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Hot line in forged notes (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

stolen

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Here is my best explanation:

'hot' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'line in forged notes' is the wordplay.
'line' becomes 'l'.
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'forged' indicates anagramming the letters.
'notes' is an anagram of 'stoen'.
'l' put into 'stoen' is 'STOLEN'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for stolen that I've seen before include "Purloined in Solent", "Taken dishonestly", "Robbed", "plagiarised?", "Illegally taken", "Snatched", "Taken without permission or payment", "Taken without the owner's consent", "Pilfered" and "Misappropriated; hot".)

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