As a detective, I knew that the word ‘radiates’ had several synonyms, including ’emanates’, ‘glows’, and ‘shines’. To solve this crossword clue, I first started by examining the length of the word, which was six letters in this case. Then, I checked the letters of other clues already filled, which gave me some potential letters for the solution. I also brainstormed some possible words that have six letters and relate to diffusion or spreading. I then remembered the word ‘exudes’ which indeed shares the same meaning as ‘radiates’. It clicked in my mind when I realized that it also contained the letters that met the criteria given by the intersecting fill, and it was the perfect answer to the crossword clue. I felt exhilarated and relieved as the crossword puzzle finally became complete, thanks to my trusty deductive reasoning and problem-solving skills.