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The adjustment layer is set as a "clipping mask", meaning that it is applied only to the layer below it. You can Option/Alt-click between the two layers (right at the line dividing the layers). This will remove the link relationship between the two layers. You can also right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac) the upper layer and select Release Clipping ...
Not really THE answer, but an un-fubar. I found the "reset character" option. Whatever I messed up, was unmessed up.
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