The moment I read the crossword clue ‘Malady that rhymes with the area it affects‘, my mind started racing with possible solutions. ‘Nose‘, ‘toe‘, ‘knee‘ ran through my head as I tried to think of body parts that typically have afflictions that rhyme with them. However, it wasn’t until I focused on the word ‘rhymes‘ that I had my breakthrough. I realized that the solution must be a word that sounds like a body part and rhymes with a word that represents an affliction. And then it hit me – STYE! This tiny, painful lump on the eyelid not only sounds similar to ‘eye’, but it also rhymes with the word ‘die’ which is an affliction in itself. As a detective, it’s a satisfying feeling to solve a mystery, and this was no exception. It’s amazing how a little wordplay can lead to the resolution of a puzzle.