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Looked for noble journalist (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

peered

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Here is my best explanation:

'looked' is the definition.
(peering is a kind of looking)

'noble journalist' is the subsidiary indication.
'noble' becomes 'peer' (peer is a kind of noble).
'journalist' becomes 'ed' (short for editor).
'peer'+'ed'='peered'

'for' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in Mirror

(Other definitions for peered that I've seen before include "Looked searchingly", "Look searchingly", "Looked through narrowed eyes", "Having been made a Lord < examined" and "Looked closely".)

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