The Clue in the Crossword Cipher

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The Clue in the Crossword Cipher
Author Carolyn Keene
Country United States
Language English
Series Nancy Drew Mystery Stories
Genre Juvenile literature
Published 1967 Grosset & Dunlap
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN 0-448-09544-0
OCLC 27866939
Preceded by The Mystery of the 99 Steps
Followed by The Spider Sapphire Mystery

The Clue in the Crossword Cipher is the forty-fourth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1967 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.


A woman named Carla Ponce invites Nancy, Bess, and George to Peru to help decipher the mystery in the crossword cipher—a wooden plaque that promises to lead them to a wonderful treasure. Nancy must find the treasure before a gang of thieves led by El Gato (The Cat) reach it first.

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