Crossword solutions & Synonyms for
crack

17 September 2020 The New York Times Crossword

We have 57 answers for the crossword clue crack. We last saw the 'crack' clue in The New York Times Crossword on Sunday, 31 May 2020.

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Definitions and usage

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  • The act of cracking something
  • A narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack"
  • A blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts; "there was a crack in the mirror"
  • Witty remark
  • A long narrow opening
  • A sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"
  • A usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
  • A chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"
  • Break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe snapped"
  • A long narrow depression in a surface
  • Tell spontaneously; "crack a joke"
  • A purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
  • Reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking
  • Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
  • Pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"
  • Make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked"
  • Of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"
  • Cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
  • Break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked"
  • Hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise; "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"
  • Break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked"
  • Suffer a nervous breakdown
  • Make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"
  • Gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions; "she cracked my password"; "crack a safe"

Crossword Answers

2 Letters

GO

A board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters

3 Letters

ACE

A serve that the receiver is unable to reach

GAP

An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"

TRY

Make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"

4 Letters

AONE

CHAP

(usually in the plural) leather leggings without a seat; joined by a belt; often have flared outer flaps; worn over trousers by cowboys to protect their legs

CHIP

The act of chipping something

JOKE

A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

OPEN

Information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"

PASS

Success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"

QUIP

Witty remark

RIFT

A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

SHOT

A chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"

SLIT

A long narrow opening

SNAP

(American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap"

STAB

Informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"

TOPS

Of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"

5 Letters

ADEPT

Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching"

A-ONE

Of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"

BREAK

An escape from jail; "the breakout was carefully planned"

CHECK

The act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"

CHINK

A short light metallic sound

CLEFT

A long narrow opening

CLUMP Mike Smallman

A heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

FLING

The act of flinging

GREAT

Remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; "a great crisis"; "had a great stake in the outcome"

OFFER

The verbal act of offering; "a generous offer of assistance"

SALLY

A venture off the beaten path; "a sally into the wide world beyond his home"

SOLVE

Find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"

SPLIT

The act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"

SUPER

A caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector

WHIRL

Flow in a circular current, of liquids

6 Letters

BREACH

A failure to perform some promised act or obligation

CRANNY

A small opening or crevice (especially in a rock face or wall)

DECODE

Convert code into ordinary language

EXPERT

A person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

TIPTOP

The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"

UNLOCK

Open the lock of; "unlock the door"

7 Letters

ATTEMPT

Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"

BREAKUP

The termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)

CRACKUP

Laugh unrestrainedly

CREVICE

A long narrow opening

CROCKUP

Suffer a nervous breakdown

FISSURE

A long narrow opening

TORNADO

A purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive

8 Letters

APERTURE

An man-made opening; usually small

COLLAPSE

The act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"

CRACKING

The act of cracking something

DECIPHER

Read with difficulty; "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"

FRACTURE

The act of cracking something

SCISSURE

A long narrow opening

SPLINTER

A small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it broke into slivers"

TOPNOTCH

Of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"

9 Letters

FIRSTRATE

WISECRACK

Witty remark

12 Letters

BREAKTHROUGH

Break out; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted"

CRACKCOCAINE

A purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive

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