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Your final answer should find what I lost.

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You have lost a:

FLIP FLOP!

First note that each clue:

has lost 4 letters. They need to be fixed like so (spacing added):

Animal skin with hAIR You might trade;
Direction of sunrise foR EARth;
Doneness that is by FAR More raw than well done;
Eye part responsible fOR ALlowing light in;
First part of a psychotheraPY REcall aiding technique;
Molten rock that used to LIE Underground;
Nazar aMULEts oppose this kind of eye.

Note in all cases that the missing letters spell real words.

Now we can also see that:

each of these corrected clues has a 4-letter answer, which we need to find:

Animal skin with hAIR You might trade = PELT
Direction of sunrise foR EARth = EAST
Doneness that is by FAR More raw than well done = RARE
Eye part responsible fOR ALlowing light in = IRIS
First part of a psychotheraPY REcall aiding technique = FREE
Molten rock that used to LIE Underground = LAVA
Nazar aMULEts oppose this kind of eye = EVIL

Now use the diagrams. What we have here are:

two sets of words that each comprise 7 of the 8 words needed to form a 4x4 word square.

These can be constructed like so:

Completed word squares

So now putting the words in green together, we know you have lost:

a FLIP FLOP!

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct! One minor detail: rot13(V unq serr nffbpvngvba va zvaq vafgrnq bs serr erpnyy), though that doesn't affect the final solution of course. $\endgroup$ – noneuclideanisms May 1 at 20:41

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