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Uproar about editor making cut (9)

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I believe the answer is:

reduction

Here is my best explanation:

'cut' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'uproar about editor' is the subsidiary indication.

'uproar' becomes 'ruction' (I've seen this before**).

'about' indicates putting letters inside.

'editor' becomes 'ed'.

'ruction' placed around 'ed' is 'reduction'.

'making' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for reduction that I've seen before include "Introduce (anag) - decrease", "Lessening", "from nine to five, for example", "Drop in price", "cutback!", "cut", "Decrease, diminution", "Introduce by way of discount" and "thickened sauce?".)

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