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The set of sixteen words below can be partitioned. Each partition is of four words that have something in common. I invite you to figure out the partitions and commonalities.

ACORN, ALI, BRADLEY, CLEAN, COUNTY, FIRE, HAM, HERSHEY, INNOCENT, IS, LEO, MAMET, MARTIN, RUN, URBAN, VERITE

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    $\begingroup$ there are four rot13(cbcrf) $\endgroup$ – retzler May 27 at 23:47
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I believe the answer is:

Category #1:

MILTON: ACORN, BRADLEY, HERSHEY, MAMET (people or fictional characters named Milton)

Category #2:

POPE: INNOCENT, LEO, MARTIN, URBAN (popes)

Category #3:

DRY: CLEAN, COUNTY, FIRE, RUN (phrases like DRY _)

Category #4:

DEN: ALI, HAM, IS, VERITE (proper names that start with DEN_)

The Commonality:

Milton, Pope and Dryden were all 17th century English poets. We only get three, but three out of four ain't bad!

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