Top 40 Thursday
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Worker who’s only hired for a brief stint
All ___ and a bag of chips
Short hairstyle Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel have sported
“Hey what’s the big ___?”
Self-___ (successful without anyone else’s help)
Huntsville’s state: Abbr.
2004 Lindsay Lohan comedy referenced in Ariana Grande’s “thank u next” music video: 2 wds.
Group of reps in a workout
Opposite of the verb “exit”
Heaps as of gravel
Mouth part that’s stuck out in a pout
“The ___ of Buster Scruggs” (2018 Coen brothers movie)
2.0 for a C student: Abbr.
“A miss is as good as a ___”
2001 Reese Witherspoon comedy referenced in Ariana Grande’s “thank u next” music video: 2 wds.
Orangutans and chimpanzees for example
Month whose birthstone is emerald
Body part covered by headphones
In ___ (unable to acknowledge the truth of a situation)
“Pacific ___” (2013 monster movie)
Unit of weight for gemstones
They’re hammered by hammers
“___ like to tell people …”: 2 wds.
2000 Kirsten Dunst comedy referenced in Ariana Grande’s “thank u next” music video: 3 wds.
Bring It On
Signal for an actor to come onstage
Shrek for one
Prefix for “watt” or “bucks”
What Roku devices connect to
It’s put into a clarinet’s mouthpiece
Urban air pollution
Display on a clock
Biblical garden with the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
What carnivores eat
One box in a comic strip
“Why would you tell me this?!”: Abbr.
Orchestral instrument whose strings are strummed
Improvise some dialogue: Hyph.
Electric car company whose CEO is Elon Musk
Low instrumental part of a song: 2 wds.
Bullfighting fan’s cry
Flutter as one’s eyelashes
Gas- or charcoal-fueled barbecuing device
Red “Sesame Street” Muppet
Alan of “The Aviator”
Moose for example
“I’m ___ it’s over!”
Looney Tunes skunk ___ Le Pew
Companies that manage Hollywood “talent”
Place to use a recumbent bike
Where to order a martini
Ann ___ (home of the University of Michigan)
One size bigger than medium
The Starbucks mermaid for example
Catch on something sharp
“Get your ___ together!”
Lexus GX for example: Abbr.
First name of the man who lives next to Homer and Marge