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

9 August 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 6 answers for the crossword clue 'Deficit', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

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 Deficit 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 Deficit as an answer itself some 47 times.

Deficit is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Thursday, 19 August 2021 with the answer being LOSS, but the most popular answer for this clue is SHORTFALL.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing
  • A deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning; "the people concerned have a deficit in verbal memory"; "they have serious linguistic deficits"
  • An excess of liabilities over assets (usually over a certain period); "last year there was a serious budgetary deficit"
  • The property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required; "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

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

4 Letters

LACK
Be without; "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"

LOSS
The act of losing someone or something; "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"

6 Letters

REDINK
The amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year"

8 Letters

SHORTAGE
An acute insufficiency

9 Letters

SHORTFALL
The property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required; "new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"

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