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The answer is a word (9)
Prefer no partial answers please

crossword

ACROSS
1 Sign
3 Location of wonder featured in 12A and 27A
5 Sign
8 Location of modern wonder featuring 17D
9 Location of modern wonder built by the Mayans
12 Structure dedicated to 27A
15 Sign
16 Location of modern wonder built by the Inca
17 Black bird sometimes signifying death or an ill omen
18 Location of an ancient wonder
21 Sign
22 Father of man who performed the wonder of halting the sun in the sky
23 Sign on a die?
24 Name for miraculous movement out of Egypt
25 Sign
26 Norse god associated with lightning and thunder
27 Deity honored by an ancient wonder
28 Relating to the country housing 39A
29 Public marketplace near 39A?
32 Destination for those involved with 24A
33 Mythical king who slew a deer sacred to 27A
35 Wondrous national park in Alberta
37 Modern wonder
38 Sign
39 Ancient wonder

DOWN
2 Modern wonder, with 36D
4 Glass footwear that's a sign of magic
6 "Eternal City" housing a modern wonder
7 Sign
8 Location of 18D
10 Ancient wonder
11 Ancient wonder
13 Structure found at 18A
14 Structure found at 25D
17 Subject of modern wonder
18 Ancient wonder
19 Sign
20 Sign
23 Sign
25 Location of an ancient wonder
30 Sign
31 Modern wonder
34 Sign
36 Modern wonder, with 2D

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  • $\begingroup$ looks cool. wish i could dig into it, but busy at work $\endgroup$
    – JLee
    Feb 12 at 19:05
  • $\begingroup$ Let me guess 7 old and new wonders of the world and 12 signs of the zodiac $\endgroup$
    – PDT
    Feb 12 at 19:36

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The completed grid:

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In the grid there are

9 lone black squares surrounded by white squares. Using the key at the bottom and coloring the appropriate squares yellow gives the word PROMINENT!

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