Crossword Genius

Cut in personnel (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

crew

I believe this is a double definition.

'cut' is the first definition.
(crew cut is a type of haircut)

'personnel' is the second definition.
(thesaurus)

'in' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for crew that I've seen before include "Ship's sailors" , "Sailors -- boasted" , "made triumphalist noises" , "A kind of short cut" , "Staff of boat" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror and The Daily Express.
Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app