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


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


146 - Famous deli in Manhattan, NYC


Zapf, Otto
61, black leather bosses' chairs

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.

1, Maxine's oldest son; 32

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

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

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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