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Look for someone to reach out to after school (6)


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'look for someone' is the definition.

'search' can be an answer for 'look' ('search' can be a synonym of 'look'). I am not sure about the 'for someone' bit.

'reach out to after school' is the subsidiary indication.

'out' indicates anagramming the letters (out can mean wrong or inaccurate).

'to after' says to put letters next to each other.

'school' becomes 's'.

'reach' anagrammed gives 'earch'.

'earch' put after 's' is 'search'.

'to' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for search that I've seen before include "thorough examination", "Probe", "Go through", "Quest", "Chaser (anag)", "Fish about", "Try to locate", "Look thoroughly to find something", "What examiners do" and "investigation . . . .".)


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