I pulled out 23D Got married in Vegas, perhaps: ELOPED because during the 517 day of our engagement, Calah and I wished that we could just do that and get the wedding over with. We wanted as nice a wedding as possible, but COVID. It was difficult for sure. Ultimately, it worked out that we just had a small wedding, and December 15 marks four months. It was an ordeal and feels like a lifetime ago, but it was an experience worth waiting for.
17A Northern European region: SCANDANAVIA.
30A Its flag has a blue 61-Across: FINLAND.
48A Its flag has a white 61-Across: DENMARK.
25D Its flag has a yellow 61-Across: SWEDEN.
32D Its flag has a blue-and-white 61-Across: NORWAY.
61A Flag symbol seen twice in this puzzle’s grid: NORDICCROSS.
Finished this one in 9:09.