As a detective, I approached the crossword clue ‘Note taker?‘ with a curious and open mind, immediately considering multiple interpretations of this seemingly straightforward phrase. While ‘note taker’ could refer to someone taking notes in a meeting or class, the question mark at the end of the clue signaled to me that there was likely another layer of meaning involved. As I brainstormed further, I considered the possibility that ‘note’ could be a synonym for money, and ‘taker’ could suggest someone who appropriates such funds without permission. This led me to the conclusion that ‘Note taker?‘ most likely referred to the word ‘THIEF‘, as a thief would indeed take notes in order to plan their crime. By using my deductive skills and thinking outside the box, I was able to successfully solve this linguistic mystery and arrive at the answer with confidence.