The crossword clue ‘Try for‘ immediately suggests some sort of attempt or effort to achieve something. My first instinct was to think of words like ‘aim‘ or ‘strive‘, but they didn’t quite fit with the number of letters in the word. I then tried to think of synonyms for ‘attempt‘ or ‘endeavor‘ and it dawned on me that the word ‘seek‘ fit perfectly. To ‘seek‘ is to actively search for or try to obtain something, which makes it a great match for the clue. My intuition was confirmed by considering the connections between the word ‘try‘ and ‘seek‘. ‘Try‘ is about attempting to do something, while ‘seek‘ is about attempting to find something. Both involve putting in effort to achieve a goal. These insights and connections ultimately led me to confidently and correctly solve the crossword clue as ‘SEEK‘.