Hiawatha and Minnehaha on Their Honeymoon, 1885, Jerome B. Thompson
Puzzle by David J. Kahn, edited by Will Shortz
AHA MOMENT (66A. What you may have while solving this puzzle?) with AHA within a single square, along with, reading across, MINNEH[AHA] (13. Literary character whose name is said to mean “laughing water“), YAM[AHA]S (34. Raptor 350 and others), MI[A HA]MM (38. Founding member of the Washington Freedom), M[AHA]LIA (41. Singer Jackson), and reading down, S[AHA]RA (6. Hot spot), SIR GAL[AHA]D (12. Tennyson hero), TALL[AHA]SSEE (20. Seat of Leon County, Fla.), M[AHA]RANEES (36. Old Royalty) and OM[AHA]S (58. Some Siouan speakers) constitutes the interrelated group of this surprising Saturday crossword, featuring a good share of the ordinary dressed in enigmatic clues.
Other — CHAMOIS (14A. Nonabrasive leather), ESPOUSAL (27A. Advocacy), HAD MORE (17A. Went back to the buffet, say), IMPRESS (35D. Awe), NOONTIME (11D. When two hands meet), MADE MAN (63A. Fellow with no monetary woes), OLDSTER (16A. Grandma or grandpa), PLAYED AT (37D. Didn’t do seriously), SEALERY (65A. Place for barkers?), SEAPORTS (47A. Places to unload), SEDALIA (61A. Missouri site of the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival), SEERESS (15D. Figure in the Iliad), SETS OUT (4D. Embarks), SPIED ON (44D. Watched closely from a distance).
Mid-size — ACHED, ASPENS (7A. Sources of woods used for saunas), CAME ON, FACILE, FILLES (1D. Nice girls), FIRSTS (1A. Some Guinness Book listings), IN DEEP, IN OIL, MOOSE (13D. Yellowstone sight), PRANKS, ROOMER, SATIRE (46D. “Fahrenheit 451,” e.g.), SEATER, SEE TO, SENTRA, SHARIF, SHAYS Rebellion, SLANT, STAGES, STILLS, THE ONE, TIRANA, TOSS IN.
Short stuff — ADIN, AKC, ALIT, ANGE, CASE, ENES, EMMA, EMT, IMPS, LEG, MTA, NAME, NAY, Norwegian violinist OLE Bull, ORA, PAD, RAY, RNS, SALA, SIM, SMEE, TAR, THEE.
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 19. Two- ___; 21. Figure depicted in une eglise; 22. Mind; 24. Server’s edge; 26. Besmirch; 30. Smooth; 32. Film studio stock; 35. Pucks; 40. Many mail-order items, briefly; 43. English word that comes from Tswana; 45. Tomfoolery; 51. Alpha or beta follower; 52. Jewelry store feature; 54. How fried foods are fried; 55. Hydrocarbon endings; 57. 1992 Elton John hit; 60. Sessanta minuti; 67. Adolescence and others; 68. Civic alternative. DOWN: 2. Seriously committed; 3. Workers with 64-Downs, for short; 7. Hurt; 8. “Hidalgo” co-star, 2004; 9. Digs; 23. Add; 25. Con’s call; 28. Actor who played Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol,” 1951; 29. Settled; 31. Appeared in, as a TV show; 33. Literary pirate; 39. N.Y.C. travel letters; 42. Springer’s org.; 48. Paying guest; 49. Capital midway between Rome and Istanbul; 50. Editorial feature; 56. Palacio part; 59. Handle; 62. One with a supporting role; 64. Colleague of 3-Down.