Vera Mazel and Josie Grey are professed "puzzle people" who live on the Fifth Floor of Ternky Towers.
- Vera and Josie are missing their Victrola, which is on the Twelfth Floor.
- Macy Gray or Mazel Gray.
- Perhaps Vera Mazel refers to the singing coach Vera Mazel
- Perhaps Josie Grey refers to Josephine Butler (née Grey), the British Feminist.
- Perhaps Josie Grey refers to Josephine Gray the "Black Widow".