Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for July 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
1mohn4605:20 90 (12) 95 (11) 83 (7) 105 (16) 118 (10)
2Magoo4206:07 88 (10) 92 (11) 108 (11) 108 (12) 100 (8)
3Eamon Ryan11706:53 83 (26) 91 (26) 102 (25) 101 (26) 123 (24)
4Jason10907:35 78 (24) 101 (23) 103 (24) 102 (24) 114 (24)
5verlaine11807:48 76 (26) 101 (26) 108 (25) 105 (25) 108 (26)
6mistigris9508:44 80 (17) 100 (22) 108 (23) 95 (22) 110 (21)
7aphis9911208:48 84 (23) 91 (25) 103 (24) 107 (24) 110 (26)
8Midas11609:13 84 (25) 95 (26) 105 (25) 102 (25) 111 (25)
9AlanS11709:49 86 (26) 94 (26) 109 (25) 95 (24) 113 (26)
10chindit11610:20 81 (26) 90 (24) 114 (25) 102 (26) 111 (25)
11asaldanha11110:36 77 (23) 90 (24) 106 (26) 98 (25) 127 (23)
12chriswords9411:07 85 (25) 92 (20) 116 (22) 108 (23) 97 (14)
13lickert11111:29 79 (25) 87 (25) 110 (25) 107 (23) 117 (23)
14glheard9111:47 81 (22) 96 (20) 98 (18) 114 (23) 110 (18)
15trux4911:50 79 (13) 97 (11) 107 (17) 101 (11) 124 (7)
16Topical Tim10812:26 68 (24) 93 (23) 115 (23) 111 (24) 110 (24)
17Tom Stubbs11112:29 79 (24) 97 (24) 105 (24) 101 (25) 115 (24)
18Spur586112:54 95 (11) 98 (17) 100 (15) 93 (15) 112 (13)
19Stavros9213:42 78 (20) 95 (21) 105 (20) 109 (21) 111 (20)
20neilr11013:43 85 (24) 89 (24) 104 (24) 104 (25) 117 (23)
21keriothe_11113:43 78 (24) 106 (24) 106 (23) 98 (25) 110 (25)
22fshephe11713:45 91 (24) 96 (26) 99 (26) 103 (26) 108 (25)
23noidea7913:48 94 (23) 100 (18) 99 (12) 101 (21) 107 (15)
24Silva11513:57 81 (26) 95 (26) 104 (24) 100 (24) 119 (25)
25p.wild12013:57 90 (26) 100 (26) 100 (26) 101 (26) 107 (26)
26Sheapey9914:31 76 (23) 95 (21) 105 (20) 101 (22) 120 (23)
27jimpen10214:32 80 (24) 98 (24) 106 (23) 105 (18) 111 (23)
28mikegrocott6714:36 78 (10) 95 (12) 106 (21) 102 (19) 103 (15)
29xyster4514:36 80 (14) 85 (10) 115 (11) 110 (10) 115 (10)
30Tibthorpe10714:47 79 (26) 91 (24) 113 (23) 106 (23) 114 (21)
31SimonAnthony8214:48 63 (18) 84 (18) 94 (21) 129 (16) 131 (19)
32Groucho7414:51 87 (23) 107 (19) 95 (15) 110 (18) 103 (9)
33Malcj9714:51 77 (22) 97 (22) 107 (22) 102 (19) 115 (22)
34cyrillic9115:07 80 (21) 92 (22) 109 (22) 116 (19) 104 (17)
35Sue Sweeper7215:18 77 (16) 91 (17) 106 (17) 105 (18) 121 (14)
36MikeOsborne11015:57 78 (25) 106 (25) 106 (25) 100 (22) 109 (23)
37Spanna4016:14 91 (14) 102 (13) 99 (8) 108 (7) 104 (8)
38David Crooks9116:27 78 (23) 98 (22) 110 (19) 102 (18) 115 (19)
39phthisis7417:08 78 (20) 100 (17) 112 (16) 105 (16) 109 (15)
40JezWoolfrey3117:45 77 (8) 98 (10) 96 (10) 95 (6) 138 (7)
41sotira9518:06 78 (19) 97 (21) 105 (20) 101 (22) 113 (23)
42GMcD12018:08 81 (26) 90 (26) 113 (26) 105 (26) 108 (26)
43OliviaRhineb11418:09 77 (26) 97 (26) 106 (23) 109 (25) 110 (24)
44robinh10018:34 87 (22) 93 (23) 105 (22) 105 (22) 109 (21)
45LouWeed11919:08 83 (25) 98 (26) 102 (26) 105 (26) 108 (26)
46Squallaby9719:09 78 (24) 94 (22) 90 (15) 108 (23) 125 (23)
47Craven11619:50 87 (26) 96 (26) 103 (24) 103 (26) 110 (24)
48annelambirth8620:07 88 (24) 95 (20) 100 (18) 101 (19) 122 (15)
49mcjwright11020:29 77 (25) 100 (22) 106 (25) 100 (25) 117 (23)
50sampson5520:35 93 (15) 99 (16) 95 (10) 104 (14) 109 (10)
51barracuda11920:48 79 (26) 101 (26) 101 (26) 105 (26) 113 (25)
52Zabadak9720:58 78 (23) 88 (18) 111 (19) 108 (23) 111 (24)
53poskir8420:59 97 (21) 103 (20) 99 (16) 97 (20) 102 (17)
54John Arnold6121:07 86 (22) 95 (14) 106 (11) 106 (15) 124 (9)
55Looch9421:12 86 (22) 92 (19) 107 (22) 103 (20) 109 (21)
56Ed freshpot10121:16 85 (23) 98 (21) 102 (23) 93 (22) 120 (22)
57pterodactyl8321:23 86 (19) 95 (20) 104 (18) 103 (19) 112 (17)
58benedick6821:48 81 (18) 96 (18) 109 (12) 107 (16) 112 (14)
59Kevin Gregg9822:20 72 (24) 100 (22) 108 (21) 99 (21) 124 (20)
60Solver5212023:01 87 (26) 101 (26) 103 (26) 101 (26) 106 (26)
61gbestanley8923:17 88 (25) 97 (22) 103 (16) 104 (18) 112 (18)
62colin23559423:37 76 (19) 98 (23) 101 (22) 111 (19) 111 (21)
63zythum5523:54 84 (14) 102 (12) 100 (17) 110 (11) 107 (11)
64fudgiebates4824:34 84 (15) 104 (14) 113 (13) 85 (8) 112 (8)
65rjcassidy9425:44 76 (22) 93 (21) 107 (18) 110 (23) 113 (20)
66Chadwick8325:45 85 (19) 96 (19) 104 (19) 109 (18) 104 (18)
67Edprof5025:59 82 (12) 103 (13) 107 (12) 96 (14) 114 (9)
68dec5426:13 84 (13) 95 (12) 119 (10) 98 (14) 106 (15)
69diogenes8926:35 80 (22) 98 (19) 103 (19) 114 (19) 105 (20)
70dont_panic8726:39 76 (20) 90 (19) 113 (18) 112 (18) 108 (22)
71phmfantom8927:10 76 (21) 100 (14) 105 (22) 102 (21) 114 (21)
72NAPASAI7227:19 87 (21) 95 (15) 112 (15) 101 (12) 106 (19)
73William M7127:28 72 (17) 90 (18) 117 (11) 103 (17) 122 (18)
74Manveru8028:34 90 (21) 93 (19) 116 (15) 96 (19) 108 (16)
75cassandra10429:04 91 (23) 97 (23) 101 (23) 106 (23) 102 (22)
76Mkgnao3229:46 77 (11) 96 (7) 114 (8) 113 (9) 109 (7)
77struggler3331:09 92 (10) 95 (9) 100 (8) 104 (9) 111 (7)
78nekabue11231:14 79 (26) 91 (24) 98 (22) 107 (25) 123 (25)
79ulaca8831:54 78 (24) 108 (19) 97 (18) 113 (21) 107 (16)
80Jeeves4332:16 56 (9) 86 (9) 125 (11) 100 (14) 119 (10)
81rosselliot9132:49 81 (22) 99 (18) 113 (22) 104 (20) 101 (19)
82Glyndwr8932:50 84 (24) 98 (23) 107 (18) 103 (21) 115 (13)
83koro11133:30 82 (23) 98 (25) 107 (25) 103 (24) 107 (24)
84FelicityTT4933:35 75 (7) 94 (13) 98 (12) 104 (12) 112 (15)
85JohnDun11533:38 73 (23) 92 (26) 112 (25) 106 (26) 113 (25)
86Big Nug11033:57 82 (24) 102 (24) 110 (25) 102 (24) 101 (23)
87123410835:13 82 (25) 105 (23) 98 (23) 101 (23) 113 (24)
88Tudds11735:52 67 (25) 97 (26) 98 (25) 113 (26) 121 (25)
89eniamretrauq8436:18 79 (19) 94 (14) 99 (21) 112 (22) 111 (18)
90Crippens19137:05 76 (21) 95 (23) 111 (21) 112 (17) 108 (19)
91empty12040:42 88 (26) 100 (26) 102 (26) 106 (26) 100 (26)
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