As a detective attempting to solve the mystery of the crossword puzzle clue “Something that might be put on plastic bags,” I first examined the word “plastic” and associated it with the negative impact it can have on the environment. One way to reduce that impact is through banning certain items, such as plastic bags. The word “put” also supports this line of thinking, as when governments pass such a ban, they are effectively putting it in place or putting it on plastic bags. Upon realizing this, I confidently supplied the answer “BAN,” knowing that it was the correct solution to the mystery. The process of deduction and inference led me to my conclusion, confirming my hunch and demonstrating the satisfaction that solving a good crossword puzzle can bring.