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Happy to make appeals to the Editor (7)

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I believe the answer is:

pleased

Here is my best explanation:

'happy' is the definition.

('pleased' can be a synonym of 'happy')

'appeals to the editor' is the subsidiary indication.

'appeals' becomes 'pleas' (plea is a kind of appeal).

'to the editor' becomes 'ed'.

'pleas'+'ed'='pleased'

'to make' is the link.

This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for pleased that I've seen before include "Well satisfied", "Satisfied", "Happy, satisfied", "Euphoric", "Delighted; grateful", "Feeling satisfaction", "Grateful, delighted", "Glad", "Gratified" and "Content".)

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