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  1. forensics

    the use of scientific techniques in criminal investigations
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  2. red herring

    something intended to distract attention from the main issue
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  3. foreshadowing

    the act of providing vague advance indications
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  4. flashback

    a transition in a story to an earlier event or scene
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  5. alibi

    proof that someone accused of a crime could not have done it
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  6. sleuth

    a detective who follows a trail
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  7. foreshadow

    indicate by signs
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  8. hunch

    an impression that something might be the case
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  9. herring

    a commercially important fish that is often eaten as food
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red
    herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  10. deduction

    the act of removing a part from the whole
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  11. suspense

    an uncertain cognitive state
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  12. clue

    evidence that helps to solve a problem
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  13. detective

    a police officer who investigates crimes
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  14. investigation

    an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  15. plot

    a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  16. motive

    the reason that arouses action toward a desired goal
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  17. setting

    the physical position of something
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  18. mystery

    something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  19. victim

    an unfortunate person who suffers from adverse circumstances
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  20. suspect

    regard as untrustworthy
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  21. witness

    someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  22. crime

    an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  23. red

    the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
  24. set

    put into a certain place or abstract location
    alibi

    clue

    crime

    deduction

    detective

    flashback

    forensics

    foreshadowing

    hunch

    investigation

    motive

    mystery

    plot

    red herring

    setting

    sleuth

    suspect

    suspense

    victim

    witness
Created on February 9, 2011