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 for neat hack
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  neat hack
   n.
  
      [very common]
  
      1. A clever technique.
  
      2. A brilliant practical joke, where neatness is correlated with
      cleverness, harmlessness, and surprise value. Example: the Caltech Rose
      Bowl card display switch (see Appendix A for discussion). See also hack.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  neat hack
  
     1. A clever technique.
  
     2. A brilliant practical joke, where neatness is correlated
     with cleverness, harmlessness, and surprise value.  Example:
     the Caltech Rose Bowl card display switch.  See also hack.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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