Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for June 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
1mohn5705:22 90 (13) 98 (15) 82 (7) 104 (19) 113 (13)
2Magoo4406:12 89 (11) 97 (11) 108 (10) 103 (13) 100 (9)
3Eamon Ryan11806:55 85 (26) 91 (26) 109 (25) 97 (26) 117 (25)
4Jason11007:41 80 (24) 101 (23) 108 (24) 97 (24) 112 (25)
5verlaine11707:57 77 (26) 101 (26) 106 (24) 103 (25) 111 (26)
6aphis9911208:48 85 (23) 93 (25) 106 (24) 105 (24) 107 (26)
7mistigris8908:48 81 (16) 103 (20) 108 (21) 87 (21) 115 (21)
8Midas11609:25 84 (25) 94 (26) 107 (25) 101 (25) 111 (25)
9AlanS12009:58 86 (26) 91 (26) 112 (26) 96 (26) 112 (26)
10chindit11510:17 83 (26) 95 (24) 113 (24) 100 (26) 109 (25)
11asaldanha10610:33 81 (21) 86 (23) 103 (24) 97 (25) 130 (23)
12chriswords9511:18 85 (25) 96 (21) 111 (23) 109 (23) 97 (13)
13lickert11211:34 80 (24) 89 (25) 111 (24) 104 (24) 112 (25)
14glheard9411:42 85 (22) 96 (20) 101 (21) 109 (23) 108 (18)
15Topical Tim11012:05 73 (25) 101 (24) 112 (21) 107 (25) 106 (25)
16Tom Stubbs11012:31 84 (24) 95 (24) 105 (23) 101 (25) 114 (24)
17Spur586312:56 94 (13) 98 (17) 102 (14) 94 (15) 110 (14)
18keriothe_10813:30 77 (24) 112 (23) 105 (22) 97 (25) 108 (24)
19neilr11013:38 84 (24) 90 (24) 106 (24) 103 (25) 114 (23)
20noidea8013:54 96 (24) 101 (18) 95 (12) 99 (21) 107 (15)
21fshephe11813:55 91 (25) 94 (26) 104 (26) 101 (26) 108 (25)
22p.wild12013:55 91 (26) 101 (26) 98 (26) 101 (26) 107 (26)
23Stavros10613:59 81 (23) 94 (23) 105 (23) 105 (23) 112 (24)
24Silva11414:11 81 (26) 94 (26) 104 (23) 104 (24) 117 (25)
25xyster4214:11 80 (13) 88 (10) 113 (10) 106 (9) 118 (10)
26Malcj9814:44 79 (23) 97 (21) 107 (21) 101 (21) 114 (22)
27mikegrocott6914:46 78 (13) 91 (12) 110 (20) 103 (18) 106 (16)
28jimpen10014:54 81 (24) 99 (24) 107 (22) 102 (17) 109 (23)
29Sheapey11314:57 78 (25) 89 (24) 108 (23) 108 (25) 116 (26)
30Groucho7914:58 89 (24) 109 (20) 100 (17) 102 (18) 104 (10)
31cyrillic8615:01 81 (20) 95 (22) 113 (22) 106 (19) 103 (13)
32Tibthorpe10815:07 80 (26) 93 (24) 114 (24) 99 (23) 116 (21)
33SimonAnthony8915:11 63 (19) 81 (19) 104 (23) 129 (18) 119 (20)
34Sue Sweeper7115:39 74 (17) 91 (16) 106 (15) 103 (18) 128 (15)
35MikeOsborne10916:18 80 (25) 104 (25) 110 (25) 95 (22) 108 (22)
36Spanna3716:23 95 (14) 98 (11) 97 (8) 107 (7) 107 (7)
37David Crooks10116:33 81 (25) 98 (24) 113 (21) 101 (20) 109 (21)
38phthisis8017:07 80 (20) 98 (18) 114 (17) 104 (18) 104 (17)
39JezWoolfrey3517:53 86 (8) 98 (13) 91 (11) 94 (6) 139 (7)
40sotira9618:04 79 (20) 97 (21) 104 (20) 103 (22) 112 (23)
41GMcD12018:04 81 (26) 94 (26) 112 (26) 102 (26) 109 (26)
42RobR5118:22 83 (16) 98 (15) 108 (10) 112 (14) 105 (6)
43robinh10818:33 89 (23) 96 (24) 109 (24) 98 (24) 106 (23)
44OliviaRhineb11818:41 76 (26) 98 (26) 107 (26) 106 (25) 110 (25)
45Squallaby9819:04 79 (24) 96 (22) 98 (15) 106 (24) 119 (23)
46LouWeed11719:16 83 (25) 100 (26) 105 (25) 101 (26) 108 (25)
47Craven11520:06 87 (26) 97 (26) 102 (22) 100 (26) 113 (25)
48annelambirth8520:15 90 (23) 92 (18) 101 (18) 100 (19) 118 (17)
49mcjwright11020:33 80 (25) 101 (21) 106 (25) 97 (25) 115 (24)
50sampson5720:37 94 (15) 99 (16) 91 (10) 101 (15) 113 (11)
51Zabadak9520:46 80 (23) 90 (17) 114 (19) 105 (22) 109 (24)
52barracuda12021:10 83 (26) 99 (26) 102 (26) 100 (26) 114 (26)
53pterodactyl8621:17 90 (20) 99 (19) 101 (17) 99 (21) 110 (19)
54poskir8821:22 98 (21) 104 (20) 98 (16) 98 (21) 100 (20)
55Looch9121:32 84 (21) 91 (19) 116 (22) 96 (18) 108 (21)
56John Arnold6521:39 83 (22) 99 (15) 110 (13) 97 (15) 132 (10)
57Ed freshpot10821:51 86 (24) 99 (23) 105 (25) 90 (23) 118 (23)
58benedick6522:03 81 (15) 96 (17) 103 (12) 107 (16) 111 (15)
59Kevin Gregg10122:43 73 (23) 96 (23) 111 (22) 98 (22) 122 (21)
60Solver5211923:18 86 (26) 101 (25) 104 (26) 100 (26) 106 (26)
61colin23559324:00 74 (19) 97 (23) 100 (20) 110 (19) 114 (22)
62gbestanley8924:01 88 (24) 101 (22) 103 (14) 100 (20) 110 (19)
63zythum5324:24 84 (14) 107 (11) 104 (17) 102 (10) 103 (11)
64rjcassidy9725:10 79 (25) 96 (21) 108 (19) 103 (23) 118 (19)
65Edprof5225:25 82 (13) 101 (15) 109 (13) 93 (13) 122 (8)
66fudgiebates4625:28 86 (14) 104 (13) 106 (11) 99 (10) 108 (8)
67dec5626:02 85 (14) 92 (13) 120 (12) 93 (14) 111 (13)
68Chadwick8926:13 86 (20) 98 (20) 108 (20) 105 (19) 101 (20)
69diogenes7226:26 80 (18) 98 (16) 104 (15) 107 (17) 111 (16)
70phmfantom9526:33 80 (23) 96 (16) 107 (23) 94 (21) 119 (22)
71dont_panic8926:43 77 (19) 90 (20) 122 (19) 110 (17) 100 (24)
72William M7027:47 72 (18) 90 (16) 125 (12) 96 (18) 127 (16)
73NAPASAI7928:16 90 (22) 101 (16) 108 (18) 94 (13) 104 (20)
74Manveru8428:32 96 (23) 97 (18) 109 (15) 94 (21) 105 (17)
75cassandra12029:24 94 (26) 98 (26) 101 (26) 104 (26) 101 (26)
76Mkgnao4929:58 80 (15) 94 (11) 119 (11) 105 (13) 107 (9)
77nekabue11430:41 81 (26) 91 (25) 107 (23) 103 (25) 118 (25)
78struggler5130:47 92 (14) 96 (13) 102 (10) 103 (13) 107 (11)
79Jeeves4031:25 65 (9) 98 (8) 138 (9) 87 (15) 120 (9)
80ulaca8732:09 80 (23) 107 (20) 97 (17) 110 (20) 108 (17)
81Glyndwr9332:19 87 (25) 100 (24) 108 (17) 101 (22) 108 (15)
82JohnDun11332:32 75 (23) 91 (26) 114 (24) 104 (26) 114 (24)
83FelicityTT4432:48 75 (7) 94 (13) 96 (9) 102 (10) 114 (15)
84rosselliot8733:02 80 (23) 99 (17) 112 (19) 106 (20) 105 (18)
85koro11933:49 81 (26) 100 (25) 107 (26) 104 (26) 106 (26)
86Big Nug11134:25 78 (24) 105 (25) 109 (25) 106 (24) 98 (23)
87eniamretrauq8235:06 83 (19) 97 (14) 103 (21) 102 (20) 111 (18)
88123411235:37 81 (26) 107 (25) 98 (23) 99 (25) 114 (23)
89Tudds11635:54 69 (25) 101 (25) 102 (25) 107 (26) 119 (25)
90Crippens19437:47 77 (22) 95 (24) 107 (20) 118 (18) 106 (20)
91empty11941:05 89 (26) 101 (26) 104 (25) 104 (26) 100 (26)
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