Crossword SNITCH

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

Reference solvers for November 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
1Magoo8906:09 81 (20) 89 (18) 99 (22) 110 (20) 119 (19)
2Eamon Ryan9006:45 84 (23) 93 (20) 103 (19) 109 (21) 113 (17)
3Jason11907:20 82 (26) 95 (26) 105 (26) 107 (26) 109 (25)
4verlaine11907:46 83 (26) 97 (26) 103 (25) 109 (26) 107 (26)
5mistigris10408:13 83 (20) 93 (24) 103 (24) 107 (24) 108 (22)
6aphis9911008:40 89 (26) 92 (23) 95 (23) 106 (25) 117 (23)
7Midas11509:34 91 (26) 92 (26) 101 (25) 108 (24) 106 (24)
8richard5509:44 91 (15) 91 (16) 107 (14) 104 (13) 115 (7)
9boulemiche4009:50 92 (13) 98 (13) 101 (10) 115 (6) 103 (8)
10hilarym8009:53 80 (18) 90 (19) 109 (18) 108 (18) 112 (17)
11robertL7309:59 92 (17) 103 (19) 97 (16) 105 (18) 100 (13)
12asaldanha10610:13 79 (22) 91 (24) 104 (25) 104 (22) 119 (23)
13chindit11810:33 87 (26) 88 (26) 102 (25) 109 (26) 112 (25)
14AlanS11510:49 91 (25) 94 (26) 104 (25) 103 (24) 105 (25)
15tiggis3111:45 81 (9) 99 (8) 104 (8) 113 (7) 105 (9)
16chriswords9211:50 88 (21) 94 (21) 102 (22) 109 (21) 106 (17)
17glheard8312:11 85 (20) 94 (20) 99 (15) 114 (22) 104 (16)
18lickert10512:34 87 (24) 83 (23) 105 (24) 115 (24) 108 (20)
19Tom Stubbs11612:43 83 (25) 94 (26) 108 (25) 109 (25) 104 (25)
20andy4113:16 83 (11) 87 (10) 109 (13) 107 (10) 115 (7)
21thebarnets6113:19 90 (16) 88 (14) 119 (16) 101 (11) 98 (14)
22keriothe_10913:28 85 (24) 88 (24) 101 (23) 113 (22) 110 (26)
23p.wild11513:34 91 (25) 100 (25) 102 (25) 104 (25) 101 (25)
24fshephe11813:46 94 (25) 94 (26) 97 (25) 103 (26) 109 (26)
25noidea7113:50 95 (18) 100 (19) 99 (13) 103 (15) 102 (16)
26SimonAnthony8914:03 83 (22) 93 (21) 89 (20) 101 (18) 140 (18)
27Silva11514:08 94 (26) 95 (26) 102 (25) 101 (25) 106 (23)
28Topical Tim10114:19 79 (23) 84 (22) 103 (22) 119 (22) 113 (22)
29neilr11714:19 91 (26) 85 (25) 101 (26) 111 (26) 110 (24)
30Sheapey9514:29 87 (22) 84 (20) 97 (21) 114 (20) 115 (22)
31aphasic5914:41 85 (14) 100 (19) 91 (12) 114 (11) 111 (13)
32Groucho6114:45 90 (17) 97 (17) 92 (13) 117 (14) 106 (10)
33mikegrocott8215:07 83 (12) 96 (16) 97 (24) 105 (22) 109 (18)
34Stavros9015:09 87 (22) 98 (20) 97 (20) 101 (19) 116 (19)
35HenryBW8115:30 88 (19) 82 (17) 101 (18) 104 (19) 121 (18)
36Tibthorpe10415:32 84 (25) 94 (24) 95 (22) 114 (21) 114 (22)
37jonathanbaker1744815:47 92 (14) 100 (13) 109 (9) 93 (12) 109 (10)
38MikeOsborne10815:50 87 (24) 93 (24) 94 (24) 112 (23) 113 (23)
39Sue Sweeper7216:04 79 (12) 91 (19) 103 (20) 108 (17) 113 (14)
40cyrillic10316:05 83 (22) 85 (23) 105 (24) 115 (23) 109 (21)
41Malcj9316:05 85 (20) 93 (23) 106 (21) 101 (19) 113 (20)
42phthisis3916:29 80 (11) 100 (10) 112 (11) 114 (9) 94 (8)
43KenG4416:55 90 (10) 88 (11) 94 (8) 100 (13) 120 (12)
44David Crooks9517:06 84 (21) 91 (23) 102 (20) 107 (20) 116 (21)
45sotira8717:39 84 (20) 91 (21) 108 (18) 115 (20) 101 (18)
46RobR6418:16 93 (18) 97 (17) 93 (19) 120 (13) 104 (7)
47OliviaRhineb11018:29 85 (25) 90 (26) 109 (22) 112 (26) 104 (21)
48robinh10818:33 93 (23) 94 (25) 97 (23) 105 (24) 109 (23)
49rupe6918:36 84 (17) 89 (15) 106 (17) 115 (16) 104 (14)
50LouWeed11918:45 89 (26) 97 (26) 100 (26) 108 (26) 105 (25)
51Squallaby10219:15 87 (25) 84 (20) 96 (21) 114 (22) 115 (24)
52tapbarker10919:16 92 (24) 98 (23) 96 (24) 107 (23) 105 (25)
53Craven11019:28 94 (26) 97 (26) 98 (24) 109 (23) 100 (21)
54GMcD11819:31 83 (26) 91 (25) 99 (26) 119 (25) 105 (26)
55Golvellius3719:45 79 (8) 112 (7) 92 (14) 92 (9) 128 (9)
56annelambirth7920:03 90 (22) 101 (22) 93 (16) 109 (16) 110 (13)
57LuckOfLucien4020:06 80 (11) 99 (11) 105 (10) 98 (12) 138 (6)
58Looch10620:38 91 (25) 89 (20) 101 (24) 110 (24) 106 (23)
59grape5420:44 95 (15) 83 (16) 101 (12) 145 (10) 90 (11)
60gbestanley8821:10 90 (24) 101 (23) 98 (19) 108 (16) 105 (16)
61Ed freshpot8321:12 91 (18) 99 (19) 96 (18) 101 (19) 110 (19)
62MichelinPoitiers5121:18 96 (13) 98 (14) 99 (11) 105 (10) 101 (13)
63pterodactyl6421:35 93 (16) 96 (18) 97 (15) 102 (13) 114 (12)
64andrewlake11621:36 76 (25) 96 (26) 106 (26) 93 (25) 128 (24)
65kath4721:38 96 (17) 94 (16) 105 (8) 105 (10) 113 (6)
66barracuda11621:54 83 (26) 91 (26) 105 (25) 106 (25) 116 (24)
67cath233922:01 82 (9) 97 (10) 99 (9) 112 (12) 103 (9)
68benedick7322:08 88 (19) 93 (17) 110 (16) 99 (15) 110 (16)
69KET2722:14 89 (8) 96 (10) 75 (6) 122 (6) 120 (7)
70Zabadak10222:19 83 (23) 90 (22) 109 (21) 113 (23) 103 (23)
71mcjwright11322:48 86 (26) 88 (24) 99 (25) 116 (26) 110 (22)
72sampson6923:01 95 (21) 100 (18) 98 (16) 101 (8) 106 (16)
73John Arnold5823:03 97 (19) 88 (12) 91 (12) 113 (14) 110 (11)
74Kevin Gregg9123:05 90 (24) 99 (22) 96 (18) 116 (19) 100 (18)
75colin235510223:14 92 (22) 87 (23) 95 (25) 113 (18) 114 (24)
76brian.mcnamara5524:02 84 (14) 99 (17) 85 (8) 113 (13) 112 (13)
77jaraab6824:03 81 (19) 100 (15) 104 (14) 106 (16) 114 (14)
78Pootle4424:04 95 (11) 92 (11) 99 (10) 96 (11) 115 (11)
79george.garlick8424:05 93 (22) 98 (19) 98 (18) 103 (16) 106 (19)
80hugh.schofield5324:53 103 (14) 92 (16) 101 (12) 95 (10) 108 (11)
81puzzled13125:04 94 (8) 95 (7) 111 (10) 117 (9) 68 (7)
82rjcassidy8626:13 83 (18) 86 (17) 106 (16) 113 (23) 104 (22)
83goblin11926:14 88 (26) 96 (25) 97 (26) 113 (26) 104 (26)
84timbo3726:27 85 (8) 100 (14) 96 (10) 108 (7) 111 (8)
85tonym9826:30 91 (20) 91 (23) 102 (22) 106 (23) 108 (20)
86Chadwick8726:36 83 (19) 92 (20) 99 (21) 112 (20) 112 (17)
87zythum5226:48 96 (13) 90 (12) 98 (13) 104 (12) 111 (12)
88fudgiebates5827:02 87 (17) 92 (9) 99 (17) 104 (13) 119 (12)
89GeorgeTz4827:06 87 (12) 99 (8) 110 (14) 103 (11) 97 (13)
90dec5627:14 98 (15) 94 (11) 101 (16) 103 (12) 101 (12)
91diogenes11127:57 87 (25) 90 (26) 96 (24) 108 (25) 121 (21)
92NAPASAI4328:11 91 (9) 103 (14) 104 (11) 89 (7) 103 (12)
93Peter Sykes8628:30 84 (20) 94 (21) 100 (20) 110 (16) 113 (19)
94Manveru5828:34 101 (19) 102 (16) 99 (15) 98 (8) 93 (10)
95dont_panic4428:37 77 (11) 84 (10) 109 (11) 110 (11) 115 (11)
96endafk5128:55 93 (17) 91 (14) 112 (13) 106 (6) 102 (11)
97jdavidliddell5729:04 87 (14) 94 (14) 86 (11) 115 (16) 112 (12)
98phmfantom8129:10 90 (21) 94 (16) 97 (23) 114 (19) 106 (12)
99alwsn810530:33 81 (23) 93 (24) 96 (23) 114 (22) 115 (23)
100James P8530:40 73 (21) 94 (18) 100 (16) 116 (21) 115 (19)
101nekabue10531:13 83 (24) 95 (25) 98 (23) 112 (20) 112 (23)
102Paul H. Dear5531:24 76 (10) 81 (12) 97 (12) 109 (16) 120 (15)
103Jagsfan19713931:33 65 (8) 134 (10) 104 (10) 95 (13) 91 (8)
104bobbb3731:52 78 (8) 85 (9) 78 (6) 114 (11) 116 (13)
105rosselliot7931:54 84 (16) 92 (19) 104 (19) 107 (18) 110 (17)
106stainl6655132:00 98 (9) 89 (12) 95 (10) 107 (17) 103 (13)
107Semillon8132:34 92 (17) 83 (18) 96 (16) 103 (19) 119 (21)
108ulaca8133:38 79 (20) 96 (19) 97 (17) 114 (18) 116 (17)
109Big Nug10833:44 102 (23) 92 (24) 96 (26) 102 (22) 108 (23)
110koro10033:45 96 (21) 91 (24) 101 (22) 106 (21) 104 (22)
111FelicityTT5734:12 89 (14) 95 (11) 92 (15) 115 (15) 106 (12)
112Jeeves5635:11 76 (10) 81 (10) 109 (14) 109 (13) 106 (19)
113Glyndwr7035:44 89 (22) 99 (21) 101 (17) 108 (13) 121 (7)
114Tudds10835:52 75 (24) 89 (23) 100 (24) 129 (24) 104 (23)
115joss henry7836:12 80 (19) 102 (22) 112 (18) 99 (15) 106 (14)
116Crippens18436:25 86 (20) 94 (22) 99 (18) 106 (16) 117 (18)
117JohnDun10936:26 77 (24) 94 (24) 101 (25) 111 (22) 115 (24)
11812349936:55 91 (22) 93 (23) 93 (22) 110 (22) 112 (20)
119MrGrumpy4137:12 88 (13) 102 (10) 104 (9) 101 (9) 108 (10)
120eniamretrauq8338:22 84 (20) 84 (12) 93 (20) 125 (20) 104 (21)
121SlumdogEngineer7139:35 86 (21) 90 (13) 100 (16) 107 (18) 122 (13)
122Pleasuredome6840:32 83 (19) 94 (18) 105 (17) 105 (12) 123 (12)
123Gussie5441:26 90 (7) 82 (14) 95 (12) 116 (14) 107 (17)
124Nangle4341:41 78 (10) 103 (11) 90 (11) 97 (10) 126 (11)
125Paulypops5042:18 99 (14) 96 (16) 84 (10) 116 (10) 106 (10)
126SK425143:02 83 (16) 95 (12) 103 (14) 115 (9) 116 (10)
127Archie4843:02 78 (9) 70 (10) 86 (11) 107 (13) 132 (15)
128Ronnie6244:29 92 (16) 99 (20) 98 (9) 109 (15) 101 (12)
129symbenall27148:54 90 (14) 88 (16) 97 (16) 111 (17) 108 (18)
130andrewmr7155:04 79 (17) 81 (19) 124 (15) 116 (17) 104 (13)
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