You can refer to an unsophisticated but fairly effective solution to a problem as a kludge. Kludge is used especially to talk about solutions to computing problems.

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  • kludge — UK [kluːdʒ] / US [kludʒ] noun [countable] Word forms kludge : singular kludge plural kludges computing a system or program made quickly in order to provide a temporary solution …   English dictionary

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