Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for July 2016

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
1Eylesie9003:36 100 (21) 97 (19) 100 (16) 100 (21) 101 (23)
2Magoo10205:56 76 (22) 103 (22) 102 (22) 98 (25) 117 (21)
3mohn7006:48 82 (17) 106 (17) 100 (17) 101 (14) 109 (15)
4Jason10107:12 78 (23) 109 (22) 100 (22) 97 (22) 114 (22)
5Lettuceleaf3807:22 91 (8) 84 (7) 86 (13) 128 (9) 108 (11)
6Eamon Ryan10407:39 88 (23) 96 (22) 103 (22) 102 (24) 109 (23)
7Bogota Eagle6808:42 82 (18) 109 (16) 99 (17) 108 (13) 105 (14)
8auchiedollie6609:01 85 (18) 106 (17) 102 (16) 102 (11) 106 (14)
9aphis999109:24 81 (18) 111 (21) 100 (21) 97 (23) 108 (18)
10verlaine9509:51 72 (20) 96 (20) 97 (21) 107 (20) 120 (24)
11richard8510:00 81 (16) 100 (21) 92 (18) 95 (20) 124 (20)
12alanconnor4410:27 84 (16) 99 (12) 104 (9) 119 (9) 110 (8)
13Tom Stubbs10611:39 82 (25) 90 (24) 104 (22) 95 (23) 131 (22)
14lickert9911:42 80 (23) 111 (22) 97 (21) 100 (21) 110 (22)
15tonysever10512:10 82 (23) 103 (23) 101 (22) 96 (23) 114 (24)
16Heyesey7212:12 79 (18) 106 (17) 108 (15) 101 (18) 108 (14)
17Peter Fowler9612:17 95 (21) 104 (19) 98 (23) 97 (21) 103 (22)
18Quizimodo10312:39 81 (22) 110 (24) 97 (24) 102 (21) 107 (22)
19KenTurner9612:52 95 (21) 100 (25) 102 (19) 103 (20) 99 (21)
20chindit9812:55 82 (22) 100 (22) 98 (21) 99 (23) 121 (20)
21Silva9913:15 80 (24) 110 (22) 96 (19) 103 (23) 110 (21)
22AlanS9013:35 78 (23) 103 (21) 94 (19) 99 (17) 125 (20)
23Topical Tim8613:38 74 (23) 98 (18) 105 (17) 102 (18) 124 (20)
24Toffer7013:40 75 (16) 94 (15) 112 (19) 100 (16) 115 (14)
25Stavros7513:58 83 (19) 111 (16) 95 (19) 95 (16) 119 (15)
26Denis10113:59 83 (22) 100 (22) 95 (21) 104 (24) 115 (22)
27neilr8813:59 83 (24) 107 (20) 102 (20) 97 (16) 113 (18)
28mikegrocott6914:11 79 (19) 108 (17) 107 (15) 95 (14) 114 (14)
29mchalen10814:26 79 (25) 102 (23) 98 (24) 97 (22) 122 (24)
30jjp5614:47 81 (18) 119 (13) 94 (10) 103 (13) 109 (12)
31phineus2914:54 91 (8) 116 (7) 98 (9) 79 (7) 113 (8)
32Tibthorpe8815:04 86 (18) 106 (19) 100 (20) 95 (20) 109 (21)
33earlylight9015:18 100 (19) 105 (19) 99 (20) 98 (19) 97 (23)
34Sue Sweeper6215:27 78 (13) 98 (17) 102 (15) 94 (14) 125 (13)
35AndyOwl10115:48 75 (22) 102 (24) 94 (21) 106 (21) 119 (23)
36Margaretlarb5116:01 90 (13) 101 (13) 111 (10) 110 (10) 92 (15)
37sotira6316:11 83 (17) 114 (19) 93 (10) 87 (12) 113 (15)
38rpb7316:25 76 (18) 120 (17) 107 (17) 82 (15) 113 (16)
39nesbitt4616:31 86 (16) 114 (13) 111 (9) 91 (11) 104 (7)
40robinh8216:32 84 (20) 99 (19) 102 (17) 106 (18) 109 (18)
41OliviaRhineb10116:44 77 (23) 105 (23) 101 (22) 99 (21) 116 (22)
42phthisis9817:00 89 (22) 96 (22) 103 (20) 105 (24) 105 (20)
43subbswamysg4017:25 85 (12) 96 (9) 109 (10) 102 (8) 108 (11)
44RHB6517:37 77 (16) 107 (16) 100 (16) 106 (14) 112 (13)
45fshephe8917:58 72 (18) 96 (22) 105 (21) 102 (20) 123 (18)
46Bernard S5318:11 88 (11) 104 (13) 102 (11) 104 (16) 97 (12)
47andyt7518:40 92 (17) 104 (17) 93 (16) 97 (17) 110 (18)
48Kevin Gregg4819:15 81 (12) 87 (8) 108 (16) 94 (12) 124 (10)
49reindeer8219:16 86 (17) 96 (16) 90 (20) 110 (21) 114 (18)
50pterodactyl5519:19 87 (13) 91 (14) 109 (15) 104 (11) 107 (12)
51David Crooks9519:35 89 (23) 101 (20) 95 (22) 99 (20) 116 (20)
52John Arnold3719:45 92 (16) 96 (7) 96 (11) 119 (7) 112 (6)
53sampson6519:50 87 (16) 96 (14) 108 (17) 102 (18) 106 (10)
54Zabadak9320:12 77 (19) 108 (20) 104 (19) 97 (23) 110 (22)
55GMcD9320:16 81 (22) 97 (23) 102 (18) 98 (18) 120 (22)
56David P9020:34 83 (21) 100 (19) 91 (19) 102 (22) 122 (19)
57peter wild9620:42 75 (23) 108 (19) 99 (21) 99 (21) 119 (22)
58AnneGinger7220:53 80 (20) 113 (15) 99 (14) 103 (19) 109 (14)
59MickinEly25521:25 106 (8) 97 (18) 101 (12) 92 (13) 105 (14)
60trishwain2621:35 88 (8) 107 (6) 97 (6) 110 (7) 98 (9)
61Ben Ganly5721:35 83 (17) 103 (11) 110 (16) 82 (10) 118 (13)
62PeterMabey7721:49 80 (19) 113 (18) 97 (19) 99 (20) 117 (11)
63Groucho6322:17 84 (15) 99 (18) 99 (12) 96 (16) 125 (12)
64Bobb6722:19 77 (13) 103 (20) 94 (13) 100 (14) 116 (17)
65alanjcannon7422:26 78 (20) 99 (20) 104 (14) 99 (15) 127 (15)
66NJeagle8422:31 81 (16) 98 (20) 106 (18) 92 (18) 115 (22)
67Helly Welly5623:01 78 (14) 92 (13) 104 (6) 92 (17) 130 (16)
68barracuda10123:15 71 (21) 105 (23) 99 (21) 93 (24) 128 (22)
69Edprof7223:26 72 (12) 101 (16) 104 (16) 96 (17) 113 (21)
70zythum9123:45 76 (20) 95 (20) 107 (17) 96 (21) 121 (23)
71Big Mick6924:01 78 (18) 105 (16) 100 (13) 102 (16) 115 (16)
72Solver526524:08 85 (18) 108 (11) 96 (16) 93 (15) 121 (15)
73frost6324:17 78 (15) 124 (12) 92 (16) 99 (18) 116 (12)
74Julian West5724:31 66 (14) 112 (12) 95 (17) 105 (13) 131 (11)
75Galspray6725:03 71 (15) 106 (9) 83 (19) 107 (18) 133 (16)
76benedick6625:07 81 (10) 110 (18) 103 (17) 92 (16) 103 (15)
77Bobchapman5425:55 65 (13) 106 (14) 88 (12) 107 (12) 130 (13)
78leonora5026:05 73 (14) 107 (12) 91 (10) 106 (14) 128 (10)
79crosswordian7726:32 76 (18) 109 (20) 103 (17) 105 (16) 106 (16)
80Chadwick5926:36 75 (16) 115 (13) 102 (13) 107 (15) 105 (12)
81Jefe3926:39 75 (9) 94 (8) 92 (10) 103 (12) 128 (10)
82KarenR7426:56 76 (19) 94 (18) 97 (14) 113 (16) 122 (17)
83me_phobete6727:07 74 (17) 103 (15) 96 (10) 100 (16) 121 (19)
84Manveru3527:20 92 (12) 100 (11) 82 (7) 113 (8) 117 (7)
85Son of Smug5328:17 84 (14) 116 (13) 90 (13) 97 (13) 117 (10)
86stockynige3928:57 80 (11) 106 (8) 88 (10) 124 (9) 107 (11)
87oldpalace4629:45 97 (6) 98 (15) 91 (9) 97 (8) 106 (18)
88Prytherch6129:48 87 (9) 102 (13) 100 (14) 97 (16) 105 (19)
89diogenes5029:51 76 (14) 93 (10) 100 (11) 110 (13) 122 (12)
90Moles3730:16 84 (10) 107 (10) 99 (7) 95 (12) 116 (8)
91rosselliot3330:30 86 (7) 101 (10) 98 (7) 117 (8) 96 (11)
92Barry Smith4531:07 75 (11) 118 (11) 101 (7) 88 (12) 113 (14)
93Ron's mum4332:00 61 (6) 96 (9) 85 (12) 94 (12) 131 (14)
94rjr5204432:04 74 (13) 113 (12) 80 (6) 107 (14) 118 (9)
95MaxenEH4632:30 78 (9) 99 (12) 115 (12) 97 (13) 103 (10)
96Big Nug4934:13 79 (6) 98 (13) 84 (11) 92 (15) 128 (14)
97Petecollett3634:41 80 (6) 104 (8) 74 (6) 98 (10) 111 (16)
98koro5235:14 77 (8) 110 (14) 83 (11) 108 (14) 105 (15)
99Jeeves5836:55 72 (11) 116 (11) 92 (13) 98 (16) 113 (17)
100cassandra4338:20 99 (8) 100 (13) 87 (9) 103 (9) 105 (14)
101ulaca3039:26 66 (6) 104 (10) 64 (6) 96 (6) 125 (12)
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