83 (25) 111 (23) 96 (22) 107 (18) 104 (21)
47OliviaRhineb11818:55 81 (27) 101 (26) 98 (26) 106 (27) 115 (22)
48MikeOsborne9919:04 82 (23) 106 (23) 104 (20) 99 (22) 108 (21)
49GMcD12319:12 82 (27) 97 (27) 93 (25) 112 (27) 113 (27)
50JezWoolfrey8219:46 78 (16) 88 (15) 102 (20) 105 (17) 114 (24)
51David P4620:00 86 (10) 97 (10) 112 (11) 95 (12) 105 (13)
52Squallaby9120:36 78 (23) 103 (23) 98 (18) 112 (22) 112 (15)
53Ed freshpot9020:51 89 (22) 99 (21) 105 (21) 92 (16) 111 (20)
54sampson7121:04 90 (19) 104 (21) 103 (15) 98 (18) 107 (8)
55annelambirth7721:05 90 (21) 104 (17) 101 (16) 92 (20) 120 (13)
56John Arnold7021:23 93 (23) 100 (13) 103 (14) 85 (14) 118 (16)
57barracuda12121:31 85 (27) 104 (27) 97 (26) 102 (24) 110 (27)
58mcjwright10422:24 81 (23) 101 (24) 95 (21) 100 (23) 120 (23)
59gbestanley8322:35 90 (22) 103 (11) 101 (21) 94 (20) 113 (19)
60Zabadak12222:42 85 (27) 102 (27) 97 (26) 106 (26) 109 (26)
61LouWeed12322:55 89 (27) 102 (27) 93 (26) 106 (26) 108 (27)
62benedick7023:05 85 (17) 110 (18) 92 (17) 102 (15) 110 (13)
63Kevin Gregg9623:06 88 (21) 114 (22) 97 (20) 91 (23) 108 (20)
64Craven11723:09 83 (25) 101 (26) 99 (25) 105 (25) 109 (26)
65pterodactyl8123:14 81 (18) 106 (16) 106 (22) 95 (15) 107 (20)
66RobR6623:21 84 (17) 99 (16) 93 (12) 123 (15) 98 (16)
67Looch7423:36 81 (18) 106 (19) 101 (16) 101 (14) 109 (17)
68poskir9123:36 98 (21) 96 (18) 106 (23) 97 (19) 98 (20)
69crosswordian6124:28 83 (14) 97 (14) 101 (17) 103 (12) 114 (14)
70rjcassidy9624:29 86 (24) 114 (24) 92 (21) 98 (20) 110 (17)
71diogenes7825:04 86 (21) 107 (16) 103 (18) 98 (19) 109 (14)
72Solver5212225:08 90 (26) 105 (27) 103 (25) 97 (27) 102 (27)
73zythum6625:51 87 (17) 112 (16) 93 (13) 101 (16) 105 (14)
74colin235510025:53 87 (20) 101 (24) 86 (22) 118 (23) 104 (21)
75Edprof8426:00 80 (18) 104 (19) 103 (22) 98 (21) 116 (14)
76struggler11727:12 91 (25) 105 (25) 101 (25) 102 (26) 99 (26)
77phmfantom11127:20 84 (25) 107 (23) 93 (23) 109 (24) 105 (26)
78Mkgnao6627:43 85 (17) 95 (14) 97 (14) 100 (16) 122 (15)
79Chadwick7427:51 87 (14) 106 (15) 102 (19) 96 (17) 104 (19)
80dont_panic9427:51 75 (22) 103 (24) 107 (21) 97 (19) 118 (18)
81Manveru5629:20 80 (15) 106 (11) 102 (16) 100 (12) 115 (12)
82dec6730:00 85 (18) 103 (17) 103 (15) 105 (16) 105 (11)
83iagmathewson9230:04 88 (23) 99 (23) 102 (20) 96 (17) 114 (19)
84William M7330:06 75 (13) 104 (20) 95 (16) 113 (13) 106 (21)
85branch8532:05 79 (20) 110 (18) 96 (17) 113 (19) 100 (21)
86NAPASAI7232:27 87 (17) 102 (14) 98 (19) 112 (15) 100 (17)
87nekabue10632:38 84 (25) 100 (25) 98 (21) 99 (20) 116 (25)
88koro11933:13 87 (27) 101 (25) 100 (25) 101 (26) 109 (26)
89fudgiebates5633:17 76 (14) 95 (13) 87 (10) 108 (12) 123 (17)
90FelicityTT7034:36 91 (13) 102 (19) 97 (16) 90 (11) 109 (21)
91cassandra12435:01 93 (27) 101 (27) 104 (26) 101 (27) 100 (27)
92rosselliot8835:46 82 (20) 106 (20) 110 (17) 100 (19) 101 (22)
93Glyndwr9536:32 87 (24) 111 (19) 93 (22) 99 (22) 113 (18)
94ulaca7536:40 84 (18) 114 (18) 89 (18) 94 (15) 117 (16)
95JohnDun10736:54 72 (25) 112 (24) 95 (23) 103 (22) 117 (23)
96Tudds11938:05 86 (26) 96 (27) 87 (23) 121 (26) 106 (27)
97eniamretrauq7638:55 84 (15) 104 (16) 93 (18) 100 (17) 112 (20)
98Big Nug11639:15 84 (26) 102 (25) 87 (25) 125 (26) 99 (24)
99Jeeves5239:31 82 (10) 102 (15) 100 (14) 111 (11) 100 (12)
100123410739:44 85 (25) 103 (24) 98 (21) 97 (24) 114 (23)
101Crippens19940:03 80 (25) 105 (24) 102 (20) 106 (19) 109 (21)
102empty12340:35 90 (27) 105 (26) 99 (26) 100 (27) 104 (27)
103Jefe5245:53 87 (13) 98 (14) 89 (13) 120 (8) 111 (14)
104JerryR10651:37 76 (23) 105 (23) 96 (23) 107 (24) 113 (23)
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