Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for April 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
1mohn5105:36 88 (15) 102 (14) 98 (7) 102 (14) 109 (11)
2Magoo4906:04 86 (13) 107 (13) 107 (9) 101 (13) 98 (11)
3Eamon Ryan11606:54 91 (26) 94 (25) 108 (24) 95 (26) 111 (25)
4Jason10707:45 83 (23) 100 (22) 111 (23) 92 (24) 111 (25)
5verlaine11008:32 84 (26) 98 (26) 102 (20) 101 (24) 114 (24)
6mistigris7708:47 86 (17) 99 (19) 103 (16) 90 (17) 118 (18)
7aphis9911409:08 83 (23) 97 (25) 111 (25) 102 (25) 104 (26)
8Midas11609:36 88 (25) 99 (26) 105 (25) 98 (25) 107 (25)
9AlanS11510:23 93 (26) 92 (25) 106 (25) 92 (24) 115 (25)
10chindit11310:45 87 (25) 95 (26) 103 (20) 103 (26) 110 (26)
11asaldanha10011:18 94 (22) 89 (22) 96 (18) 91 (25) 126 (23)
12glheard9111:33 89 (22) 93 (18) 103 (19) 101 (24) 113 (18)
13chriswords9911:34 91 (25) 102 (19) 99 (24) 104 (23) 105 (18)
14lickert10911:48 84 (23) 97 (24) 99 (22) 104 (24) 112 (26)
15Topical Tim11112:16 86 (25) 102 (26) 101 (19) 99 (26) 109 (25)
16Spur586013:04 92 (16) 99 (14) 103 (14) 97 (16) 112 (10)
17Tom Stubbs11213:21 89 (25) 95 (25) 101 (21) 98 (26) 115 (25)
18PGooden4113:28 82 (11) 106 (11) 114 (11) 94 (11) 102 (7)
19keriothe_10013:44 83 (22) 112 (22) 107 (20) 97 (25) 100 (21)
20Silva10614:03 84 (25) 100 (26) 95 (15) 107 (26) 110 (24)
21neilr10814:10 82 (24) 97 (24) 97 (21) 98 (25) 124 (24)
22noidea8414:11 97 (22) 101 (19) 100 (18) 94 (21) 110 (14)
23Stavros10514:14 86 (24) 90 (24) 101 (22) 112 (23) 109 (22)
24fshephe11714:24 92 (24) 95 (26) 106 (25) 98 (26) 106 (26)
25SimonAnthony8414:26 76 (22) 96 (18) 83 (20) 141 (16) 114 (18)
26p.wild12014:34 91 (26) 95 (26) 100 (26) 104 (26) 108 (26)
27Ben Staveley3614:35 89 (8) 90 (11) 127 (8) 81 (10) 118 (9)
28mikegrocott7315:02 82 (14) 94 (14) 110 (20) 103 (17) 102 (18)
29Malcj10115:07 84 (22) 103 (23) 102 (22) 97 (22) 112 (22)
30jimpen9415:14 81 (23) 101 (22) 111 (20) 97 (19) 110 (20)
31cyrillic7415:19 82 (17) 97 (18) 111 (19) 106 (18) 100 (12)
32Jon886815:20 97 (19) 89 (15) 100 (15) 103 (15) 110 (14)
33Sheapey11115:24 75 (25) 90 (24) 113 (22) 107 (26) 114 (24)
34Groucho7815:38 91 (25) 110 (19) 107 (18) 89 (17) 106 (9)
35Tibthorpe11615:54 81 (26) 90 (24) 115 (26) 96 (25) 116 (25)
36Sue Sweeper7316:03 72 (18) 94 (15) 96 (14) 100 (20) 139 (16)
37MikeOsborne10616:58 85 (25) 103 (25) 109 (21) 97 (23) 106 (22)
38David Crooks10117:16 80 (24) 104 (23) 107 (22) 97 (22) 113 (20)
39phthisis8117:27 84 (20) 101 (17) 111 (16) 98 (19) 107 (19)
40JezWoolfrey4617:58 92 (8) 86 (14) 100 (12) 97 (9) 120 (13)
41sotira9618:06 77 (20) 97 (21) 109 (17) 100 (23) 112 (25)
42robinh11418:27 91 (25) 98 (25) 109 (25) 95 (25) 104 (24)
43OliviaRhineb11819:11 81 (26) 98 (25) 106 (26) 102 (25) 110 (26)
44GMcD11919:38 86 (26) 96 (26) 110 (25) 98 (26) 108 (26)
45Squallaby9019:42 81 (23) 98 (24) 104 (13) 100 (22) 122 (18)
46RobR5419:49 92 (16) 94 (14) 109 (11) 106 (16) 101 (7)
47LouWeed11720:07 89 (25) 96 (26) 105 (25) 101 (26) 107 (25)
48annelambirth7820:49 91 (18) 98 (17) 96 (19) 98 (18) 117 (16)
49sampson6420:53 99 (18) 96 (16) 98 (12) 94 (17) 117 (11)
50Craven11520:54 88 (26) 101 (26) 100 (23) 97 (25) 112 (25)
51pterodactyl8821:12 93 (22) 106 (19) 100 (17) 93 (21) 108 (19)
52mcjwright11121:19 82 (24) 104 (22) 96 (23) 95 (26) 119 (26)
53Zabadak9921:32 84 (23) 97 (21) 114 (19) 96 (22) 108 (24)
54barracuda12021:40 87 (26) 100 (26) 104 (26) 95 (26) 112 (26)
55poskir8821:52 104 (21) 101 (19) 98 (18) 95 (22) 100 (18)
56benedick7021:56 79 (14) 100 (18) 104 (15) 101 (19) 113 (14)
57John Arnold6222:07 91 (21) 101 (15) 111 (10) 81 (14) 126 (12)
58Looch8322:38 84 (19) 100 (16) 113 (21) 89 (17) 108 (20)
59Kevin Gregg9822:54 78 (21) 97 (23) 116 (23) 91 (22) 118 (19)
60Ed freshpot10323:02 91 (24) 94 (20) 110 (23) 91 (23) 112 (23)
61diogenes4823:17 82 (14) 108 (13) 115 (9) 92 (12) 110 (10)
62gbestanley9023:56 90 (23) 101 (21) 102 (17) 95 (20) 112 (19)
63colin23558823:58 81 (17) 94 (24) 89 (20) 93 (18) 139 (19)
64Solver5211824:21 87 (26) 100 (25) 106 (26) 96 (25) 108 (26)
65zythum7824:47 87 (20) 102 (17) 105 (18) 101 (15) 104 (18)
66Edprof7824:59 87 (18) 96 (18) 108 (21) 93 (19) 121 (12)
67rjcassidy9425:23 79 (24) 104 (21) 107 (20) 96 (21) 119 (18)
68Chadwick10826:24 87 (23) 99 (23) 107 (24) 100 (24) 103 (24)
69phmfantom9926:35 84 (23) 111 (19) 99 (20) 89 (22) 115 (25)
70dec5627:00 81 (14) 98 (13) 114 (14) 96 (12) 108 (13)
71dont_panic9127:01 86 (20) 94 (21) 114 (20) 106 (18) 99 (22)
72fudgiebates4127:22 76 (13) 95 (10) 106 (10) 93 (9) 141 (9)
73NAPASAI7628:30 90 (19) 103 (13) 97 (21) 96 (15) 112 (18)
74Manveru7229:19 88 (19) 98 (16) 115 (15) 96 (18) 106 (14)
75Mkgnao7629:39 87 (19) 96 (19) 115 (15) 97 (20) 110 (13)
76William M7929:49 76 (17) 95 (17) 115 (17) 93 (18) 116 (20)
77struggler9430:44 93 (23) 96 (22) 104 (18) 102 (22) 104 (19)
78cassandra12031:01 95 (26) 97 (26) 99 (26) 105 (26) 100 (26)
79nekabue11231:03 87 (25) 89 (25) 113 (24) 98 (24) 112 (24)
80rosselliot8233:03 88 (22) 94 (17) 117 (19) 93 (18) 109 (16)
81ulaca7933:25 79 (20) 113 (19) 96 (17) 100 (19) 115 (14)
82koro11833:42 85 (25) 101 (26) 98 (25) 106 (26) 107 (26)
83FelicityTT5033:58 77 (11) 95 (14) 108 (11) 95 (7) 113 (17)
84JohnDun11334:00 73 (25) 98 (25) 110 (24) 97 (24) 120 (25)
85Glyndwr9534:52 89 (25) 100 (23) 112 (18) 94 (21) 109 (18)
86Big Nug11635:16 84 (25) 106 (26) 103 (26) 103 (24) 101 (25)
87Jeeves4035:22 89 (11) 90 (8) 133 (7) 83 (13) 118 (11)
88eniamretrauq7835:27 86 (14) 94 (14) 104 (19) 95 (21) 112 (20)
89Tudds11137:11 83 (24) 101 (24) 101 (24) 105 (25) 107 (24)
90123410838:12 82 (25) 108 (25) 101 (22) 94 (24) 115 (22)
91Crippens110040:14 75 (23) 90 (25) 118 (22) 108 (20) 112 (20)
92empty11940:56 91 (26) 103 (26) 106 (25) 99 (26) 98 (26)
93JerryR2948:45 81 (9) 88 (9) 137 (8) 96 (7) 100 (6)
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