As a detective trying to solve the crossword clue ‘Ficus fruit‘, my mind immediately jumps to the word ‘Ficus‘. Ficus is a genus of trees, shrubs or vines, commonly known as fig trees. Therefore, the clue is likely referring to a fruit that grows on a fig tree. I then recall that figs are small, sweet fruits that grow on fig trees and are a popular ingredient in many desserts and baked goods. With this insight, I confidently enter ‘FIG‘ as the answer to the crossword clue. Unraveling the mystery of the crossword was satisfying and it was the result of logical reasoning based on prior knowledge and associations.