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It feels like a while since the last Connect Wall, so here is one. As usual, there are 16 words which can be grouped into sets of four with each group associated with a word. The resulting four words also have a connection, but in this case, the final connection is a picture, not a word or phrase. (Well, actually it could be represented by a phrase, but the answer is a picture.) The words are:

BULLET, BUTTER, DRY, FOOL, GLASS, HAZEL, HERO, HOUSE, JACOB, MAY, PARTY, PRINCE, SILHOUETTE, TRIBE, VILLA, WATCH

HINT

GLASS and WATCH are in the same group.

HINT

FOOL and TRIBE are in the same group.

HINT

PRINCE and HAZEL are in different groups.

HINT

HAZEL is meant to be used as a proper name, and is in the same group as PARTY.

HINT

The group including PRINCE is based on song titles. The group including HAZEL is based on a recent event in my neck of the woods (southeastern US).

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  • $\begingroup$ For those of us who aren't familiar with "connect wall", Does "associated with a word" mean, "can be preceded or followed by a word"? Or can "associated" have a wider meaning? $\endgroup$ – chasly - reinstate Monica Aug 3 at 10:15
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    $\begingroup$ @chasly-reinstateMonica Take a look at other puzzles with the connect-wall tag - there are lots of examples on this site now :) (Usually on PSE most questions use precede/follow, but the original intention of this puzzle type has a much wider application of connection...) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Aug 3 at 10:17
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    $\begingroup$ Still feel like I've only got two of the groups for this (the ones involving BULLET and BUTTER) - how on earth do you get a connection with SILHOUETTE?! Impressive word to fit into a puzzle like this... $\endgroup$ – Stiv Aug 4 at 10:11
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    $\begingroup$ @Stiv I gotta say I was ecstatic to find I could use SILHOUETTE...you will appreciate it when you get it, I think. Ready for a hint? $\endgroup$ – Jeremy Dover Aug 4 at 11:23
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    $\begingroup$ @Stiv I have the HAZEL category, I think — but not the others — think a rot13(ymetr angheny curabzraba) in the location Jeremy mentioned.... $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Aug 9 at 19:25
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The 4 groups in this tricky connecting wall are:

GROUP 1: ___FLY
BUTTERfly, HOUSEfly, MAYfly, DRY fly.

GROUP 2: ___IN
BULLETin, VILLAin, HEROin, JACOBin.

GROUP 3: TWO ___S (songs)
Two PRINCEs, Two TRIBEs, Two SILHOUETTES, Two FOOLs.

GROUP 4: HURRICANE ___
Hurricane HAZEL, Hurricane WATCH, Hurricane PARTY, Hurricane GLASS.

After some consideration of exactly how to use the information (spending far too long trying to interpret it as a cryptic clue, given the OP's other puzzles!), I finally realised that to find the picture connection, we simply need to arrange these four connecting words into a literal phrase:

FLY TWO IN HURRICANE

This means that our picture answer is:

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Source: Wikipedia

This is the US maritime flag for a storm warning. The use of two such flags flying together at the same time indicates a hurricane warning...

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  • $\begingroup$ Excellent! Those are the groups. But the use of rot13(gjb) vs. rot13(gb) was deliberate. Try juggling the word order around a little bit...another tip: I could give this away with a standard tag that I've used before. $\endgroup$ – Jeremy Dover Aug 9 at 20:29
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    $\begingroup$ @JeremyDover I'm guessing this is a particular tag you've used a lot(!) - I can half-justify rot13(ZBFDHVGB be OYBJ-SYL) but not quite fully satisfactorily yet... Is this the right kind of lines? $\endgroup$ – Stiv Aug 9 at 21:24
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    $\begingroup$ Think of the last of your puzzles that I solved... $\endgroup$ – Jeremy Dover Aug 10 at 0:00
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    $\begingroup$ That's it Stiv! Great work...thank you for sticking with it! I always love all the links in your answers, BTW :-) $\endgroup$ – Jeremy Dover Aug 10 at 11:24

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