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'''lagan'''<br />
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267; goods (or wreckage) on the sea bed that is attached to a buoy so that it can be recovered, or simply goods or materials found or left on the sea floor.
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'''Lagonda'''<br />
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71; at coroner's office
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'''L'Amour, Louis (1908-1988)'''<br />
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'''Lacanian'''<br />
American author. L'Amour's books, primarily Western fiction (though he called his work 'Frontier Stories'), remain popular, and most have gone through multiple printings; 148
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244 - Jacques Marie Émile Lacan (1901-1981) was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud" [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Lacan Wikipedia entry]
  
'''Landers, Ann'''<br />
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'''Lady with the Alligator Purse'''<br />
Pen name created by ''Chicago Sun-Times'' advice columnist Ruth Crowley in 1943 and taken over by Eppie Friedman in 1955. For 56 years, the ''Ask Ann Landers'' syndicated advice column was a regular feature in many newspapers across North America. Due to this popularity, 'Ann Landers', though fictional, became something of a national institution and cultural icon; 215
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410 - This tune is a children's skipping-rope nonsense rhyme. [[Chapter_37#Page_410|Lyrics]]
  
'''Land of the Pygmies'''<br />
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'''Lansky, Meyer'''<br />
336; Doc asks Kahuna Airlines to this destination
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'''Lark'''<br />
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'''Larday, Chazz'''<br />
237; "presentable young lady in a paisley minidress and white plastic boots" at the Kismet in Las Vegas
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215 - Tallis's fiber-salesman BF; 453; shows up unexpectedly in Tallis's house, 464
  
'''laterite''' <br/>
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'''Lavoof, Professor'''<br />
104; Soil layer rich in iron oxide, formed in tropical and sub-tropical regions. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laterite Wikipedia page]
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87, godfather of Disgruntlement Theory, developer of DESPAIR
  
'''Laurel, Stan (1890-1965)'''<br />
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'''''Law & Order'''''<br />
English comic actor, writer and director, famous as the first half of the comedy double-act Laurel and Hardy, whose career stretched from the silent films of the early 20th century until post-World War II; 246; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Laurel Wikipedia entry]
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12; 147 - Lennie
  
'''Lawrence of Arabia (1888-1935)'''<br />
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'''LBD'''<br />
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence CB, DSO, known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt of 1916–18. His vivid writings, along with the extraordinary breadth and variety of his activities and associations, have made him the object of fascination throughout the world as Lawrence of Arabia, a title popularised by the 1962 film'' Lawrence of Arabia'' based on his life; 191
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204 - Little Black Dress for the sole purpose of seducing men; 232;
  
'''Laszlo and Ilsa'''<br />
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'''Leary, Timothy''' <br />
Humphrey Bogard, as Rick Blaine, in the 1942 film ''Casablanca'' helps Victor Laszlo, a Czech resistance leader, escape from the Nazis and in the process falls in love with Laszlo's wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), with whom he'd been involved before she met and married Laszlo. In the end, Ilsa and Laszlo leave Casablanca on a plane, and Rick stays behind; 360
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475 - Dr. Tim, proselytizer of psychedelics
  
'''Leej'''<br />
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'''Lennon, John'''<br />
104; See [[S#sortilege|Sortilege]]
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52, assassination site at The Dakota;
  
<div id="petunia">'''Leeway, Petunia'''</div>
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'''Leopoldo'''<br />
13; "a stunner in a starched cap and micro-length medical outfit" who sort of does reception for Doc and Dr. Buddy Tubeside; 76; 145; "interesting bruise" on her leg, 197; 287; pregnant by her husband Dizzy, 360[[Plants of Bleeding Edge| See: Plants of Bleeding Edge]]
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244 - Shawn's Lacanian shrink
  
'''Lefty'''<br />
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'''Leptandra'''<br />
44; bassist in Beer
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17 Gal from Indianapolis who Reg hooks up with on cruise
  
<div id="lemuria">'''Lemuria,'''<br /></div>
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'''Lester'''<br/>
Hypothetical "lost land" variously located in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The concept's 19th century origins lie in attempts to account for discontinuities in biogeography &#151; however, the scientific concept of Lemuria has been rendered obsolete by modern understanding of plate tectonics. Although sunken continents do exist,  there is no known geological formation under the Indian or Pacific Oceans that corresponds to the hypothetical Lemuria;  "Atlantis of the Pacific" 101; 105; 109; "It isn't just a place" 167; "dark metallic gray promontory" in downtown LA, 315; "risen and redeemed" (in Doc's dream), 341; California as an ark for those escaping Lemuria, 352; See [http://www.lemurianconnection.com/en/about-mount-shasta.htm Mount Shasta and the Lemurian Connection]
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See "Traipse, Lester"
  
Lemuria also appears in [http://gravitys-rainbow.pynchonwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=L#lemuria ''Gravity's Rainbow''].
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'''Letitia'''<br />
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150, Spud's girlfriend
  
Also, there is a connection between Mt Shasta, Lemuria, and the legend of the 'Wolf Man':
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'''''Le tout Montréal'''''<br />
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88, all of Montreal;
  
"Before 18,000 BCE, Lemuria was a large continent in the Pacific whose islands were controlled by pirates. An Atlantean named Kull was enslaved by Lemurian pirates and forced to work as a gladiator, where he faced a Wolf Man. Forging an alliance with that Wolf Man, he later slew the wizard Rotath for the Lemurian monarch Asphodel BE."
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'''''Letter, The''''' (1940)<br />
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276; Bette Davis
  
[http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Lemuria Lemuria at Marvel Comics]
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'''Leuzinger High School'''<br />
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30, in SoCal where Shawn went
  
And, here's s reported sighting of Bigfoot on Mt Shasta:
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'''Levin, Emma'''<br />
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2, Ziggy's krav maga instructor; and Naftali, 285; action, 413.
  
[http://www.bigfootencounters.com/articles/mtshasta.htm Bigfoot: Sasquatch Creature seen on Mt. Shasta in California 1976]
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'''Lewinsky, Monica'''<br />
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line of purses sold at Bendel's, 213
  
Is this the right place to mention how significant it is that Mickey Wolfmann reportedly gets upset when people don't spell his surname with a double 'n' at the end?
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'''LIBOR'''<br />
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22 - The London Interbank Offered Rate is the average interest rate estimated by leading banks in London that they would be charged if borrowing from other banks.
  
'''Leo Carrillo'''<br />
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'''LIE'''<br />
78; Leo Carrillo State Park [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Carrillo_State_Park Wikipedia] near Malibu, named after California native and conservationist Leo Carrillo [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0140504/ IMDB], famous character actor who played Pancho on ''The Cisco Kid.''
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176 Long Island Expressway
  
'''Lester'''<br />
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'''Lincoln Center'''<br />
66; riding with Bigfoot at Wolfmann residence
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55, and 7,000 ''boricua'' (Puerto Rican) families uprooted;
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'''Linus'''<br />
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57 Linus Benedict Torvalds (born December 28, 1969) is a Finnish American software engineer, who was the principal force behind the development of the Linux kernel. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Torvalds Wikipedia entry]. His personal mascot is a penguin nicknamed Tux, which has been widely adopted by the Linux community as the mascot of the Linux kernel.
  
'''''Let's Make a Deal'' (1963-1976)'''<br />
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'''Loeffler, Horst'''<br />
Television game show which originated in the United States and has since been produced in many countries throughout the world. The show was based around deals offered to members of the audience by the host. The contestants usually had to weigh the possibility of an offer being for a valuable prize, or an undesirable item, referred to as a "zonk". The show was hosted for many years by Monty Hall; 47, 253
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22 - Maxine's ex; and Heidi, 22; 25; 92, shower scene with Maxine; 114, Sterling Hayden lookalike;
  
'''Lewton, Val (1904-1951)'''<br />
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'''Loiterman, Spud'''<br />
American film producer and screenwriter, who is best known for a sequence of nine brooding horror films he produced for RKO Pictures in the 1940s; ''I Walked with a Zombie'' (1943), 261
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62, Rocky's partner; 147;
  
'''Liberace (1919-1987)'''<br />
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'''Longspoon, Ian'''<br />
Wladziu Valentino Liberace, better known by only his last name Liberace was a famous American entertainer and pianist of Polish and Italian descent. During the 1950s–1970s (when Elvis Presley and The Beatles were at the height of their popularity), he was the highest paid entertainer in the world; his "necktie covered with thousands ... of magenta and green sequins in a piano-keyboard pattern" 220; 344
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70, Venture capitalist from Voorhees, Krueger; "that crazy motherfucker from Voorhees, Krueger" 361;
  
'''Lighthouse Cafe, the'''<br />
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'''Lorrain, Daytona'''<br />
297; Coy Harlingen spotted there by Scott Oof
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5 - Maxine's secretary who's African-American; 20, 136; her "comical-Negro shtick" 401;
  
'''Li'l T-Rex'''<br />
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'''''The Love Boat'''''<br/>
183; one of Tito Stavrou's creditors
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16; Captain Stubing, 169;  
  
'''lingonberries'''<br />
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'''''Love's Nickel Defense'''''<br />
208; Swedish pancakes with; the ''Vaccinium vitis-idaea'' &151; often called lingonberry and also called cowberry, foxberry, mountain cranberry, csejka berry, red whortleberry, lowbush cranberry, mountain bilberry, partridgeberry.
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136, Hakeem and Serendypiti;
  
'''Linus's Tavern'''<br />
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'''Lucas'''<br />
354; where Doc meets Sauncho to observe the ''Golden Fang''; 359
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34, Fiona's dad's partner who designed "If Looks Could Kill"; 75, the creative partner; 85, aka Kyle;
  
'''Little Anthony & the Imperials'''<br />
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'''Luciano, Lucky'''<br />
300; Little Anthony & The Imperials is a rhythm and blues/soul/doo-wop vocal group from New York, first active in the 1950s. "Tears on My Pillow" (1958) was their first hit single. Sample lyric:
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66, Italian American mobster considered to be the father of modern organized crime in the US [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Luciano | Wikipedia Entry]
  
:If we could start anew, I wouldn't hesitate<br />
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'''Luhn check'''<br />
:I'd gladly take you back, and tempt the hand of fate<br />
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42, credit card check
:Tears on my pillow, pain in my heart, caused by you
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'''Liv-a-Snaps'''<br />
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'''Luminol'''<br />
195; a brand of dog food
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206, (C<sub>8</sub>H<sub>7</sub>N<sub>3</sub>O<sub>2</sub>) A luminescent chemical that glows blue in the presence of an oxidising agent. It is used by forensic agents to detect trace amounts of blood. Mixed with a suitable oxidising agent it reacts with the iron in haemoglobin and gives off its characteristic blue glow. [
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminol | Wikipedia Entry]
  
'''Locard's Exchange Principle'''<br />
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'''Lupita'''<br />
Locard's principle is applied to crime scenes in which the perpetrator(s) of a crime comes into contact with the scene, so the perpetrator(s) will both bring something into the scene and leave with something from the scene. Every contact leaves a trace; "every contact leaves traces" 213
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64 Slagiatt's bookkeeper
  
'''Long Branch Saloon'''<br />
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'''Lynda'''<br />
254; the saloon where Miss Kitty worked, in the TV series ''Gunsmoke'' (1955-1975) was a western which took part in Dodge City, Kansas
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278 - waitress at Bagels 'n' Blintzes
  
'''Loosemeat, Leonard Jermaine'''<br />
 
264; aka El Drano, found dead
 
 
'''Lourdes and Motella'''<br />
 
See [[R#lourdes|Rodriguez, Lourdes]] and [[H#motella|Haywood, Motella]]
 
 
'''Lunchwater case'''<br />
 
25; "one more of the squalid matrimonials that were occupying Doc's time"
 
 
'''Lupino, Ida (1918-1995)'''<br />
 
59; Anglo-American actress and director, self-described as "the poor man's Bette Davis"; Pynchon trivia: she directed the pilot episode of ''Gilligan's Island''.
 
 
'''Luz'''<br />
 
59; "presentable young Chicana" maid at Wolfmann's; contacts Doc, 142;
 
  
 
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Lacanian
244 - Jacques Marie Émile Lacan (1901-1981) was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud" Wikipedia entry

Lady with the Alligator Purse
410 - This tune is a children's skipping-rope nonsense rhyme. Lyrics

Lansky, Meyer
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Larday, Chazz
215 - Tallis's fiber-salesman BF; 453; shows up unexpectedly in Tallis's house, 464

Lavoof, Professor
87, godfather of Disgruntlement Theory, developer of DESPAIR

Law & Order
12; 147 - Lennie

LBD
204 - Little Black Dress for the sole purpose of seducing men; 232;

Leary, Timothy
475 - Dr. Tim, proselytizer of psychedelics

Lennon, John
52, assassination site at The Dakota;

Leopoldo
244 - Shawn's Lacanian shrink

Leptandra
17 Gal from Indianapolis who Reg hooks up with on cruise

Lester
See "Traipse, Lester"

Letitia
150, Spud's girlfriend

Le tout Montréal
88, all of Montreal;

Letter, The (1940)
276; Bette Davis

Leuzinger High School
30, in SoCal where Shawn went

Levin, Emma
2, Ziggy's krav maga instructor; and Naftali, 285; action, 413.

Lewinsky, Monica
line of purses sold at Bendel's, 213

LIBOR
22 - The London Interbank Offered Rate is the average interest rate estimated by leading banks in London that they would be charged if borrowing from other banks.

LIE
176 Long Island Expressway

Lincoln Center
55, and 7,000 boricua (Puerto Rican) families uprooted;

Linus
57 Linus Benedict Torvalds (born December 28, 1969) is a Finnish American software engineer, who was the principal force behind the development of the Linux kernel. Wikipedia entry. His personal mascot is a penguin nicknamed Tux, which has been widely adopted by the Linux community as the mascot of the Linux kernel.

Loeffler, Horst
22 - Maxine's ex; and Heidi, 22; 25; 92, shower scene with Maxine; 114, Sterling Hayden lookalike;

Loiterman, Spud
62, Rocky's partner; 147;

Longspoon, Ian
70, Venture capitalist from Voorhees, Krueger; "that crazy motherfucker from Voorhees, Krueger" 361;

Lorrain, Daytona
5 - Maxine's secretary who's African-American; 20, 136; her "comical-Negro shtick" 401;

The Love Boat
16; Captain Stubing, 169;

Love's Nickel Defense
136, Hakeem and Serendypiti;

Lucas
34, Fiona's dad's partner who designed "If Looks Could Kill"; 75, the creative partner; 85, aka Kyle;

Luciano, Lucky
66, Italian American mobster considered to be the father of modern organized crime in the US | Wikipedia Entry

Luhn check
42, credit card check

Luminol
206, (C8H7N3O2) A luminescent chemical that glows blue in the presence of an oxidising agent. It is used by forensic agents to detect trace amounts of blood. Mixed with a suitable oxidising agent it reacts with the iron in haemoglobin and gives off its characteristic blue glow. [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminol | Wikipedia Entry]

Lupita
64 Slagiatt's bookkeeper

Lynda
278 - waitress at Bagels 'n' Blintzes


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