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Who he? Wynant is, or was, an inventor and is the eponymous thin man of Dashiell Hammett's hardboiled murder mystery The Thin Man. A skeleton is assumed to have belonged to a portly man because of the size of the clothes, but boozy investigators Nick and Nora Charles work out that the togs have been swapped. He was thin all along!