To solve the mystery of the crossword clue ‘Singer Rita,’ I first considered the various singers named Rita that I knew of. Rita Moreno, Rita Ora, and Rita Coolidge all came to mind. I couldn’t decipher the number of letters in the answer from the clue, so I looked to the other clues in the crossword to see if they provided any hints. As I worked on the surrounding clues, the letters M, O, and R began to emerge, drawing my attention back to the initial clue. “ORA” then popped into my head as the correct answer, making sense within the limited number of boxes the clue allowed. Overall, it was a combination of broad knowledge and attention to details within the crossword puzzle that led me to this solution.