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The 16 prompts below may be separated into 4 groups.
Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which may be placed in all four of those groups.

Beaver Cheat Cod Direction
Elf Fuzzy Wuzzy Jackson Krill
Mountain Meadow Negate Outer Space Sternal
Strait Sum U Waxer

Can you identify the four groups?
What new word can be placed in all four of those groups?

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This tricky Connect Wall resolves like so:

Group 1: Band names missing numbers

One Direction
U2
Jackson 5
Sum 41

Group 2: Crayola colours

Beaver
Fuzzy Wuzzy
Mountain Meadow
Outer Space

Group 3: Can remove the chemical symbol of a noble gas to form another word

C[He]at = CAT without He (Helium)
[Ne]gate = GATE without Ne (Neon)
Ste[Rn]al = STEAL without Rn (Radon)
Wa[Xe]r = WAR without Xe (Xenon)

([Kr]ill was a cruel red herring in this category!)

Group 4: First and last letters are consecutive in the English alphabet

CoD
ElF
KrilL
StraiT

The word that links all four categories is:

MAROON
Maroon 5
The colour 'maroon'
M[Ar]oon = MOON without Ar (Argon)
MarooN

This also fits with the title, since:

to 'maroon' somebody is to abandon them!

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  • $\begingroup$ That is indeed correct, I originally designed it having a bit more to Group 3, but it fits just as well nonetheless! $\endgroup$
    – Auribouros
    Commented Aug 19, 2022 at 14:21
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    $\begingroup$ @Auribouros Aha, I see what you've done there! Will edit... $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Commented Aug 19, 2022 at 14:23

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