Letter Subtraction XIII

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Can you name the answers to the hints, where each answer has the same letters (minus one) as the answer above it?

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Set 1
Instruments that measure amount and rate of air respiration in the lungs (11) 
Announces (ie: in a news story) inaccurately (10) 
Flowering plants of the species Primula vulgaris (types include Common or English) (9) 
People who obtrude or force themselves on other people (8) 
Compounds with the same molecular formula but different structural formulas (7) 
Campfire snacks made with marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate (6) 
Code using dots and dashes to communicate (5) 
Greek god of love; Cupid's Greek counterpart (4) 
'To be,' in Spanish, but not 'estar' (3) 
Country code top-level domain for Spain (2) 
Stock code for Sprint Nextel Corporation (1) 
Set 2
The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes (9) 
More tempestuous in weather conditions (8) 
Less intense shocks that occur after an earthquake (7) 
List of players on a sports team (6) 
A shop, or to put away for safekeeping (5) 
Jack's lover in James Cameron's film 'Titanic' (4) 
Type of rock that contains minerals with important elements including metals (3) 
Abbreviation for 'in reference to' in e-mails, letters, etc. (2) 
Most commonly used letter in Czech, Danish, and Hungarian (1) 
Set 3
Relatively minor blazes in low-growing, scrubby trees (10) 
Renovate and redecorate (9) 
Having more bushes or thickets (8) 
Elle Woods' dog in 'Legally Blonde,' or Judges' co-mascot for Baylor University (7) 
Pink or red gemstones that people in Oriental countries would lay beneath building foundations for good fortune (6) 
Purse, or WNBA Seattle Storm star Janell (5) 
Applies pressure and friction to (4) 
The wheels on this vehicle go round and round (3) 
Abbreviation for country with capital Washington, D.C. (2) 
Latin alphabet equivalent of the Greek letter sigma (1) 
Set 4
A stomach stone; a rock held inside a gastrointestinal tract (10) 
Nursery rhyme: '_____ _____, star bright, the first star I see tonight.' (9) 
Heterosexual (8) 
Sour, or in slang, related to a prostitute (7) 
2012 Academy Award winning 'Best Film' ['The _____'] (6) 
Plucked stringed instrument used mainly in Indian classical music (5) 
Massive, luminous sphere of plasma held together by gravity; the sun is one (4) 
The first name of Garfunkel (of the duo Simon & Garfunkel) (3) 
Expressing location or arrival in a particular place or position (2) 
The only letter that all three of the following three words have in common: 'transmission,' 'defeated,' & 'cauliflower' (1) 

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