By Gerard Mosler
December 25, 1978 12:00 PM

Here is a double year-end version of the PEOPLE Puzzle. The names of 40 people who were prominent in 1978 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 SOMERS, 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. 8 issue.


1. Star of a TV triangle

2. Uneasily tied…

3. …for the Peace Prize

4. Comic gone serious

5. Soviet groom of the year

6. Less than the Greatest

7. Cop (ret.) with bird

8. Moses of outer space

9. Stunt artist

10. Literary Nobelman

11. Bounced budgeteer

12. Network jumper

13. Chameleon-eyed C&W singer

14. PM baching it

15. U.S. lawman No. 1

16. Soccer missionary

17. Nobody’s fool with a pen

18. Rocker with born-again hair

19. Scrupulous author

20. California big dreamer

21. Ex-airborne Sister

22. Has lost his Reserve

23. Spun-off city editor

24. Managuan oligarch

25. Foul Playmate

26. Cugie’s ex

27. Son of a Bloodbrother

28. 1980 question mark

29. Stopping the rain?

30. Fox boss

31. Bionic Norseman

32. Chinese chairman

33. Tube interrogator

34. NBC Nazi

35. The King’s singing daughter

36. Tender of U.S. legal tender

37. White Christmas composer

38. N.Y. Shakespeare impresario

39. Nichols’ ex-partner

40. HEW boss