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New York Times, Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Word that must be added to 1-, 8-, 65- and 66-Across for their clues to make sense [with a visual hint in the grid]

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Haight

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Haight.
Bruce Haight notes:
I don't remember the moment when I stumbled onto the butterfly images, but I do think they look best when they are bright orange. We ... read more
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Butterflies in today's grid! Sort of. If you turn your head 45 degrees. And squint. And stretch your imagination. Sure, why not? Bruce ... read more
1
O
2
R
3
I
4
G
5
A
6
M
7
I
8
M
9
A
10
D
11
A
12
M
13
E
14
N
A
N
O
B
O
T
15
R
U
B
I
T
I
N
16
D
I
S
R
O
B
E
17
I
C
E
C
O
L
D
18
A
N
T
E
D
19
M
20
A
C
K
21
K
N
E
W
22
T
H
O
S
E
23
N
A
Y
24
E
R
A
25
E
A
R
26
C
27
D
S
28
I
29
T
G
U
Y
30
S
T
E
31
M
32
D
A
W
33
G
34
L
O
O
N
S
35
B
36
U
T
T
E
R
37
F
L
Y
38
O
39
P
40
R
A
H
41
A
R
E
A
42
S
43
W
44
A
45
K
46
B
R
A
S
S
47
K
G
B
48
E
V
E
49
L
O
Y
50
S
51
H
E
52
C
53
H
A
I
N
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I
B
O
55
S
56
M
A
Y
57
S
58
A
A
R
O
N
59
G
O
V
I
60
R
A
L
61
H
62
O
T
L
I
N
E
63
E
N
A
M
E
L
S
64
I
H
A
V
E
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65
S
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C
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M
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© 2017, The New York Times6/21/17 ( No. 24,697 )
Across
1
Insect made of paper : ORIGAMI
8
Puccini opera : MADAME
14
Microscopic machine : NANOBOT
15
Add salt to the wound : RUBITIN
16
Prepare for a physical : DISROBE
17
Phrase in beer ads : ICECOLD
18
Got in on the deal : ANTED
19
Vehicle company with a bulldog logo : MACK
21
Had down pat : KNEW
22
"___ were the days" : THOSE
23
Lead-in to sayer : NAY
24
Modern-___ : ERA
25
Site of a van Gogh bandage : EAR
26
Wares on a band's merch table : CDS
28
PC problem solver : ITGUY
30
Component not found on a digital watch : STEM
32
Hip-hop pal : DAWG
34
Whack jobs : LOONS
35
Word that must be added to 1-, 8-, 65- and 66-Across for their clues to make sense [with a visual hint in the grid] : BUTTERFLY
38
The "O" of the magazine O : OPRAH
41
Calculus calculation : AREA
42
Letters on love letters : SWAK
46
Much of a marching band : BRASS
47
Spy org. in Bond movies : KGB
48
Night before a big day : EVE
49
Myrna of "The Thin Man" : LOY
50
Seashell seller of a tongue twister : SHE
52
Applebee's or Subway : CHAIN
54
Some native Nigerians : IBOS
56
Willie who's #5 in career home runs : MAYS
58
Hank who's #2 in career home runs : AARON
59
Get millions of hits, say : GOVIRAL
61
Crisis center phone service : HOTLINE
63
Glossy finishes : ENAMELS
64
"Here's the solution!" : IHAVEIT
65
One going from party to party : SOCIAL
66
Orange, black and white flutterer : MONARCH
Down
1
Like couples at movies, typically : ONDATES
2
Water-repellent headgear : RAINHAT
3
Yet to come : INSTORE
4
Wounds at Pamplona, say : GORES
5
Home : ABODE
6
Pitchfork-wielding assemblage : MOB
7
Brangelina, once : ITEM
8
Covered with sludge : MUCKY
9
Presidential nickname : ABE
10
Presidential nickname : DICK
11
In a single attempt : ATONEGO
12
Event that once had a four-minute "barrier" : MILERUN
13
Lengthwise : ENDWAYS
15
Costa ___ : RICA
20
Test grader's need : ANSWERKEY
26
OK summer hrs. : CDT
27
It may be stored on the cloud : DATA
28
Under the weather : ILL
29
Pole workers' creations : TOYS
31
Degrees for C.F.O.s : MBAS
33
Eldest of the Brady boys : GREG
36
Sounds of hesitation : UHS
37
Adjective for the Beatles : FAB
38
Binds legally or morally : OBLIGES
39
How legal aid lawyers work : PROBONO
40
Competitor of Duracell and Eveready : RAYOVAC
43
More bushed : WEARIER
44
Pertaining to aircraft technology : AVIONIC
45
Starr with a 1998 report : KENNETH
50
Pint-size : SMALL
51
Frans who painted "The Laughing Cavalier" : HALS
52
Settlement-building board game, informally : CATAN
53
Sesame-seed-and-honey confection : HALVA
55
___ Valley (Reagan Library locale) : SIMI
57
Leveling wedge : SHIM
60
Stephen of "Citizen X" : REA
62
"How about that!" : OHO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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