Gerard Mosler
December 24, 1979 12:00 PM

Here is a double year-end version of the PEOPLE Puzzle. The names of 40 people who were prominent in 1979 are hidden in the maze of letters. How many can you find by consulting the brief clues? The names read forward, backward, up, down or diagonally; they are always in a straight line and never skip letters. We have started you off by circling GERE, the answer to 1 in the diagram. The names may overlap and letters may be included more than once, but not all of the letters will be used. Super sleuths should be able to identify at least 30. Answers will run in the Jan. 7 issue.


1. Yanks’ Yank

2. Strict-diet guru

3. Foggy Bottom memoirist

4. Presidential image shaper

5. He chose Sophie

6. Feminist Masher

7. Dancer-director of ABT

8. Chicago kingmaker

9. Blue-eyed auto racer

10. Bonn resident über Alles

11. Producing Village People film

12. Ronstadt’s candidate

13. She and Barbra oppose tears

14. Virginia senator’s wife

15. M.le Président

16. Swedish court figure

17. Inflation’s beleaguered foe

18. She loves signs

19. From Charlie to his Angels

20. 20/20 crusader

21. Humpty Dumpty of the Great Wall

22. Retiring automaker

23. Nemesis of New York Johns

24. Ten-gallon hat in the ring

25. ’79 Oscar-winning actor

26. Carter’s campaign manager

27. North Dallas troublemaker

28. Saudi oil spokesman

29. Our man in Moscow

30. Beauteous Beard nuzzler

31. Ex-NATO chief

32. He speaks with a gavel

33. TV’s John Dean

34. Yiddish Nobelman

35. No. 2 Oval Officer

36. Our “ex” at the U.N.

37. Thinks he’s sexy

38. He took Manhattan

39. Second Generation father

40. Should start over after Luna

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