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Tortured saints. Mark may be one of them (6)


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'may be one of them' is the definition.
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'tortured saints' is the wordplay.
'tortured' is an anagram indicator (I've seen this in other clues).
'saints' is an anagram of 'STAINS'.

'mark' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for stains that I've seen before include "Discolorations or dirt marks" , "Dirty marks" , "Discolours or dyes wood" , "Discolorations or blemishes" , "Discolourations on satins" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish Independent and The Globe and Mail.
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