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==X==
 
==X==
 
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'''Xiomara'''<br />
'''Xandra'''<br />
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110 "very young local girl" Windust married in Guatemala;
168; Asian receptionist at Golden Fang Enterprises, Inc. Corporate HQ
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==Y==
 
==Y==
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'''Yaponchik'''<br />
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139 - Vyacheslav Kirillovich Ivankov was a notorious member of the Russian Mafia who was believed to have connections with Russian state intelligence organizations and their organized crime partners. He has operated in both the Soviet Union and the United States. His nickname "Yaponchik" translates from Russian as "Little Japanese," due to his faintly Asian facial features.
  
'''yakuza'''<br />
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'''Yenta Expresso'''<br />
Members of traditional organized crime syndicates in Japan, and also known as "violence groups"; torpedo (a professional killer who uses a gun), 82;
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4 - dating service on Tail 'Em's floor
  
'''Yastrzemski, Carl (b. 1939)'''<br />
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'''Yentas With Attitude'''<br />
Nicknamed "Yaz," Yastrzemski is a former American Major League Baseball player who played his entire 23-year career with the Boston Red Sox, primarily as a left fielder, with part of his later career played at first base and as a designated hitter; his bat, 316
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41 - Maxine belongs
  
'''Yellow Haze'''<br />
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'''Ying, Dr.'''<br />
140; smoking product made from banana peels, created by Kevin, the owner of Kozmik Banana in Gordita Beach
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4 - herb specialist and acupuncturist on same floor as Tail 'Em
  
'''Yosemite Sam'''<br />
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==Z==
Animated cartoon character in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons produced by Warner Bros. Animation. He is commonly depicted as a short-tempered and extremely grouchy Western outlaw with an intense hatred of rabbits, especially Bugs Bunny; 326
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'''Zabar's'''<br />
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146 - Famous deli in Manhattan, NYC
  
'''Younger, Evelle (1918-1989)'''<br />
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'''Zagat'''<br />
4; for whom Penny Kimball works; Younger was Attorney General of California from 1971-1979.
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'''"Yummy Yummy Yummy" (1968)'''<br />
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'''Zapf, Otto'''<br />
First hit for the Ohio Express, and a classic "bubblegum" song; Herb Alpert cover, 332
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61, black leather bosses' chairs
  
==Z==
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'''zapper'''<br />
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87 - An automated sales suppression device or zapper is a software program that falsifies the electronic records of point of sale (POS) systems for the purpose of tax evasion.
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Zermelo's Axiom of Choice 109 An important and fundamental axiom in set theory. It was formulated by Zermelo in 1904 and states that, given any set of mutually disjoint nonempty sets, there exists at least one set that contains exactly one element in common with each of the nonempty sets. The axiom of choice is related to the first of Hilbert's problems.
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'''Ziggy'''<br />
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1, Maxine's oldest son; 32
  
'''Zappa, Frank (1940-1993)'''<br />
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'''Zima'''<br />
An American composer, electric guitarist, record producer and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa wrote rock, jazz, electronic, orchestral, and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. On a T-shirt, 146; guest artist at Pauley Pavilion, 223.
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45, "bitch drink of the nineties" "wildly popular novelty beverage"; 48, Zimartinis;
  
'''Zeilder & Zeilder'''<br />
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'''zircons'''<br />
56; tailors where Doc got his "double-breasted velour suit" disguise
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3 - Zircon (includes hyacinth or yellow zircon) is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. The natural color of zircon varies between colorless, yellow-golden, red, brown, blue, and green. Colorless specimens that show gem quality are a popular substitute for diamond and are also known as "Matura diamond."
  
'''Zimmer, Norma (b. 1923)'''<br />
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'''Zimbalist, Ephram, Jr.'''<br />
257; Lawrence Welk's "Champagne Lady" for more than two decades on ''The Lawrence Welk Show'' beginning in 1960.
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100 - Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (born November 30, 1918) is an American actor known for his starring roles in the television series ''77 Sunset Strip'' and ''The F.B.I.'' He is also known as recurring character "Dandy Jim Buckley" in the series ''Maverick'' and as the voice behind the character Alfred Pennyworth in ''Batman: The Animated Series'' and its numerous spin-offs.
  
'''Zirconia'''<br />
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Pynchon's reference here is to Zimbalist's character Stuart ("Stu") Bailey, an Los Angeles Private Detective, in the TV series ''77 Sunset Strip''.
230; "young woman in a wine-colored minidress" in Nine of Diamonds, Las Vegas
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'''Zody's'''<br />
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9; Zody's was a chain of discount retail stores that operated in the United States from 1969 to 1986. The chain operated locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Michigan.  Zody's closed the last of its California stores in March 1986, with many locations being sold to Ralphs, a supermarket chain.  Possible annagram: ZOYDS.
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'''zomes'''<br />
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'''Zizmor, Dr.'''<br />
62; zonahedral domes; The name "Zome", a combination of the words and 'dome' and 'zonahedral geometry', was coined by Steve Baer following his discovery of this unique geometry in 1969. This patented construction system is an evolution of 5,000 years of geometrical discovery, from the Babylonians to R. Buckminster Fuller; at Arrepentimiento, 249; "doorways to other dimensions" 253; Shasta's necklace, 262
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46, Jonathan Zizmor (born 1945) is an American dermatologist from New York City famous for his television commercials and prolific, colorful subway ads promising that "Now you can have beautiful clear skin!" Zizmor received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Zizmor Wikipedia entry]
  
"Corners constrict the mind....Domes break into new dimensions."  ''Steve Baer''
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'''zona'''<br />
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137 - The word Gulag was not often used in Russian — either officially or colloquially; the predominant terms were the camps and the zone (zona), usually singular — for the labor camp system and for the individual camps.
  
'''Zucky's '''<br />
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'''Zwillman, Longy'''<br />
96; "legendary Santa Monica delicatessen; 366;
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67 - Abner "Longie" Zwillman (1904 - 1959), known as the "Al Capone of New Jersey," was an early Prohibition gangster, founding member of the "Big Seven" Ruling Commission and a member of the National Crime Syndicate, who was also associated with Murder Incorporated.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:41, 7 September 2013

X

Xiomara
110 "very young local girl" Windust married in Guatemala;

Y

Yaponchik
139 - Vyacheslav Kirillovich Ivankov was a notorious member of the Russian Mafia who was believed to have connections with Russian state intelligence organizations and their organized crime partners. He has operated in both the Soviet Union and the United States. His nickname "Yaponchik" translates from Russian as "Little Japanese," due to his faintly Asian facial features.

Yenta Expresso
4 - dating service on Tail 'Em's floor

Yentas With Attitude
41 - Maxine belongs

Ying, Dr.
4 - herb specialist and acupuncturist on same floor as Tail 'Em

Z

Zabar's
146 - Famous deli in Manhattan, NYC

Zagat
65

Zapf, Otto
61, black leather bosses' chairs

zapper
87 - An automated sales suppression device or zapper is a software program that falsifies the electronic records of point of sale (POS) systems for the purpose of tax evasion. Zermelo's Axiom of Choice 109 An important and fundamental axiom in set theory. It was formulated by Zermelo in 1904 and states that, given any set of mutually disjoint nonempty sets, there exists at least one set that contains exactly one element in common with each of the nonempty sets. The axiom of choice is related to the first of Hilbert's problems.

Ziggy
1, Maxine's oldest son; 32

Zima
45, "bitch drink of the nineties" "wildly popular novelty beverage"; 48, Zimartinis;

zircons
3 - Zircon (includes hyacinth or yellow zircon) is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. The natural color of zircon varies between colorless, yellow-golden, red, brown, blue, and green. Colorless specimens that show gem quality are a popular substitute for diamond and are also known as "Matura diamond."

Zimbalist, Ephram, Jr.
100 - Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (born November 30, 1918) is an American actor known for his starring roles in the television series 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I. He is also known as recurring character "Dandy Jim Buckley" in the series Maverick and as the voice behind the character Alfred Pennyworth in Batman: The Animated Series and its numerous spin-offs.

Pynchon's reference here is to Zimbalist's character Stuart ("Stu") Bailey, an Los Angeles Private Detective, in the TV series 77 Sunset Strip.

Zizmor, Dr.
46, Jonathan Zizmor (born 1945) is an American dermatologist from New York City famous for his television commercials and prolific, colorful subway ads promising that "Now you can have beautiful clear skin!" Zizmor received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Wikipedia entry

zona
137 - The word Gulag was not often used in Russian — either officially or colloquially; the predominant terms were the camps and the zone (zona), usually singular — for the labor camp system and for the individual camps.

Zwillman, Longy
67 - Abner "Longie" Zwillman (1904 - 1959), known as the "Al Capone of New Jersey," was an early Prohibition gangster, founding member of the "Big Seven" Ruling Commission and a member of the National Crime Syndicate, who was also associated with Murder Incorporated.

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