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A recent Connect Wall I wrote seemed to attract some interest from newer solvers, so I'm putting together a few of these puzzles to provide a gentler introduction to this puzzle type. EXPERIENCED SOLVERS: please let some of our newer contributors have a crack at posting the answer, but by all means throw it in a comment if you crack it earlier, and I'll tag you if I open it up.

A Connect Wall is a set of sixteen words/proper nouns/phrases which can be broken into four groups of four related items, where the relationship can be described by another word/proper noun/phrase. The four items defining the relations are themselves related, and that relation is defined by a single word/proper noun/phrase as well. Stiv's excellent post provides more information about these puzzles. Good luck!

+--------+--------+--------+--------+
| BITTER |  BOOM  |  BORG  | CHILL  |
+--------+--------+--------+--------+
| COSMIC | DEATH  |  DOLL  |  FACE  |
+--------+--------+--------+--------+
|  GAME  |  HOO   | HYPER  |  ICE   |
+--------+--------+--------+--------+
|  LOVE  | POISON |  RED   | STING  |
+--------+--------+--------+--------+
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    $\begingroup$ Love is there twice, is that intentional? $\endgroup$ – kaitlynmm569 Aug 20 at 13:27
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    $\begingroup$ @kaitlynmm569 Grr...no...let me fix. Thanks for pointing it out! $\endgroup$ – Jeremy Dover Aug 20 at 13:38
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My Guess

First-timer hear. So, let me know if I need to adjust anything.

CUBE - BORG, GAME, HYPER, ICE

BABY - BOOM, DOLL, FACE, LOVE

RAY - HOO, COSMIC, DEATH, STING

PILL - BITTER, CHILL, POISON, RED

These all connect with
SUGAR - CUBE, BABY, RAY, PILL

Title

Leaving sweets out might create a moldy mess. EDIT - OR better yet (and Thanks to @Stiv for aiming me in this direction)

A sugarloaf which is made by shaping liquid sugar by pouring it into a mold, resembles a torpedo.
And a Mouldy is defined as British military slang for a torpedo.

NOTE - After input from OP, I was way off, but I like it. So, I'll leave the previous statements for future knowledge seekers.

INTENDED TITLE REFERENCE - (Given by OP) -

Bob Mould was a leading member of the band "Sugar" in the 1990's.

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  • $\begingroup$ Although your final connecting word fits better I would have gone for rot13(oyhr) to tie in with the idea of rot13(oyhr purrfr) for the title. +1 though $\endgroup$ – hexomino Aug 20 at 14:19
  • $\begingroup$ Nailed it! Final connection is what I intended. There is a more direct connection to the title...as a hint, I'm from the US so I would only use mould instead of mold as a proper term. That said, the connection is moderately obscure. As far as your answers here, since the categories are pretty straightforward, what you have is fine. $\endgroup$ – Jeremy Dover Aug 20 at 14:29
  • $\begingroup$ @hexomino, I see now where you would do that. okay. $\endgroup$ – MacGyver88 Aug 20 at 14:29
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    $\begingroup$ I wonder whether title-wise this is what you're looking for... $\endgroup$ – Stiv Aug 20 at 15:04
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    $\begingroup$ Apparently it's even more obscure than I thought...suggest looking at this page. $\endgroup$ – Jeremy Dover Aug 20 at 16:00

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