As 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 possible answers, so select your letters carefully before transferring the letters you picked to the correspondingly numbered boxes. In keeping with Indiana’ upcoming bicentennial celebration, the results are three, 10-letter first and last names of famous Hoosiers of the last century. Hints are below the puzzle if you need them. Enjoy the holidays. Click here to see the puzzle.•
Maurer is a shareholder in IBJ Corp., which owns Indianapolis Business Journal. His column appears every other week. To comment on this column, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.