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Are such goods marked with hot irons? (7)


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'marked with hot irons?' is the definition.
'branded' can be an answer for 'marked' ('brand' can be a synonym of 'mark'). I'm unsure of the 'with hot irons?' bit.

'are such goods' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'are' could be 'ran' (running is a kind of being) and 'ran' is found within the answer.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

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(Other definitions for branded that I've seen before include "Marked with a symbol indicating exclusive rights" , "(Of cattle) marked" , "Hallmarked" , "Censured" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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