As a detective, solving mysteries is my forte, and the crossword clue ‘does away with’ seemed like a simple case to crack. I had to think of words that match the meaning, and my mind quickly went to synonyms of ‘eliminates’ and ‘prohibits.’ With a little brainstorming, ‘bans‘ seemed the perfect fit. It’s a word that signifies elimination or disposal of something. Moreover, the definition of ‘bans’ in the dictionary lined up perfectly with the clue. I knew I had solved the mystery of the crossword clue, and it felt incredibly satisfying to have applied my cognitive skills to crack this case successfully.