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Answer for the clue "Contrived plot solution ", 15 letters:
deus ex machina

Word definitions for deus ex machina in dictionaries

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve and insoluble difficulty

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Deus Ex Machina is a popular Greek hardcore punk band from Athens formed in 1989 by Dimitris Spyropoulos and Dimitris Manthos, with Spyropoulos and Yiannis Venardis (the group's drummer ) having already been early Greek Punk scene's 'veterans' (they were ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1690s, from Modern Latin translation of Greek theos ek mekhanes , literally "the god from the machina," the device by which "gods" were suspended over the stage in Greek theater (see machine ). The fem. is dea ex machina .

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 Any resolution to a story that does not pay due regard to the story's internal logic and that is so unlikely that it challenges suspension of disbelief, and presumably allows the author, director, or developer to end the story in the way that he or ...

Usage examples of deus ex machina.

The mob had stopped staring at the deus ex machina and was now marching once again toward the children.

Otherwise it looks like a deus ex machina (which of course it is).

The urge to laugh had dissipated when he realized that Annie might know everything about the deus ex machina except the name.

The variable, the martian, the deus ex machina, was out of the picture.

He was deus ex machina, the angel who descends on a string to set everything right, and incidentally to ruin the story.

If no deus ex machina appears at this interesting juncture, the whole turns into a sad, sad, long-drawn-out, ultimately squalid tragedy.