As a detective solving the mystery of the crossword clue ‘Learned’, my initial thought process was to identify words that could fit the given number of boxes for the clue. I considered words such as knowledgeable, educated, erudite, among others. However, after glancing at the other connected clues, I noticed that they all related to traits that are commonly associated with wisdom, such as ‘Insightful’ or ‘Perceptive’. This led me to shift my focus towards words that had a similar meaning to wisdom or being wise. After narrowing it down to a few options, such as sagacious, astute, and clever, ‘WISE’ emerged as the most fitting and obvious answer. It was a simple deduction based on the clues provided, and resulted in a successful conclusion to the mystery of the crossword clue.