Our first guess

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What is the meaning of "Our first guess"?

Thomas Purcell: At 10.30 a.m. local time, 32 civilians, all within a ten-block radius...died. They didn't get sick first. They simply hit the ground dead.
Serge: Nerve agent?
Thomas Purcell: Our first guess. No.
Dr Josh Keyes: They all died at the same time?

What is the meaning of "Our first guess"?

Source: The Core 2003
 

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"Nerve agent?" is short for, "Do you think the cause was a nerve agent?"

I do know what Nerve agent, May I know why you mentioned it?
Robert put that question in quotation marks. That means he's explaining what your text means, using different words. He would not have used quotation marks if he had been addressing you.
 
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