Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for May 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
1mohn5805:29 90 (14) 99 (16) 90 (8) 104 (17) 110 (13)
2Magoo3706:14 90 (10) 100 (10) 107 (8) 103 (11) 100 (8)
3Eamon Ryan11606:55 89 (26) 89 (25) 108 (24) 95 (26) 117 (25)
4Jason10907:38 83 (23) 98 (23) 109 (24) 94 (24) 112 (25)
5verlaine11408:13 80 (26) 97 (26) 105 (23) 101 (25) 117 (24)
6mistigris7708:49 81 (15) 106 (18) 103 (18) 86 (18) 117 (18)
7aphis9911209:07 85 (22) 92 (25) 109 (25) 102 (24) 107 (26)
8Midas11609:38 86 (25) 95 (26) 105 (25) 98 (25) 114 (25)
9AlanS11510:08 88 (26) 90 (25) 112 (25) 91 (24) 118 (25)
10chindit11510:36 86 (26) 91 (24) 108 (23) 100 (26) 113 (26)
11asaldanha10410:52 89 (22) 89 (23) 99 (22) 94 (25) 128 (22)
12chriswords9511:20 87 (25) 97 (19) 105 (24) 106 (23) 104 (14)
13lickert11111:38 83 (23) 92 (25) 105 (24) 102 (24) 114 (25)
14glheard9311:41 87 (22) 93 (20) 100 (20) 107 (23) 112 (18)
15Topical Tim11412:06 79 (25) 99 (26) 106 (22) 102 (26) 113 (25)
16trux3712:19 78 (10) 97 (9) 108 (15) 89 (7) 133 (6)
17Tom Stubbs10712:56 86 (24) 92 (24) 104 (20) 98 (25) 119 (24)
18Spur585912:56 93 (13) 98 (15) 101 (14) 95 (15) 112 (12)
19keriothe_10913:43 82 (24) 108 (23) 105 (23) 91 (26) 114 (23)
20neilr11013:43 83 (24) 92 (24) 99 (24) 101 (25) 124 (23)
21noidea7813:52 96 (23) 99 (18) 97 (13) 97 (21) 113 (13)
22fshephe11714:08 93 (24) 95 (26) 103 (26) 99 (26) 107 (25)
23Ben Staveley2914:09 87 (9) 90 (9) 125 (6) 83 (8) 130 (7)
24Stavros10914:09 86 (24) 91 (25) 102 (25) 106 (23) 114 (22)
25Silva10914:11 80 (25) 93 (26) 98 (19) 105 (25) 122 (24)
26xyster2714:16 82 (9) 98 (7) 100 (8) 97 (6) 128 (7)
27p.wild12014:19 91 (26) 96 (26) 97 (26) 102 (26) 111 (26)
28SimonAnthony8314:37 73 (19) 85 (17) 91 (20) 132 (17) 118 (20)
29jimpen9614:53 81 (24) 101 (23) 109 (20) 100 (18) 111 (21)
30Malcj10014:58 83 (24) 99 (23) 103 (21) 101 (22) 115 (20)
31mikegrocott6715:05 80 (12) 92 (11) 108 (19) 102 (17) 105 (18)
32Sheapey11215:10 77 (25) 86 (24) 112 (23) 105 (25) 120 (25)
33Groucho7715:11 92 (25) 106 (19) 105 (18) 95 (18) 104 (7)
34cyrillic8015:21 81 (18) 94 (20) 111 (21) 106 (18) 106 (13)
35Tibthorpe10915:32 80 (26) 88 (23) 116 (24) 99 (24) 117 (22)
36Jon884315:34 98 (14) 87 (10) 105 (10) 99 (10) 110 (9)
37Sue Sweeper7016:00 71 (19) 91 (14) 96 (14) 104 (19) 146 (14)
38David Crooks9716:41 80 (24) 100 (23) 109 (21) 98 (21) 115 (18)
39MikeOsborne10916:45 84 (25) 103 (25) 110 (23) 94 (23) 108 (23)
40phthisis8017:10 82 (20) 101 (17) 109 (16) 97 (19) 112 (18)
41JezWoolfrey4418:08 87 (9) 93 (16) 96 (11) 93 (9) 136 (9)
42sotira9418:09 76 (19) 95 (20) 103 (18) 102 (23) 115 (24)
43robinh10918:18 89 (24) 97 (24) 112 (24) 92 (24) 108 (23)
44GMcD12018:45 87 (26) 94 (26) 110 (26) 98 (26) 108 (26)
45OliviaRhineb11818:57 77 (26) 98 (26) 106 (26) 103 (25) 114 (25)
46Squallaby9919:41 81 (24) 92 (24) 100 (15) 101 (24) 127 (22)
47LouWeed11719:47 88 (25) 97 (26) 104 (25) 97 (26) 112 (25)
48sampson6120:30 98 (17) 96 (16) 94 (11) 97 (16) 117 (11)
49Craven11620:32 87 (26) 97 (26) 101 (23) 97 (26) 116 (25)
50mcjwright11020:42 83 (25) 104 (21) 103 (24) 93 (25) 116 (25)
51annelambirth8520:50 88 (21) 94 (18) 99 (20) 97 (18) 122 (18)
52Zabadak9520:59 84 (23) 90 (18) 115 (18) 98 (22) 112 (24)
53pterodactyl8721:10 93 (20) 102 (21) 99 (17) 97 (21) 108 (18)
54barracuda12021:30 87 (26) 97 (26) 103 (26) 95 (26) 115 (26)
55poskir8921:39 99 (21) 102 (20) 99 (16) 98 (23) 100 (19)
56John Arnold6621:39 85 (22) 100 (15) 110 (12) 90 (16) 132 (11)
57benedick6121:58 80 (14) 100 (16) 106 (12) 102 (17) 113 (12)
58Looch8622:16 85 (19) 93 (18) 112 (22) 89 (16) 113 (21)
59Ed freshpot11122:39 87 (25) 94 (22) 107 (25) 93 (24) 114 (25)
60Kevin Gregg10122:40 75 (22) 96 (24) 112 (23) 93 (22) 124 (20)
61Solver5211823:47 87 (26) 100 (25) 106 (26) 97 (25) 108 (26)
62gbestanley9124:29 88 (23) 101 (22) 102 (17) 99 (21) 111 (18)
63colin23559124:40 75 (18) 93 (24) 92 (20) 101 (18) 133 (21)
64zythum5924:45 86 (16) 100 (13) 106 (16) 104 (11) 105 (13)
65Edprof6425:22 85 (16) 97 (17) 112 (16) 92 (16) 124 (9)
66rjcassidy9425:34 76 (23) 99 (21) 107 (20) 99 (22) 123 (18)
67diogenes6025:41 75 (16) 102 (15) 107 (12) 105 (14) 115 (13)
68dec4925:54 81 (13) 98 (12) 120 (11) 89 (11) 112 (12)
69fudgiebates4326:09 81 (13) 102 (12) 98 (9) 95 (10) 131 (9)
70Chadwick9126:28 86 (20) 97 (20) 107 (20) 102 (20) 106 (21)
71dont_panic9127:10 82 (19) 90 (21) 119 (19) 103 (17) 103 (25)
72phmfantom9527:10 82 (23) 101 (15) 103 (22) 90 (22) 121 (23)
73NAPASAI8028:43 88 (21) 103 (15) 100 (20) 92 (15) 114 (19)
74Manveru7928:49 88 (21) 98 (18) 112 (14) 95 (20) 112 (16)
75William M7429:06 72 (20) 92 (14) 122 (15) 91 (18) 128 (17)
76Mkgnao6029:46 84 (16) 93 (15) 119 (12) 103 (16) 106 (11)
77cassandra12030:00 93 (26) 97 (26) 101 (26) 105 (26) 101 (26)
78struggler6930:52 93 (18) 94 (17) 103 (13) 103 (17) 107 (14)
79nekabue11231:17 84 (25) 88 (25) 110 (23) 99 (25) 118 (24)
80ulaca8632:23 81 (22) 105 (21) 97 (17) 105 (20) 114 (16)
81rosselliot8333:15 86 (23) 96 (17) 112 (19) 97 (19) 111 (15)
82Glyndwr9433:23 88 (25) 99 (23) 115 (18) 96 (22) 106 (16)
83JohnDun11233:31 76 (23) 94 (26) 116 (24) 96 (25) 114 (24)
84Jeeves4033:37 72 (11) 96 (7) 149 (6) 86 (16) 132 (10)
85FelicityTT4533:54 75 (9) 93 (11) 101 (10) 95 (9) 117 (16)
86koro11834:12 80 (25) 101 (25) 103 (26) 102 (26) 110 (26)
87eniamretrauq7935:32 84 (17) 95 (14) 102 (20) 96 (20) 118 (18)
88Big Nug11135:37 80 (24) 99 (25) 109 (25) 102 (24) 107 (23)
89123411036:36 80 (26) 109 (25) 99 (22) 97 (25) 115 (22)
90Tudds11237:48 84 (25) 95 (24) 104 (24) 97 (25) 119 (24)
91Crippens19738:43 75 (22) 94 (25) 111 (21) 107 (19) 114 (20)
92empty11941:25 90 (26) 102 (26) 105 (25) 100 (26) 101 (26)
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