MAURER: Have some year-end downtime? Exercise your brain

Mickey MaurerAs is the custom for the last column of the year, I present to you a puzzle. Fill in the missing letter in each of the five-letter words below.

Note that there are several choices. Select your letters carefully before you transfer the letters you picked to the corresponding numbered boxes. The results are three nine-letter answers especially meaningful to Hoosiers. The answers can be multiple words. Enjoy the holidays.•

Mickey’s puzzle

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