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Look for academic work about to be banned (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

search

Here is my best explanation:

'look for' is the definition.

('search' can be a synonym of 'look for')

'academic work about to be banned' is the subsidiary indication.

'academic work' becomes 'research'.

'about' becomes 're' (regarding).

'to be banned' suggests deleting specific letters.

'research' with 're' taken away is 'search'.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for search that I've seen before include "Scour, seek", "Look for something or someone, perhaps chaser", "Ransack", "Look thoroughly to find something", "Try to find something by looking", "Frisk", "Explore", "Seek (out); hunt (for)", "Fish about" and "Showing pleasure".)

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