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Watch as diver secures approval (4,2)


I believe the answer is:

look on

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Here is my best explanation:

'watch' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'diver secures approval' is the wordplay.
'diver' becomes 'loon' ('loon' can be a synonym of 'diver').
'secures' is an insertion indicator.
'approval' becomes 'ok' (OK is an example**).
'loon' going around 'ok' is 'LOOK ON'.

'as' is the link.


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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for look on that I've seen before include "Stand by watching, observe", "Watch without becoming involved", "Be a spectator, watch", "Watch as observer - dont get involved", "Be a spectator, observe" and "Watch without getting involved".)

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