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Sort the sixteen words into four categories. The four categories are joined by a common thread, with that being the solution.

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HEAT TRANSFER STOLEN BASE BURNOUT COMBAT TRAINING
BODY SPRAY SWEAT BISEXUAL TOOTHPASTE
GETAWAY AUTISTIC CAT TOY SIMPLE SYRUP
LIP BALM INDIGO HAT TRICK MICROWAVE
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Solved connections & meta-puzzle:

#1

BODY SPRAY, TOOTHPASTE, SIMPLE SYRUP, LIP BALM: MINT-flavoured things

#2

BISEXUAL, AUTISTIC, INDIGO, MICROWAVE: things that belong on SPECTRUMs

#3

HEAT TRANSFER, COMBAT TRAINING, CAT TOY, HAT TRICK: all contain the string "AT T" (AT&T)

#4

STOLEN BASE, BURNOUT, SWEAT, GETAWAY: things that happen after a SPRINT

Meta-puzzle

MINT, SPECTRUM, AT&T, SPRINT: they are all MOBILE corporations!

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