Top 40 Thursday
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Kitchen vessel used for frying
Steelers quarterback Roethlisberger
Hound or spaniel, for example
What often takes place right before the end of a semester
Farm tower for holding fodder
State between Oregon and Montana: Abbr.
Actress Catherine ___-Jones who played Olivia de Havilland in “Feud”
Thriller author Gerritsen
Band whose “White Album” and “Yellow Submarine” were Billboard’s top two albums on March 1, 1969: 2 wds.
Sticky black substance used on roads
Grandmother of Enos and Enoch, in the Bible
“A long time ___ in a galaxy far, far away …”
“Fresh ___” (NPR program hosted by Terry Gross)
Rapper whose “HNDRXX” and self-titled album were Billboard’s top two albums on March 18, 2017
Singer whose “Purple Rain” and a greatest hits compilation were Billboard’s top two albums on May 7, 2016
Pieces of body art, for short
Bill and ___ (murmur romantically)
2002 and 2012 British Open winner Ernie
Seven-inch records: Abbr.
Joint that connects the femur and pelvis
Parked oneself on a bench, say
Band whose “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II” were Billboard’s top two albums on October 12, 1991: 3 wds.
Guns N Roses
Stuff that’s put into a blast furnace
“Darling, won’t you ___ my worried mind” (lyric from “Layla”)
Make a garment from wool, perhaps
Sheepskin boot brand
Middle-___ (like people in their 50s)
Time long past
Knock down a ___ (humble someone who’s being arrogant)
Jennings who’s written a series of “Junior Genius Guides”
Candy that comes out of the neck of a dispenser
Washington ballplayer, for short
“Holy” singer Justin
“All ___ being equal …”
Have ___ in the matter (be irrelevant to a decision): 2 wds.
Phone sounds, formerly: 2 wds.
Funny-pages pooch with a super-long tongue
Women, to a cowboy
Surface to do yoga on
Singer Nicks who is the only woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice
Use your ears
William Howard ___ (27th US president)
Water, in Spain
What the “last one in” is, when running to the pool: 2 wds.
West Coast school whose team colors are “true blue” and gold: Abbr.
Crash ___ dummy
It offers Priority Mail: Abbr.
Self-assured, like a confident public speaker
Thick, braided cord
A few well-___ words (short speech)
Move around surreptitiously
Ascend: 2 wds.
Blue expanse above
___ and then (occasionally)
Dublin’s country: Abbr.
Inexpensive shirt, typically