Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for August 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
1mohn4005:15 87 (10) 100 (10) 84 (7) 106 (14) 114 (9)
2Magoo4705:58 83 (11) 98 (11) 98 (11) 111 (13) 105 (11)
3Eamon Ryan12006:56 83 (27) 94 (25) 101 (27) 101 (26) 120 (25)
4Jason11407:24 79 (25) 102 (24) 103 (25) 103 (25) 111 (25)
5verlaine12407:34 77 (27) 103 (27) 100 (26) 111 (27) 107 (27)
6mistigris10008:22 82 (18) 100 (23) 102 (24) 101 (23) 109 (22)
7aphis9911708:37 84 (25) 94 (25) 97 (25) 106 (26) 116 (26)
8Midas11909:07 86 (26) 93 (27) 103 (26) 105 (24) 111 (26)
9AlanS12109:37 86 (26) 100 (27) 103 (26) 102 (25) 106 (27)
10chindit12110:12 83 (27) 91 (25) 111 (26) 104 (27) 109 (26)
11asaldanha10810:22 74 (21) 92 (24) 101 (26) 99 (24) 130 (23)
12chriswords9611:01 87 (24) 92 (20) 106 (22) 110 (24) 103 (16)
13glheard8911:38 82 (22) 96 (20) 88 (17) 121 (22) 110 (18)
14lickert11211:50 84 (25) 86 (25) 105 (25) 113 (24) 110 (23)
15trux4911:50 76 (13) 103 (10) 100 (16) 110 (11) 118 (9)
16Tom Stubbs11712:09 83 (25) 101 (26) 105 (25) 104 (26) 104 (25)
17Topical Tim11212:32 72 (26) 93 (24) 108 (23) 117 (24) 110 (25)
18Spur586012:57 98 (12) 99 (18) 97 (16) 96 (13) 110 (11)
19SimonAnthony9013:29 69 (21) 92 (20) 83 (19) 111 (17) 138 (23)
20fshephe12213:31 92 (26) 95 (27) 94 (26) 107 (27) 109 (26)
21noidea8413:31 93 (24) 104 (20) 97 (14) 102 (20) 102 (16)
22keriothe_11313:34 78 (24) 102 (25) 101 (24) 105 (23) 110 (27)
23neilr11613:38 86 (25) 90 (25) 102 (26) 106 (26) 112 (24)
24Stavros9613:44 81 (21) 99 (22) 97 (21) 113 (21) 108 (21)
25Silva12013:46 83 (27) 95 (27) 100 (26) 102 (25) 119 (25)
26p.wild12513:51 88 (27) 101 (27) 99 (27) 103 (27) 107 (27)
27jimpen11113:58 85 (26) 95 (26) 105 (26) 106 (19) 109 (24)
28Sheapey10414:10 78 (24) 93 (22) 102 (23) 107 (21) 117 (24)
29mikegrocott7114:12 85 (10) 96 (12) 101 (22) 102 (20) 104 (17)
30xyster4614:31 79 (15) 86 (10) 117 (10) 112 (11) 115 (10)
31Tibthorpe10614:37 82 (26) 96 (24) 100 (23) 112 (23) 113 (20)
32Groucho7614:40 86 (22) 107 (19) 91 (16) 112 (19) 104 (10)
33Malcj10314:47 78 (24) 97 (22) 106 (24) 105 (20) 112 (23)
34cyrillic9914:53 82 (21) 91 (23) 105 (24) 115 (22) 105 (19)
35Sue Sweeper7815:37 79 (16) 90 (19) 108 (21) 107 (18) 113 (14)
36MikeOsborne10715:49 78 (25) 105 (24) 98 (25) 110 (21) 109 (22)
37Spanna4516:19 93 (16) 106 (13) 95 (11) 105 (7) 105 (8)
38David Crooks9716:21 78 (24) 97 (23) 103 (20) 102 (18) 120 (22)
39phthisis6117:04 75 (17) 104 (15) 108 (14) 111 (13) 108 (12)
40sotira9617:47 80 (22) 98 (21) 100 (21) 110 (20) 110 (22)
41JezWoolfrey3717:53 75 (9) 99 (11) 95 (11) 98 (7) 132 (9)
42robinh10318:07 88 (22) 94 (24) 100 (22) 108 (23) 108 (22)
43OliviaRhineb11718:10 77 (26) 98 (27) 104 (23) 110 (26) 109 (25)
44GMcD12418:24 81 (27) 95 (27) 106 (27) 111 (26) 104 (27)
45Squallaby10218:30 80 (25) 91 (21) 88 (18) 114 (24) 121 (24)
46LouWeed12418:57 81 (27) 101 (27) 100 (27) 108 (27) 107 (26)
47Craven11919:21 87 (27) 100 (27) 99 (25) 106 (27) 106 (23)
48annelambirth9019:36 92 (24) 101 (21) 92 (19) 103 (20) 113 (16)
49Looch10120:14 87 (23) 96 (20) 102 (23) 109 (22) 105 (23)
50Ed freshpot10320:28 87 (23) 99 (22) 93 (23) 102 (23) 117 (22)
51sampson6020:34 93 (17) 99 (15) 98 (13) 103 (14) 108 (11)
52barracuda12120:42 78 (27) 105 (27) 96 (26) 106 (26) 113 (25)
53poskir8620:44 97 (22) 101 (17) 100 (18) 98 (21) 102 (18)
54mcjwright11420:52 81 (26) 98 (23) 101 (26) 103 (26) 116 (23)
55benedick7120:58 85 (21) 96 (17) 109 (13) 105 (16) 111 (14)
56Zabadak10121:08 82 (24) 93 (19) 101 (21) 110 (23) 111 (24)
57John Arnold6021:10 87 (21) 91 (13) 100 (12) 110 (14) 126 (10)
58pterodactyl8421:10 87 (19) 98 (21) 98 (20) 107 (18) 111 (16)
59Kevin Gregg10021:29 77 (24) 107 (22) 100 (21) 104 (21) 112 (22)
60colin235510122:19 79 (22) 101 (24) 98 (23) 116 (19) 105 (23)
61Solver5212422:32 91 (27) 98 (27) 102 (27) 102 (26) 105 (27)
62gbestanley9023:07 85 (25) 99 (21) 102 (19) 106 (18) 112 (17)
63zythum4723:58 86 (12) 94 (10) 97 (15) 125 (9) 103 (11)
64fudgiebates5424:08 87 (17) 106 (14) 106 (14) 89 (10) 116 (9)
65Chadwick6524:39 83 (15) 100 (15) 101 (16) 112 (15) 102 (14)
66dec5725:36 90 (15) 97 (12) 103 (10) 104 (16) 104 (14)
67rjcassidy9425:44 75 (21) 98 (20) 100 (18) 111 (24) 111 (21)
68NAPASAI7026:13 87 (19) 103 (17) 105 (15) 99 (10) 104 (19)
69dont_panic8426:17 78 (19) 91 (18) 102 (17) 114 (19) 111 (21)
70diogenes10526:46 81 (26) 100 (24) 100 (22) 112 (22) 109 (21)
71phmfantom8726:58 82 (22) 107 (14) 98 (22) 108 (21) 107 (18)
72William M6927:01 78 (18) 96 (16) 99 (12) 114 (16) 113 (17)
73Edprof4927:19 80 (13) 105 (12) 98 (13) 109 (13) 111 (8)
74Manveru7427:33 96 (21) 95 (17) 107 (14) 96 (18) 108 (14)
75cassandra8428:51 91 (19) 98 (19) 99 (19) 107 (19) 103 (18)
76ulaca9231:06 77 (25) 108 (21) 96 (18) 111 (20) 113 (18)
77nekabue11331:13 81 (26) 96 (25) 97 (23) 106 (24) 119 (25)
78Jeeves4832:00 56 (11) 90 (11) 119 (11) 108 (14) 121 (11)
79Big Nug11032:29 83 (24) 107 (24) 96 (26) 109 (24) 103 (22)
80rosselliot8732:50 78 (19) 97 (19) 109 (21) 105 (20) 107 (18)
81Glyndwr8733:11 88 (24) 98 (23) 104 (20) 104 (18) 114 (12)
82FelicityTT4933:12 72 (8) 94 (12) 91 (12) 108 (13) 117 (14)
83JohnDun11333:13 72 (23) 93 (26) 111 (25) 110 (24) 110 (25)
84koro10433:31 81 (22) 99 (24) 104 (23) 104 (22) 108 (23)
85Tudds11534:47 67 (25) 99 (25) 91 (25) 121 (25) 120 (25)
86123410535:05 84 (25) 106 (23) 92 (23) 108 (22) 110 (22)
87Crippens18735:19 82 (21) 97 (23) 105 (20) 117 (16) 103 (17)
88eniamretrauq8335:55 78 (19) 98 (14) 90 (21) 119 (21) 112 (18)
89empty11640:11 89 (25) 99 (25) 103 (25) 106 (26) 100 (25)
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