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In most dialects, possibly, it means –perfect” (5)


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'perfect' is the definition.
(similar in meaning)

'in most dialects possibly' is the wordplay.
'most' means to remove the last letter.
'dialects possibly' becomes 'deal' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'in' with its last letter taken off is 'i'.

'it means' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for ideal that I've seen before include "Perfect but perhaps unlikely to become reality" , "Paradigm" , "highly desirable" , "supreme" , "fine" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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