Top 40 Thursday
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Toys that you spin
Pageant competitor’s accessory
Like a wallflower
Run ___ (go wild)
“Is there an ___ in here?”
Signal from offstage
Rapper with the 2015 #1 hit “Panda” whose name contains an unexpected double letter
“It’s ___ or nothing!”
At least one, and possibly more
WNBA legend Bird
Contents of many bottles on IHOP tables
Nickname of soccer superstar Messi
With 36-Across, rapper with the 2020 #1 hit “The Box” whose name contains an unexpected double letter
Documents submitted with most job applications
Too dry for most plants to grow in
“Chicago ___” (NBC drama)
___ ME (phrase written on a dirty windshield)
People born on June 1, astrologically
Cargo ___ (delivery driver’s vehicle)
That fellow over there
Lucy of the “Charlie’s Angels” movies
“9-1-1: Lone Star” actress Tyler
Rapper with the 2004 #1 hit “Drop It Like It’s Hot” whose name contains an unexpected double letter: 2 wds.
Vanilla ___ (1990s rapper)
___ Tesfaye (singer The Weeknd’s real name)
“I slept like ___”: 2 wds.
Writing implement you can’t normally use on standardized tests
Organization featured in the movie “Hidden Figures”: Abbr.
Planet that’s about half the diameter of Earth
“Look what I’ve accomplished!”: Hyph.
Something that foreshadows the future
Item in a “pocketful” in the nursery rhyme “Ring Around the Rosie”
Hit the slopes
Skin condition treated by Proactiv
“___ sells seashells by the seashore”
Kentucky Derby participants
Villain in “The Lion King”
Rival of HBO Max and Disney
Verb meaning “shriek,” or an app with business reviews
Game of guessing what object someone else is looking at: 2 wds.
“I lose!”: 2 wds.
Figuring out what 7 6 totals
Was in first place
Cloth to wipe up dust with
Rock that contains minerals
Fleetwood ___ (“Go Your Own Way” band)
Key in the upper-left corner of a keyboard
“Keep your voice down!”
Trail ___ (hiker’s snack)
Car company that makes the Sentra and Altima
Inclined feature of a skate park
Stringed instrument that’s smaller than a cello
“___ or Flop” (HGTV home renovation show)
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza
What to bake cookies in
Gardening tools that rhyme with “grows”
1970 Kinks hit that begins “I met her in a club down in old Soho”
Album for which Tyler, the Creator won the Best Rap Album Grammy in 2020
Australian sheepskin boots
Sacramento Kings’ organization: Abbr.
Hoover ___ (power-generating site on the Arizona/Nevada border)