2018 A to Z: X… All About Nancy Drew

2018 A to Z: X… All About Nancy Drew

X glassIn 2016 I learned of the first annual April A to Z… it immediately intrigued me and I began racking my brain for a theme. After much reading, and thinking… I finally came up with the theme of Southern Foods and Memories… it said to write what you know! When April of 2017 rolled around, I decided to share Conversations with Mama to the world… the best of my on-going blog post that has generated from nightly talks to my mother. It’s now 2018 and as Nancy Drew has been on my mind… since I began re-building my collection back… well, I hope you will join me in celebrating All About Nancy Drew during the April A to Z Blog Hop!


X is for… X marks the spot, There’s an X in Hoax, X Words found throughout Nancy Drew stories, and Crossword Puzzle (pun on X), and eXtra’s

“X” marks the spot

While I’m only writing on the first 56… which I consider the classics… I was at a loss for anything X, but on No. 57, The Triple Hoax I found my X.


Sounds like Nancy had to do a little algebra in solving this one!

There’s an X in Hoax:

The Moonstone Castle Mystery: Maybe the whole thing was a “hoax“, George thought!

X Words found describing throughout Nancy Drew…

Exquisite, Expensive, Except, Examining, Exclamation, Expect, Examined, Exclaimed, Exasperated, Expressed, Excused, Exhibit, Extravagantly, Exquisite, Explained, Extremely, Excited, Expected, Exotic, Excused, Exactly, Exuberance, Expression, Obnoxious, Exasperating, Hoax, Expression, Excellent, Excuse, Extremely, Expensive, Oxygen, Exchanges, Wax, Taxi.

Wanna Play Nancy Drew and sleuth your way to discover from which book I took these X words from? The answer will be on Letter Z!


Crossword Puzzle (a play on X)



Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #16 asked: 42 Down – “Nancy Drew” author… I”m sure you knew the answer!


CROSSWORD CLUE: Nancy Drew’s boyfriend
Posted on: January 14 2018
Publisher: New York Times




Anyone who collects Nancy Drew books will tell you… “oh yes, I have “extra’s!”  Why? Well, there are many reasons why you would, or should have extras…

  • someone gave them to you (don’t you love those extras!)
  • the price was too cheap… to not buy
  • because the book cover was different from the one you already had
  • extra’s can be used for trading
  • just because you couldn’t leave it behind
  • there’s always a good reason to buy more!

It’s almost literally impossible to not have “extra’s”…. you buy a copy, then you find a better copy to upgrade.. hence the Extra! Also, if you want one of each of the many different variations of the books including the originals, revisions, dust jackets, flashlights, and variations on the matte book cover colors… they all add up to be your “extra’s.” Note: If you don’t want your “extras”… send to ME!

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2018: A to Z – All About Nancy Drew

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2 Responses to 2018 A to Z: X… All About Nancy Drew

  1. Wendy says:

    X-cellent! Discussing what X could mean is what we probably all did trying to figure out an X for our own posts.

    Liked by 1 person

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