The unclued lights relate to SUPERMAN (6D), his alter ego CLARK KENT (26A), nickname (the) MAN OF STEEL (8), planet KRYPTON (27), city METROPOLIS (18), employer (the) DAILY PLANET (35/16) and arch-enemy LEX LUTHOR (22). The title, as well as giving wordplay for HERO, suggests LOIS LANE, who appears hidden in row 4.
First prize Ian Skillen, Cambuslang, Glasgow
Runners-up Frank Anstis, Truro, Cornwall; Mrs R.J.C. Shapland, Ilkeston, Derbyshire