Top 40 Thursday
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Dallas basketball player, for short
“State of the Union With ___ Tapper”
Shoot the breeze
“I really ___ you one!” (“I’m so grateful!”)
Black cat crossing your path, for example
Mattress size smaller than queen
Singer with the 1961 and 1986 hit “Stand by Me”: 3 wds.
Ben e King
“One Day at a Time” actress Moreno
Suffix for “Japan” or “Canton”
Famous person, for short
Band with the 1994 hit “I’ll Stand by You”: 2 wds.
“A Mighty Fortress Is ___ God” (hymn)
Single piece of hair
Thriller author Gerritsen
Green “Star Wars” character who wielded a green lightsaber
College track for future doctors
Caterer’s coffee server
Singer with the 2015 hit “Stand by You”: 2 wds.
Stay away from
Zero goals, in soccer terminology
Houseplant featured on the back of the New Zealand dollar coin
Band with the 1980 hit “Train in Vain (Stand by Me)”: 2 wds.
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” menace: 2 wds.
City in Alaska
Nintendo’s successor to the GameCube
___ guide (person who is in charge of sightseers)
Crowd that a riot squad might try to quell
Shock and ___ (military tactic)
Thin surface layers
“The ___ Wild” (game show hosted by Snoop Dogg)
“What ___ bid?” (auctioneer’s question): 2 wds.
Documentarian Burns whose works include “The Civil War” and “Baseball”
Where London is: Abbr.
Change, as the fit of a suit
Spills the beans
Frightening Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street”
Alleged ability to read minds: Abbr.
Channel that aired “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”
Kid who’s just learning to walk and talk
___ Muggs (“Riverdale” character played by Shannon Purser)
Mutt in the title of a Disney animated movie
Wooden support for a painting
Egyptian attraction with a human head on the body of a lion
Criminals on “Wanted” posters
“Forgot About ___” (2000 rap song)
___-Margret (“Grumpy Old Men” actress)
Color that’s the name of a Taylor Swift album
Mikhail Baryshnikov or Derek Hough, for example
Simple, plastic watercrafts
Prevent, as a catastrophe
Actor Feldman or Haim
“Don’t open ___ Xmas”
Cable channel that airs “Drop the Mic”
“Yoo-___!” (attention-getting shout)
Big bird from Down Under
One-named singer who sang Lorde songs on an episode of “South Park”