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In tone reservation (TR) based OFDM systems, the peak to average power ratio (PAPR) reduction performance mainly depends on the selection of the peak reduction tone (PRT) set and the optimal target clipping level. Finding the optimal PRT set requires an exhaustive search of all combinations of possible PRT sets, which is a nondeterministic polynomial-time (NP-hard) problem, and this search is infeasible for the number of tones used in practical systems. The existing selection methods, such as the consecutive PRT set, equally spaced PRT set and random PRT set, perform poorly compared to the optimal PRT set or incur high computational complexity. In this paper, an efficient scheme based on genetic algorithm (GA) with lower computational complexity is proposed for searching a nearly optimal PRT set. While TR-based clipping is simple and attractive for practical implementation, determining the optimal target clipping level is difficult. To overcome this problem, we propose an adaptive clipping control algorithm. Simulation results show that our proposed algorithms efficiently obtain a nearly optimal PRT set and good PAPR reductions.