As a detective examining the crossword puzzle clue ‘Prohibition and others‘, my first step was to consider synonyms for the word ‘prohibition‘. Words like ban, restriction, and prohibition era were among my first suspects. However, the answer needed to fit the “others” part of the clue too. I began to think about other concepts that were similar to prohibition and that’s when it struck me. By “others“, the puzzle was indicating the different periods of time, often associated with a unique historical, political or cultural traits, and once I connected this with ‘prohibition‘, I realized that the puzzle was looking for a plural noun. That’s how I got to the answer ‘ERAS‘. The word encompasses the idea of different periods of time, making it a perfect fit for the crossword clue. With this solution, I completed the puzzle with a sense of satisfaction, pride, and intrigue for my next mystery to solve.