But I reckon she is pretty old, and old people don't often outlive the cautious pace of the professional detective when he has got his clues
together and is out on his still-hunt."
Glaring headlines, sandwiched biographies of every member of the household, subtle innuendoes, the usual familiar tag about the police having a clue
. Nothing was spared us.
Beyond the fact that he was a middle-sized man and dressed in some dark stuff, we have no personal clue
; but we are making energetic inquiries, and if he is a stranger we shall soon find him out."
You have given me the clue
. Nine ninety nine Priscilla is my father's address--Nine ninety nine Priscilla Avenue.
"All this seems strange to you," continued Holmes, "because you failed at the beginning of the inquiry to grasp the importance of the single real clue
which was presented to you.
OEDIPUS Came there no news, no fellow-traveler To give some clue
that might be followed up?
He would not give me any further clue
. You must not be angry with me, Art, because his very reticence means that all his brains are working for her good.
I rang for the tea, and the waiter, reappearing with his magic clue
, brought in by degrees some fifty adjuncts to that refreshment but of tea not a glimpse.
"It will amount to this: If we have the clue
you talk about, I fit out a ship in Bristol dock, and take you and Hawkins here along, and I'll have that treasure if I search a year."
Since then every year upon the same date there has always appeared a similar box, containing a similar pearl, without any clue
as to the sender.
There, hidden among those cryptic singing lines, was the clue
. If she could only grasp it, all would be made clear.
Have you no clue
, can you suggest no clue
, to their recovery?'