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My first connect-wall was too easy; here is a hard one, as promised.

There are four categories of five words each:

wetsuit         crystal         blue        lie

sink            wire            bear        aura

barcode         marker          swiss       LED

gate            syrian          airbag      hail

saga            relay           duck        IC

Enjoy!

Hints:

  1. Time to get innovative! (Maybe the clock will be your Bain?)

  2. You can replace "syrian" with "tulum"

  3. Wired in by now?

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Possibly?:

A

Electronic components: ic (Integrated Circuit), led (Light Emitting Diode), gate, relay, wire, possibly crystal instead

B

Actions: duck, lie, sink, possibly hail, bear, and relay

C

Airlines: Blue, Swiss, Syrian, possibly Aura and Saga

Which leaves

wetsuit, barcode, marker, airbag, and possibly hail, bear, relay, crystal, aura, and saga

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  • $\begingroup$ You're so close for one of the categories, and you are on the right track for another... $\endgroup$ – hat Dec 29 '18 at 8:04
  • $\begingroup$ See added hints. $\endgroup$ – hat Jan 9 at 14:49
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Here it is: (I think)

- Planes: Syrian, IC, Swiss, Airbag, Gate
- Lights: Crystal, Led, Blue, Wire, Aura
- Water: Wetsuit, Sink, Hail, Duck, Blue
- Nouns: - Lie, Bear, Saga, Relay, Marker

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm afraid they are all wide of the mark, sorry! By the way, "gaye" is "gate" in the puzzle. $\endgroup$ – hat Dec 24 '18 at 14:29
  • $\begingroup$ I edited it... waiting for peer review $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Dec 24 '18 at 14:33
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    $\begingroup$ @OmegaKrypton I was hoping that you had some tricks I could could use; the old <br> works but it's by no means elegant...pity the formatting is poor when it comes to spoilers. $\endgroup$ – hat Dec 24 '18 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ See added hints. $\endgroup$ – hat Jan 9 at 14:49
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Partial:

Group A

Knives: Syrian, Swiss, saga, IC, bear

Group B (Partial)

Rubber: wetsuit, duck, wire

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  • $\begingroup$ @hat pls comment on my answer, thanks! $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Dec 24 '18 at 14:55
  • $\begingroup$ See added hints. $\endgroup$ – hat Jan 9 at 14:49

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