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Xandra
168; Asian receptionist at Golden Fang Enterprises, Inc. Corporate HQ

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yakuza
Members of traditional organized crime syndicates in Japan, and also known as "violence groups"; torpedo (a professional killer who uses a gun), 82;

Yastrzemski, Carl (b. 1939)
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

Yellow Haze
140; smoking product made from banana peels, created by Kevin, the owner of Kozmik Banana in Gordita Beach

Yosemite Sam
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

Younger, Evelle (1918-1989)
4; for whom Penny Kimball works; Younger was Attorney General of California from 1971-1979.

"Yummy Yummy Yummy" (1968)
First hit for the Ohio Express, and a classic "bubblegum" song; Herb Alpert cover, 332

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Zappa, Frank (1940-1993)
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.

Zeilder & Zeilder
56; tailors where Doc got his "double-breasted velour suit" disguise

Zimmer, Norma (b. 1923)
257; Lawrence Welk's "Champagne Lady" for more than two decades on The Lawrence Welk Show beginning in 1960.

Zirconia
230; "young woman in a wine-colored minidress" in Nine of Diamonds, Las Vegas

Zody's
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.

zomes
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

"Corners constrict the mind....Domes break into new dimensions." Steve Baer

Zucky's
96; "legendary Santa Monica delicatessen; 366;

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