Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for March 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
1mohn3905:43 91 (13) 100 (11) 103 (6) 103 (11) 107 (8)
2Magoo6506:14 87 (14) 111 (16) 101 (13) 99 (17) 99 (15)
3Eamon Ryan11606:47 91 (26) 95 (25) 108 (24) 96 (26) 108 (25)
4Jason11107:40 84 (23) 97 (23) 110 (24) 96 (25) 109 (26)
5verlaine11008:47 86 (26) 100 (26) 101 (20) 102 (24) 108 (24)
6mistigris8008:48 85 (19) 102 (19) 100 (16) 94 (18) 117 (18)
7aphis9911509:25 84 (24) 101 (25) 107 (25) 101 (25) 103 (26)
8Midas11809:40 90 (25) 101 (26) 103 (25) 98 (26) 105 (26)
9AlanS11510:37 96 (26) 97 (25) 100 (25) 91 (24) 113 (25)
10chindit10810:53 86 (24) 97 (25) 99 (19) 103 (25) 112 (25)
11asaldanha10111:35 97 (23) 93 (22) 86 (18) 96 (25) 122 (23)
12chriswords10111:38 86 (25) 107 (18) 99 (25) 105 (25) 104 (18)
13glheard9111:50 91 (22) 97 (19) 101 (19) 101 (24) 109 (17)
14lickert10811:57 84 (23) 102 (24) 98 (22) 100 (23) 111 (26)
15Topical Tim11112:43 86 (25) 107 (26) 98 (19) 101 (26) 105 (25)
16Spur586813:21 90 (15) 100 (16) 100 (17) 100 (17) 109 (13)
17Tom Stubbs11313:23 91 (25) 92 (25) 100 (21) 98 (26) 116 (26)
18PGooden5313:30 84 (13) 112 (13) 114 (13) 85 (14) 106 (10)
19keriothe_9414:02 84 (21) 109 (20) 107 (19) 101 (24) 97 (20)
20Stavros10414:20 88 (24) 94 (23) 98 (23) 107 (24) 112 (20)
21noidea8314:22 99 (22) 101 (19) 98 (17) 95 (21) 109 (14)
22neilr11314:22 82 (26) 96 (25) 97 (22) 99 (25) 124 (25)
23Silva10314:28 85 (25) 104 (26) 96 (15) 105 (24) 106 (23)
24p.wild12014:38 90 (26) 97 (26) 98 (26) 106 (26) 107 (26)
25fshephe11715:02 94 (24) 97 (26) 106 (25) 98 (26) 103 (26)
26Ben Staveley4515:06 88 (9) 93 (14) 114 (9) 78 (10) 120 (13)
27mikegrocott7615:19 82 (15) 97 (14) 107 (21) 105 (18) 102 (18)
28SimonAnthony8515:26 78 (21) 97 (20) 87 (21) 138 (17) 108 (16)
29jimpen9115:30 80 (22) 105 (21) 103 (21) 99 (17) 112 (20)
30Sheapey11015:39 78 (24) 90 (24) 110 (22) 103 (26) 117 (24)
31cyrillic7415:44 83 (18) 102 (18) 106 (19) 102 (17) 108 (12)
32Jon888715:47 92 (22) 97 (19) 100 (19) 104 (19) 106 (18)
33Malcj10515:54 84 (22) 103 (24) 100 (23) 95 (23) 115 (23)
34Tibthorpe11715:59 78 (26) 98 (25) 114 (26) 97 (25) 112 (25)
35Groucho8115:59 94 (25) 102 (18) 106 (19) 96 (17) 102 (12)
36Sue Sweeper6716:37 71 (16) 97 (14) 89 (11) 99 (20) 138 (16)
37phthisis8617:38 87 (20) 99 (17) 106 (17) 102 (21) 104 (21)
38David Crooks10317:44 80 (24) 103 (23) 105 (24) 103 (22) 108 (20)
39MikeOsborne10917:44 83 (26) 103 (25) 109 (21) 97 (24) 108 (23)
40sotira9018:15 83 (18) 101 (20) 105 (16) 97 (21) 110 (25)
41robinh11218:29 91 (25) 98 (25) 106 (24) 95 (24) 108 (24)
42JezWoolfrey5218:39 89 (10) 82 (13) 101 (15) 104 (11) 119 (13)
43OliviaRhineb11719:31 83 (26) 100 (25) 104 (26) 103 (25) 109 (25)
44GMcD11919:39 85 (26) 97 (26) 106 (25) 102 (26) 108 (26)
45RobR5020:01 93 (15) 96 (13) 99 (10) 107 (14) 104 (8)
46Squallaby8820:26 79 (22) 99 (24) 98 (13) 105 (21) 120 (18)
47LouWeed11720:55 92 (25) 100 (26) 103 (25) 100 (26) 104 (25)
48annelambirth7521:03 87 (18) 100 (14) 96 (18) 98 (19) 120 (16)
49sampson6621:13 97 (18) 99 (17) 99 (13) 92 (16) 115 (12)
50diogenes4121:13 88 (12) 100 (10) 100 (8) 100 (13) 117 (8)
51mcjwright10721:16 83 (24) 105 (22) 96 (23) 95 (24) 120 (24)
52Craven11521:34 88 (25) 102 (26) 98 (23) 97 (25) 112 (26)
53Zabadak10321:48 87 (23) 102 (23) 108 (21) 94 (22) 107 (24)
54pterodactyl8521:51 94 (21) 106 (18) 102 (17) 88 (19) 108 (20)
55barracuda11921:56 87 (26) 99 (26) 103 (26) 96 (25) 112 (26)
56John Arnold6322:04 90 (20) 101 (14) 115 (12) 81 (15) 123 (12)
57poskir9522:16 104 (23) 99 (22) 102 (18) 94 (24) 101 (18)
58benedick6922:48 79 (15) 107 (18) 105 (14) 98 (17) 108 (15)
59Ed freshpot10223:11 90 (24) 95 (21) 108 (22) 94 (21) 109 (24)
60Looch7823:18 85 (19) 105 (17) 110 (18) 87 (15) 108 (19)
61Kevin Gregg9623:24 75 (19) 98 (22) 116 (22) 88 (22) 118 (21)
62gbestanley8823:36 91 (22) 101 (19) 101 (18) 94 (20) 112 (19)
63Solver5211624:35 87 (25) 104 (25) 104 (25) 96 (25) 106 (26)
64colin23558824:39 82 (18) 92 (23) 86 (20) 100 (18) 140 (19)
65rjcassidy9525:11 82 (23) 108 (22) 102 (22) 93 (20) 117 (18)
66Edprof7125:13 86 (16) 93 (15) 107 (19) 95 (18) 121 (13)
67zythum8125:16 89 (20) 103 (18) 103 (19) 100 (17) 104 (17)
68phmfantom10026:35 88 (24) 105 (19) 99 (21) 89 (21) 116 (25)
69Chadwick10926:50 86 (22) 98 (23) 106 (24) 101 (25) 104 (25)
70dont_panic9227:39 84 (20) 98 (23) 113 (19) 104 (18) 99 (22)
71dec6528:19 84 (16) 100 (16) 107 (16) 102 (15) 107 (12)
72Manveru6729:21 92 (18) 97 (15) 110 (14) 97 (15) 105 (15)
73Mkgnao6929:24 93 (16) 97 (19) 115 (14) 90 (19) 113 (11)
74fudgiebates4429:41 77 (14) 94 (9) 98 (9) 102 (12) 135 (10)
75NAPASAI7830:06 90 (18) 95 (12) 95 (22) 107 (18) 109 (18)
76William M7830:16 76 (16) 98 (19) 111 (17) 91 (17) 118 (19)
77struggler11230:22 94 (26) 98 (25) 102 (22) 102 (26) 103 (23)
78cassandra12031:21 94 (26) 99 (26) 100 (26) 104 (26) 100 (26)
79nekabue11332:06 87 (25) 94 (25) 109 (25) 102 (23) 105 (25)
80branch3332:54 55 (7) 117 (10) 97 (7) 109 (10) 102 (9)
81rosselliot8133:23 89 (23) 97 (18) 111 (17) 92 (17) 113 (16)
82koro11833:42 86 (25) 99 (26) 99 (25) 105 (26) 108 (26)
83JohnDun11433:49 75 (26) 105 (25) 104 (25) 95 (24) 121 (24)
84FelicityTT4934:10 84 (10) 97 (13) 103 (12) 96 (7) 109 (17)
85ulaca7634:46 84 (18) 110 (16) 93 (16) 96 (20) 118 (16)
86Jeeves4335:06 88 (13) 104 (10) 123 (7) 90 (13) 109 (10)
87Big Nug11635:06 84 (25) 100 (26) 102 (26) 106 (24) 107 (25)
88Glyndwr9435:29 88 (25) 107 (22) 104 (19) 95 (21) 107 (17)
89eniamretrauq7635:52 89 (15) 100 (15) 103 (18) 94 (19) 109 (19)
90Tudds11137:47 83 (25) 103 (24) 104 (23) 99 (24) 108 (25)
91123410939:27 81 (25) 111 (25) 100 (22) 94 (24) 113 (23)
92empty11940:38 90 (26) 105 (26) 105 (25) 98 (26) 99 (26)
93Crippens19941:08 76 (24) 97 (25) 115 (21) 104 (19) 112 (20)
94JerryR4849:53 74 (12) 98 (13) 120 (12) 102 (11) 106 (10)
Back