crude scale

crude scale

[′krüd ‚skāl]
(materials)
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Although the words in the following square only score 36 out of 50 on my crude scale of merit (because of proper names and spaces), the square as a whole deserves better, as all names are places, and from the same source.
Richard Eccles, secretary of the North Wales Police Federation, said, 'We have got grave concerns about what sounds like a crude scale for measuring an officer's work.