As a detective, the clue “Dum-dum” immediately sparked a few ideas in my mind. It could refer to an Indian city or an ammunition, but looking at the number of letters in the word assigned to the clue, which could not fit either of the mentioned options. My focus then shifted to the definition of the phrase “dum-dum,” which is often used to describe someone who is foolish or stupid. With that in mind, I began exploring possible synonyms for the word ‘stupid.’ After a bit of brainstorming, a seven-letter word that fit the clue came to mind – ‘MORON.’ Indeed, ‘moron‘ is a slang word often used to describe an individual who is not very intelligent or lacks common sense. This led me to conclude that ‘moron‘ was the best fit for the crossword puzzle clue ‘Dum-dum,’ and that was the answer I put into the puzzle grid. In the end, it’s all about making connections and using critical thinking to decipher the clues correctly and solve the mystery!