As a detective solving the mystery of the crossword clue ‘Ones getting hit on at parties?’, my mind started to race. At first, I thought of people who get hit on at parties, but that didn’t match the plural nature of the clue. Then it hit me, “hit on” could also mean physically getting hit. That’s when I remembered the popular party game, Pinatas. Pinatas are objects that are filled with candy and other goodies and hung from a ceiling, where blindfolded individuals take turns hitting them with sticks until they break open. The contents spill out, and the participants collect the goodies. Pinatas are often used at parties and are, therefore, the perfect answer to the crossword clue. The insight that allowed me to solve this mystery was in realizing that words can have multiple meanings that are not always immediately apparent. In this case, the word “hit” had a double entendre, leading me down the path to the answer.