As a seasoned detective, I knew that solving this mystery required me to deconstruct the clues before me. I examined the two options posed in the crossword clue: ‘rolling‘ and ‘bowling‘. Both of these options had a commonality – they involved movement. However, they also had one more commonality: they both required the use of a pin. The term ‘rolling pin‘ immediately sprang to mind, as it aligns with the first option of ‘rolling‘. However, as I dwelled on it further, I realised that there was an alternative meaning of ‘rolling‘ – the rolling of a ball in bowling. As such, my attention shifted to considering the word that connected with both ‘rolling‘ and ‘bowling‘. And then it hit me – ‘PIN‘. It was the word that seamlessly tied the two clues together, and it was the word that held the solution to this mystery.