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The ClueAct of law enforcement (7 letter answer)
NotesThe answer WIRETAP is seen occasionally, appearing about once every 800 puzzles.
Listen in on
Bug a phone
Eavesdrop on the phone
Eavesdrop, in a way
Relative of a bug
This is a recording
Modern eavesdropper's method
Subject of a court order
DefinitionWIRETAP as a noun:
1. (wiretap, tap) = the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
WIRETAP as a verb:
1. (wiretap, tap, intercept, bug) = tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"