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This is a connecting wall with a twist. Instead of 16 single words, this connecting wall has pairs of words. As usual, find the four groups which connect the pairs, bearing in mind it might not be simple.

Sweets, Stressed State, Art Blue, Money Laughing, Market
Fire, Pay Rest, Peels Treasure, Mint Salt, Earth
Rodents, Star Peach, Gala Borrowed, Travel Cream, Crop
Empire, Needy Change, Guard Trolleys, Smart Sunshine, Frail
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The four groups are:

Reversing Y gives a synonym of X:
Sweets, Stressed
Trolleys, Smart
Rodents, Star
Rest, Peels

"X of the Y" phrases:
Salt, Earth
Cream, Crop
Change, Guard
State, Art

"X _" and "_ Y" are both common phrases:
Laughing, Market [STOCK]
Blue, Money [BLOOD]
Borrowed, Travel [TIME]
Fire, Pay [BACK (or HAZARD, as pointed out by Stiv)]

X is a state nickname; that state's abbreviation is the first and last letters of Y:
Sunshine, Frail [FLORIDA]
Empire, Needy [NEW YORK]
Peach, Gala [GEORGIA]
Treasure, Mint [MONTANA]

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  • $\begingroup$ You got one of the third connections wrong. $\endgroup$
    – Who
    Aug 30, 2021 at 6:33
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    $\begingroup$ I think FIRE/PAY should probably be related to this. $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Aug 30, 2021 at 6:47

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