This is a metapuzzle with four component puzzles and a final meta.
Creations of CSIRO
The Australian research institute CSIRO is notable for producing inventions such as gene shears, the insect repellent Aerogard and more.
Three clues resolve to multi-word answers. Combine some clues and answers to form a message.
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ACROSS 1. Turned and twisted molecule 3. Cuddle giant briefly 5. One horribly intrusive, ultimately pointless computer program 10. Volume that man returned after initially borrowing "Introduction to Hunting Something Enormous" 15. Close to water content of snowflakes identified 17. Number, one in Spanish beginning to look like a name 18. Dry fruit enthusiast 19. With mad love, start to snuggle furry animals 21. Erroneously issue grant for parts of sheet music 23. Fools around without, initially, cotton garment 24. Hear tavern owner do some gardening work 26. Figures Oscar and Echo left broken promises 28. Characters in funnier role-playing game 32. Rations mostly held back by comrade in a cold manner 33. Support one in commercial 35. Beat without trouble, escaped 38. Called out celebrity drummer 39. Group's new in-joke? 40. Looking back, charge in Oktoberfest order's more substantial 41. Anguishes after sibling opens up 42. Defeat heartlessly to make disappear 43. Hoist last of cable and rise into the air without it 44. Sally's oddly crafty 45. Army groups not, for instance, prideful? 46. You heard, in Garsdale, of unusually sweet but toxic substance DOWN 1. Food coach tossed icing and last bit of eclair 2. Other accounts reconstructed last 3. Try to sell bird of prey 4. Use up most of Lego set 6. Watch unconcluded contest 7. Notes legal thing 8. School group's last to go 9. Start to sell our tart 11. Participates in replacing indium with silver in car parts 12. Eats nearly all of meat and potatoes dish 13. Muppet's expressing love for trees 14. New chest built for woodworking tool 16. Sent back ten thousand fish 20. Child to harbour love in the near future 22. Start to record one very loud musical phrase 24. American cookies couple dropped from the top for big birds 25. Earnings from game company with backing 26. Styled plait worn by one, hanging at the back! 27. See alien following yours truly 29. Fashion types quietly leaving crafts market 30. Leader leaving valiant party 31. Address protecting a Russian river 32. Japanese-American businessman inside car at an intersection 34. Residue in arid region 36. Sounded instrument for story teller 37. Pulled out dagger with bloodlust at heart 39. Australian company starts to give information openly
Sometimes simulator games seem like they're just making up item names.
We have a real high roller in the house! Will they be able to make the lucky spin?
Spin! 1. ___ Bidding ("Shadows over Innistrad" MtG card) 2. Zeroing button on a stopwatch 3. "By treason’s tooth bare-___ and canker-bit." :: King Lear 5. ___ Zenrai-zenji (19th century zen master) You won $15. Spin! 1. Spanish generator manufacturer acquired by Atlas Copco in 2011 2. Ancient Germanic alphabet characters 5. Relating to the cheek, anagram of ANGLE 7. Masculine Spanish word for "chalks" more commonly used in Mexico You won $13. Spin! 1. Biological things inherited from one's parents 3. Indian agricultural worker, anagram of A SINK 5. "The Tomorrow Show with ___ Undergaro" (podcast) 6. The Invincible Barbarian, per a 1982 Italian film 7. Hebrew dirges or laments (var.) You won $15. Spin! 1. French commune popular for sandstone bouldering, located roughly 80km from Nice 3. "The Dark Knight ___" (2012 Nolan film) 6. Penalties to pay, such as those from speeding 7. Step between "lather" and "repeat" You won $14. Spin! 1. Lazy ___ (turntable) 4. Percussionist for Russian band Theodor Bastard 5. Former name for sthène, an obsolete unit of force 7. Parts to ignite for firecrackers You won $13. Spin! 2. Political assistants 4. Actress Kendrick and ballerina Pavlova, say 7. Donates (to a charity) You won $11. Spin! 2. ___ Porcelain (French company allegedly founded in 1768) 5. "___ Strength" (1999 album by reggae artist Garnett Silk) 6. Bakemonogatari opening "___ Circulation" You won $11. Spin! 3. Catalysing enzyme in biology, anagram of SANER 4. Samoa's first female deputy prime minister ___ Naomi Mata'afa 5. Italian word for reams 6. Horizontal band on a heraldic shield (var.) You won $12. Spin! 4. "___ the Funeral Parlour" (BBC comedy series) 5. Inaugural Sydney FC captain Mark 7. Strengthen with stone, as an embankment You won $11. Spin! 4. "Happy Days" actor Williams 6. French for eldest, as in "ma sœur ___" 7. ___ Roses (American band with guitarist Slash) You won $12. Spin! 5. Stitched lines on a baseball 6. Uncertain estimate 7. Diving equipment inventor Augustus You won $12.
An Ad Hoc Akari
This Akari was put together as a cheap excuse for a puzzle.
Meta: Popularity Within a Target Audience
With ever-advancing technology enabling more and more creators, it can be hard to keep up with the latest trends. What can we use to quickly determine what's worth checking out?
Note: There is technically an odd one out in this meta. Please use an appropriate alternative.