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'''Dagwood and Mr. Dithers'''<br />
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Dagwood Bumstead is a main character in the long-running comic strip Blondie. He first appeared sometime prior to February 17, 1933. He was originally heir to the Bumstead Locomotive fortune, but was disowned when he married a flapper (originally known as Blondie Boopadoop) whom his family saw as below his class. He has since worked hard at J.C. Dithers & Company (currently as the construction company's office manager) to support his family; 326
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'''Dale, Dick''' (b. 1937)<br />
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Surf rock guitarist, known as "The King Of The Surf Guitar". He experimented with reverberation and made use of custom made Fender amplifiers, including the first-ever 100-watt amp.36; the original surf guitarist, 36
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'''''Dark Shadows'''''<br />
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'''D. S. Mill'''<br />
128; Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. In addition to vampires, ''Dark Shadows'' featured werewolves, ghosts, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel (both into the past and into the future), and a parallel universe; Japonica humming theme, 176; Jonathan Frid, 233
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126 auditing company;
  
'''Darren, James "Moondoggie" (b. 1936)'''<br />
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'''Daikatana'''<br />
Originally a teen idol, in the early 1960s, Darren is an American television and film actor, television director, and singer. He played Moondoggie in ''Gidget'' (1961), a film about surfers etc.; ; in ''The Time Tunnel'', 261
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157 - John Romero's Daikatana, or simply Daikatana, is a first-person shooter video game developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos Interactive. Released on May 23, 2000 for Windows, it was led by John Romero. The game is known as one of the major commercial failures of the video game industry. Daikatana was later ported to the Nintendo 64. A different version of the game was developed for the Game Boy Color, with a version for the PlayStation cancelled during development.
  
'''Davis, Ruth Elizabeth "Bette"'''<br />
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Although the initial game design was completed in March 1997, it took several years for the game to finally come out.
10; Davis (1908-1989) was an American actress of film, television and theatre. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regarded for her performances in a range of film genres--from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, though her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice and in 1999 placed second, after Katharine Hepburn, on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female stars of all time.
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'''Davis, Sammy''' (1925-1990)<br />
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'''Danbury, gates of'''<br />
American actor, comedian, singer, dancer, impressionist and musician, who remains known for being a member of the 'Rat Pack' of entertainers of the Fifties and Sixties, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford; watching Jonathan Frid in Las Vegas, 233
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6, 148;
  
'''Dawnette'''<br />
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'''Daphne and Wilma's'''<br />
148; Boris Spivey's "fiancee" in Pico Rivera; 152; missing, 215
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201, cafe where Conkling and Maxine go
  
'''Day-Glo'''<br />
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'''Darklinear Solutions'''<br />
4; DayGlo is a tradename, and a common name for blacklight ink or blacklight-reactive ink that glows under a black light, a source of light whose wavelengths are primarily in the ultraviolet. The paint may or may not be colorful under ordinary light. It is also known as fluorescent paint. Very popular in the 1960s and 1970s
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146, fiber brokerage in Flatiron District of Manhattan, paid by hashslingrz
  
'''dealer's shoe'''<br />
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'''Darth Vadar theme'''<br />
241; A dealing shoe or dealer's shoe is a gaming device, mainly used in casinos, to hold multiple decks of playing cards.
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239;
  
'''Dear Abby'''<br />
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'''DARPA'''<br/>
Dear Abby is the name of the notable advice column founded in 1956 by Pauline Phillips under the pen name, Abigail Van Buren, and carried on today by her daughter, Jeanne Phillips, who now owns the legal rights to the pen name. According to Pauline Phillips, she came up with the pen name, Abigail Van Buren, by combining the name of a biblical figure, Abigail in the Book of Samuel, with the last name of former U.S. President Martin Van Buren; 3
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419, 420
  
'''Denis'''<br />
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'''Darren'''<br />
10; Doc's neighbor 'from down the hill'; everybody pronounces his name to rhyme with 'penis'; reminiscent of Cheech; 124; attended Leuzinger High, 168; fire from smoking joint in bed, 296; 339
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283 Platt's Asian child intern;
  
'''"Desafinado"'''<br />
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'''Dashkov, Igor'''<br />
160; written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, it was a 1962 hit for Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd; Spanish for "slightly out of tune"
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138, fixer for Russian Mafia; with March Kelleher, 161; 206; 329;
  
'''Dick Tracy Junior G-Man'''<br />
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'''Davis, Bette'''<br />
277; Dick Tracy long-running comic strip featuring a popular and familiar character in American pop culture, created by Chester Gould. He is a hard-hitting, fast-shooting, and supremely intelligent police detective who has matched wits with a variety of colorful villains, many based on real-life gangsters. Junior G-Man clubs were for those kids who wanted to join the FBI instead of the Boy Scouts.
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In ''The Letter'' 276; in Asian child intern's rap song, 283; 381;
  
'''Dietz & Schwartz'''<br />
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'''''The Day the Earth Stood Still''''' (1951)<br />
160; "Alone Together" (1932); It was introduced in the Broadway musical ''Flying Colors'' in 1932 by Jean Sargent. The first jazz version was by Artie Shaw in 1939; "Haunted Heart" 233
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100, Sam Jaffe as Professor Barnhardt; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Earth_Stood_Still Synopsis - Wikipedia]
  
'''Dion (b. 1939)'''<br />
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'''Daytona'''<br/>
Dion DiMucci is an American singer-songwriter who blended elements of doo-wop, pop, and R&B styles;  "Runaround Sue" ("Here's my story, it's sad but true..."), 11
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See "Lorrain, Daytona"
  
'''Dizzy'''<br />
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'''DEATH'''<br />
360; Petunia's husband, a bass player
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sanity, 2;  
  
'''DOA'''<br />
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'''DeepArcher'''<br />
210: Dead on Arrival
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36, Justin & Lucas's project; "a journey"  (a "departure") 37; Maxine takes a look, 68; 74-77, described; 85; 135; like Island of Meadows, 167; offers in Vegas, 217; Maxine logs on, 354; open source, 354; 373;
  
'''Doheny-McAdoo era'''<br />
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'''Deep Web'''<br />
This would be the 1920s. William Gibbs McAdoo (1863-1941) took a payment of $25,000 from oil executive Edward Doheny (1856-1935), an American oil tycoon, in connection with the Teapot Dome scandal, but returned it once he discovered Doheny's links with Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall. McAdoo, Woodrow Wilson's son-in-law and the leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1924, had served as an attorney for Doheny's oil businesses; 343
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10; 35; 57; 77-78; "a dump, with structure" 226; Eric Outfield gives Maxine a tour, 240;
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'''Della Femina, Jodi'''<br />
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186 - In 1999 she published, to much fanfare, the Hamptons guidebook ''Jodi's Shortcuts''. The book outraged plenty of Hamptons folks who aren't blue-chip Maidstone types, since it revealed all the sacred backroads detours through leafy neighborhoods off the Montauk highway. She is the daughter of Jerry Della Femina, a 60's "Madman" of Madison Avenue who wrote ''From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor: Front-Line Dispatches from the Advertising War'' which inspired the Mad Men TV series.
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'''Deloitte & Touche'''<br />
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23
  
'''Domino, Fats (b. 1928)'''<br />
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'''Denino's pizza'''<br />
Classic R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter;  "never to be" (from "Bluberry Hill"), 77; "Blueberry Hill" was written in 1940 and was recorded by Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, and Gene Autry, and others. In 1956, Fats Domino (b. 1928) recorded it and it was a #2 hit on the Billboard Top 40. Excerpt:
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166
  
:The wind in the willow played<br />
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'''Deschler, Avram ("Avi")'''<br/>
:Love's sweet melody<br />
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Married to Brooke (Maxine's sister) 98, and Likud; and Mossad, 105; and Gabriel Ice in Haifa, 248; Avi a "Mossad sleeper"? 252;
:But all of those vows we made<br />
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:Were never to be
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'''Donald Duck'''<br />
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'''Deschler, Brooke'''<br/>
Cartoon character from The Walt Disney Company. Donald is a white anthropomorphic duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He usually wears a sailor shirt, cap, and a red or black bow tie, but no trousers (except when he goes swimming). Donald's most famous personality trait is his easily provoked and explosive temper; 28
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98 - Maxine's sister; back from the anti-kibbutz, 247;  
  
'''"Donna Lee"'''<br />
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'''Deseret, The'''<br />
131; a be-bop standard composed by Miles Davis, and his first recorded composition. Authorship is sometimes incorrectly attributed to Charlie Parker. It was named after bassist Curly Russell's daughter, Donna Lee Russell.
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27, Dakota & Holiday Inn - deluxe Upper West Side apartment building, with health club; stone zombie, 28; the Back Elevator, 141; Hallowe'en party, 366;
  
'''Doors, The'''<br />
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'''Despard, Reg'''<br />
American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California by vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger. After Morrison's death on July 3, 1971, the remaining members continued as a threesome until disbanding in 1973; "People Are Strange (When You're a Stranger)" was a single released in September 1967, and was included on the Doors' second album, ''Strange Days'' 81
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7, documentary guy who began as a movie pirate back in the nineties; 57; ex-wife Gracie, 60; 80, paranoia; 90; at The Deseret, 142; has disappeared, 239;
  
'''Douglas, Kirk (b. 1916)'''<br />
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'''Deuce'''<br />
American actor and film producer recognized for his cleft chin, his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as "sons of bitches"; father of actor Michael Douglas; ''Champion'' (1949), 336
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51, "sleazy old" in Times Square, NYC - 42nd Street in New York City (the southernmost part of Times Square). Back in the day, a center of total depravity, especially between 8th and 9th Avenue, but currently Disneyfied. [http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the%20deuce More...]
  
'''Downstairs Eddie'''<br />
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'''Deus Ex'''<br />
113; Doc's neighbor, in graduate film program at SC; 256
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356 - Deus Ex is a cyberpunk-themed action-role playing video game — combining first-person shooter, stealth and role-playing elements — developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos Interactive in 2000. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_Ex Wikipedia]. Check out the theme:
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'''''Dr. Marcus Welby'''''<br />
 
Medical drama that aired on ABC from September 23, 1969 to July 29, 1976. It starred Robert Young as the title character, a family practitioner with a kind bedside manner, and was produced by David Victor and David J. O'Connell. The pilot aired as an ABC Movie of the Week on March 26, 1969; 97
 
  
'''''Dr. No'''''<br />
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'''diegesis'''<br />
''Dr. No'' (1962), starring Sean Connery, is the first James Bond film. Based on the 1958 Ian Fleming novel of the same name, it was adapted by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, and Berkely Mather. The film was directed by Terence Young; white loafers worn by Dr. No, 118
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9, "Christian weight-loss program"
  
'''Dracula - "Drac's a part of the band"'''<br />
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'''Dieter'''<br />
299; Reference to "Monster Mash," recorded originally by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Cryptkickers, and covered by the Beach Boys (1964) and by the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band on ''Tadpoles'' and in 1968 performed it on the British television series ''Do Not Adjust Your Set'' - ("Now everything's cool, Drac's a part of the band, and my monster mash is the hit of the land...")
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124 Gabriel Ice's roommate at Carnegie Mellon U.; playing bagpipes 451;
  
'''Drano, El'''<br />
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'''Dixie Mafia'''<br />
101; aka Leonard Jermain Loosemeat, heroin dealer in Venice, specifically Coy Harlingen's dealer; 39; 211; steady customer of Adrian Prussia, 212; found dead, 264; 300
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215
  
'''D and D'''<br />
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'''Dizzy, Uncle'''<br/>
184; drunk and disorderly?
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See "Cubitts, Dwayne Z."
  
'''Drybeam, Fritz'''<br />
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'''Dōgen'''<br />
52; worked with Doc Sportello at Gotcha!; 94; 194; 258; 316; "in the desert someplace" 365
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121 - Dōgen Zenji was a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher born in Kyōto. He founded the Sōtō school of Zen in Japan after travelling to China and training under Rujing, a master of the Chinese Caodong lineage.
  
'''Dubonnet, Lt. Pat'''<br />
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'''''Don Giovanni'''''<br />
41; the officer who informed Hope Harlingen about her husband's death, a contemporary of Bigfoot Bjornson, a detective; "top kahuna" out of the Gordita Beach station, 46; his name is a pun on the children's board book [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_the_Bunny ''Pat the Bunny''].
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418 - Marx Brothers' version of the Mozart opera
  
'''Dúrcal, Rocío '''<br />
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[[File:Donitz-Hitler.jpg|thumb|right|175px|Dönitz & Hitler, 1945]]'''Dönitz, Admiral Karl'''<br />
Rocío Dúrcal (1944-2006) was a Spanish singer and actress; on Adolfo's radio, 338
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234 - (1891-1980) At the start of World War II, he was the senior submarine officer in the German Navy. In January 1943, Dönitz achieved the rank of Großadmiral (Grand Admiral); On 30 April 1945, after the death of Adolf Hitler and in accordance with Hitler's last will and testament, Dönitz was named Hitler's successor as Staatsoberhaupt (Head of State), with the title of Reichspräsident (President) and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donitz Wikipedia entry]
  
'''Dwayne'''<br />
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'''"Don't Stop Believing"'''<br />
259; Dr. Noguchi's Labrador retriever
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61, 149 - Reference to this lyric of the Journey tune from 1981:
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<blockquote>
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Strangers, waiting, up and down<br />
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the boulevard<br />
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Their shadows searching in the night<br />
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'''Streetlight people''', living just to<br />
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find emotion<br />
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Hiding, somewhere in the night</blockquote>
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'''DOPE'''<br />
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Train Wreck, 69; Lucas & Justin, 74; cannabis in Wall of Silence, 85; doper's memory, 163; roaches, 219;
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'''Dorval'''<br />
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88  Dorval is an on-island suburb on the island of Montreal in southwestern Quebec, Canada.
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'''Dotty'''<br/>
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See "Windust, Dotty"
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'''''Dragonball Z'''''<br />
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68, Prince Vegeta, Goku and Gohan, Zarbon;
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'''Driscoll'''<br/>
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See "Padgett, Driscoll"
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'''Droolin' Floyd Womack'''<br />
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190 fictional country singer
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'''DSM'''<br />
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14 - ''Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders'', published by the American Psychiatric Association,provides a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders.
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'''duck stamps'''<br />
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13 - Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known as “Duck Stamps,” are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They are not valid for postage. Originally created in 1934 as federal licenses required for hunting migratory waterfowl, Federal Duck Stamps have a much larger purpose today. The first Federal Duck Stamp (1934-1935). Federal Duck Stamps are vital tools for wetland conservation. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sale of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.
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'''duked in'''<br />
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2 - involved or entangled, or to include; 129,
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'''Dunne, Irene'''<br />
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153 - (December 20, 1898 – September 4, 1990), an American film actress and singer of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. Dunne was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performances in Cimarron (1931), Theodora Goes Wild (1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939) and I Remember Mama (1948). She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1958. She had a rather shrill voice and a very fast vibrato.
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'''''Dynasty'''''<br />
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14 - TV soap opera that ran from 1981-89; Alexis and Kristle, 237;
  
'''Dynasty Salon'''<br />
 
78; where Lourdes and Motella got their dresses, at the Hong Kong Hilton
 
  
 
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126 auditing company;

Daikatana
157 - John Romero's Daikatana, or simply Daikatana, is a first-person shooter video game developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos Interactive. Released on May 23, 2000 for Windows, it was led by John Romero. The game is known as one of the major commercial failures of the video game industry. Daikatana was later ported to the Nintendo 64. A different version of the game was developed for the Game Boy Color, with a version for the PlayStation cancelled during development.

Although the initial game design was completed in March 1997, it took several years for the game to finally come out.

Danbury, gates of
6, 148;

Daphne and Wilma's
201, cafe where Conkling and Maxine go

Darklinear Solutions
146, fiber brokerage in Flatiron District of Manhattan, paid by hashslingrz

Darth Vadar theme
239;

DARPA
419, 420

Darren
283 Platt's Asian child intern;

Dashkov, Igor
138, fixer for Russian Mafia; with March Kelleher, 161; 206; 329;

Davis, Bette
In The Letter 276; in Asian child intern's rap song, 283; 381;

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
100, Sam Jaffe as Professor Barnhardt; Synopsis - Wikipedia

Daytona
See "Lorrain, Daytona"

DEATH
sanity, 2;

DeepArcher
36, Justin & Lucas's project; "a journey" (a "departure") 37; Maxine takes a look, 68; 74-77, described; 85; 135; like Island of Meadows, 167; offers in Vegas, 217; Maxine logs on, 354; open source, 354; 373;

Deep Web
10; 35; 57; 77-78; "a dump, with structure" 226; Eric Outfield gives Maxine a tour, 240;

Della Femina, Jodi
186 - In 1999 she published, to much fanfare, the Hamptons guidebook Jodi's Shortcuts. The book outraged plenty of Hamptons folks who aren't blue-chip Maidstone types, since it revealed all the sacred backroads detours through leafy neighborhoods off the Montauk highway. She is the daughter of Jerry Della Femina, a 60's "Madman" of Madison Avenue who wrote From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor: Front-Line Dispatches from the Advertising War which inspired the Mad Men TV series.

Deloitte & Touche
23

Denino's pizza
166

Deschler, Avram ("Avi")
Married to Brooke (Maxine's sister) 98, and Likud; and Mossad, 105; and Gabriel Ice in Haifa, 248; Avi a "Mossad sleeper"? 252;

Deschler, Brooke
98 - Maxine's sister; back from the anti-kibbutz, 247;

Deseret, The
27, Dakota & Holiday Inn - deluxe Upper West Side apartment building, with health club; stone zombie, 28; the Back Elevator, 141; Hallowe'en party, 366;

Despard, Reg
7, documentary guy who began as a movie pirate back in the nineties; 57; ex-wife Gracie, 60; 80, paranoia; 90; at The Deseret, 142; has disappeared, 239;

Deuce
51, "sleazy old" in Times Square, NYC - 42nd Street in New York City (the southernmost part of Times Square). Back in the day, a center of total depravity, especially between 8th and 9th Avenue, but currently Disneyfied. More...

Deus Ex
356 - Deus Ex is a cyberpunk-themed action-role playing video game — combining first-person shooter, stealth and role-playing elements — developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos Interactive in 2000. Wikipedia. Check out the theme:


diegesis
9, "Christian weight-loss program"

Dieter
124 Gabriel Ice's roommate at Carnegie Mellon U.; playing bagpipes 451;

Dixie Mafia
215

Dizzy, Uncle
See "Cubitts, Dwayne Z."

Dōgen
121 - Dōgen Zenji was a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher born in Kyōto. He founded the Sōtō school of Zen in Japan after travelling to China and training under Rujing, a master of the Chinese Caodong lineage.

Don Giovanni
418 - Marx Brothers' version of the Mozart opera

Dönitz & Hitler, 1945
Dönitz, Admiral Karl

234 - (1891-1980) At the start of World War II, he was the senior submarine officer in the German Navy. In January 1943, Dönitz achieved the rank of Großadmiral (Grand Admiral); On 30 April 1945, after the death of Adolf Hitler and in accordance with Hitler's last will and testament, Dönitz was named Hitler's successor as Staatsoberhaupt (Head of State), with the title of Reichspräsident (President) and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Wikipedia entry

"Don't Stop Believing"
61, 149 - Reference to this lyric of the Journey tune from 1981:

Strangers, waiting, up and down
the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people, living just to
find emotion

Hiding, somewhere in the night

DOPE
Train Wreck, 69; Lucas & Justin, 74; cannabis in Wall of Silence, 85; doper's memory, 163; roaches, 219;

Dorval
88 Dorval is an on-island suburb on the island of Montreal in southwestern Quebec, Canada.

Dotty
See "Windust, Dotty"

Dragonball Z
68, Prince Vegeta, Goku and Gohan, Zarbon;

Driscoll
See "Padgett, Driscoll"

Droolin' Floyd Womack
190 fictional country singer

DSM
14 - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association,provides a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders.

duck stamps
13 - Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known as “Duck Stamps,” are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They are not valid for postage. Originally created in 1934 as federal licenses required for hunting migratory waterfowl, Federal Duck Stamps have a much larger purpose today. The first Federal Duck Stamp (1934-1935). Federal Duck Stamps are vital tools for wetland conservation. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sale of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

duked in
2 - involved or entangled, or to include; 129,

Dunne, Irene
153 - (December 20, 1898 – September 4, 1990), an American film actress and singer of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. Dunne was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performances in Cimarron (1931), Theodora Goes Wild (1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939) and I Remember Mama (1948). She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1958. She had a rather shrill voice and a very fast vibrato.

Dynasty
14 - TV soap opera that ran from 1981-89; Alexis and Kristle, 237;


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