Crossword Genius

Officer shot Green Man (7)


I believe the answer is:


'officer' is the definition.
(I know that general is a type of officer)

'shot green man' is the wordplay.
'shot' indicates an anagram.
'man' becomes 'al' (man's name).
'green' is an anagram of 'gener'.

(Other definitions for general that I've seen before include "Not specialised, rank" , "High ranking officer" , "Of wide application" , "top brass" , "Enlarge (anag.)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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