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Looking for loose change, sir? (9)


I believe the answer is:


'looking for' is the definition.
('search' can be a synonym of 'look for')

'loose change sir?' is the wordplay.
'loose' indicates an anagram (letters are loosened from their original positions).
'changesir' anagrammed gives 'SEARCHING'.

(Other definitions for searching that I've seen before include "Hunting (for)" , "Going through" , "Exploring" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail and The Irish News.
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