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Marks made by bolts (5)


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'marks' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both acts as well as being plural nouns.
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'made by bolts' is the wordplay.
'made by' indicates anagramming the letters (another word made by the same letters).
'bolts' with letters rearranged gives 'BLOTS'.

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(Another definition for blots that I've seen is " Stains, perhaps on copybook".)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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