As a detective solving the crossword clue “Lisa with the 1994 #1 hit ‘Stay (I Missed You),’ ” my initial instinct was to turn to the music world for answers. I began by searching for any female artists named Lisa who had a #1 hit in 1994, and soon found a promising lead with Lisa Loeb. Upon further investigation, I discovered that Loeb indeed had a #1 hit in 1994 with her song “Stay (I Missed You),” which was famously featured on the soundtrack of the hit movie “Reality Bites”. With this insight, I was able to confidently deduce that the answer to the crossword clue was “Loeb“. By piecing together clues and tapping into my knowledge of pop culture, I was able to successfully solve the mysterious crossword puzzle.