December 29, 1975 12:00 PM

Here is a super year-end version of the PEOPLE Puzzle. The names of 40 people who were prominent in 1975 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, are always in a straight line and never skip letters. We have started you off by circling BEAME, the answer to 1 in the diagram. The names may overlap and letters may be used more than once, but not all of the letters will be used. Super sleuths should be able to identify 30 or more names. Answers in the Jan. 12 issue.


1. Gotham’s leading short seller

2. She remembers Papa

3. Pentagon’s house pet

4. Premier citoyen

5. Jawbreaking all records

6. Jack, the D.C. Ripper

7. Olé on the clay

8. Not Liza, but…

9. Mid-East exPLOsive

10. Comeback for Alger

11. Earl gets off his

12. Convention-al party liner

13. Billy’s always on Sunday

14. Big East African Daddy

15. A Hoosier for the choosier?

16. Veep, bleep

17. P.P.’s pink prince

18. All man’s woman?

19. O PECunious operator

20. A missing Abbie

21. From Russia with love

22. Clean bill at Treasury

23. Still the invisible man

24. Justice, Windy City style

25. Big wheel of the Cosmos

26. Ms. Tory

27. Sloppy sleuth

28. Dispossessed and repossessed

29. Grandfatherly Walton

30. Satire’s MORTal sinner

31. Bailey’s problem girl

32. Jerry-building cabinetmaker

33. He’s got the last Hee Haw

34. Sara wanted to be a big shot

35. Win one for the GOP?

36. Winsome Oscar & Tony

37. Outspoken Arab First Lady

38. Working in hard times

39. Imperial traveler

40. Highly noted in Nashville

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