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The Clue in the Crossword Cipher is the 44th book in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published on January 1, 1967 by Grosset & Dunlap. In this book, Nancy must get back an fabulous treasure from an notorious gang whom stole it.

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Lovely young Carla Ponce, who lives in Peru, invites Nancy and her friends Bess and George to visit her and solve her “monkey mystery,” which promises to lead to a fabulous treasure. A clue is carved on an intriguing wooden plaque that is so old, most of the crossword cipher is obliterated. When a notorious gang headed by El Gato (the Cat) steals the priceless relic, Nancy’s hopes of solving the mystery are almost shattered. But the daring young detective’s ability to think fast and act quickly results in the recovery of the plaque. Nancy’s determined efforts to decode the crossword decipher take her to the magnificent, awe-inspiring Incan ruins at Cuzco and Machu Pichu. Through clever deductions, perseverance, and dangerous adventures, Nancy and her friends help to capture a ring of vicious smugglers and go on to make an astounding archaeological discovery.

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  • Nancy Drew
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Type Publisher Released ISBN Length
Hardcover Grosset & Dunlap January 1, 1967 9780448095448 192 pages
Paperback Armada 1973 978-0006910640 pages
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