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Seemed good, dishing the dole out! (6)


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'seemed' is the definition.
('look' can be a synonym of 'seem')

'good dishing the dole out' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'good' could be 'ok' and 'ok' is found in the answer.
an anagram of 'dole' is 'loed' which is located in the remaining letters.
No letters remain.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

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(Other definitions for looked that I've seen before include "Directed one's gaze towards" , "Direct one's gaze towards" , "Directed one' s gaze towards" , "Appeared" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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