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A game cut short (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

abridge

Here is my best explanation:

'cut short' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'a game' is the subsidiary indication.

'game' becomes 'bridge' (bridge is a kind of game).

'a'+'bridge'='abridge'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for abridge that I've seen before include "Tighten up", "Contract", "Crop", "Make shorter in brigade", "Shorten by using fewer words", "Remove sections", "trim", "Shorten written work", "Concentrate" and "Abbreviate, contract".)

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