The Emblem of the Land We Love


1/23We celebrate Independence Day on the _____ of ____ (6,4)
5A state in which somebody is able to act and live as he or she chooses (7)
10Accepted as real or true without proof (7)
11Steel frame that holds the body and motor of a motor vehicle (7)
12A newt in its terrestrial stage of development (3)
14Tropical American arboreal lizard (6)
16Eye part (6)
17Breathing apparatus (7)
18Want (4)
19Remember to proudly display your American ____ on July 4th. (4)
20A shaft drilled into the earth or the bottom of the sea, through which petroleum is extracted (3 4)
21To deal successfully with a difficult problem or situation (4)
23See 1
26The first light of day (7)
28THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. We the ______ of the United States (6)
29Teachers who instruct students, especially ones teaching students in need of remedial work (6)
30The residue that remains when something is burned (3)
32A lever that is operated with the foot (7)
33God Bless ________ (7)
34With _____ and Justice for all (7)
35Display proudly (6)


2Make less visible or unclear (7)
3Residents of modern Rome (6)
4Conceal (4)
5A concept whose truth can be proved (4)
6A paint that dries to a hard glossy finish (6)
7Remove impurities from (7)
8Small hardy range horse (7)
9One _____, under God (6)
13Watch these on the Fourth of July (9)
15Made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age (7)
16A painter who represents the world realistically (7)
21Seat of government (7)
22Short well-known saying (7)
24Belonging to or typical of an ideal perfect state or place (7)
25Somebody taking orders unquestioningly (3,3)
26 A fast pitch in baseball that curves outward from the side of the pitcher’s throwing arm as it reaches the batter (6)
27Expressing triumph (6)
30The lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle) (4)
31One of two equal parts of a divisible whole (4)