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It's bound to be curtailed in officer training (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

cert

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Here is my best explanation:

'it's bound to be curtailed' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'in officer training' is the wordplay.
'in' says the answer is hidden in the clue.
'CERT' is hidden in the letters of 'officer training'.

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