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CONTENTS

8 ROOMMATE SEARCHING LEASING LEGALITIES LOCATION SCOUTING GOING GREEN

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MOVING OUT BY AMANDA HILOW

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lmost any person who’s been asked will agree that moving out can be a daunting task. But it doesn’t always have to be.

term. 30-day written notice is most common. •• Look for security deposit refund restrictions. •• Look for your rental housing owner’s obligation to make needed repairs. (A requirement for diligence is common.)

The process will be over with sooner rather than later with the help of multiple to-do lists, a great playlist and some helping hands.

•• Be sure to read any cleaning instructions. (Cleaning costs can usually be deducted from your security deposit if you fail to follow instructions.)

UH freshman Christina Smith said the only way she’ll justify moving without hiring a moving service is if she has several friends helping her.

•• Check on prohibitions against subletting or keeping animals. (Written permission is usually required. Also, there is usually a pet deposit.)

“I hate moving,” she said. “I don’t even want to think about having to do everything myself. I’m going to get my boyfriend and his friends to help me out.”

•• Ask the manager to write in and initial any oral agreements or changes in the lease that are agreed to by you and the owner’s representative.

BEFORE YOU MOVE (Tips from the Texas Apartment Association) •• Check to see how much advance notice you must give before moving at the end of your

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ROOMMATE SEARCHING BY JULIE HEFFLER

A SUCCESSFUL MATCH PROVES TO REQUIRE MORE THAN FRIENDSHIP

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hen looking for

to split half of the rent, the most common advice seems to be search within a circle of friends and acquaintances for potential roommates. someone

However, evaluating a roommate from your friends doesn’t just require that the two of you get along well said Don Yackley, executive director for UH Housing and Residential Life. “We’ve found that the most important factors are: Do you smoke or not smoke? Non-smokers living with smokers — huge issues. Issues are cleanliness — huge issues. Are you compatible with that?” Yackley said. “I think that the best thing that folks can do is sort of vision-out what’s most important for them in a living situation.” “First-year students or students who have never had a roommate sometimes come with their best friend from

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high school or their best friend that they’ve met, and often they are not the best of roommates.” UH senior Sarah Dyer said she decided to live with someone she had been friendly with in high school, but had not been as close to then. “My current roommates are friends of mine from high school who happened to find their way to UH after going to other schools,” Dyer said. “I didn’t expect to get as close as I have with one of my roommates. She and I kind of drifted apart after high school, but since we’ve been living together we have shared a lot and have ended up really rekindling our friendship.” Those who must choose a roommate from Craigslist should make sure they get all the information, Yackley said. “I think generally when trying to find a roommate on your

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own for off campus, as much background as you can about the person — references, for example, keeping in mind that safety is really important. Usually in an off-campus situation, you both are in charge of rent, or sometimes there is a ‘lead’ person on the lease. The roommate then pays that person and that person pays the landlord,” Yackley said. “There are problems with roommates where they’re not able to cover their side of the rent. The lead person is then responsible for it all. Your issue on how to find a good roommate is critical.” “Vet your possible roommate out as much as possible,” Yackley said. “Not only should they connect well with you as an individual, but financially if anything goes wrong, you’re on the hook too.”

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? ROOMMATE QUESTIONS BY LAURA GILLESPIE

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one will spend the next several months — or even years — is a nerve-wracking process. For those who are moving into a place of their own without the benefit of student housing choosing their roommate for them, selecting a potential roommate out of a list of strangers can be difficult. These questions can make the decision making process a little easier: hoosing a person who

1. What’s your schedule like? It’s important to know what the potential roommate’s schedule for work and school is. For those that go to work and school during the day and sleep at night, a night owl roommate who will be up all night making noise may not be appreciated.

2. What does your past rental history look like? Landlords will ask this of their tenants, and those seeking a roommate should, too. It’s essential to know if a potential roommate has a history of not paying rent or breaking their lease.

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3. What chores do they like and dislike? Everyone has a chore they hate doing whether it’s dishes, laundry or vacuuming. Finding out what chores each person likes or dislikes can solve future conflicts before they happen and create a satisfying compromises.

4. What are their allergies? Allergies can run from irritating to potentially deadly. It’s important to understand a potential roommate’s allergies and other health restrictions before food, cleaning supplies, and pets are introduced into the scenario.

5. What are their interests? Similar interests can keep mealtime conversations lively and forge bonds between two people that might otherwise be strangers.

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LEASING LEGALITIES BY LAURA GILLESPIE

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fter what feels like

an eternity of searching, checking prices, analyzing locations and wrestling with expenses and unwelcome surprises, finally signing the dotted line on a leasing contract and moving into a new home or apartment is a welcome relief. However, those few moments before pen hits paper may serve as the last moments before a first-time renter makes a huge, costly mistake.

“The law does not say that you have to have a lease in writing, but there are a number of things that the owners require to be put into writing in that contract,” said Aimee Arrington, director of community engagement and media with the Houston Apartment Association. “Number one: read that lease contract. It’s a binding contract between you and the property owner. You need to know what their responsibilities are and what your responsibilities are,”

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Arrington said. “Before you even get to the stage of getting a contract, you usually have to put in an application with the property, and before you do that ask the property what kind of criteria is going to be evaluated.” According to Arrington, the biggest reason for disputes between tenants and landlords lies in lack of communication. A landlord who failed to establish what he wants in a lease and a tenant who does not discuss any accidental damage to a property or comes up short on rent day cause problems. That’s why it is important for a first-time renters to understand not only the property itself, such as the atmosphere and safety, but also what the property owner expects. “Some properties look at criminal history. Some look at credit history,” Arrington said. “If you have an issue that

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may cause you to be denied that property, you may want to save your money and go to a property that better fits your needs.” The cost of moving possessions to a new home, seemingly a simple task, can quickly rack up costs if tenants aren’t careful. The cost of hiring movers, renting trucks, buying packing material and taking care of pets for a move takes firsttime movers by surprise. More problems can arise if one needs to take leave from work or purchase food and lodgings to move across the country. Moving to one’s first place can be frightening as the paperwork, fine print and hidden fees often seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Continued communication, research and budgeting are the keys to keeping costs down and making sure that nothing comes across as brand new information.

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SAFETY TIPS BY AISHA BOUDERDABEN

UH POLICE LT. BRET COLLIER GIVES ADVICE FOR STAYING SAFE ON, OFF CAMPUS

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concern for future renters, but how do you go about becoming more aware and ensuring your security? afety is a main

There are so many bases to cover. It seems to be an almost impossible task that takes a backseat to other things such as convenience or price. However, there are many ways students can stay safe when looking for apartments and UH Department of Public Safety’s Lt. Bret Collier was generous enough to provide tips. •• Whether it’s your first or fifteenth do your homework. “Talk to the residents, staff and on-site security about common crimes at the residence hall you are considering,” Collier said. Being aware is always the first step to staying safe.

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IF LIVING ALONE •• Never give your keys to anyone who is not listed on your lease. Never leave a key under the doormat or on top of the door frame for a friend. •• Lock your windows and doors when leaving, even if only going out for a short while. •• Look into buying renter’s insurance. If you’ve been a victim of a crime, this will help. •• Get to know your neighbors, and agree to look out for one another. A strong network of friends is useful, and four eyes are better than two. If you witness a crime such as a burglary, Collier said, “Try to be a good witness, make note of every detail possible. Contact the police as early as possible. Do not try to engage a suspicious person, let us do that.”

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FOR BIKES •• Use a bicycle rack, not trees, fences, or shrubbery. •• Use a quality, U-shaped lock. •• Place the lock through the front tire and the bike frame. This will keep your tires from being stolen. •• Register your bike with the UH Police Department.

FOR CARS •• Lock you doors, talk your keys, don’t leave valuables in view. This will prevent most vehicle burglaries,” Collier said. “Statistically speaking, college campuses are some of the safest communities in the country. While we do let students know about the crimes that are occurring, this doesn’t mean there are more crimes than other areas; often, exactly the opposite is the case,” Collier said.

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LOCATION SCOUTING BY LAURA GILLESPIE

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FIND THE PERFECT PLACE THAT MEETS YOUR NEEDS

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parttime student can be hard and holding down a job on top of that is harder, but trying to find an affordable apartment that fits one’s needs perfectly? That task seems nearly impossible. eing a full or

Taking into account of Houston’s chaotic and sprawled out city, weighing the pros and cons of its many neighborhoods inside the loop can make the task less daunting. Before a first-time renter Googles apartment prices, it’s imperative for them ask what they want out of their home. Do they need to be closest to family, school or work? Do they want to be close to the hottest nightlife or a large library to spend the evenings studying? Do they want nearby grocery stores, bars and restaurants? Do they have a group of friends to room with to ease the burden of rent on an expensive apartment in a nice neighborhood?

in understanding what student want from the beginning. Newly renovated and restored areas can have surprisingly low prices and are commonly filled by students. These areas include East Downtown, in the cradle north of UH and east of the intersection of I-45 and US-59 and is rapidly developing a fresh character and vibrant nightlife. Cost of housing is also one of the largest appeals with this area with two-bedroom apartments ranging from $500 to $600, but the (improving) crime rate can be a deterrent. Despite some homes in Bellaire and West University that costs up into the millions, the apartments in the area are surprisingly affordable with two-bedroom apartments that cost around $700. The lack of nightlife and distance from the university can be a significant disadvantage, but the area’s safety can be a tempting choice for those who aren’t so keen on spending their Saturday nights at a club.

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LOCATION SCOUTING CONTINUED

Montrose, largely considered the cultural hub of Houston and rated one of the “great neighborhoods in America” by the American Planning Association in 2009, provides a great wealth of dining, museums and nightlife that can appeal to just about anyone. Local specialty shops and grocery stores also make it easy to get the essentials without spending money on gas. Also considered one of the largest gay neighborhoods in the country, Montrose can be a safe option for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals who may not feel comfortable elsewhere. However, the eclectic nature and safety

of the neighborhood comes at a steep price, as the rent can range from anywhere from $800 to $2,000 a month. Houston Heights, Upper Kirby, Rice Village and Pearland all run a similar price tag to Montrose, but many of those neighborhoods don’t have the nightlife and shopping that Montrose has to offer. At the end of the day, it’s up to the individual. Finding the perfect location comes down to personal preference, desires and needs.

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GOING GREEN BY LAURA GILLESPIE & ELLEN GOODACRE

ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS PRACTICES FOR LIVING IN APARTMENT COMPLEXES

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o matter where you

live, it’s easy to stay green and avoid bad habits that waste energy, gas, landfill space and water.

RECYCLE Collecting recyclable garbage throughout the week can be easy, even if a recycling truck doesn’t come to one’s local area. Recyclable garbage can be collected throughout the week in large bags such as those from grocery stores, restaurants or in plastic bins bought at dollar stores. At the end of the week, the garbage can be taken to campus or the nearest recycling center to be disposed.

according to the website of the recycling organization Back2Tap. Purchasing a reusable water bottle and a water filter for home faucets can easily solve the issue. If some landlords don’t allow the altering of faucets, a water pitcher with a filter works just as well.

UNPLUG A LITTLE Energy can be conserved by waiting to wash dishes or clothes until such devices are full and by unplugging appliances like coffee makers and cell phone charges that are only used for part of the day. Even though these appliances may not be on, they still draw energy from the outlet while plugged in.

BYOB Despite the convenience of bottled water, “roughly 50 billion plastic water bottles end up in U.S. landfalls each year —140 million every day”

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Although there may be an additional cost, compact fluorescent bulbs are also a wise purchase because they last almost ten times longer than a traditional light bulb.

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CARPOOL Carpooling cannot only save gas costs, but can also reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that’s released into the air. Those that live on or close to campus can also consider biking to save on the cost of transportation and as a means of exercise.

JUST ASK Lastly, those who live in apartments should talk to their leasing offices about sustainability options in their complexes — there may already be programs in the building to help tenants preserve the environment. Staying green while on a hectic schedule may seem difficult, but it may be surprising how easy and fun it can be with preplanning and only little effort.

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classes and run to The Heights. The Grove is conveniently located within walking distance of shopping and minutes from the always fun Washington Avenue. The Grove at White Oak provides residents a free gym membership; the community has an onsite volleyball court with easy access to local jogging trails. The Grove is the perfect place for the active person. Make your home in The Heights today! scape the stress of

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TELL THE OWNER: IF IT’S BROKE, THEY’LL FIX IT TEXAS APARTMENT ASSOCIATION

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f the lease requires management to make repairs, inform the manager in writing and keep a dated copy.

written notices, you can give a single notice by certified mail, return receipt requested.)

The law requires in nearly every instance that the owner must repair security devices and conditions that materially affect the health and safety of the ordinary resident. Give the manager written notice of the needed repairs, and keep a dated copy. If you don’t receive a response within a reasonable time, re-notify the manager orally and in writing.

Specific procedures must be followed for statutory remedies, and disregarding those procedures can expose you to a civil damages suit against you by the owner. Repairs of problems resulting in mere discomfort or inconvenience are not covered by the statute. The city building inspector’s office or county health department can be of some help if the condition violates state statutes or local housing codes regarding safety and sanitation.

If you still don’t get a response, you may have legal grounds to exercise statutory rights of lease termination, compulsory repairs, damages, penalties, thirdparty repair and deduct, and attorney’s fees. (Instead of giving two separate

In the City of Houston, you can contact 3-1-1 (the City’s help line) to reach the Apartment Inspection Division and request an inspection.

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APARTMENT APPS BY LAURA GILLESPIE

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using their smartphones for just about everything. With more than 775,000 apps currently in the iTunes App Store, they are more than just games and music. They encompass banking, reading and even apartment shopping. Below are five free helpful apps to help you hunt for the best apartment:

1. “Rent.com - Find Apartments and Homes” – Free

2. “Apartments.com – Apartments for rent” – Free Developed by Classified Ventures, LLC The Apartments.com app, also a popular website, has the ability to find nearby apartments through GPS and contact landlords on the spot for easy scheduling. The additional option of walk-through videos makes it easy to get a good look at listings.

3. “Apartments” – Free Developed by Primedia

Developed by Viva Group, Inc. A spin-off of the popular website, the Rent.com app filters through apartment listings based on location, rent price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms and pet laws. What makes it unique is its feature for the user to take notes and photos and save them for each property they look at, and its ability to zoom into listings’ photos and floor plans.

With a visually appealing, clean and easy-to use interface, “Apartments” is one of the best-looking apartment apps. It allows users to share their newest property findings through social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

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4. “Apartment Search by UDR, Inc.” – Free Developed by UDR, Inc. While it may not have listings everywhere in the U.S., Apartment Search does include listings in Houston. It has features such as live chat with UDR, Inc.’s central leasing office, making reservations on the spot and the myudr.com website, where rent can be made and service requests can be submitted.

5. “PadMapper Apartment Search” – Free Developed by PadMapper, Inc. Another popular site-turned app, “PadMapper” is an aggregation app that combines listings from different websites such as Apartments.com and local apartment listing sites. While this can make the information slightly unreliable, it means that users get the chance to find the best deals on apartments as soon as they become available.

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APARTMENT VS. HOUSE BY NATALIE HARMS CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE HOUSING OPTIONS OTHER THAN APARTMENT, LOFT LEASING

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hether from across

U.S. or raised in the heart of Houston, students starting or continuing their college careers anxiously wait for the day they move into their own space for the school year. the

However, before that happy moment, students must make looming decisions in regards to living on or off campus, renting apartments or houses and other choices before they find their perfect living situation. “Students should be looking for what is included in the rent, where the complex is located,

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the amenities and the length of the lease,” said Robin K. Myers, vice president of mpmHouston Real Estate Services. “They may want to do some checking on the reviews for the units.” Renting houses is an option that students may consider, but qualifications can be stricter and rent can be steeper, Myers said. “The tenant has more responsibilities with things in a home than they do in an apartment, such as the yard, more utilities and the HOA (homeowners association) violations,” Myers said.

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Repairs are something else to consider. Apartments have offices on site where work requests can be filed, but that convenience isn’t present while renting a house. “If you are going to be renting a home, I would suggest that you rent a home that has a property manager handling it,” Myers said. “The repairs seem to be handled more readily then one that is an owner handling it.” Myers suggested using realtors to aid in the hectic process, particularly if venturing off campus.

MONTHLY EXPENSE CALCULATOR

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EDITOR’S NOTE “Look, Learn, Lease!” focuses on young adults who have never lived on their own before and are ready to break free.

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his edition of

“Look, Learn, Lease!” is a comprehensive guide to finding a place to live — from tips for finding the right neighborhood and apartment to arranging, moving and working with a landlord. Committing to a long-distance relationship, moving to a new city (the fourth largest at that) and finally starting college can be overwhelming. But searching for a new place to live doesn’t have to be. The writers involved with UH Student Publications have done the hard work already. They

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talked to officials, researched neighborhoods and highlighted the essential information. Although this magazine is geared toward college students, urbanites who want a change of scenery will also benefit from the 32 pages of this apartment guide. Articles about the hidden legalities of apartment renting, going green at home and the center spread — location scouting — are waiting to be read by you. I would like to thank Student Publications director Matt Dulin, advertising manager Delores Crawford, production assistant Justin Schneewind and the students involved with the editorial, design and advertising departments who helped me with “Look, Learn, Lease!”

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TIME KILL: CROSSWORD CROSSWORD 1

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Answers on pg. 30 ACROSS   1 Bourbon barrel   5 Nuclear power plant units     9 Cause to laugh 14 First word of “The Raven” 15 Toil in the cutting room 16 Barbers shave them 17 Straddling 18 Musical conclusion 19 Ready to be drafted? 20 Where even grown men have to go sometimes 23 Some Wordsworth works 24 Longboat propeller 25 Bring ruin on 29 Cold-water diver 30 Homebuilder’s buy 33 Counters with beads 34 Hair preparations

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36 Classic TV clown 37 Healthy delivery, often 40 Run in place 41 Annoys with constant complaints 42 Worth or Dunne 43 March Madness souvenir 44 Utmost (Abbr.) 45 Walk unsteadily 46 Mudpack offerer 47 Whitman sampler? 49 Comment from a mom with rowdy sons 56 “The Lower Depths” writer Maxim (Var.) 57 “Father,” in toddler talk 58 Orchestral “tuning fork” 59 Seeped slowly 60 ___ and terminer (hearing or trial) 61 Light quality in music

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  1 Black vein contents   2 Prefix with “bacterial”   3 Aberdeen native   4 Held on to   5 Move back   6 Baked-brick building   7 Mischievous pranks   8 Reprieve from the governor  9 Inuit outerwear 10 Plantation house 11 Step ___ the plate 12 Baseball part 13 Telepathic gift (Abbr.) 21 Aristotle’s forte 22 March master 25 Israeli Nobel Prize-winner 26 Habitation 27 Place for jewels 28 Teen’s skin woe 29 Clerical robes 30 Like human ears 31 Certain atmospheric layer 32 One who’s not playing seriously 34 Teeny biter 35 One of a dozen at the grocery store 36 North Pole explorer 38 Eloper’s acquisition 39 Ecological community 44 Encouraging aspect 45 Leave, as a ship 46 Wanda of comedy 47 ___ Del Rey, Calif. 48 ___ days (yore) 49 Country bumpkin 50 Rice-shaped pasta 51 Pedestal percher 52 Gaucho’s weapon 53 Kimono sashes 54 Albumen adjunct 55 Studio structures 56 U.S. political party

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ACROSS  1 Fodder housing  5 Acct. ledger entries  9 Delicate pancake 14 Cut the fat 15 All dried out 16 Expands one’s staff 17 “The Godfather” composer Nino 18 “... with a banjo on my ___” 19 White heron 20 Start of a sage thought 23 Part of F.D.R. 24 Performed badly 28 Preposition in poetry 29 Lacking brightness or color 32 AFC Central player 33 High-end hotel offerings 35 He played Ponch 36 Second part of a sage

4 No longer novel 6 65 Arctic Ocean floater 66 Cozy spot

DOWN   1 Take giant steps   2 One with pressing issues?   3 “Stuart ___”   4 Biggest city in Nebraska   5 Invite punishment   6 Choice of courses   7 Allowance after tare   8 No-___ (gnat)   9 Romano or Swiss 10 Physical property of inflexibility 11 Commit a faux pas 12 The Carolinas’ ___ Dee River 13 Wintertime in D.C. 21 Endow, as with a quality 22 BBQ serving 25 Fairy-tale baddie 26 Depilatory brand 27 Fraternal fellow 30 Basic unit for the elements 31 Jazz genre Answers on pg. 30 33 Concerned with sacred matters 34 Lyric sung by Doris Day thought 36 Women hate it when they 40 Piano run chanteuse Amos 37 Dinner crumbs 41 Dumbbells 38 Associate on the job 42 Having star quality? 39 Enlarged area on a map 45 Average golf scores 40 Can opener 46 Oft-mispunctuated posses 43 Stick sive 44 Pasture 49 Furthermore 46 Bring about 51 Unpopped popcorn 47 Acts the coquette 53 Third part of a sage 48 Most like a fox thought 50 Take a whiff of 56 Magazine installment 52 Circus Maximus attendee 59 The embryo of an 54 Pedestal percher invention 55 Prefix for “sol” or “space” 60 Source of an artist’s inspira 56 Elected ones tion 57 AA candidate 61 Kind of common stock 58 Whirlpool site 62 Baltimore’s McHenry, for one 63 Winning cards

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