As a detective solving the mystery of the crossword clue ‘Bamboozle’, I first considered synonyms for the word such as deceive, trick, and mislead. With these potential answers in mind, I focused on clues within the crossword puzzle that could help me narrow down the possibilities. For example, if there were clues that suggested the answer had a negative connotation or was related to financial fraud, that would steer me towards ‘scam’ as a potential answer. Similarly, if the clue hinted at a situation where someone was taken advantage of or tricked, ‘scam’ would be a strong candidate. Through a process of elimination and careful analysis, I ultimately determined that ‘scam’ was the best answer for the clue ‘Bamboozle’.