Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for January 2019

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
1Magoo6006:23 82 (11) 109 (14) 103 (14) 98 (15) 101 (16)
2Eamon Ryan11806:59 87 (26) 95 (25) 107 (25) 104 (26) 106 (26)
3Jason11607:46 85 (25) 94 (25) 106 (25) 101 (25) 112 (26)
4verlaine9208:37 87 (23) 94 (23) 100 (17) 107 (22) 114 (17)
5mistigris8509:06 84 (20) 103 (20) 88 (16) 102 (19) 117 (20)
6aphis9911709:23 81 (25) 97 (25) 106 (26) 103 (26) 109 (25)
7Ron's mum4309:41 119 (14) 100 (9) 98 (11) 67 (10) 104 (9)
8Midas11909:51 89 (26) 100 (26) 103 (26) 102 (26) 105 (25)
9richard4810:40 82 (10) 101 (12) 90 (13) 115 (15) 104 (8)
10AlanS11310:42 94 (26) 96 (25) 93 (25) 99 (24) 117 (23)
11chindit9511:17 85 (22) 99 (23) 98 (17) 105 (22) 111 (21)
12asaldanha10212:03 92 (23) 96 (24) 92 (17) 99 (24) 116 (24)
13lickert9712:04 87 (21) 101 (21) 95 (19) 100 (22) 112 (24)
14chriswords10112:07 93 (24) 105 (20) 94 (25) 102 (21) 106 (21)
15glheard8712:13 87 (20) 101 (18) 107 (18) 100 (23) 105 (18)
16Derek Harrison6713:07 89 (8) 92 (17) 103 (19) 100 (20) 110 (13)
17Spur586813:11 89 (16) 102 (15) 101 (19) 103 (17) 105 (11)
18Topical Tim10613:14 87 (24) 111 (25) 94 (19) 105 (24) 100 (24)
19Tom Stubbs11213:24 87 (26) 90 (25) 108 (21) 103 (25) 112 (25)
20Stavros9914:46 86 (22) 96 (23) 90 (20) 108 (23) 117 (21)
21Ben Staveley4814:47 83 (9) 97 (15) 107 (13) 85 (11) 124 (10)
22Silva10114:48 85 (25) 103 (26) 96 (16) 109 (23) 106 (21)
23keriothe_9214:51 79 (21) 105 (20) 110 (19) 99 (21) 106 (21)
24neilr11514:53 83 (26) 96 (25) 98 (23) 104 (25) 116 (26)
25noidea8014:55 89 (20) 104 (21) 103 (17) 99 (18) 105 (14)
26p.wild11814:58 89 (26) 99 (26) 96 (26) 107 (26) 107 (24)
27mikegrocott7315:00 88 (18) 94 (12) 103 (19) 104 (15) 107 (19)
28SimonAnthony8815:14 84 (22) 101 (21) 104 (20) 107 (17) 106 (18)
29PGooden9115:16 80 (21) 104 (22) 106 (18) 93 (23) 121 (17)
30fshephe11715:21 94 (24) 95 (26) 107 (25) 98 (26) 104 (26)
31jimpen9215:38 84 (23) 101 (22) 102 (20) 99 (19) 116 (18)
32Jon8811715:53 88 (24) 96 (26) 105 (26) 102 (26) 106 (25)
33Sheapey11516:08 79 (24) 88 (26) 109 (25) 104 (26) 118 (24)
34xyster3116:12 78 (9) 96 (11) 103 (7) 109 (7) 122 (7)
35Tibthorpe11216:15 76 (26) 103 (24) 104 (26) 103 (25) 116 (21)
36Groucho9016:22 89 (26) 105 (21) 104 (20) 101 (18) 102 (15)
37cyrillic7916:36 89 (17) 95 (19) 99 (21) 103 (18) 114 (14)
38Malcj10916:41 85 (24) 103 (24) 102 (23) 92 (24) 116 (24)
39phthisis6717:48 85 (16) 98 (15) 109 (14) 102 (16) 104 (16)
40Sue Sweeper6717:56 76 (14) 96 (14) 98 (13) 105 (18) 116 (18)
41David Crooks10218:28 83 (24) 107 (23) 105 (24) 102 (21) 102 (20)
42robinh11318:33 88 (25) 96 (25) 107 (24) 96 (24) 111 (25)
43MikeOsborne9718:34 83 (24) 99 (22) 111 (18) 101 (23) 108 (20)
44sotira9218:47 83 (21) 100 (20) 102 (16) 102 (22) 110 (23)
45JezWoolfrey7919:22 81 (16) 85 (18) 108 (19) 97 (16) 120 (20)
46OliviaRhineb11619:33 80 (26) 96 (25) 105 (26) 105 (26) 112 (23)
47GMcD11919:42 85 (26) 95 (26) 98 (25) 108 (26) 112 (26)
48annelambirth7221:00 91 (19) 102 (15) 97 (17) 94 (18) 122 (13)
49Squallaby9221:08 79 (24) 93 (24) 112 (18) 108 (21) 117 (15)
50diogenes4821:22 82 (14) 105 (13) 108 (11) 103 (14) 107 (6)
51David P2521:27 79 (7) 92 (6) 115 (7) 93 (7) 114 (8)
52sampson6921:38 97 (19) 100 (21) 103 (13) 93 (16) 111 (10)
53barracuda11821:47 90 (26) 96 (26) 102 (26) 99 (24) 110 (26)
54mcjwright10921:51 83 (24) 104 (24) 94 (23) 95 (24) 121 (24)
55RobR6821:52 92 (19) 99 (17) 92 (13) 109 (17) 106 (12)
56LouWeed11822:07 88 (26) 98 (26) 102 (25) 100 (26) 110 (25)
57John Arnold6622:15 86 (19) 99 (14) 113 (12) 83 (16) 125 (15)
58Craven11322:25 87 (25) 100 (26) 98 (23) 102 (24) 110 (25)
59Kevin Gregg9322:28 88 (20) 103 (22) 109 (20) 94 (22) 104 (19)
60Zabadak11522:31 87 (26) 97 (25) 102 (25) 99 (24) 113 (25)
61benedick6422:39 78 (15) 111 (18) 101 (16) 99 (13) 106 (12)
62pterodactyl7922:55 86 (21) 108 (16) 105 (18) 93 (17) 108 (17)
63Ed freshpot8923:03 89 (22) 89 (19) 112 (21) 95 (16) 111 (21)
64poskir9223:29 98 (20) 97 (21) 107 (21) 97 (21) 97 (19)
65gbestanley8323:30 89 (20) 104 (14) 97 (21) 95 (20) 116 (18)
66Looch7823:34 79 (16) 101 (20) 111 (19) 91 (15) 110 (18)
67colin23559324:33 87 (18) 98 (24) 91 (21) 104 (20) 117 (20)
68Edprof7824:48 85 (20) 92 (18) 107 (22) 101 (17) 124 (11)
69Solver5211625:00 89 (25) 103 (25) 104 (25) 95 (25) 106 (26)
70rjcassidy9525:20 82 (22) 105 (24) 100 (23) 96 (19) 117 (17)
71zythum7726:02 88 (18) 107 (18) 101 (17) 99 (17) 103 (17)
72crosswordian3626:27 77 (9) 89 (8) 104 (14) 108 (7) 120 (8)
73Chadwick8227:29 82 (16) 99 (18) 110 (19) 98 (20) 105 (19)
74phmfantom10527:29 88 (25) 103 (22) 96 (22) 99 (22) 112 (24)
75Mkgnao6828:04 90 (17) 98 (18) 103 (12) 93 (18) 120 (13)
76dont_panic9128:41 85 (20) 96 (23) 112 (21) 102 (18) 103 (19)
77struggler11228:43 92 (25) 100 (25) 103 (22) 101 (26) 102 (24)
78dec6829:34 86 (17) 98 (17) 106 (18) 105 (17) 105 (9)
79iagmathewson6230:14 87 (15) 95 (17) 108 (14) 92 (12) 116 (14)
80Manveru5630:30 88 (17) 101 (12) 103 (14) 101 (12) 111 (11)
81William M7330:52 76 (16) 100 (16) 112 (17) 98 (16) 110 (18)
82branch6932:28 70 (15) 108 (16) 101 (14) 109 (17) 106 (17)
83nekabue10732:55 85 (24) 93 (25) 109 (23) 105 (22) 107 (23)
84fudgiebates5233:01 75 (15) 93 (11) 95 (8) 100 (15) 136 (13)
85NAPASAI6733:09 96 (17) 115 (12) 88 (21) 106 (14) 104 (13)
86cassandra12033:09 94 (26) 100 (26) 103 (26) 101 (26) 99 (26)
87koro11533:47 83 (25) 100 (25) 100 (25) 104 (25) 110 (25)
88FelicityTT5934:55 86 (12) 96 (16) 101 (15) 96 (8) 111 (18)
89ulaca6935:29 84 (17) 111 (18) 96 (15) 88 (15) 121 (14)
90rosselliot8535:35 84 (22) 100 (18) 109 (17) 99 (20) 110 (18)
91Glyndwr9436:00 91 (25) 107 (21) 101 (21) 98 (20) 102 (17)
92JohnDun10736:08 72 (25) 100 (24) 105 (25) 100 (21) 124 (22)
93Big Nug11436:54 86 (25) 99 (26) 93 (26) 111 (24) 110 (23)
94Jeeves5237:33 87 (14) 114 (11) 103 (11) 87 (13) 111 (13)
95Crippens19939:19 77 (25) 102 (25) 111 (20) 95 (19) 118 (20)
96eniamretrauq7439:36 88 (13) 105 (15) 95 (18) 92 (17) 113 (21)
97123410639:54 84 (24) 105 (25) 103 (21) 94 (25) 113 (21)
98Tudds11040:08 88 (25) 93 (24) 99 (22) 111 (24) 106 (25)
99empty11841:23 90 (26) 106 (25) 102 (25) 98 (26) 102 (26)
100JerryR9152:08 72 (21) 99 (21) 108 (21) 102 (20) 119 (18)
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