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

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 11 answers for the crossword clue 'Minus', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Minus 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 Minus as an answer itself some 132 times.

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

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 with the answer being LESS, we also found LESS 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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  • An arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated; "the subtraction of three from four leaves one"; "four minus three equals one"
  • Involving disadvantage or harm; "minus (or negative) factors"
  • On the negative side or lower end of a scale; "minus 5 degrees"; "a grade of B minus"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

CON
In opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.; "much was written pro and con"

NEG

4 Letters

LESS
(usually preceded by `no') lower in quality; "no less than perfect"

SANS

7 Letters

WITHOUT

8 Letters

DRAWBACK
Use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)

NEGATIVE
A piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

OMITTING

SUBTRACT
Take off or away; "this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French"

10 Letters

DEFICIENCY
The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

11 Letters

SUBTRACTION
An arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated; "the subtraction of three from four leaves one"; "four minus three equals one"

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