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Thought to be shot out of some guns (7)


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

'be shot out of some guns' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'be' could be 'figure' (figuring is a kind of being) and 'figure' is present in the answer.
A single letter 'd' remains which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of clue (or it may be nonsense).

'to' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for figured that I've seen before include "Thought", "Reckoned".)