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Slack
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Slack as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

25 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 31 answers for the crossword clue 'Slack', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Slack a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Slack as an answer itself some 101 times.

Slack is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Tuesday, 19 October 2021 with the answer being LOOSE, we also found LOOSE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
  • A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"
  • A stretch of water without current or movement; "suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless"
  • Be inattentive to, or neglect; "He slacks his attention"
  • Make less active or intense
  • Become slow or slower; "Production slowed"
  • Release tension on; "slack the rope"
  • Lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"
  • Avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
  • Dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
  • Not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"
  • A cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely; "he took up the slack"
  • The quality of being loose (not taut); "he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"
  • Cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water; "slack lime"
  • Become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"
  • Make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"
  • Flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide; "slack water"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

LAX
Emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"

4 Letters

LIMP
The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

MIRE
A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

QUAG
A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

SLOW
(of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"

5 Letters

ABATE
Make less active or intense

DOGIT

LETUP
A pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise"

LOOSE
Become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

RELAX
Cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"

SLAKE
Make less active or intense

SLUMP
Fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"

6 Letters

DROOPY
Hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)

LEEWAY
A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

MORASS
A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

REMISS
Failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"

SLOWUP
Become slow or slower; "Production slowed"

7 Letters

DIEAWAY
Become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"

DROPOFF
Get worse; "My grades are slipping"

FALLOFF
A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"

FLACCID
Out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance; "he was too soft for the army"; "flabby around the middle"; "flaccid cheeks"

SLACKEN
Become slow or slower; "Production slowed"

SLACKUP
Make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"

8 Letters

QUAGMIRE
A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

SLACKOFF
Become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"

SLOWDOWN
The act of slowing down or falling behind

9 Letters

LOOSENESS
Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

NEGLIGENT
Characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"

SLACKNESS
The quality of being lax and neglectful

10 Letters

FALLINGOFF
A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"

SLACKWATER
A stretch of water without current or movement; "suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless"

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